Last week I had my birthday dinner at a Thai-fusion place called Summer Canteen.

These super ladies are from my MOPS group.  It ain’t easy to find women to trust, to embrace, and to joke with.  It was cool of them to take a Tuesday night off (from kid duties) and have beers with me!  I was also surrounded by my sister, husband, and two girlfriends from the old place (San Jose).  It feels so encouraging to have love and support on your actual birthday — greeting cards filled mostly with jokes about imbibing wine and vodka.  But also smiles and hugs and well wishes.  AND I got to wear this gorgeous rainbow ikat dress from Madewell.  The dress has pockets!!  Why didn’t I get pictures of the pockets?  It had been languishing in my closet for too too long.  Oh, good clothes, you are worth it.


I’m 33.  This year is going to be a good one!