It didn't dawn on me until hours later that I had begun writing this blog on my birthday. Perhaps it is somehow significant to give birth to a new creative effort on such a day. Birthdays are a good time to stop and reflect on your life and I spent some private time doing just that yesterday. I have a very blessed life in so many ways--- a wonderful husband, a family that I cherish, a beautiful home, a good job, good health. What more could a swirly girl want?