Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well, I woke up this morning thinking no one would remember my birthday today. Really it was no big deal, took me a minute to remember myself! Needless to say, I was delightfully surprised to see that I am "Social Network Rich"! It started with just a few emails and FaceBook friends sending birthday wishes. I had stepped out for a while to do some errands and when I returned I had 55 emails in my inbox, took me a good while to get through them. So if by chance I missed saying "thank you" don't think I didn't appreciate it, but I'm damn old and those emails were overwhelming!

That's right, I'm old. Today I turned 52 years old and I'm certainly not liking it—nor am I aging gracefully. I'm finding it more difficult everyday to look in that mirror. Every time I do, I discover some new monstrosity carved into my face! Whether it be a new wrinkle, an ever darkening age spot, or something else unrecognizable! I keep looking at moles and questioning whether I've seen them before and whether I'm seeing a change due to Melanoma! (I did spend a lot of time laying in the sun as a kid, so that paranoia makes perfect sense to me) I can't see much without my glasses, so I've been opting to not wear them when I am anywhere near a mirror—blurry seems to put a lighter perspective on things.

Hubby, was wonderful today. After working over 13 hours last night, he still managed to come home this morning with a wonderful gift—a comfy white robe, which I needed, my old one looks really beat! He also brought a massive 4 layer chocolate cake with peanut butter icing (my favorite). How long do you think the cake sat there before I busted it open? I opened it to smell it—then I shut the box. I opened it to taste the icing—then I shut the box. Finally, After about 45 minutes I could no longer resist—got the knife and dove in. I'm supposed to be dieting right now—so much for that! Awe fuck off, it's my birthday, I'm allowed! I'm going to have to take the remaining cake over to a client or something tomorrow because my sweet tooth will definitely not allow me to have that sucker in this house for very long!

So all in all, my day was good. It's lovely to know that I have an enormous network of friends who care—or maybe I just spend way to much time on the internet!

Much Love to All—Jodi


  1. Thank you. Gonna get a bubble bath and slide into my new robe, awe and relax.

  2. Sounds like you had a "Wonderful Day Friend". It was good talking with you yesterday. Wish I could have been there to dive into that cake with you, as it's my favorite as well. Anything with peanut butter. Yummy! Love You, Raven