Friday, August 31, 2012


Age is just a number. Today I don't feel older than I did yesterday. Today is just today.


It is also my birthday. As today has gotten closer, I've even had to think about how old I would be. It's not a 'milestone' birthday. And even those haven't hit me hard. The biggest birthday in my adult life was 31 ~ it was my golden after all, but really it was because it was the first birthday after a significant life change. It was my baby's 3 month old birthday. Since then, my birthdays seem to matter even less.

I'm not a big birthday girl--I don't plan or crave parties or extravagant gifts. I just want people to remember and just say "Happy Birthday." So far, I've got lots of messages on-line. That's great--but many of those people wouldn't even know it was my birthday if that site didn't tell them.

For crying out loud, my mom didn't even say anything this morning when I dropped Precious off with her. She gave me her gift early, so it's not like she completely forgot, but still...

And, hubby--that's the big one. For years, he's been convinced my birthday is the 30th and so he says he's just always early, he doesn't forget. Well--nothing yesterday. Nothing today yet. Maybe it's too early, but I doubt it. I bet he completely forgot.

So that's what makes me sigh today.

It's not the end of the world; it'll be fine. But for now, I want to complain just a bit!


Mary Beth said...

I still feel horrible about the time that I and my whole family missed my sister's 50th birthday. And i always remember the time my office forgot mine. Since then, I remind people. Especially my hubby! Happy birthday to you!

Katherine Willis Pershey said...

Oh, no! I certainly hope that's not the case. Happy birthday.

Crimson Rambler said...

It's still Friday here, my dear, so a VERY happy birthday to you, and many, many happy returns of the day!