Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to me . . .

Today is my 47th birthday. (Oh God, somebody shoot me, please) I just can't believe that I've managed to survive this long! Last night, as I sat on the couch, opposite my youngest son, I realised that he is starting to look more and more like a . . .man ! How the hell did this happen !?! For the past few months, every time I catch a glimpse of my daughter, my baby, I wonder to my self, "Who the hell IS this gorgeous young woman?" My first born child will be 31 years old next month ! My oldest son, is expecting my FOURTH grandchild this fall ! In moments like those I simply can't deny . . . yes, I am truly getting old. It's the only logical conclusion I can come to. How the hell did this happen !?! More importantly, how could this happen to ME !?! All these years . . . I thought I was in complete control of everything. This sucks.

However, I gotta admit, I got some good stuff this year. . . Like my INTERNET back - Yay !!! This makes me so VERY happy. I missed it SO much. Consequently, I've spent the past four hours trying to catch up on two months worth of blog posts and emails. I'm not even close to being done, In fact, I've only made it through Kate's blog. ( it took all my self control not to comment on every single post) But rest assured, I'll get to everyone eventually. It just feels so good just to be back. And best of all, since it's my birthday, I get first crack at the computer. (tee-hee) I guess I might as well take every advantage of this curse that I can.

No, I'm not the least bit pleased about getting older, but my youngest child gave me something that helps to put it all in perspective. She made me a lovely card, and on the inside, she wrote the following:

I know that you're upset about growing older . . . But, think about it this way - You're one year closer to getting rid of your kids, and one year closer to God, and the ones you love who have passed away: like Aunt Bea, and Honey bear. But no matter how old you get, you will be loved by . . . your children, your husband, and your blog friends (had to add them in . . .) Anyway, you get my point . . .

See? Out of the mouths of babes. I guess it's all just a matter of perspective - Right?

Okay, I have a ton of emails to open and respond to, lots of blogs to read, and a house full of kids hopped up on pizza and birthday cake.

Love you all,
Susan

2 howled back:

sparsely kate said...

That's so funny what Heather wrote, I had to laugh out loud about 'even your blog friends' hahah!! (She's write of course)

I'm glad you are back on line, it's like Christmas! I'm so happy.

I am reading your comments on my old posts via blogger moderation and having a chuckle. I'm quite good at knowing which post you are referring too although one comment had me thinking you were talking about kevin, when really you were giving me advice on my dog Bart. HAHAHAH.

Have a great day and I'm glad you had a lovely Birthday. 47 isn't old - you're still younger than Madonna and have you seen who she's shag....I mean, hanging out with?!@?! A 22 year old! So there.

:) Love Ya!

sparsely kate said...

er....write, right. I'm obviously needing to go back to school...