Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm an Old Woman

As J emailed me earlier today: "Tomorrow you will be 29 forever!!!"

I've never been one of those women that thought growing old was bad news, but now that I'm getting closer to 30, its got me thinking. I'm sure I'll get a little grief from blog peeps that are older than I, but you remember turning 29 - its "almost 30"! And I don't know why, but its a wee bit scary. Maybe its because I still don't feel like an adult and I worry that those numbers will force it on me.

We celebrated my birthday early on Sunday due to my real b-day landing on Tuesday. As usual, J and I said our goodbyes Sunday evening, but on the way home I got a little down when I realized this would be the first year ever that I'm alone on my birthday. J is out of town. I don't live with a roomie. I live just far enough from my folks to make it an inconvenience for them to visit. I doubt any of my friends will remember because I never make a big deal out my birthday. Boo hoo, right?

So, I told myself to hush, that I was a big girl and as I was walking into my apartment Sunday evening I was greeted with a little surprise from Babers. He'll sort of be with me tomorrow. Kinda. But not really. *looking down and kicking dirt*

October is birthday month for me. Me, my sister, and my nephew all have birthdays within days of each other. Great fun on the pocketbook. Below are some photos of the family's festivities.

And Lord forbid we forget to include wacky sisterly photos. We are true artists!

It was a pretty good (pretend) birthday all in all.


Steph said...

What a great looking family!!

Happy Birthday sweetie ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have many, many more! :oD

Anonymous said...


Ignore the number... you are hotter than most 21 year olds! ow!

I know the feeling about all the birthdays in one month. My mom, my dad, my sister, and I all have birthdays in the first 2 weeks of March. ouch. We all hate cake. Too much of it in a short amount of time. :-P

-Papa said...

Bon Anniversaire Mon Ami!

Hammer said...

Happy birthday!!!

david mcmahon said...

Came here from Hammer's blog. Happy birthday - and can I just say October is a B I G month for birthdays in my clan!!

Don't stress about age. It's just a string of numbers. It's zest for life that really counts.

Trust me. I'm Australian. We know these things!!!

Open Grove Claudia said...

Happy Birthday (came from Kelly the evil get you hooked on Beauty and the Geek blogger)!

I loved turning 30. I honestly think that everything good in my life happened after I turned thirty. I started a really successful business that I love. I got married to a great guy. We found a wonderful bunny who changed my life. We adopted our dog. We bought an amazing house.... Well, the list goes on.

Most women say that 30 is better than 20 and 40 is much better than 30. You'll see.

Lady in the street... said...

My brother totally had a hard time with 29. I think I'm more terrified for him to turn 30 than he is. But what they say is true...age is just a number. It's the meaning that people attach to these numbers that get people all worked up.

Nocturnal said...

Happy Birthday young lady, per you're pix you have *nothing* to worry about. Besides, 30ish women are the shit IMHO. The old cliche rings true that women age gracefully.

Be sure your boyfriend spoils you rotten.

Cheers man

Chunks said...

Of all the birthdays I've had, and lord knows there's been a few, the worst for me was 28. Now, even staring down the barrel of the gun that is 40, that seems easy compared to 28. It is very common for people to have a mini-midlife-crisis at that age.

Love the snaps! Happy Birthday to you!

Ari said...

Ah, to be 29 again....... :)

Hope this is a great year for you!

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