Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I'll Cry if I Want To

Today is my birthday. (happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me) This one is difficult -- the first one, really, that's thrown me for a loop -- though next year may be worse.

I'm 39.

Now, I know many of you have already attained this wonderful age and are probably snickering out there in the background... but the thing is:

I don't feel 39.

And alternately, I feel every day of it. My hips ache and my bones creak and I'm getting my own set of wrinkles.

I celebrated my birthday a day early yesterday by buying myself a little gift.

An eye exam and reading glasses.


I suppose it is better than the alternative and I have a lot more I'd like to accomplish in life, though when looking back I don't see a lot of accomplishments there (with the notable exception of my daughter and I had help in creating her), so I guess I'd better get busy.

Hey! I just thoguht of something... Charity gets to give me a birthday present by posting her blog today at The Wet Noodle Posse. I always love to read her stuff... I could probably read her grocery list and be entertained.

Two last things.


Your Birthdate: January 11

Spiritual and thoughtful, you tend to take a step back from the world.

You're very sensitive to what's going on around you, yet you remain calm.

Although you are brilliant, it may take you a while to find your niche.

Your creativity is supreme, but it sometimes makes it hard for you to get things done.

Your strength: Your inner peace

Your weakness: You get stuck in the clouds

Your power color: Emerald

Your power symbol: Leaf

Your power month: November

And two -- is it my imagination, or do Pat Benatar and Nora Roberts look like they could be sisters?



Judy said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!

Charity said...

Happy Birthday! How cool we share a date (if not a month). You’ll survive 39. I did. I think. And I’m telling you, I had nothing, I mean NOTHING for the blog. Went to bed last night totally blank. One post a month. How hard could it be?

Hope you have a fantabulous day!

MaryF said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm 39, too, for a few more months.

My dh has always said La Nora and Pat look alike!

Marianne Arkins said...

Thanks all! You've helped make my day even brighter.

That sounds corny, but I really do mean that.

darcy said...

Let's hope your blog will make an exception for your birthday and let me post a comment ;^)

Happy Birthday, sweet young thang!

I've seen a picture of you and recently read some quite hot prose on your part. It all leads me to believe -- you're not getting older, sugar, you're getting better!