33 flavors and then some

2008 24 Life, Best Of,

Today I turn thirty-three. Thirty. Three. I’m boggled. I’m blinded.

I’m not sure how I feel about that.

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Most average days I just get by. I email, I make lunches, I make dinner, I do the dishes, I tuck covers in over tiny people. I try to remember a life before this and I can’t.

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Maybe that’s ok.

So today I’m reflecting on 33 things. Thirty-three. A number that means nothing and so much at the same time.

1. I’m more like my mom than I ever thought I would become.
2. That’s not all that bad.
3. My daughter is more like me than I ever thought possible.
4. My son is the snuggler.
5. My husband is my best friend and that’s all I ever asked for in a marriage.
6. Even if we don’t always agree.
7. Or communicate well.
8. Birthdays are more than cakes and parties.
9. Birthdays are about reflecting and remembering.
10. About appreciating.
11. I don’t do that nearly enough.
12. I have wonderful friends.
13. An amazing family.
14. A great job.
15. Opportunity.
16. A future.
17. A past specked with friends and stories I’ll repeat to my daughter and son
18. I’m happy where I’m at now.
19. I would change very few things in the past 33 years.
20. And those things I’d change, I will start doing so now.
21. Simplify.
22. Appreciate.
23. Love openly.
24. Laugh.
25. Slow down.
26. Remember that kids are kids. Not tiny adults.
27. And maybe it’s ok to be more like them.
28. Eat well, live well, breathe.
29. Call my mother more often.
30. Kiss the kids with lipstick on.
31. Paint, Puzzle, Dance with them.
32. Have sex more often.
33. And don’t blog about it.

Thank you for everyone that makes my each year so special. To my mom who endured days (DAYS) of labor to birth me. To my daughter who reminds me I’m human. To my husband who loves me anyway. To my son who taught me the meaning of snuggle. To my sister who reminds me to be sane. To my friends here who help me get there. And to all of you who listen year after year.

I love you all. Here’s to 33. And then some.

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Comments

  • October 29, 2008

    It’s been quite some time since a blog post made me tear up and sniffle, but yours was definitely touching.

    And it’s your birthday not mine!  I shouldn’t be so sentimental.

    Seriously, lady, happy birthday!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy Happy Birthday Les!  I hope this is an amazing day for you!!!  Take some time to do the things that you enjoy!

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  • AmyM
    October 29, 2008

    Happy 33!  Loved your list, enjoy your day!

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  • October 29, 2008

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Your post is a nice reminder for all of us out here….

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  • October 29, 2008

    LOVE the pictures from the past! Happy Birthday!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Aww What a great list!  Happy Birthday!!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy B-Day!  33 is an awesome number smile

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy Birthday!!!  A few more and you’ll catch up with me.  Ha!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy birthday!  :D

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  • October 29, 2008

    Lovely post!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHICA!!!

    XOXOXOXO

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  • October 29, 2008

    Dood, I love you so much, you are so rad. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEETIE!!!!!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy Birthday!!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy birthday, bay-bee…have a wonderful day!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy Birthday Lady!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy, happy birthday!

    33 isn’t bad! I’ve been 33 since January and I haven’t kicked it yet wink

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy Birthday!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy Birthday Lester. I love, love, LOVE you! I wish you nothing but the best! Always!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Happy Birthday Les!!!! Love your childhood photos. Too cute. Here’s to 33 more kick ass years. smile

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  • October 29, 2008

    well happy birthday to you! what a great way to celebrate and reflect…mind if i borrow that idea come March and add maybe 14 more things?
    Here’s to a wonderful year for you!

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  • October 30, 2008

    Happy birthday, a day late. 

    I’m 33 right now and I must say that it’s not too bad.

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