I just have to put this out there. Like the title says, I am one lucky bitch. One supremely blessed fool. And like most humans, ninety-nine percent of the time, I’m completely oblivious to just how fortunate I am. Until it seems I may lose that which I have taken for granted. And for that transgression, sometimes I think I don’t deserve what I have. Don’t deserve my wonderful husband or my best friend or my nice life or my well-paying job. Any or all of those could be gone tomorrow. Some of that is within my control and some isn’t. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not ALL peaches and cream here. But it’s certainly not BAD. So there are a few people I should thank more often and appreciate more often than I do.
I turned 60 years of age on Friday, July 13. A party was had and here are some photos from it. Everyone who meant something to me was there. But of course, there were a handful who could not make it. They had decent excuses and they were sorely missed. (They know who they are!) Dinner was at Kim-Son Restaurant, 2001 Jefferson, Houston, Texas. I had the shrimp egg foo young. We started out with Vietnamese egg rolls, the crispy ones that come with the fish sauce and cilantro and lettuce leaves. Honestly, I could have just eaten plates full of those all night long. Top left photo, clockwise from bottom left, Hilda, Mary-Ellen, Barbara, Chuck, Rosemary, Theresa, Lola, me. Photo copyright Mario Maciel, all rights reserved. Top right photo, Loka, Joni, Jill. Photo copyright Judith Tarpey, all rights reserved. Middle left photo, Mario and Hilda. Photo copyright Judith Tarpey, all rights reserved. Middle right photo, yours truly. Photo copyright Mario Maciel, all rights reserved. Bottom left and bottom right photos, copyright Kim-Son Restaurant, used with permission.