Wednesday, April 22, 2009

30 Something-Birthday Edition

Someone asked me how old I was the other day (or how old I was turning) and I seriously couldn't remember. I couldn't remember if I had turned 35 last year? Or this year? I know. Sad.

I never thought it would happen really. Where I didn't care how old I was, or how old I was getting? I seriously don't care. I mean, I just look at my birthday as an opportunity to party and buy things for myself .. and to get out of doing things, like making dinner. Apparently, when you become a mom, you NEED an excuse to get out of these kinds of things.

I also use it as an excuse to celebrate ALL WEEK. Why should a birthday be just one day? I think a week is more appropriate. I am dangerously close to making it an entire month, but, I don't want to wear people out.

I think once you get to a certain point, it just doesn't matter how old you are turning until you pass another decade... Like, 30 was a big deal, because you aren't in your 20's anymore, and you might suddenly be considered O.L.D. You celebrate 40 because you are now OVER THE HILL. I seriously cannot believe that. I REMEMBER my dad's 40th birthday party and of course, we all thought he was dreadfully old. Weird. I am pushin' it, BIG TIME. I seriously can't believe that I am at an age that I can remember my parents and what they were doing at my same age! I don't feel like I am as old, or as wise as they were back then, but maybe that is because I have only been married for 9 years instead of 19 years. Yeah, that probably has something to do it.

I was going to list 36 things about me. . . but you already know them. Let's face it, I am an open book.

I have one wish for me birthday. . . leave me a comment would ya? Bust out of your shell and show me the love.

21 comments:

♥Shally said...

I always forget how old I am.

Maybe I am repressing it. :)

Happy birthday!!

Natalie said...

I'm busting out! Happy birthday my dear friend!!! Have a wonderful day. I mean week.

Celia Fae said...

Bust a move.

Happy birthday. I love your sweet and open and enthusiastic blog, but I love your green shirt more....

Jeanelle said...

thanks a lot for calling me over the hill -- jeez!!! ;) Happy b-day girlie.

The Grant Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I think a whole week of celebration is totally appropriate. My mom used to accuses me of stretching mine to a week when I was younger. I figure, it only comes once a year...may as well live it up!

I forget how old I am sometimes too. My husband thinks it's hilarious that one year I told people the wrong age for a whole year. I just couldn't remember. I do remember thinking that 40 was over the hill. I SERIOUSLY thought my parents were on the downslide when they turned 40. Now it seems like you're just getting started at 40!

Anyway, hope you have a wonderful week filled with others making you food, taking you out, and making you feel special!

Kara said...

Happy Birthday! I miss having you around and definitely will miss celebrating you with a girls' night out! Hope you have a wonderful week.

Pineapple Princess/Pip/Shauna said...

Happy thirty somthing Birthday!!!!!!

Tate Family said...

However old you are, I'm one year older. But Dave turns 40 this year in November! Happy Birthday Lindz! Love, Jules

abbyandcompany said...

Happy Birthday!

i keep forgetting how old i am too. Maybe it's the age!

Kara Jayne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE


...how's that for bustin' out?!

Leah said...

What shell??? I've never had one. So Happy Birthday to my fellow busted out of a shell kind of girl!!!! Your open-bookedness is what draws me back to your blog again and again.

The Miller Family said...

Happy Birthday! Here's to hoping we ALL forget how old we are! Age is just a number right? And I'm all for making it a birthday month - you put it up, I'll second it!

JBelle said...

I could easily list 36 things about you that I just love--beginning with your beloved husband. Your purity of spirit, your honesty, your humor, your love of beautiful things; your flipping gorgeous legs, your girlfriends, your faith, your bed, your choice of TV shows except for The Bachelor, your cupcakes. I love all these things about you and more. Happy Birthday, Lindsey, and many, many happy returns....

Jill said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!! You are so young. I hope your day was as fabulous as you are :)

Melissa-Mc said...

Happy Birthday! I am all for week-long birthday celebrations. When I am asked my age I constantly have to subtract my birth year from the current year.

diane said...

I think you should celebrate Birthday month. I do. My husband will be 50 this year. How can I be married to such an old man...

Anyway, Happy Birthmonth! Party on.

Beemer said...

You mean everyone doesn't celebrate for a whole week?

I haven't remembered how old I am since I turned 30. Maybe it is the age? Ironically I can tell you exactly hold my little terrors are. :)

Happy Birthday!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday! Umm...yeah, I kept forgetting how old I was in my late 20s - I don't think that bodes well for my future do you?!

Anyways, so glad to have another Spokanite down here in the valley. Thanks for the yummy treats the other night - you are awesome!

Bridget said...

Happy bday! I know I am late with the comment but hope it was a great day. Perfect week to have a birthday if you ask me. ;)

jessica said...

Sorry I missed this one, you know things are crazy when I don't check blogs for four days...

I always forget how old I am, all I know is I am in my thirties. If I really need to remember I do the math...I was 25 when I had Maya and she is now 8. That usually works.

wenderful said...

Shoot! I missed your birthday. I hope you had a fabulous one. You are a youngin'!

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