36 spins

Today I’ve completed 36 spins around that glowing orb in the sky. Well, I think there’s a glowing orb in the sky, it’s been raining for the last few days and it’s simply dumb luck that we’re not getting 1-3 inches of snow today. On my birthday. Unless your birthday is in January, it should be a crime to snow on your birthday. Especially when you need jeans and don’t own a functioning umbrella thankyoumydearsonsforbreakingtheonlyoneweowned.

Thirty-six. I’m actually comfortable with that. I don’t feel older, for a change, and feel I’ve earned every one of those years…especially the last eight. That I don’t have a head of gray hair is amazing, and for that I am grateful. That said, I am totally in favor of hair color, have done it in the past and will most certainly do it again in the future.

No plans for the day, other than going to yoga. Then I will come home and…clear my desk, empty the inbox, process the actions list to as close to zero as humanly possible, make beef broth (so I can make beef stew tomorrow), make roasted tomato sauce, figure out which boy needs pants/shoes/coats/etc., and basically just have your typical Wednesday.

BUT!

In honor of my birthday, I have said FRAK THIS! to the Detox From Hell two days early. I’m done. I went as far as I could and really have no desire to go any frakking further. I had an egg sandwich for breakfast this morning, with 2 (!) cups of coffee. I nearly wept with joy it tasted so good. And tonight? I.Am.Having.A.Glass.Of.Wine. It’ll probably knock my on my aging ass, but it will taste oh-so-good.

So as I celebrate my 36 spins today, I have one request for the world. I figure if I put it out there, it’s out there, and maybe will make a difference. Just remember that we’re all on this spinning rock together, and ain’t none of us getting off alive. We have to work together, on everything. Every little interaction with another person creates ripples in both lives. We can use those ripples working together in one direction to create a tsunami of change, or those ripples can bang around and simply soak everyone in reach, pissing everyone off.

Your thought for the day.

And, finally, a comment from yesterday’s post on dead mothers in animated movies totally made my day today. From Chelle:

Is there something wrong in my head when, while I totally agree with the point of your post, the ONE thing I am fixated on is the thought : OMG! Jen would make an AWESOME animated character! ?

Yes?

Ok.

But you totally would and, I can’t see you getting killed off. Killing something, perhaps, getting killed off, not so much.

Made.My.Day. Thanks, Chelle!

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10 Responses

  1. Happy, happy birthday, my sweet Bloggy Buddy!! I hope your day is wonderful! :)

  2. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Jen…..Happy Birthday to you! :)

    I think I may join you tonight in having a glass of wine! ;)

  3. You planned a detox that would fall in your birthday week?
    Very glad that you’re not detoxing for your birthday – - although maybe you will need to detox after your birthday.

    Happy Birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Hope you are enjoying a lovely evening. Thinking of you!

  5. Happy Birthday…
    I’ll leave you with one final thought on your birthday while you down that glass of merlot
    “Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon!”
    Have a good one…

  6. Forgot to come here and say Happy Birthday too!

    Luv ya!

  7. Happy birthday!

  8. You are so very welcome :) I’m glad you had a good birthday and that you share it with the Man-Cub, two special people, one special day.

  9. OOOOOOH!!!! Happy Birthday!

    Hope yours is marginally better than mine was. LMFAO.

    Seriously, big sloopy smootches on your sweet face Birthday Girl.

    (and shutup, I know I am late… but I live in the future anyway so I am excused)

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