This year, I am done celebrating my age in its chronological order. It’s no lie when I tell you that I recently had to use a calculator because I couldn’t remember off the top of my head how old I was. Even worse, dates and events are getting jumbled together as well. Even my post about my dog’s Gotcha Day .
I have a fascination with stories, images and fairy-tales that I associate with Chronic Illness. The first being Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. When you have an illness that can’t seem to fit into a logical format for the doctor, you become Alice. Take this pill. Drink this. Eat. Don’t eat. All the while you are looking for the key to it all, but down a rabbit hole we go instead.
Thus, I usher in Unbirthday. (my sister started her Unbirthday celebration’s last year) And yes, my family and I will have a tea party with rose red cupcakes! I’ve decorated all of my calendars with every Alice In Wonderland themed stationery I can find.
However, my hero of the story is the Red Queen. There days when dealing with others & doctor’s makes me just wanna say “Off with their heads”. and well, she’s a bad ass red head too!
A Very Merry Happy Unbirthday to You!!