They Say It's Your Birthday…

Well, it’s my birthday, too! Buh-bye 40s, hello 50! I did it in New Cammy Style by going for a short, but swift (for me) bike ride last night at dusk and welcoming the new day (and decade) by walking a little over 5k this morning. I might have strutted a little even.

This week’s Sunday Song O’the Week (evidently a new and random feature here) is These are Days by 10,000 Maniacs, written by Rob Buck and Natalie Merchant.

These are the days
These are days you’ll remember
Never before and never since, I promise
Will the whole world be warm as this
And as you feel it,
You’ll know it’s true
That you are blessed and lucky
It’s true that you
Are touched by something
That will grow and bloom in you

These are days that you’ll remember
When May is rushing over you
With desire to be part of the miracles
You see in every hour
You’ll know it’s true
That you are blessed and lucky
It’s true that you are touched
By something that will grow and bloom in you

These are days
These are the days you might fill
With laughter until you break
These days you might feel
A shaft of light
Make its way across your face
And when you do
Then you’ll know how it was meant to be
See the signs and know their meaning
It’s true
Then you’ll know how it was meant to be
Hear the signs and know they’re speaking
To you, to you

It makes me cry, it makes me laugh, it makes me feel so damned lucky to be where I am right this very minute–gad, I have to go listen to it again!

But before I do, how much do I love that Dana Torres won two silver medals last night? Every headline I’ve read says, Torres loses gold, but all I’m thinking is that she’s 41, she worked her ass off to rebuild her strength and endurance after retiring to have a child, and she WON two silver medals in the Olympics. I love that she smiled and hugged the winner, and if you check out the photo accompanying the article I linked to, you’ll see that not only does she have a body to die for, she also has a teensy bit of arm flab. Me and Dana Torres, both older, both committed, both with arm flab–practically twins. :)

Okay, I’m off to celebrate what will possibly be my Best Birthday Ever, which makes me wonder: What was your Best Birthday Ever?