Todd is 42-years-old today. He was 19 when we started dating. It’s weird to think of him as a middle-aged man. It’s downright horrific to think of myself as a middle-aged woman. Where have the years gone? Of course, most of the time I still see us as those crazy twenty-something, newly married kids. But since 50 is the new 30, then I would guess 40 is the new 25. So I don’t suppose I’m too far off. It does make explaining a 14-year-old and 11-year-old a little difficult, however.
To celebrate his 42nd birthday, he is bike riding 42 miles today with some buddies. They’re starting 21 miles from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and riding there and back. — Isn’t it a beautiful building? — Actually, it’s not exactly a birthday celebration. They’re in training for the MS 150 next weekend. Just so happens the ride today is 42 miles. Coincidence? Or something else??
Sylvester Stallone was at the museum just last night, dedicating his Rocky
statue. There was a big hullabaloo about where to put the statue, if it belonged at the museum at all, etc. Considering the museum received world recognition after Rocky Balboa ran up all 72 steps (known as the “Rocky Steps”), it was decided in a 6-2 vote by the museum’s Art Commission that, although it’s not precisely a “work of fine art”, Rocky is definitely associated with the museum. Countless numbers of tourists jog (or at least attempt to) up the steps each year. I don’t figure any of the bike riders will be running up the Rocky Steps today!
After that he’s settling into his chair (see “What a Monday” below) and watching the Penn State/Notre Dame game with Taylor, the latter in his Notre Dame T-shirt. That’s Todd’s story, anyway. It’s going to be awfully hard to watch the game with closed eyelids.
Following a birthday dinner of stacked enchiladas we’ll have chocolate cake. I’m sure the cake won’t be as good as his dad’s. It never is. But I have a feeling he’ll be too wiped out to notice. Then tomorrow will be just another day, except we’ll have chocolate cake for breakfast.
And a happy birthday to Dana today, also!! Hope it’s a good one. :o)