Thursday, February 2, 2012

39.999 - and counting...

There's no hiding it...

Today is my birthday...

HOWEVER - since I wasn't born until 8:30 in the morning I am not yet 40... even though I am currently surrounded by decorations which profess otherwise.
that sign is actually in my house... the rest, not so much...

What does a balloon know?

Depending on how fast I can think/type/find a picture to fit the post this may actually get posted while I am still "30-something"

I can do it, my reflexes are still as sharp as ever.

The question of the day is? What do I have to show for my 39.999 years of life?

A pretty amazing husband who is 8 kinds of manly and who is taking me out to lunch... even though 40 won't quite get me a senior discount - he's just generous like that.

5 stunningly brilliant children - who in the next 3 days will have me running all over creation for plays, soccer, swimming, dance, bands, scouts, birthday parties (not mine), and church activities...

The conviction that there is no better way to spend my time than what I've just described.

A house that despite advances in technology does not clean itself.

and the bragging rights to helping a local store put together a 21,000 piece puzzle.  Well, technically it's a 24,000 piece puzzle - but we're not done yet... good thing "Huge Freakin' Puzzle" is on my bucket list and not on my "things to do by the time I'm 40" list.

It's probably too late to make on of those lists...

well, maybe not - let's put "write a hastily thought out blog post" and "shower" on the list and call it good.

1/2 way there!



13 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Happy birthday! Can I eat with you to get the Senior Discount?

Jeramey Pickett said...

Happy Birthday Tonya. You're an amazing woman and much to be thankful for in your 39.99999 years!

Lisa said...

Oh, you're just a tot, T. Just a tiny little T tot. I've got three or so years on you...and I'm just as sharp as ever, too. What? Oh, sorry. I thought you said something. Anyway, happy birthday and I'm already eating some sugar cookies in celebration. What's that? Sorry. Thought you said something again. Yup, just as sharp as ever. :)

Sher said...

Happy, happy birthday!

LC said...

Happy 40th!! It's 1pm so I guess it's official now.

Megz said...

That puzzle thing really makes me think you're going senile. No puzzle over 25 pieces is fun!
Happy Birthday!

Garden of Egan said...

Happy Birthday!

cold cocoa said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you go someplace fun to eat. You'll have to take pics of that crazy puzzle so we can see it!

Z said...

I still can't believe that they think they have the world's largest puzzle. Psh.

Hope your birthday was rad. :) ... The secret to appearing young is to keep using words like "rad" by the way. ;)

Z

Michelle said...

Happy be-lated birthday. I hope it was a pleasant one with lots of cake.

Charlotte said...

I hope you enjoyed your birthday. Did you get to wake up over and over and repeat it? That would be a good way to complete a before-40 bucket list.

Jen T said...

Happy Birthday! You need to post a picture of the puzzle when you are done! Have a fun next couple of days!

Chels said...

So, I'm clearly super behind on basically every blog in my reader - but in any event, HAPPY BIRTHDAY a week ago! :)