Friday, July 10, 2009

This will be a good year

This week was my birthday week. I turned 36. Or as Julochka would say 24/12.

I have to say that this was the best birthday in a very very long time. I feel younger this week then I did four years ago when I had a newborn (and three toddlers). This birthday really was a celebration.

The sun was shining, the temps perfect, and my attitude was in check. I spent the day doing trivial if not annoying things : paying bills, delivery said bills around town and to the post, grocery shopping with my dad, cooking supper/enjoying supper with my family and my parents, and making (my own) cake (I chose to do this), cleaning up, etc. But, it was all just so lovely. I know part of that has to do with this new hobby (read- addiction) of mine, Blogging. Blogging has helped me put things into perspective and to find the beauty in everyday life again. I know I have said this before, but hear it again people it is my birthday week there for I can repeat myself!

I look forward to this next year and the increased freedom that will come with it as my children grow and my own self can be rediscovered. I am glad you are along for the ride.

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side note - I know I am still terribly absent from your comment boxes. Please understand that the weather is perfect and that although real world people suck, the real world itself doesn't. I will be lapping up the sun and fun for the few short days we have it and again come January you will be sick of me :)

15 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Happy belated birthday! I'll be 24/12 on Sunday and hope to have a frill-free fabulous day just like yours. Best wishes for a year full of self discovery, peace and growth.

Stacey Childs said...

Yaye! Happy birthday!!! All the best for the next year!

TheEclecticElement said...

Yay! Happy Birthday :D :D :D
It sounds like it was a very non pressured birthday for you.
Sometimes sitting back and relaxing like that is the best thing.

spudballoo said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! What a lovely post xxx I feel so happy to be blogging and, like you, it's a real sign that my children are getting a little older and I am out of those dark newborn, 2 under 2 days which I found very difficult.

People keep asking me if I'm going to have a third child.NO!!! I'm so happy to be where I am, blessed with my two beautiful children but that's enough.

I now have half of the things I need to make your prize BTW, the rest should be here either today or Monday. It will be a late birthday gift for you!

xxx

The Fragrant Muse said...

Thirty-six is, indeed, a perfect age. The dumbness of your twenties out of the way yet still so much life ahead. Enjoy these lovely days and your young kids ~ both are fleeting.

MagnificentDebra said...

You are positively glowing in the pic! I'm so glad for you! Enjoy! love and kisses.

Vintage Inspired Jewelry said...

Sounds like a perfect Birthday. Enjoy your time..Kathi

Starlene said...

Happy, happy 24/12 birthday!!! And ANOTHER photo of you! Amazing! I just got the hubby to take one of me the other day...first photo I haven't taken of myself since our wedding I think. Anyway, it's his birthday tomorrow so we'll be doing some celebrating too! Have a wonderful and lovely weekend. : )

bearer of three said...

happy belated birthday!!! you look great and very happy!!!

B said...

Happy birthday! That's a lovely photo!

Sandra said...
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Sandra said...

You look very happy. I hope you are having a great summer. MN winter comes all too fast!

Sandra said...

That was my deleted comment. Blogger messed up a bit and I had two comments.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Well you LOOK great in that picture... and the hardest thing about being a parent is trying to raise kids to help them find who they are while we are still TRUDGING along finding out who WE are! Love ya girl!

Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday. A little bit late, sorry for that. Enjoy your summer.