Saturday, July 25, 2009


Yesterday was my 41st birthday. It was a nice day. In the morning I had a meeting with Michael and Dave at my house regarding a project we are currently working on. Michael brought me cupcakes which was very sweet (pun intended). After that I decided to go to work for a few hours and then Angela and I took in a Fringe show that Stefanie directed. In the evening Sherri and Clint had us over for super and games, where we had a great time just hanging out for a while.
During the day I couldn't help but reflect on my birthday last year. I was turning 40 then and we threw a big party. It was amazing to me to think about all the things that happened in our lives during just that one year. That, of course, includes the struggle with cancer. It would have seemed crazy to think about such a development on my last birthday. In fact, I reflected with Clint about the adventure that had been our lives over the last ten years and everything that has changed and happened during that period. Crazy. It did comfort me greatly to realize that I made the most of my time here and that I tried to make it as interesting as possible.
Let's see how it will feel next year on this day.


gina said...

...and I missed it. Happy 41, Olaf! I had great fun at your party last year and still tell people about the gift of records you received. Take the whole weekend to celebrate your day!

Anonymous said...

I also reflected. I can't believe New York and following ducks in Clearwater Lake with you happened is a year ago and there is already another Folklorama coming up. wish I was there.

Wendy Broadfoot said...

Happy Birthday and Happy anniversary all in the same week---- Congratulations!!!You folks sure know how to celebrate!! My being 61 and our 40th anniversary this month, makes me feel as if I should too reflect on all that I have accomplished, instead of just feeling old???--thanks Olaf, because I forget to be thankful.
Each day IS a new day and we don't know what is to come.
Take Care

Daria said...

Happy Belated Birthday Olaf!

Nolan said...

Happy Birthday!Here's to many more!!!
Love you.