16 January 2007

31

I turned 31 last week, and almost forgot about it—I “knew” but didn’t really think on it long. Honestly, it startles me the week of Christmas to realize my birthday is imminently upon me. This is ME, the girl who used to think it was a big deal and everyone should be remembered that one day at least (I was even known to be mildly hurt if I didn't get at couple of calls); this time I was swamped with other things and just didn’t care, yet almost all my friends called (the phone rang constantly throughout the day and on into dinner). It was nice to chat with them but for once it was just a day.

My family came for dinner (Mom cooked, not me; now that is a gift!), my brother drove about 6 hours round trip to see me, my husband made his usual last minute stop for gifts on his way home from the office (my expectations have lowered over the years, and even this did not bother me). In all, it was a nice day, but no big deal. Several days later, it occurred to me that I was no longer “30”. Now that felt odd.

I do think I'm ready for a calmer year, though. The past two have really done me in and I'm tired. Deep tired.

4 comments:

Carbon said...

Well, happy belated!

Hope this year is indeed a lot calmer.

Mommy: The author of the monologues said...

yes, happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a great gift from your mom! btw, what did your husband get you? Just curious! (:

cjoy said...

My husband got me 2 travel books for my trip to New York City next month, a scrumptious looking bar of chocolate (it occurred to me yesterday I had not tried it yet...and it's Ghiradelli Dark Choc w/Espresso...mmmmmm!). He also got me a small pig keychain that has an LED light that shines out it's NOSTRILS...hahaha! And, while the light is shining (via a button you hold down on its head) it OINKS! It cracks me up--and entertains the kids.

Mommy: The author of the monologues said...

Oh yeah -- you mentioned your upcoming NY trip didn't you? That's awesome! I've always wanted to go there. And mmmm CHOCOLATE! You can never go wrong there! That espresso sounds SUPER good! The keychain cracks me up; its funny what entertains kids. My baby wants nothing to do with her fab new christmas toys but hey, what's that? Mom's keys? YEAH GIMME THOSE! lol...