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Another fine birthday comes to an end

March 13th, 2011 at 07:03 pm

I'm 36 today. Eek. Not exactly a landmark birthday though. It is just funny how my expectations of what makes a good day have changed through the years. Today, I opted not to do anything exciting.

Hubby took the kids to the zoo, so I had about 3 hours of peace and quiet. I worked on an article that is due tomorrow, went to Home Depot to buy a $1.72 part, and then spent the rest of the time replacing the old light in the main bathroom with a new one. We ordered pizza for dinner, and while hubby was outside playing with the kids, I just kind of had some quiet time and stared at the wall. Magnificent. Had a little bit of quiet time and knocked a big "Designed to Sell" item off the to-do list.

Hubby is excited about our pending move, and now that it's okay for me to decorate the place in my head, I feel more excited as well. The house has a lot of potential.

We did have a few rare moments today to talk, while both kids were napping. The last five years have been brutal. (Hurricane, three deaths, including my dad, two births, recessions) He says it's been hard coming to terms with our adulthood. I hadn't thought about it that way, but he's very very right. We were technically adult in our 20s, but we got to have so much fun and only worry about ourselves. It's just so easy compared to the crushing responsibility of two children and aging parents.

So yes, this new house is a big move in many ways-- it's the house we are buying BECAUSE we have children, and FOR the children. Our house is great, but we bought it for the two of us, when our needs, desires and lifestyle were very different. This next one is designed for us to live there until the kids graduate from high school. It's been chosen as a place for all four of us. Maybe I'm overthinking it, but it is SO ADULT!!!!

Guess that is what 36 is!

9 Responses to “Another fine birthday comes to an end”

  1. pippi.longstockings Says:

    Happy b'lated birthday!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Happy Birthday!! I'm glad you enjoyed your day just the way you wanted it.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  4. mjrube94 Says:

    Happy birthday Thrift! You don't sound a day over 29. Wink

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Happy Birthday! My son turned 11 today, too.

  6. momcents Says:


    Happy birthday!!

  7. CampFrugal Says:

    Happy Awesome Birthday!

  8. Ima saver Says:

    Happy birthday! The 30's are the best years of your life. I felt just like you. I really wasn't grown up til I hit my 30's!

  9. CB in the City Says:

    Happy birthday! I agree with Julie, the thirties are the best!

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