Wednesday, April 23, 2008

38

I don't remember the day I was born but I'm sure it was swell.

When I was 8 I had a party, I dove in front of the pinata and got cracked in the head.
When I was 25 I thought my life was over, I cried the day long and had never felt so old.
But now I'm cool, 38 is only as old as I want it to be. So today I will only think of sweetness and light and wine and red and unicorns and sunshine and butter and candy necklaces and I shall remember that I am me and I am here and life is good and I am blessed and we are full of love.

60 comments:

hypoglycemiagirl said...

happy birthday!

Defiantmuse said...

happy birthday, J-dizzle.
here's to getting bolder with age.
like a nice zin. mmm.
xo

Susanne said...

Happy birthday Jen!
I hope you have a splendid day and an amazing next year.

(And thanks for the cute pictures.)

kristen said...

The happiest of birthdays my beautiful 38 year old friend. The last photo of M is so incredible - you should frame it and it can be a reminder of this day. 38 was a good year for me too. love you. xo

QT said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Jen - you squeked right in with us Bulls- we are a beauteous lot, are we not? We will celebrate properly in July~

You may have to take the pics down - CUTE OVERLOAD!

Julie Pippert said...

I saw yesterday the note that today was your birthday and I was all, "HA! That's AWESOME! I'm going to surprise Jen and know that today is her birthday and give out happy wishes!"

But you beat me to it, which is totally cool because I know you're gong to have a great birthday, since you wish yourself happy. :)

My husband went ass over teakettle about 25 too. It didn't faze me, but 31 did.

38 rocks.

Many happy returns of the day to you and Feliz cumpleanos!

(My gosh your photos! That girl is a total cutie pie. That last one with her silly face---LOVE it.)

Hetha said...

Happy Day Jen! I'm toasting to you right now with a fresh hot cup of coffee.

Family Adventure said...

Happy B-day, Jen. Take it from one who knows - 38 rocks. Although I've only got a few more months of 38 left!

Heidi :)

Little Monkies said...

Look at those pictures...38 is round, strong, balanced but with a little bit to complete by the time you are 88.

Lots to do see and experience left yet in you gorgeous soul.

XOX to you, my dear!

liv said...

Happy Birthday, precious girl! I cannot wait to celebrate our collective birthdays soon!
xoxo

metro mama said...

Happy birthday you sexy thing!

Gina said...

Happy Birthday!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday! May 38 bring you many wonderful things.

Love the pictures. Adorable.

heather said...

Happy Birthday! You don't look a day over 25...

I tend to celebrate for the entire week of my birthday, so make the most of it!

Beck said...

Happy birthday to you! I have loved every year of my 30s, and it sounds like you do, too. I hope it's a WONDERFUL day (and you share a birthday with my dad, you lucky gal.).

Amy Y said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Hope you have a fantastic day... but with that lil treasure to go home to, I don't see how you wouldn't! :)

Kelly said...

38 has been great so far for me! Hope it is for you too! Happy Birthday!

Sizzle said...

Happy Day! Bask in the love.

Mayberry said...

Happy birthday! from another child of '70.

Sober Briquette said...

Hap hap happy!
Hippity hoppity happity!

Have a great birthday and may your year be filled with blessings and dreams.

(How big is that girl getting? I think she grew in between photos!)

full of love indeed.

Bon said...

happy happy birthday, you.

and M? what a birthday gift to wake up to.

Mad said...

Oh how I wish I could drink champagne with you to celebrate. And then maybe I could cuddle both our M's on my lap and read them a story. I'd like that.

Happy Birthday, beloved.

Bob said...

happy birthday!

after 21, age is just another number. no big deal.

mamatulip said...

Happy Birthday, Jen! I hope your day is filled with happiness and love.

I sound like a greeting card, don't I?

Good. :)

Arwen said...

Happy B-day! I love the pictures and the new blog digs.

hele said...

