Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Here's to being 33

Well, tomorrow is my 34th birthday. I have to say that my 33rd year was a very interesting one and I am sure that it is one that I will look back on with some regret but also one that I will never forget. 
So much happened to me this year that I feel in many ways I went through somewhat of a mid-life crisis if you will. A bit early I suppose although who said this was ever supposed to be at a certain time. 
Some things that happen in a mid-life crisis are as follows; 

You questions many things in life.
You begin to wonder what's it really all about.
You change what you can and wish you could change more than that.


For some this means buying a new car, I didn't. Getting a new partner, I didn't. Changing your hair, I did. Losing weight, wish I did . Some move far, far away, I didn't. Some just go crazy nuts, I suppose I did in some ways, not my fault though. Some change careers, I thought about this but then that would mean I need a career in the first place. I did however rethink a time or two about the career I have been learning about for over ahem....15 years or more. 
I have to say that I am not one to get weird about getting older. To me it's just a number.

 I am thankful that 34 years ago a woman named Ellen and her honey Greg brought a baby home in a big red stocking and loved that baby oh so well. I am thankful that I have had 34 years here. That's alot of years to enjoy many things. It is also alot of years to see sadness but being the eternal optimist that I am I REFUSE to stay there. I am thankful for my life that God has so graciously given me. Oh yeah, and I am also thankful I came a week early :)

 I am also thankful that I now have a Baskin Robbins right down the street from me and that tonight is $1 scoop night. 




6 comments:

David said...

Happy Birthday. Ice cream is on me ... seriously. Bill it to me. I'm good for it ... seriously.

Jen in Budapest said...

Happy Birthday Noel! I love you my sister. And will be calling you oh so soon as you get up. Seeing that you love to catch a few zzzs when you can, I'll spare you a 6:30 am call.....It's on me. No seriously.

jami said...

happy birthday!!!

slogoin' vws said...

today is your birthday! i sure hope your taking the time to spend having fun for yourself! lots of hugs from us! enjoy!

noel said...

david you are so funny.
jen-well our chat once we had it was good.
jami- thank you
tasha- thanks and i am, i kept the kids home from school to have lots o fun. i know i am so naughty but it was fun.

allie said...

Now tell the truth my dear friend - Did you keep the kids home from school because you wanted to be with them, or because you didn't want to get up and out to take them to school? And if you say both, tell which feeling was stronger, please! HAPPY HAPPY! LOVE YOU!

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