I was really looking forward to my birthday this year. I had made plans on what I wanted to do and was happy with my choices. So many birthdays have involved debate and compromise with my twin sister to establish what “We” wanted, it was actually nice to have the pandemic excuse to focus just on me.
I did get horribly depressed on Saturday though, I’m not quite sure why. Husband helped me shake out of it though.
Sunday was the birthday itself and was lovely. Husband made me breakfast, omelet and hash browns, yum! Then we went to the North Chagrin Reservation. I wanted to walk the Castle Valley Trail. The North Chagrin reservation is one of my favorite places in the world, and that particular trail I’d never walked end-to-end. It goes straight through the park and is just over two and a half miles. Usually when we go to the park we’re not interested in that long of a walk. Husband declared we would take both cars; we parked his at Squire’s Castle (one end of the trail) and then drove mine up to the Forest Picnic Area (the other end.)
I was worried when I had woken up to rain… but it ended by the time we got to the trail. (I did have my small travel umbrella in my pocket, just in case.) The trail itself was very slippery with ice. I was expecting mud, but not quite so much ice! It made for interesting footing, heh. So perhaps slower going than it might have been otherwise, but I liked the added challenge. The park was beautiful, all of the streams were over-flowing their banks with meltwater and there was a misty fog that made it feel downright magical.
At the end, Mark drove me back up to my car and I went home while he went off to Baker’s Square to pick up my requested carrot cake. 🙂 I had a nice, long, hot shower, changed into my favorite dress and we had cake and ice cream. Voila!
The long walk tired me out more than I thought it would, I’m quite out of shape.
And… Marie got more Facebook birthday messages than me this year, not surprising as she has a novel coming out 😉
In all, an excellent birthday.