t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.
34 Years Young
I spent the first 6 hours of my birthday in a serious funk (excluding the first hour during which I ran 6 miles in fairy wings and a feathery headband). There is just something about a birthday that brings out all the wrinkles, pounds, personality flaws, and motherly and wifely failures...
Mostly I just wanted to lay in bed and feel sorry for myself (which really only happens to me on my birthday). Poor Brent was patient and thoughtful. He even decorated the house with "ticket" streamers. (I think we were out of crepe paper.) You may remember the girls "blown up balloons" from last year. It is always interesting to see what surfaces when it is mom's birthday.
Around 1 pm I finally got a grip and finished the day full of cheer. The day after we celebrated and took the family out to breakfast, got a babysitter and Brent and I went to Park City. It was a great birthday.