Thursday, October 16, 2008

31 for 21: Countdown to Thirty-fi (cough, hack, choke)

90 minutes. That's all that's left. (Ok technically, a few more after that, I wasn't born at midnight, but come on, that's not how it works.) I didn't think it would be as big a deal to me as it is. I didn't really have trouble with 30, and 32 struck me mildly uncomfortable, as I thought that was the age of "real" adults. When people would ask a kid on the street how old their mom was, they'd say 32, and that was just weird. 33 and 34 just came and went, no biggie.

So what's the big deal? Who knows. Maybe it's having my second kid, maybe it's not. It doesn't really matter. I'm not depressed or anything. I just don't generally even notice birthdays that much. They weren't a big part of things growing up. Not that we didn't have a party here or there, but it just wasn't a big deal, and that's fine. The fact that this one has kind of snuck up on me and has been on my mind this week... that's different. So I'm pondering... because I can.

Tomorrow will be a normal day. That's not a bad thing. I'm sure we'll have a nice day and that it won't feel any different. And after the last few years, "normal" and "nice" are welcome.

Those of you who have been invited to the big surprise party, get your party hats ready!! (Ok, I know, but I can always wish, right??) Happy Day to you all!!

12 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I WISH I'D KNOWN!! I would've taken you to lunch or something but I already have plans :(. How about next week? I'll be calling!

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  3. happy birthday RK!!! I hope its a day more than just "normal" and "nice" - I hope you get a nice big surprise in some way!

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  4. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a seriously awesome day:-)

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Come back to Shampoo-Banana and I'll treat you to Toro! If you can't make it, we'll go in your honor tonight.
    ---Jen

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  6. Happy Birthday!!!!!! Hope it is a great one.

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  7. Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday dear RK Happy Birthday to you!

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  8. Happy birthday! You've been such a blessing to me in the short time I've "known" you!

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  9. I'm sorry this is so late; but a very happy belated birthday to you! Hope it was special :)

    I turned 35 this year too and it was a little different; not sure I feel about it either LOL

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