Monday, January 11, 2010

One Year Older

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. ~Jennifer Yane

In childhood, we yearn to be grown-ups. In old age, we yearn to be kids. It just seems that all would be wonderful if we didn't have to celebrate our birthdays in chronological order. ~Robert Brault

Today is my 43rd birthday.

Forty. Three.

I don't know why, but this year the number is bothering me a bit... 30 didn't bother me, 40 didn't bother me, but 43 seems ... old.

I'm sure I'll get over it soon. After all, how different am I today than yesterday, really? Next year, I'll look back and think, "What was the big deal?"

To celebrate, I'm bringing a stool sample from Dakota to my vet. Yep, that's right, I really know how to party hearty. And Dakota has her annual everything done, too -- exam, shots, the drops in her nose, the works. It could be worse -- my neighbor and birthday buddy, Sue, has to bring her dog in to the vet for an ultrasound to check out a mass behind her eye (and to decide whether or not the eye has to be removed). I'll take a routine vet visit over that. Sue, if you're reading: I'm thinking about you!

My date night with DH was an early celebration (I'm still full from that dinner), and today, DD and I will go out for lunch somewhere (I'm leaning toward Mexican, but haven't decided yet) as well. I think I'm going to buy myself a pair of Crocs for my present (and, no, DH doesn't ever buy me anything -- he just says, "Get whatever you want." Good thing I'm sensible, or things could get a little crazy!).

In any case, that's my day :-)

What do you typically do to celebrate YOUR birthday?


You Are a Guru

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

Man.... I totally missed my power month. Actually, November is my worst month -- DH takes the entire thing off, and it really messes with my schedule!



Ceri Hebert said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! and to make you feel better, I'm still older than you. :D. 43 was easy, 44 so far is fine. I think I'll have a meltdown at 45 though.

I generally don't do much for my b'day. Sometimes my mom and I do lunch, most of the time my DH and I will do a combined b'day (his is a month after mine)/anniversary (which is a week after his b'day) dinner. Otherwise it's very lowkey. Too many other obligations that time of the year.


MJFredrick said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You're just behind me, I'll be 44 in April. 43 was pretty good ;)

I always have a big family dinner for my birthday, usually a bbq. I love my birthday.

Keri Mikulski said...

Happy Birthday!! :)

The Long and the Short of It Reviews said...

Happy Birthday... and as far as 43... :-P~~~ When you passed that a DECADE ago, other people look very very young at 43... lol

giggle... the captcha today is so original: blogs

MomJane said...

Wish I was 43 again. Well, no I really don't. But I wish I felt as young as I did at 43.

Have a great day. Hugs to you, DD and also Dd.

Maria Zannini said...

I gotta agree with the last comment. I'll trade ya any day. LOL

Happy birthday, hon.

We don't give gifts either. Usually it's a romantic evening out.

J.A. Saare said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, M!!!!

Dru said...

Happy Birthday Marianne!

My birthday is usually quiet, a day of reflection.

Have a great Monday!

Charity Tahmaseb said...

Dude! That's right. We share the date if not the month. Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Tori Lennox said...

Happy birthday!!! I'd take 43 again. :)

Brandy said...

Happy Birthday! Thinking of your friend Sue's puppy!

For my Birthday hubs usually cooks my favorite dinner. The family gives me a gift card to the bookstore and that's it. It's usually just a very quiet day.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is in a couple of weeks. 46 this year. Not even early forties any more. Maybe it still counts for mid-40s. Yikes! When did I get old?

I love my life. Wouldn't have done it any differently.

Susan at Charm of the Carolines

Melissa McClone said...

Happy Birthday! Rose celebrates hers on Wednesday. I didn't realize yours and hers was so close!