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Now we are (Thirty) Six

Yesterday was my birthday, and I am at the point in my life where I have to do the math any time I care to recall how old I am. So let's see... 74 from 10, carry the 1, I seem to be 36.

I woke up on the morning of my birthday at a hotel in Philadelphia. Twice, actually, the first time when the fire alarm went off at 12:15 and again at a more humane time. Chris and I were there for a very-delayed anniversary trip which just happened to be rescheduled for my birthday weekend, so go me. We had breakfast at the hotel, then booked it home to rescue my parents from my children and so I could take Mia to a high school musical, a tradition I was not to be excused from for any reason.

Chris made my favorite let us not think about how high in fat dinner, the children collaborated on candle placement with predictable results, then blew out my candles, opened my presents, and sang several renditions of Happy Birthday beautiful only to their mother but oh so lovely and highly valued by me.

Once we got two sugar-buzzed children off to bed, it was cleaning and laundry and the couch and the recorded shows we missed on Thursday when I spent the entire evening at the pediatrician with Mia. Of course one of the children got sick when we went out of town, that's how we roll and every couple trip or family vacation either starts or ends with a trip to the pediatrician. Luckily this time it was minor, nobody even went to the hospital.

One of my gifts was an ice cream attachment for my mixer, which I have been wanting for ages, so there will be lots of ice cream up in here soon. You should all come over to try it out. Our first flavor will be Mario ice cream, which is Owen's adaptation of my offer of Oreo ice cream. Sure to be tasty either way.

Comments (18)

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like a wonderful way to start a fresh new year!

Happy Birthday! It sounds like it was a good day.

♪♪♫ Happy ♪♫♪ Birthday ♪♪♫ to you ♪♫♪♪♪♫ Happy ♪♫♪ Birthday ♪♪♫ to you ♪♫♪♪♪♫ Happy ♪♫♪ Birthday ♪♪♫ dear Beth ♪♫♪♪♪♫ Happy ♪♫♪ Birthday ♪♪♫ to you ♪♫♪

I was thinking, "Gosh, I know so many people with November birthdays!" Then, speaking of math, I went 11 minus 9 and got Valentine's Day. Awwwww!

Happy Birthday!!! It's a good age, I've been here for a few weeks now and so far I can't complain. :)

Happy birthday!

"Mario" ice cream does sound pretty deelish ;) Happy birthday, lovely Beth. I'm glad you two had a good trip.

Happy birthday youngin!!!

Happy Birthday Beth!

You should try Cake Batter Ice Cream from the allrecipes.com site. It's a favorite at my house!

Glad your birthday was great. You deserve it!

Happy Birthday, Beth!

As someone who's currently 2.5 months from turning 38, allow me to mock you:

God, you are so old. Why not just change your name to Oldy McOlderson? I mean, really. So old. How's your cane? Made of wood? Probably. Because you need it. On account of your age.

Happy Birthday!

Happy belated birthday!!

But you are a HAWT 36.

Happy Birthday! I come here today because I was watching Millionaire game show on TV reminded me of you and she even said that she was from Philadelphia! You've got a twin out there.

I MISSED BOTH OF YOUR BIRTHDAYS THIS YEAR.

I am the worst internet friend ever.

Really, happy freaking birthday, dude.

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