Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

I was going to write a funny post yesterday about the struggle for authority I go through with our dog. However, I was interrupted by a bout of food poisoning. Nothing horrible, but definitely not the best day of my life either.

But now it's Tuesday, and I'm not blogging about the dog because it's my birthday and I want to think happy thoughts. nostalgia. Some sad thoughts.

Happy thought:  I'm much better today than I was yesterday.

Sad thought: I am nearing my mid-forties. (I got depressed just typing that!)

HT (Happy thought, duh!): I have a great family that loves and cares about me.

ST (Sad thought, obviously!):  Not all of my family can be with me today.

HT:  I think I'm going to be getting some great gifts today!

ST:  I still have to go to work.

HT: I don't have to cook tonight!

ST: I'm not supposed to eat cake. (We'll see!)

HT: Indiana was the first one to wish me happy birthday this year--at midnight. (Good thing I was still awake.)

ST: My book isn't published yet.

HT: I just made another connection towards getting it published.

ST:  I'm still nearing my mid-forties.

HT: I know all the guys in my life will give me a good day because I have reminded them enough times that it is my birthday today. I'm not one to wait and be disappointed that no one remembered. Why set yourself up for that kind of agony?

ST: Yup. Still in the forties.

HT: Indiana is older than me. By a lot. : )

ST: Not everything in my life is what I wanted it to be by this age.

HT: If I'd already achieved everything I wanted, I'd have no reason to reach forty-five.

ST: I've already reached forty-four.

Anybody else getting dizzy yet?

HT: I have great friends all around the world. Even though I've not physically met all of you that read my blog, our cyber visiting back and forth has made you truly a part of my life. I love you all!

ST: What if no one comments on my post today?

HT: What if I have more comments than I've ever had before?

How about it? Want to give me a birthday gift? Want to make sure my age doesn't depress me too much? (No pressure here!) Leave a comment. Even if you've never left one before, isn't my birthday a good time to step out of lurkdom? Come on! Show me you're there!


  1. Yeah! I get the first comment! Happy Birthday!
    From a (slightly) older person than you!

  2. Lol!! What a roller coaster! I hope you have a great birthMONTH! (That's how we celebrate them, haha!)

  3. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great one! :-)

  4. Happy Birthday!! Age is just a number so don't let it get you down.
    Have a blessed day.

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  6. HT: My birthday is in November.

    ST: I'm in my late 40's.

    HT: I'll also get presents.

    ST: In a few years I'll be 50 (yikes).

    HT: I won't be changing my babies diapers any more.

    ST: In a few year I'll be changing my own diapers.

    Just shoot me now. Thanks, thanks a lot.

    Happy Birthday anyway.

    (Don't get all freaked out about the deleted comment up above. I was having trouble spelling. Okay. Did I mention I was getting old?)

  7. Well, mid 40's sounds pretty good to me right about now : ) I have a BIG birthday in September. I'm doing my best to think happy thoughts too!

    Happy Birthday! I hope it is the beginning of a wonderful year. It has been fun getting to know you thru your blog.

    ps-everyone needs cake on their birthday.

  8. Happy Birthday to you! You're just a baby! My 49th is Sunday.

  9. Happy Birthday Jill!! Hopes is the best one you've ever had.

    Oh, and I'm learning it's not so bad being older (I'm in my 50's). Hey, it's better than the alternative ;-)

  10. HT: I got to read a hilarious post AND WISH you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    ST: I haven't been a very good blog reader.
    HT: I get a new day to catch up on blogs I've missed.
    ST: My children are bound to be neglected if I spend hours reading blogs.
    HT: They are old enough to take care of the minor things themselves and resolving arguments themselves IS a good life lesson to learn.
    ST: I still have to hea the bickering...
    Jill, I hope you have a FANTASTIC day Celebrating all 44 years that you've blessed this earth!
    Much Love and Blessings to you!

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jill. I love this post with the whole HT, ST thing. I hope this is a great birthday for you. Glad you're feeling better than yesterday. Food poisoning, UGH! Don't even want to think about that.

    When you have those ST times about your age, just remember, you can always lie about your age. Only get sad when people stop believing you. ;-)

    ps don't ever listen to my advice

  12. Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!

  13. HT: yay for having a book written!
    HT: yay for having a publishing connection!
    HT: I am cheating and drinking choc raspberry creamer right now, even though I pretend to turn my nose up at it now

    Confused Thought: Do you have all boys? I think you do. I never see a daughter.
    Enlighten me, O Great One.

    Happy Birthday! Glad to have met you!

  14. Happy Birthday!
    HT: Today you can eat cake guilt free...
    ST: after a bout of food poisoning you might not want to...
    HT: Double the amount of cake for tomorrow!


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