Monday, June 21, 2010

The First Day

After celebrating 34 June 21sts in the Northern Hemisphere and one drinking coconut water on a beach in Brazil, a girl gets kind of used to summery weather on her birthday. I'm quite sure this is the first time I've worn mittens to the party. It's also the first time I've had mate on my birthday, not to mention choripán, medialunas, and a conversation in Spanish, and if the tradeoff is that I have to bundle up a little, I'll take it.

Happy Solstice everyone, whether you're celebrating the first day of summer or the first day of winter. I'll be celebrating the first day of being 36. So far, so good.

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday Gillian!

I hear you will be living with my sister this fall! I will come visit! Fun!

mersal said...

Happy Birthday Gillian!
Have a glass or 3 of malbec for me! :)

CurlyV said...

Happy Birthday! (Now you know what MY birthday weather is like!!) Sounds wonderful! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gillian!36 is an ultra fine age. Yeah, we remember it.

Big happy orange thoughts of love,
Leeroy & Jen