Thursday, October 22, 2009

...turning 51

Last year, for my 50th, I did it up big--a personal day off from school to thoroughly indulge myself. But let's face it--51 just isn't a number to get too excited about. Sure, it's been a fun day--lots of birthday wishes and awesome gifts (flowers from my kids are on my desk at school!), dinner out with my very good friend and her husband, decadent chocolate cheesecake for dessert, and before bed I will journal my dreams for the coming year (in a new made-with-love journal from Arlene!)--but 51...m'eh. Not even a speed limit.

Part of the fun of my birthday is sharing it with so many people. My nephew Jason (who just found out he is going to be a dad again) is 34 today. My nephew Taylor is 16. The son of a coworker is 13. Our school secretary of many years (who retired at the end of last year) also shares the date. (We still exchanged cards this year, although it wasn't quite the same as being able to walk into the office and simultaneously say, "Happy Birthday!") The Main Squeeze of LimesNow is celebrating a big one today (Happy Birthday, Badger!),'s always tickled my funny bone that Annette Funicello was also born on October 22.


(And happy day, tomorrow, to my baby brother, Dave. We're 8 years apart.)


LimesNow said...

Oh, Doozyanner, I was off by a year! I thought this was your 50th. This was a fun birthday post - thanks for the shout-out. I'm usually good with matching celeb b'days with people I know, but I didn't know about Annette sharing October 22.

Once Known as The Badger said...

If I had only known! Happy Birthday, Annette!

And 51 just brings you closer to 60. It'll feel the same, only older!