Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's My Birthday

Yes. Yes it is. On this day, back before the internet, I entered the world.  LBJ was president, the Beatles were big, and Elvis was still a hottie.

My husband is one of those people who expects a big to-do every year on his birthday.  He wants a party, and a parade float, and a blimp flying overhead.  My husband would love it if Iron Maiden was playing a special concert just for him.  Every single person who sees him must wish him a happy birthday.  It is the day of his birth, and therefore a grand day for celebration.  Larry basks in the glory that is his day.  He is all about the birthdays. 

I don't do that.  

Never mind that very few people not related to me remember my birthday.  Never mind that it's summer, and everyone is gone for their vacations.  Maybe when I was younger I would wallow in self-pity about all that, but these days I am just happy that I am still breathing.  I still have all my fingers and toes.  I can still speak, still see, still mostly hear.  I can still remember who I am and where I am.  Other than that, it's just another day for me.  Yep.  Just another day that I get to spend with my son and my husband and my family.  That is what is truly worth celebrating.

Oh, and there's cake. 


  1. And what a cake it is!

    Happy Birthday To You!

    Tony's was Thursday... and every time he looks at me, he says "You know it is still technically my birthday week, right?"

    Ahhh, Yes, honey. And you remember that the ENTIRE month of October shall be celebrated for me too, right?


  2. Happy Birthday, Tina! I'm like you re: celebrating mine. Have a fun day with the family!

  3. Happy birthday Tina! Did you get Legos?

    1. Lol! As a matter of fact, I did get some Lego minifigures!

  4. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY even if in your world it IS just about the cake!!! Gotta tell ya, I am more like your husband. When it is my birthday the whole world must acknowledge it! Yep...that's how I roll lol!!

    Ohhhhhhh and I am waaaaaaaaaaay older than you! I was in elementary school when the Beatles debuted on Ed there!!


  5. Sorry I missed your birthday, but let me be the first (and possibly only) one to wish you happy birthday 4 days late!! I bet there's no cake left ...


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