Trip Around The Sun


Birthdays are such significant days. Not because we get cards and gifts but because it completes another cycle of life for us. And, I look at the day following my birthday as a clean slate to start the next cycle around the sun.

This year has been mixed with family, friends, plans that didn’t work out and culminated with hundreds of birthday wishes on social media and a birthday dinner with immediate family.


My daughters and son-in-law had planned a hot air balloon ride to celebrate my birthday, but the weather didn’t cooperate. We’ll do it at some point. It’s been on my bucket list for a while.

I am blessed abundantly with a loving family and an incredible circle of friends. I have no complaints.

A huge thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes! Here’s to another year!


And, as I promised, I have chosen a winner from my last post to receive a copy of “Hemingway.” Annette Rochelle Aben, I truly hope you enjoy it!

Annette, please email me at with a good email address to receive your gift.



22 thoughts on “Trip Around The Sun

  1. 🎂🎉How lovely to see you spending your Birthday celebration with family, my friend. Hot-air-ballooning was also on my bucket list and I fulfilled that dream on my 60th revolution around the sun. It is an unforgettable experience I will never forget. I know you’ll love it, Jan.

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  2. Beautiful family Jan! Looks like you had an wonderful day. A hot air balloon journey sounds amazing! I look forward to hearing about it. Enjoy the rest of your birthday week:)

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  3. Happy birthday, Jan! It looks like you still had plenty of fun and good times despite the lack of a balloon ride. This was a beautiful post with a beautiful family photo. May the coming year/trip around the sun be filled with only happiness, health and personal enrichment!

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  4. My earlier comment was interrupted, and I lost what I wrote… But here’s to you, Jan. I love that you described a year as a trip around the sun! Looking at it that way makes me feel much better than just another year. The idea of making a trip around the sun makes me feel like I might have accomplished something. Keep on celebrating. Cheers!

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