Today’s my 41st birthday. It’s been a rough week (tonsils, earthquake) and I don’t expect it to get much better for the next few days (hello, Irene!). But I refuse to dwell on the less than stellar things in my life on my birthday. So, here are three things that are awesome:
- My marriage. 17 years ago a casual conversation turned into an engagement story. Our marriage isn’t perfect (what marriage or person is?), but it is ROCK SOLID. We’ve moved past the stages of all of our friends getting married and having babies to that stage where marriages are failing. Knowing that Beer Geek ALWAYS has my back and will support me in whatever hairbrained scheme I come up with makes stepping out of my comfort zone not only possible, but also fun.
- My kids. They may drive me insane and I still have trouble figuring out “typical boy behavior”, but I love these crazy guys more than anything. I can’t imagine my life without them.
- My running. I know that may come as a surprise because I’ve been battling injury for almost a year, but running is still an awesome part of my life. I may never run as fast or as far as I used to, but I’ll take a short, slow run over not running any day. Yesterday I had a fabulous 3 miles in my VFFs. Mile 4 wasn’t so wonderful, but I did it, I enjoyed it, and I was so much happier afterwards.
Why yes, there will be a giveaway of a shirt like this tomorrow…
(As a bonus, I also have rockin’ parents, a wonderful extended family, some super awesome friends, a house I love, and a comfortable lifestyle. Yeah, I’m a lucky girl.)
So, happy birthday to me! I believe I WILL have that 10 year old Alaskan Smoked Porter tonight, thank you very much.
33 thoughts on “TTT: Celebrating me”
Hey I've been married 17 yrs too!!!!!!! Lots of work, agreed. I've seen many marriages give up while we stuck it out! Congrats to you!!! YAY for the vff run!!
Happy happy birthday!!! I hope despite all of the challenges of this week that you have a wonderful day (and year!)
Happy Birthday and Good for you! I love these three facts and am so proud of you for them! Enjoy your day 🙂
41? I thought you were mid-30's tops.Happy Birthday.
Happy HAPPY Birthday! Hoping things settle down around your house – oh, wait, that won't happen for a number of years! Until the boys are off to college! Have a great day! Hope Irene stays away.
Another chance to wish you a Happy Happy Birthday. Have a great one!!
Happy Birthday. I loved the marriage part. What a wonderful feeling to be "rock solid"!!!
happy birthday, and so very glad to see that it is happy.
Happy birthday! :)Great list!
Happy Birthday! Great post!
happy happy birthday!
It seems like just yesterday you hosted your "mama goes masters" virtual race! Happy Birthday!!!!Enjoy the day!
Happy birthday! You have much to celebrate. Love that running shirt!
Happy Birthday! It's fantastic to be so thankful for every one of your blessings! 🙂
Very happy birthday to you! It sounds like you've "got it all"!
you do have it going on woman!!! Seriously Irene is muckin up my plans to try and get home to Miami, they keep cancelling flights…who does this mother nature think she is messing with
Happy birthday! What a great b-day gift to yourself to be able to acknowledge all those great things that make your life great. Not perfect, like you said, but certainly great.CHEERS!
Happy birthday! Enjoy your porter!!
Happy happy birthday!!! I hope you have a great day – you deserve it!!
Happy, Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!!Great list – helps me remember to count my blessings 😉
Happy Birthday! YOu have a lot to be thankful for!
Happy birthday!!!!congrats on 17 yrs!we are on #11..so far so solid also!!
Aww hope you have a great birthday! Congrats on 17 years of marriage…WOW. I am almost to 6.
Happy Birthday! Enjoy yourself!
Happy B-Day and love the shirt…
I totally missed this post! Happy belated birthday!