Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Only one shopping day left!

That's right. It's about to be my birthday.

I'm getting older. No turning back, no stopping the aging process, no slowing it down.

But I'm at a good spot in my life, I am. I fulfilled that life goal of publishing my first book by age 40. (Okay, that's total bullshit. I made up that goal when I realized the book would be out several weeks before the next birthday, and congratulated myself for the achievement.) I love my husband and my kid (who, by the way, is looking tough these days with his first-ever buzzcut), and all is right with the world. Well, okay, that's not true—but within this little corner of the world, things are just fine.

And a history of sun avoidance means my skin doesn't show my years. So happy thirty-eleventh birthday to me!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, Orange,

Just got our alumni magazine today, and you're right. You've not changed much . . . well, perhaps your eyebrows are more nicely sculpted than before. You still look great.

Way to grow older gracefully!

Happy birthday,
Sara

Narya said...

Happy birthday!!!

Jay said...

Yikes, he does look tough. No more curls, huh?

Happy birthday. Enjoy.

Henny Penny said...

Fierce!

Cricket said...

Happy birthday, Orange. Here's to your next book by age 50, but that's a looooong way off.

Orange said...

Sara, I'm still waiting for the magazine! Where's my copy?? I have been waiting for about three months to see how the picture came out. But...doesn't "growing older gracefully" apply to women over 50? I'm too young to be growing older gracefully!

Thanks, narya! I'll bet you know how to bake a helluva birthday cake.

jay, my mom and I are just waiting for the waves to grow back in. I miss them...

henny penny, I...don't know what to say. Is my kid fierce or am I?

cricket, thanks for the new life goal! I will do my best to fulfill that.

Nancy Dancehall said...

Happy birthday!

Mignon said...

Wait - is your birthday today or tomorrow? Mine's the 16th, so happy birthday-ish to us!

LetterB said...

Happy birthday! You certainly don't look it. And anyway 40 is the new black (or is it navy?) Many happy returns!

Psycho Kitty said...

Totally late happy birthday, Word Girl!

Feral Mom said...

Happy Birthday! You honestly don't look a day over 33, especially when you've been hittin' the sauce [hic!]