Sunday, August 26, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me

I've been thinking about 39 for a while now. There are several ways to think of this age--I could be pouty and say this is my "last" birthday, never adding another number to 39 each year after this. I'm not so narcissistic as to be that way.

I could also say that I've been three years old 13 times. Not sure that's much fun, though.

I could be thirteen 3 times. Nope--teen years, *shudder*--I don't want to relive those.

I'm one less than forty. I'm one day younger than Rachael Ray. I'm now older than my sister-in-law (and she will most certainly stop by my blog to remind me!)

I was born in a year that was hugely pivotal for this country, 1968. I'm hoping I've had the same force of impact on someone else's life, in a good way.

Doing nothing today at all--same stuff, different day--it's all different when you get older, isn't it?

18 comments:

cassie-b said...

Happy Birthday.
39 is good.
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going we
I hope things are getting better every day.

Deborah Dowd said...

Thirty-nine is still a baby! (Add I am 13 years younger than Deborah!)Have a very happy birthday in the bosom of that wonderful family!

Peggy said...

A special birthday wish for a special lady.

carole said...

Happy Happy Birthday... you're not getting older, just better...wait until you catch up with me.. oh that's right you never will!

compulsive writer said...

Happy Birthday Anne!

And to catch up with previous posts:--best wishes to your sweet daughter. And more thoughts and prayers coming your way with everything else. God bless. (But so glad Marty is closer now.)

Marion said...

Happy birthday, Anne...and many more to come. Prayers still coming your way, and I'm so glad your husband is closer to home.

Anonymous said...

When you hit 40 just start adding the digits together and you'll never be older than a single digit. 4+0 = 4, 4+1 =5, and so one for each decade. I love it. Rebecca

darlene said...

happy birthday!!...hope you enjoy your last year in your 30s, actually savor it ,...it goes by way too quickly....lol

kbabe1968 said...

I suck. I thought your birthday was TODAY! MAN!!! Going to fix my calendar now! You'll be older than me for about, what....two weeks????? Joining the ranks of 13's 3 times myself very soon. Still love you, even though you're old now. :D KISSES!!!!

KFarmer said...

My mom used to say (when asked her age) I'm 39 and holding! :)

I'm so happy to read that Marty is closer to home and doing so good! I look forward to hearing more good news. You all continue to be and have been in my thoughts and prayers :)

As for your little chick leaving the nest...gosh. My, my how time do fly. I wish her all the best :)

((HUGS)) to you :)

Cookin Meg said...

Happy Birthday Anne! 39 ia still considered a youngster. Just remember-40 is the new 20. Life is like fine wine, It just gets better with age!

Claire said...

Happy Birthday, indeed! My best friend's birthday is this day as well. I hope you Marty is healing and rehabing well. So sorry that I didn't say something sooner...I've been on my surgery rotation and have be lax in commenting.

KFarmer said...

Dang, I forgot (I've had my head up my rear the past few days..)and I'm sorry that I did not wish you a Happy Birthday~ so HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE!!~ and many, many more :)

Mike French said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you. I'm enjoying being 40 so far, it's not so bad! So you can still look forward to next year and your 40th!

Glad to hear that things are going the right direction with Marty, been praying for you.

cmhl said...

happy birthday!!!

Naomi said...

Happy Birthday Anne. You have a nice blog. Just came across to say Hello. I never worry about age anymore. It's how you feel inside that matters. It's only numbers! I'm 41 but don't feel that different from when I was in my twenties!

Aimée said...

Happy birthday! Wow, 7 kids, hats off to you!

The Skinny Gourmet said...

Happy Birthday! I always like to celebrate my birthdays for several days. that somehow ensures both that I will have lots of fabulous food, and that at some point I have a silent moment for reflection to myself.