Monday, February 18, 2013

What is today?

A Lenten weekday. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Sigh. Yes, it's my birthday. I hate to be a bad sport, but I have come to dread my birthdays a bit ever since I turned 35. I'm just honestly not looking forward to the next 5 year milestone, which will be in 2 years for me now. That year, my birthday falls on Ash Wednesday. Seems appropriate, no? :)

Oh well, with time comes acceptance. It just freaks me out when I realize that I can *remember* my own parents being the age that I am now, and my grandparents being the age that my parents are now. I guess we all just wish that some things could always stay the same, and that those we loved wouldn't age and ultimately leave us. Man, what a Birthday Downer I am.

In good news, we had a very nice weekend, and Anne has been sleeping better. I hope that she now does not start waking up every 20 minutes just because I mentioned something. I went to a craft show on Saturday with my mother-in-law and the kids and had a great time. I found a wonderful new local handmade soap supplier. I also bought a sewn table runner for our dining room buffet in spring colors, plus some baked goods for the kids. Yesterday, we went to the zoo and both kids loved it. Anne was...I just don't think I've ever seen her so happy. She kissed the mice through the glass partition and offered them a drink from her sippy cup. She was squealing and ebullient the whole time. Aside from the unfortunate incident involving a stinky diaper in the zoo eatery all went perfectly.

Oh! And I received a new rosary bracelet for my birthday:

I love it. :) I'm wearing it today. I also got a copy of The Bishop's Wife and some cute new clothes. Mike and I are going to dinner this weekend. I still haven't chosen a restaurant. You'd think I was plotting world peace with the concentration I'm taking to pick a birthday restaurant.

So, things are good. I have a bit of a long week at work, but I'll persevere.


  1. Hi! I have been reading your blog for some time now, but I don't think I have ever commented before ( I am sort of a lurker!). Today, I just had too, because we are birthday twins! Even though you are not looking forward to getting older (who is??) I still wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

  2. So glad to have you as a reader, Nina!

  3. Happy Birthday! Lent always puts a damper on birthday celebrations too. Mine is kind of 50/50. There's a good chance it might be in lent and a good chance it won't. This year it's the day after easter.

    It is strange to think of the generation ahead of us and remember them when they were the age we are now. For some reason I've been thinking of that a bit lately too, and it just feels odd!

    I hope you have a happy day!

  4. I do hope that you've had a wonderful day!


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