Good Monday, Bloggy Friends!! It is a special day for me, because it is the anniversary of the day I was born! Thankfully, I have the day off so that I can enjoy myself and relax like a good birthday boy should! I don't have any huge plans, except maybe to go out to dinner tonight. One thing I must have on my birthday this year is a big ol' piece of carrot cake!! I love carrot cake, Bloggy Friend, and I don't mean that boxed Betty Crocker kind with the flavored carrot pieces!!! For my birthday gift, Alan got me a huge closet for my dressing room! I have been wanting it for a while, since I have such an un-diva-ly small amount of closet space available. I am so excited about it. I will surely show you in an upcoming Bloggy segment!
Just for a little history. I was born early on December 3rd in 1978. My young parents were named Bruce and Kim Middleton. It was a trying day because there were complications, and the doctors actually thought I may not make it, but I pulled through! I lived all my early life in Lancaster, KY until I got the the nerve to fly away and experience the world on my own terms! I guess that's kind of how I ended up here today. I have a lot to look back and be thankful for. Thanks to all of you who have contributed to my life in such a positive way. I truly feel blessed.
So, I do have a Bloggy Video today that doesn't pertain to my birthday. The day after Thanksgiving, like I told you before, I went to meet Alan's aunt and uncle. At first I was a little nervous, but those feelings quickly subsided as soon as I met them. I had such a great night. They are such a cultured, intelligent, liberal couple that embraced us with open arms. They have lived here in Philadelphia for ten years. We started the afternoon meeting Alan's aunt at the Reading Terminal Market in Center City. It is a really neat place that I am anxious to return to at more of a leisurely pace. Later, we went to their home, where his uncle was awaiting us with a nice bottle of good ol' Kentucky whiskey! I'm usually not a whiskey drinker, but as a proud Kentuckian, I wouldn't dare pass up an offer such as that! We chatted about anything and everything under the sun until we were served the most delicious dinner, that included the most tender wild salmon I have ever eaten. It was the most enjoyable of evenings! I think it made Alan feel good to take that step, in coming out, to his family. They both warned us, however, about his mother! Bless her heart, I guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it!
I didn't get too much of them in the video, but I did film a little. One interesting tidbit is about Alan's uncle, Lou. Monica and her runner friends will appreciate that they were both hardcore runners as well. They ran marathons all over the world and took it very seriously. Lou even helped run the famous burning torch across America at the 1984 Olympic ceremony. The torch that he carried is on display in his home, and I get a little shot of it towards the end! It was really neat to see that. He is proudly featured in the book One With The Flame by Mickey Herskowitz
Anyways, have a fantastic start of the week, Bloggy Friends. I hope you had a great weekend.
Love you all!