It’s Coming… : #sol15

August is here. Can’t miss the change in the air, the chill at night.  It’s  midway point for NY/NJ  teachers on vacation.  I remember turning the calendar slowly, conflicted because conflicts aside,August is  my favorite month of the year because it’s MY MONTH-

I staked my claim to it on August 7, 1949, that is, my mom grabbed it for me, as a gift to her favorite sister, Sally and since then she has graciously shared it with me and most years, my first call is to her.

For most of my life I choreographed my day, often celebrating it away from home, with new friends in learning spaces abroad- summer institutes, writing workshops, camps…

For the last 20 years, Tuvia has felt the pressure of supporting myB-day designs but I have calmed down recently.  Sure, it’s still my day, but hey, I’m starting to feel like every day is my day and I’m willing to share.

I get a kick out of our Mia Rosenberg who turned 9 on Sunday.  She is passionate about her birthday.  She’s me, on steroids and I raced from Friday afternoon when the idea struck last Saturday night that the best gift I could give her was this video.



Can’t wait to celebrate in Saratoga and then back in Hoboken with the R-clan and watch the video sitting next to Mia.

13 thoughts

  1. Wonderful for Mia-Happy Birthday to her, Bonnie. Can’t imagine the excitement when it’s double-digit day. You know you share your birthday with my son. August 7th is a special day in our family too! Hope it’s rocking’ for you!

  2. Happy Birthday, Bonnie. August is definitely a good month (my birthday is today and Kathy’s is on Sunday)> We are heading to NYC tomorrow to celebrate with two shows and dinner. Hope you enjoy your special day.

  3. I am so happy you still celebrate your birthday! I wish everyone “getting up there in years” would feel special on their special day–even if we have to make the magic ourselves. Enjoy this birthday, and many more to come!

  4. Everyone should have Mia-joy on every birthday! Birthdays are a celebration not to be missed. Enjoy yours and mine will follow 20 days later. 🙂

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