Happy Birthday to ME!

Once again….I’m turning a whole year older…today.   Despite  Shaun’s cynical observation that you slowly get older through the year, I know that he’s dead wrong mistaken.  It happens BANG! All at once.  (To prove it, I have found 17 brand new gray hairs this morning)

I’d tell you how old I just became…only I don’t know.  Really.   When I was a kid, I used to laugh at my mom because she couldn’t ever remember how old she was.  How could anyone not just know how old they were? Mom always said that the number kept changing and she couldn’t be bothered with remember it!

Little did I know that the same thing would happen to me.  My age doesn’t bother me like it did when I was younger.  Something happened when I turned forty (Aha! A hint!)  that number no longer bothered me. 

Sometimes, you need to know how old you are. (Although I can’t really think of when) When that happens, I simply as my girls how old I am.  They always know.  (How DO they do that?) Shaun on the other hand, will make up any random number.  I’ve learned not to trust him when I learned that I had been telling people I was three years older than I actually was!  Sigh…

At least I know when my birthday is…that hasn’t ever changed yet!

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35 Responses to Happy Birthday to ME!

  1. Well, Happy Birthday, regardless of the number of years!! πŸ™‚

  2. Carol says:

    Happy birthday! I’m sure you’re younger than me… so that means somewhere between 40 and… what I am!


  3. Amanda says:

    Happy birthday! I hope that you are doing something wonderfully fun and delicious!

  4. Jay says:

    Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyyy!

  5. Sam says:

    Ha ha ha – I know exactly what you mean!! I used to be really puzzled as to how Mum just couldn’t seem to remember quite how old she was/is! And now….I tend to have a moments pause before I can say how old I am!!

    Happy Birthday anyhow!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Happy Birthday to you, and you’re younger. Whatever your true age is. I hope you do something fun!

  7. Stephanie says:

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy birthday dear Suuuuuuuuusan,
    Happy Birthday to you!

  8. renate1945 says:

    Happy birthday, Susan. And enjoy your forties, the best decade in a woman’s life as far as I’m concerned.

  9. Ashley says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  10. Kell says:

    Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day!

  11. giveitatry says:

    AH! Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

  12. pastorrick says:

    Oh just ask me and I will tell you how old your are! Two whole years older than me.
    I called to wish you a happy B Day but you would not answer your phones. I even called your mother who said you would not answer her calls. so I guess you must be getting old since you don’t hear your phone ring.

    I love you and hope you had a great Birthday.

  13. Linda says:

    I’m just here to tell ya, it does freakin happen overnight. The comfort is in accepting the aging, while fighting it – confusing? yes. but the wisdom will appear over time – trust me.

  14. buon compleanno a te!!! you know you are living in the very best years…i didn’t really like being younger & stupid! the 40’s are so much better πŸ™‚

  15. This is so funny, and so true. When I was 38 I mistakenly thought I was 39. I thought it for a whole year, until my actual 39th birthday arrived.

    Happy Birthday!

  16. Wendy says:

    Happy Birthday ♥

  17. Peggy says:

    Happy Birthday Susan!! πŸ™‚

  18. Happy Birthday, 5 hours late. I had you on my calendar, but I got too tired last night to comment on anyone. SO. Hope it was a good B-day and you enjoyed.

  19. Lynne says:

    Happy Birthday! A Valentine’s Day B-day? How cool is that! I didn’t see this until today, so hope your day was perfectly wonderful!

  20. Karina says:

    Happy Belated Birthday. I lost track of my age for the first time ever when I turned 29…I could have sworn I was turning 28 and I even cried when I realized I was wrong. hahaha…Not funny! πŸ˜‰

    I know how old I am now, but I can see myself losing track again…oh well, it’s just a number anyway.

  21. Happy birthday πŸ™‚

  22. Pavel says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! Hope it was a good one…

  23. Jenster says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Age is relative anyway, so what does the actual number matter?? Except I’d not be happy about the three years older thing! Except that it’s all relative. But still…

  24. chrisb says:

    Happy belated Birthday. You are as young as you feel!

  25. Ann says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, my online pal. Hope it was FABULOUS!!

  26. Ann says:

    And grey hairs can suck it. ug.

  27. Kristi says:

    Happy belated birthday!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

  28. Hilary says:

    Happy Belated Anniversary of your fairly recent birth! πŸ˜‰

  29. gawilli says:

    Happy Birthday, Susan!

    My mom hit 39 and never got a year older. She was adamant about it!

  30. Lisa's Chaos says:

    I’m always late to the party but Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great one. I can’t imagine not knowing how old you are. You do know what year you were born, right, in case you need to figure your age. I treasure my grey hairs, each and every one. πŸ™‚

  31. Sandy says:

    Happy Birthday a few days late! Aren’t you glad your parents didn’t name you Valentina????????

  32. judie says:

    LOL humerous post! Happy Birthday. My kids used to ask and I’d always say “I’m a hundred and six”. They still tell me I’m that to this day. I liked your mom’s idea better! I never got a chance to visit during the OWOH but I’m here now. Nice to meet you.

  33. Pamela says:

    Happy growing older … (the birthday is passed, so I’m just celebrating the aging process you’ve reached today)

  34. Tink says:

    Happy Very Belated Birthday!! I used to be able to recite how old I was to the day.