Happy birthday my sister*

I am also glad you are here

Jennifer said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday!

Hooray!


(But...unicorns made the list and beer did not? Oh, wait, I see wine on there...okay then.)

nyjlm said...

Happy Birthday from another 38 year old Jennifer :)

Kyla said...

Happy birthday, dude.

Magpie said...

I'll raise a glass of wine to you later. Happy birthday!

meno said...

Happy Birthday dear lady.

I am a late bloomer, i didn't get depressed by a birthday until i was 45.

Blog Antagonist said...

Welcome to 38! You make it look good. And really, it's not that bad, once you get used to it.

Happy Birthday! And btw, the new blog looks GREAT!

Donna said...

Happy birthday! The best is yet to come! (Take it from someone who dwells on the other side of the hill.)

kgirl said...

happiest of birthdays! look at that adorable face - blessed, indeed.

Karen said...

here's to you and to many happy returns of the day.

PunditMom said...

Happy B-day, you! Trust me, 38 ROCKS! Just don't talk to me about some of the others! ;)

bgirl said...

happy day jen! i'm on your tail, 38 awaits me in just a month. i will borrow your wise, happy words.

Tabba said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to wild and wonderful you.

crazymumma said...

sistah!

happiest of birthdays. May this year bring grace, Belize and many of the things you want in your life.

I will throw back a vodka and soda or two with my mind your way.

crazymumma said...

sistah!

happiest of birthdays. May this year bring grace, Belize and many of the things you want in your life.

I will throw back a vodka and soda or two with my mind your way.

KC said...

Happy Birthday to a treasured friend, an incredible mama, and a wonderful human being. You are still my hero every single day. xoxo. (drinks in July)

Mrs. Chicken said...

Eat some cake for me and happy 38. And wow, is your kid beautiful.

TEOM said...

Hmmmm. Candy necklaces. Happy Birthday!

Kelly said...

What? It's your birthday? Well, Feliz Cumpleanos, my friend. (And of course, the 'n' is supposed to have that little squiggle thingy over it...heh)

Christine said...

oh jen happy happy happy birthday you lovely thing you.

i just love you.

painted maypole said...

for 38 years you have blessed this earth with your presence. here's to the next 38 years.

I'm so glad you were born!!!

Denguy said...

Happy Birthday you young thing.

Hey, the site looks great, eh?

Wayfarer Scientista said...

happy, happy birthday!! And I like the site change! Although I was worried when I first showed up that I'd been absent so long (these days I just don't seem to read blogs or write posts as much as I want to) that you had been taken over by someone else. Have a good new birth-year!

alejna said...

I hope you had a fun and festive birthday.

I love those photos. Your sign holder is freakin' adorable.

Deb said...

Happy belated birthday Jen.

Gwen said...

Here's to 38 more fantabulous years.

Happy Birthday, you goddess, you!

pgoodness said...

how could you not think sweetness and light and of being blessed and life being good (and all that) with a face like that greeting you??

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!

blooming desertpea said...

As usual I'm late to the party ...

Happy Birthday, Jen, glad you were born indeed - and M - she's the cutest doll, seems like she's telling you - "hey, it's just a number!" :)

carrie said...

Well, if my birthday card looked like these pics, I'd be smiling too!

Happy Birthday, friend!

Mine was last week -- I didn't know we were so close . . . just another reason to love ya!

Jocelyn said...

38 is a magical year, just like all the rest.

Oh, The Joys said...

Happy Birthday, Love Child!

nomotherearth said...

Happy Birthday!

You know - I don't think I've ever seen a picture of your daughter. What a cutie!

Ruth Dynamite said...

Happy birthday sweet thing!

Redneck Mommy said...

I'm heartbroken I missed your birthday.

I hope it was wonderful, friend.

I love ya.

Binky said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm sorry for the delay. So much birth, so little time...

Best wishes for a year that brings you even closer to where you want to be, all the while continuing to make the most of where you are. We love following your journey.