Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday was Angi's birthday (hope it was a good one!) and today is mine! Yay!

Most adults have issues with getting older. Indeed, I still do every once in a while, but you know what? Most of the time I celebrate because I'm still here. Now that may sound crazy coming from someone who's only turning 42 today, but here's why I say this. I had A LOT of medical problems as a kid and I've had a few as an adult.


I've dealt with some things that other people have not survived from. I feel very fortunate to be here, to have a brain that still works (okay, yes, it is a bit warped!), and to be able to do almost everything I've ever wanted to do...including ballet dancing when I was really little.

So today I'll be celebrating 42 years of an amazing life. I'll be having my cake, spending time with friends and family, and dreaming about what the next 42 years will bring!

16 comments:

  1. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY
    to you, Lexie !!
    Hope that cake's as good as my "fried" everything yesterday.
    ~Angi

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  2. Happy birthday, Alexa! You were such a cute kid! And I think my parents had that exact furry gold chair. :)

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  3. Happy Birthday, Alexa! Hope you have a joyous day celebrating. What an adorable picture.

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  4. Happy happy birthday. Embrace where you're at!!!

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  5. Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day today. Tomorrow is my husband's birthday. Lots of birthdays this month.

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  6. Thank you, everyone! I've had fun giving a test today (so I don't have to really work) and getting my 7th and 8th graders in trouble! I'll be heading to Happy Hour with my colleagues after work today!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Lexi! What an excellent way to think about birthdays. Instead of moping around about all the new twinges we're feeling in our joints, we should be happy we're feeling anything.
    Vivien's family may have had that chair, but I think my grandma had that cabinet thingee you're leaning on. I'm sure that furniture has a name, but I remember it had a record player in it.

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  8. Happy Birthday - enjoy that cake!

    And at Happy Hour - have a drink for me!

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  9. Happy Birthday and have a great day!

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  10. Good for you, to celebrate your life! And happy birthday!

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  11. Happy Birthday, Alexa!

    Marcy Shuler

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  12. Aah, sweet photo! I love going down memory lane. Congrats on turning 42. It's a good age. I'm also 42.

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  13. Thank you to everyone else that stopped by! I had a GREAT day! My colleagues had a cake for the two of us who had a birthday. One friend paid for my food & first couple of drinks and we had a great time!

    Evelyn, yes, there was a stereo in that thingy! Wow! Someone else who remembers those! I don't feel so alone. :P

    Kathleen, I hope 42 will be a great year for both of us!

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