Saturday, August 11, 2012

Birthday Ramblings

Today I am another year older. The big 3-7.  3 years to 40  Birthdays sure are bitter sweet!

After sitting and waiting for what felt like hours, the DMV was nice enough to renew my license. I assumed I wouldn't have to take another picture and didn't bother doing anything special to my hair or putting on makeup. The person behind the counter actually laughed when they handed me my new ID!

The next time my license comes up for renewal, I'll be 45.  It made me wonder …what will the next 8 years bring?  My daughter will be 23.  In eight years, will she have forgotten about One Direction?  What's all the fuss about any way?!  My son 18.  For this mama, seeing my son turn 18 and prepare for college will be met with tears.  My husband and I will be preparing to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary.  So glad we made it. By then, Sasha will have outgrown her puppy stage and I pray Princess and Bella will have outlived their expected lifespan.  

Do I see myself still blogging?  How long do most blogs last?  Will I dye my hair and shape my eyebrows?
Is it possible to grow old without going gray?

Although many things are beyond my control, I look forward to all that comes next in my life...

26 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you I hope you have a wonderful and blessed one.

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  2. Happy Birthday you young thing! Seems like just yesterday I was in my 30's. Enjoy every moment and make that marriage your priority. Sweet post.

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  3. Happy Birthday, Brandi! Guess what.... we share a birthday :)

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  4. Happy Birthday, Brandi!! The best years are still to come!!!

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDI!!!!

    Hope you have had a great day!
    I turned the big 4-0 this year...it's not so bad!

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  6. Happy Birthday Brandi!! Praying you had a wonderful day. And yes, you have much to look forward too.

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  7. happy Birthday Brandi! the best is yet to come.

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  8. Happy Birthday gorgeous!! I'm 37 too...I'm happy that I'm in good company with you!

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  9. Happy birthday my friend!!! I wish you the best year ever. Don't fear the 40s. I just turned 45 and life couldn't be better. Hugs!!

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  10. Happy Birthday my friend! I hope you have a great day!

    Pam

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  11. Happy birthday sweet girl! Hope you enjoy your special day and be very blessed. You're so young, enjoy these years and don't be scared of your next birthdays, because it's a waste of time, as when I became 50 I was so happy as I never been before and ever since, my birthdays are a happy time!
    Lots of hugs,
    FABBY

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  12. Happy Birthday!!!!

    On my 35th birthday, I took a most horrid DMV picture. I looked so tense because they were giving me such a hard time in there. I'll be stuck with that photo for 8 years...unless it conveniently gets missing or I become a wife and need a name change. Are they any other options? LOL

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  13. Happy Birthday Brandi! I hope you;re still blogging!

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  14. Happy Birthday, Brandi. Keep up the good work blogging. If I stick with it, you HAVE TO. lol Still waiting for that cookbook.

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  15. Happy birthday to you!! I hope you had an aww awesome day!

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  16. Happy b-day. I'm still 36 for a few months but I'm nervous about 37 because then it's "late 30's" y'know? I refuse to go softly into that night.

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  17. Happy Birthday! I've learned to always go to DMV prepared to take a pic just in case. My last pic was simply dreadful. I hope you had an awesome day!

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  18. Happy Birthday, Brandi! You're still a baby! That was funny about the DMV lady laughing at your photo - the same thing has happened to me before. And then I had to live with it for years.

    Hope you had a fabulous birthday.

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  19. Happy Birthday Brandi!!!! Cheers to you to a great year.

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  20. Happy belated Birthday! I hope you had a great one!

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  21. Happy Belated Birthday! Just 37? You're still a baby!!!!!!! Enjoy those 30s and 40s and 50s and beyond! Believe me...it gets better as the years pass! Maybe our bodies get weird on us, but WHO we are as we progress through this life is such a treat!

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  22. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  23. Happy birthday for the other day xx

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