If you know me at all, or are a friend on one of the (far too) many social networks I’m a member of, then you know that I take birthdays seriously. Not “seriously” as in “no fun” but as in “LET’S CELEBRATE.” I’ve always been this way about my birthday and if I find out that it’s your birthday, I will send you greetings on all of the (far too) many social networks that you are a part of. If you are a close friend, I will also buy you presents and call you and hug you and help you celebrate YOUR DAY.

Birthdays are important, is what I’m saying.

It’s not that I relish getting older in any way, shape or form. I started getting grey hairs at the ripe old age of twenty-one and I laugh so much that I was an early achiever in the acquisition of “laugh lines.” (Sadly, I did not receive any awards.) I have more days than I’d like to admit where I look in the mirror and see a reflection that does not resemble the twenty-year-old that I feel like inside.

On the flip side, I have a ridiculously hot husband and three of the coolest kids that this planet ever did see and friends that blow my mind and a life that, while BUSY, is also AWESOME and, yeah. I really have nothing to complain about.

I know that a “lady” is not supposed to reveal her age but, eh. This conversation with Emily last week is one that I’ve been telling anyone who would listen.

Me: “My birthday is coming up!”

Emily: “How old will you be?”

Me: “Well, I’m thirty-five now, so how old will I be turning?”

Emily: “One hundred?”

In case you haven’t been paying attention, IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. Wish me a happy, happy one, if you could be so kind. It will make my day. (Stating the obvious is one of my many talents.)

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  1. Kandi January 20, 2011 6:53 pm edit

    Happy Birthday, Angella! I’m sure it will be a good one! Enjoy!!
    .-= Kandi´s last blog ..Picturing Winter =-.

  2. Melissa January 20, 2011 7:23 pm edit

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Keely January 20, 2011 8:20 pm edit

    Happy happy birthday! Hope you’re having a fantastic one :)

  4. Victoria January 20, 2011 8:48 pm edit


    ( I shouted it all excited like just for you )

  5. Madge January 20, 2011 9:30 pm edit

    Happy Birthday!! 100, hahahaha
    .-= Madge´s last blog ..January 20- 2011 – The Game =-.

  6. Colleen January 20, 2011 9:33 pm edit

    Happy birthday to you… happy birthday to you… happy birthday dear Angellaaaaaaaaaa… happy birthday to you!!!!!!!!!

    And by the way… you look AMAZING for 100.
    : )
    .-= Colleen´s last blog ..Grace in Small Things – 106 =-.

  7. JenniferW January 20, 2011 10:06 pm edit

    Happy Birthday one day late! I claim pregnancy brain and laziness for not checking my Reader. Hope it was a great one.
    .-= JenniferW´s last blog ..I’m happy! I’m MAD! I love you! I hate you! =-.

  8. Procrastamom January 20, 2011 10:19 pm edit

    Happy Birthday Angella! I love your blog more than cheese and I would never miss a post. You are the awesome!

  9. Jenn January 20, 2011 10:43 pm edit

    Happy Birthday Angella! I hope you had a great day and have an even better year.

    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..Almost like finding 5 dollars in your coat after a year almost =-.

  10. Amanda January 20, 2011 11:32 pm edit

    Happy Birthday!

  11. Tannis January 20, 2011 11:41 pm edit

    Happy birthday again! I’m always so relieved when people announce to me when their birthdays are in advance, I’m notorious for losing track of dates.
    .-= Tannis´s last blog ..Next Round =-.

  12. agirlandaboy January 20, 2011 11:56 pm edit

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Happy Birthday, dear friend. You are a gem, and I’m lucky to know you.

  13. Heather January 21, 2011 12:22 am edit

    Happy Birthday!
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Coming along =-.

  14. Sarah January 21, 2011 2:40 am edit

    Happy Birthday! And I made before midnight SO IT TOTALLY COUNTS!
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..I meant to this a while ago but then I didn’t =-.

  15. Danica January 21, 2011 12:24 pm edit

    Happy belated birthday! I hope you have an excellent year friend. Blessings!
    .-= Danica´s last blog ..Martin Luther King Day =-.

  16. Geralis January 22, 2011 5:42 am edit

    Happy birthday! I am delurking to say I always enjoy your blog and kind and cheerful words.

  17. Kristin January 22, 2011 10:35 am edit

    Hey! I know I am a bit late but I hope you had a happy birthday! :)

  18. Ninabi January 22, 2011 4:00 pm edit

    Happy belated birthday! You look young, beautiful and happy. I wish for you another year full of friends, family, fun, good health and adventures!
    .-= Ninabi´s last blog ..Day 6 of 30 days Something I hope never to do =-.

  19. Roshan January 23, 2011 10:28 pm edit

    I’m 34 but 29 was a great age to be. I wanna be 29 forever too.

  20. Darci January 24, 2011 12:09 am edit

    Happy Late Birthday!

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