Friday, October 16, 2009

31 for 21: What’s in store for 36?

In 59 minutes, as tradition holds, even though the official entry time isn’t til later in the day, I’ll no longer be the nice, round, trendy age of 35.  I don’t know why it’s trendy, but TV characters aren’t ever 36, they’re always 35. But I digress…

I’m a romantic at heart, always believing that my fairytale will begin, glitter and all.  I always wish for some big magical event, some wonderful sunshiney day full of good things, smiley people, and lovely flowers lining every step I take.  Well, not really.  But something like that, maybe.  When, in actuality, birthdays aren’t a big deal around here, and that’s ok.  I hope someday we’re financially sound enough to do fun, lavish kinds of things just because it’s a birthday, but for now, we say “Happy Birthday” to the celebrating individual about 50 times throughout the day, and that suffices. 

In all fairness, we are doing something really fun next weekend that is supposed to be representing my birthday present, and I’m looking forward to it.  (Watch out LC and gang…here we come!) So it’s not like there’s no celebrating going on, I guess it just looks different at this stage in my life, this “season” as many of my circles have been referring to it lately.

Birthday or no birthday, I am very thankful for everything I have. I’m very careful not to take for granted how we have been blessed, and if I don’t get to go out to dinner on my birthday, well, that’s just not the end of the world at all.  As I sit in my home with my two healthy daughters and employed husband, I’ll still feel like I have gifts aplenty.


  1. Happy Birthday. I hope you had a great day!!

  2. Happy Birthday my newest friend! I hope you're feeling better Mon, we'll have to do something fun!

  3. Happy birthday RK! Hope your day is full of small blessings like happy kids, a kiss from hubby, and sunshiny weather. You deserve a great day, you are an amazing mommy!

  4. Hope your birthday was a great day! We will surely celebrate on Saturday...looking forward to it!

  5. Drat! I even had this on my calendar and I forgot to send you your annual politically charged b-day card. Well, maybe you'll just get one late. Happy birthday my conservative repub friend.

  6. Happy 36th birthday to you! Now you can join me on the other side of the 30s LOL


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