The Big Three Five

December 4, 2008 · 19 comments

It’s my birthday!!!!!

I’m as old as my cousin now (I get to be younger for 2 weeks every year, during which I could’ve totally rubbed in the fact that she’s 35 and I’m not, but I didn’t…(dammit)). Doesn’t matter, because I will ALWAYS be the baby of the family :razz: pfffttttt!!!!



Some days I still feel like a kid playing house.  Other days I feel like I’m about 100.

This past year hasn’t been all bad, but there have certainly been better.  We lost some good, amazing people this year in our family. I lost my beloved dorkdog. Our cat died.  The economy has totally sucked. Business is decent but the bills are piled high. My stress has been through the roof and I’m the heaviest and out of shapiest I’ve ever been in my life, including my pregnancies.

BUT, my boys are healthy and happy and wicked smart. We have a fabulous babysitter who loves our boys as if they were her own. I still have a business to walk in to and my husband, more shockingly, still has a job to go to every day. My cousin had a brain tumor removed and is doing fantastic (and as a direct result has a better relationship with his brother now than he ever has).  My dad had his prostate removed and is showing no signs of cancer at all. My brother is going to graduate from Law School and turn 40 in the spring. My MIL is going to have surgery soon that should alleviate a ton of her problems. My mom is getting re-certified to teach piano (something she is totally meant to do) and will retire next fall. My cousin had her third baby and amazes me daily. In January, we’re meeting her and her sister (who bought a new house this year) and their husbands in Florida to die during uh, run, uh walk a half marathon, but more importantly, spend time together.

There are good things on the horizon. I fully intend for my birthday to be the starting point for all good things for me and my loved ones and friends. (You hear that karma? fate? God? Mother Nature? Santa? I mean it!!).

It would mean a lot if you would delurk and leave me a comment here on my blog today, just to say hi.  I’d love to see how many comments I could get in one day!!  (And hey, talk about a totally cheap present!!)

I plan on spending the day crafting or reading or staring into space, as my wonderful husband has taken the day off for me (and to use some of those remaining vacation hours).  At the end of said day, he and the kids will be making my favorite Chicken Enchiladas for dinner. Maybe I’ll even get a cake out of it! (hehe)

Now if I could just get Starbucks to deliver me a steady supply of those heavenly Peppermint Mocha Twists…

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

alejna December 4, 2008 at 12:40 am

Happy Birthday! I hope the day brings you cake!

And welcome to the 35 to 50 demographic!

alejnas last blog post..that awful voice


catnip December 4, 2008 at 7:34 am

Happy Birthday!! I hope the coming year holds all of the good and none of the bad. xoxo

catnips last blog gift plans


TwoBusy December 4, 2008 at 7:36 am

Happy Birthday, and here’s hoping that Year 35 is the best one yet…

TwoBusys last blog post..This Week in Unemployment: Post-Thanksgiving Hangover Edition


Tabatha December 4, 2008 at 8:27 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a wonderful one. Of course, if Starbucks starts delivering tell them to come to my house also!


Ms. Maxwell December 4, 2008 at 9:04 am

Happy Birthday, crafty one! At least when your eyes start going bad you’re well-positioned to handle the crisis. 🙂

Ms. Maxwells last blog post..Is 27 more days just too much to ask?


glamgranola December 4, 2008 at 9:55 am

Happy Birthday! If we lived closer I’d meet you for a peppermint mocha, because I think they are pretty awesome too! Hope you have a great day!

glamgranolas last blog post..Adios.


Amy December 4, 2008 at 9:56 am

Happy Birthday Dawn! 😀 I wish you the best birthday yet! I love reading your blog about all of your crafty stuff (wish I could sew) and about your super cute boys. A bright future is in your horizon!


Emily R December 4, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Happy birthday!

Emily Rs last blog post..The 72 days of Christmas


Lori December 4, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Happy Birthday! I went to Facebook just to wish you a happy birthday, then someone started a chat w/ me and I forgot! Sorry! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Loris last blog post..Take That Martha!


Chicky Chicky Baby December 4, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Happy Birthday to you. You live in a zoo.


Chicky Chicky Babys last blog post..Free to… have bad taste in music? I don’t think so.


Jacki December 4, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Happy Birthday! It’s my first time here, and I wouldn’t normally commenyt..but since you asked 🙂

Jackis last blog post..It’s time to celebrate!


J.J. December 4, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Happy Birthday! Hey, what a good idea…just ask for the f’ing comments, and here they come!


Shine December 4, 2008 at 11:04 pm

Happy Happy Birthday, to you, to you!! Hope you liked the flowers and you had a nice day!! If you need some inspiration on the exercise front, I’m there for you darlin!!! Remeber Yoda’s words of wisdom- “Do or do not. There is no try.” You are a hard-headed, strong willed, stubborn Lady, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO!!! Just decide to do it!! 35 WILL be your best year yet!! 🙂 Is that enough Tony Robbins for you?? LOL!


Jo December 5, 2008 at 12:54 am

Bonne Fete! Have a fab year…
Love the advent calender you made for your friend


Above Average Joe December 5, 2008 at 11:11 am

Happy Birthday. Try the Chai tea latte. MMMM.

Above Average Joes last blog post..Can I Tell Him To Just Walk It Off?


Michelle December 5, 2008 at 2:00 pm

oops I’m a day late, but you know I love you and was thinking of you all day yesterday. For REAL. Can’t wait for January!!
love and hugs!!

Michelles last blog post..Ahhhhh


jen December 7, 2008 at 11:59 am

happy, happy birthday. 35 is a spring chicken!

jens last blog post..about last night


Cazza December 7, 2008 at 11:51 pm

January is too far away! 🙁


Cazza December 7, 2008 at 11:52 pm

Stick to plan – 08 (this week) 😆


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