Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's My Birthday

And there you have it.

I am 35.

I celebrated in part by buying regular incandescent energy wasting light bulbs yesterday for my living room. Because the other bulbs were hurting my eyes. Sorry. That's just how it is.

I have gray hairs that are starting to make a visible appearance (to me, anyway) and while I wanted to age gracefully, I think to myself "these hairs were not supposed to show up for another 10 years!"

I have 4.5 kids.

I have a fabulous, fabulous husband.

I think I might take a nap.

And then go and buy a book.

And maybe make some key lime pie for a birthday cake. We'll see.

At 35, a lot of things are flexible and optional.

That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.

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  1. Happy Birthday to you. Love all of us.

  2. Lindsey Johnson2/25/2010 4:53 PM

    Happy Birthday to one of my dearest friends! I love you more than words and hope your 35th year is wonderful. (And I think it's high time I finally came over for a visit...maybe with some goodies on hand.)

  3. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great way to celebrate. Key lime pie, energy wasting bulbs, and a new book. Love it!

  4. Yes, at 35 a lot of things *are* flexible and optional.

    I'm 38 now and still feel that way. Excited, looking forward, not complete closure on my family unit, and seeing possibility everywhere.

    happy bday.

  5. Happy Birthday!!! Let's party.

  6. So, I know we know eachother. H family, D family, long history, blah, blah, blah. But this post made me think and wonder why we aren't bosom buddies man! I think the 'new' lightbulbs green people want the world to buy look harsh and unnatural. I feel like I'm in a warehouse sometimes when I'm around them. I know my attitude isn't doing it's part in saving energy. Buying a book on my birthday has been a private tradition of mine for years. And I think key lime pie is the cat's meow! It was my birthday cake of choice in 2009. But I don't make it. Kudos for that. Happy birthday by the way. And congrats on baby # 4.5.

  7. Hope it's a wonderful day for you.

  8. Better late than never, right? Hope you had a happy day and that your year is wonderfully bright :) !!