Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Off to a pretty good start...

*Sigh* Today is the day... my 29th birthday.

I woke up feeling OLD. I didn't sleep well last night. I tossed and turned all night long... I had a lot on my mind.

Anyway... this morning Brandon told me happy birthday before he headed off to work... more like told the back of my head happy birthday... I had a hard time dragging myself out of bed!

Chandler and I had this conversation as we passed in the hallway:

J: "You know what today is?"
C: "Ummmm... your birthday?"
J: "Yep. I'm old Chan."
C: "No you're not. You don't have grey hair."
J: "Oh I have some."
C: "Lemme see." She careful examines my horrible bed head hair. "I don't see any."
J: "Thanks Chan."
C: "You're welcome."
J: "Did you get me a present?"
C: Worried look on her face "Ummmm... I don't think so. But maybe Daddy did."
J: "Oh. Ok. That's alright. Do you have something you want to say to me?"
C: "Ummmmm... Happy Birthday?"
J: "Thanks Chan. Go grab your shoes so we can leave for school."
C: "Ok. Hey Mom?"
J: "Yeah?"
C: "You're not as old as Grammy."

I took Chandler to school. I came home. I checked my e-mail. I had all kinds of wonderful birthday wishes from friends and family (mostly on my facebook account).

I checked the blogs that I read daily and came across this post from Kristy.

Thanks Kristy! You have absolutely NO IDEA how much that meant to me!

Your post made me think about this...

Last year a few things happened (or didn't happen) that had me a little anxious about today... it doesn't really matter what those things were... and now, a year later, on my actual birthday, I realize that I wasted time last year being worried, frustrated and disappointed over people and things that really shouldn't matter.

Happy Birthday To Me!

Does that mean I'm growing up AND getting old?? UGH!

**Maybe Riley will make me another cake this year!


Mummy McTavish said...

Happy Birthday!
I had checked for blog updates then turned my computer off and gone to bed. The last thing I had used on my iPod was the browser with your page open so when I turned it on it came up and I saw your new post and thought I had better come and get this computer going again to make sure you got a Happy Birthday from me actually on your birthday (it's a rare thing, trust me, very bad with dates).

Hope it's the rockin'est day of the year! You had better be in photo 14/365!

Also, your friends post is wonderful, what a brilliant friend!

Jaime Lynn Barks said...

I hope you have a fabulous day and an amazing year! Remember your age is just a number, what is important is your outlook on life. I have started telling myself this now that I too am approaching 30 and have more gray hairs than I would like to talk about. Happy Birthday!

kristy.lynn said...

I'm glad it made your day a little brighter :) That's what I was aiming for!!!!

Miss you, and hope you had the BEST DAY!!! :)


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Happy happy birthday!!

Grannysaurus said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday! I hope 2009 is a good year for you.