Thursday, September 19, 2013

Special Days

Howdy Humble Readers... 

Well, I'm officially 39.  The year when no one will believe me when I tell them my age.  *sigh*  I'm not one to put a lot of emphasis on my age.  30 didn't bother me, I don't see why 40 should.  And besides, I've still got a year to get there. 

Am I where I thought I'd be at this age? 

In some respects, yes.  I'm married, with two adorable wee-lings.  I have a mortgage and car payments.  I've travelled some.  I'm still 'fluffy', just not as fluffy as I was a year ago. 

In other respects, I'm not.  I'm not a published author.  And I had thought that my children would be older by the time I reached the end of my thirties (I mean, when my bio-mom was 39, I was 21).  I don't have a brilliant career, never have had.  But I love being a stay at home mom, and heck, Julia Child didn't even start to cook until she was 37, so I still have plenty of time to make my mark somewhere. 

Yesterday was a nice mellow day.  The wee-lings and I just hung out, playing and reading books.  My Beloved brought me flowers, take-out Chinese food (terrible for my blood sugars but oh so yummy), and a double chocolate cupcake from a super awesome cupcakery here in town. 

I ended the day by diving into a new book.  Finally getting to start the Cuckoo's Calling.  I've been looking forward to this since July. 

Today is also a special day.  It's my fifth blogoversary.  Five years ago I set up this little corner of the internet in hopes of using it to share the joy of our growing family with my friends and relations.  Sadly, the day after I set it up was the day I lost Emily. 

This virtual hobbit-hole has been my place of solace.  You all have become my friends, my consolation, and my cheerleaders.  Through the spectacularly painful to the giddy mountain tops of joy to the mundane day to day, you all have walked with me, sharing my tears and laughter.

Thank you all for joining me on this journey.  I wonder where I'll be in another year. 


  1. Happy birthday, friend! You are the same age as my husband. I hope this next year is everything you dream it will be. Sending warm thoughts your way!

  2. Happy birthday and happy blogiversary! (How in the world is that spelled anyway?) I'm only a couple years behind you, at 37, so I get it. Am I where I thought I'd be? No. I thought I'd have at least 8 kids, lol, and be singing opera somewhere famous... again, lol. Guess my body had other plans... for both. (Who knew my autoimmune disease would actually attack my vocal chords?) Anyway, I'm glad it was a good day, and the cupcake sounds seriously dreamy right now. Mmmmm. Can't wait to see where you are next year! Maybe you'll get published... maybe that's what the pregnancy dreams are about, having a new "baby" that you create. :)

  3. Happy Birthday and Blogiversary! 39 is in my very near future so I hear you on that one :) It's not so bad. I struggled with 29 more than I ever struggled with 30. I'm sure 39 will be just fine. Like you I thought I'd be beyond the family building stage in my life at this point and we're looking at one more treatment cycle this time next year. I'm 10 years beyond where I wanted to be when I 'planned' out my life. But I'm grateful for the life I have....and hell, if Julia Child didn't start living until 37, well then I've at least got some living under my belt LOL

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your kiddos! What better way to celebrate life? I have faith you will make your mark! Good luck!!

  4. Happy Birthday !! Also, Happy Blogiversary !!

    It was 25 that I really struggled with, 30 was not really an issue, and 35 has just been a crappy year. One way or another, I will be a mom by 40 (that is my goal).

    Chinese and a chocolate cupcake sound like a great way to celebrate.

    I am sure that you will be even less "fluffy" next year, and closer to some of your other goals as well.

  5. Happy
    (Belated) birthday, my friend! Now is the year you will be 39 forever! Hehe! Sounded like a lovely low key day. Wishing you a year of blessings!

    1. Happy Birthday. I cried on my 39th so you are a better woman than me! Thank you for sharing your little corner of the world with us, I always enjoy reading your blog.


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