Wednesday, June 06, 2007

My First Annual 39th Birthday

Yup. Today has been my first annual 39th birthday. It has been a great day. I have had several phone calls from people wishing me a happy birthday. It was great to talk to each of them. A card arrived in the mail from my in laws with a little mad money. No matter what else is going on, I always use this money for something for me that I would not normally buy. I'm not quite sure where this years money is going to go to , but I know that I will enjoy it. The kids had minimal homework that they finished in record time. I think that that was the best present of all. I was serenaded by my neighbours Matt and Cora of Vetch fame. I had several e-mails from various people whom I hadn't heard from in a while, and none of them knew that it was my birthday! I love it when serendipitous things happen. We had pizza and garlic cheese fingers for supper, along with a rather nice bottle of wine. The kids have been lassoed into doing dishes. And soon it will be time for cheese cake. We may just have a #3 and a#9 candle in the candle stash.

And earlier today, I was sorting through some photos that were loosely sorted and I came upon these. They are from last year, but this years peonies are just a few short weeks away. They are my favorite flowers second only to irises.
All in all it has been a great day! I may even let 40 come next year just to see what will happen.

16 comments:

Cynthia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACKIE!! 40 isn't so bad; but that isn't for another year! Enjoy the mad money....

Dave Daniels said...

Yay for 39! Happy Birthday! It'll be a landmark year for you, just you wait and see.

Margene said...

Happy Birthday Jackie!! Enjoy your first 39 and party likes its 1999!! The 40s are the best years of your life...just sayin;-)

Anonymous said...

Jackie,

I'd just like take a second out here before I go put out youngest to bed (while you so deservedly soak in the tub) to say a happy birthday to you in public. You are the most wonderful woman to live with. Perhaps when you turn 39 for the second time we can do something a bit more elaborate. I have some ideas.

I look forward to the next year and all of the beautiful things you will weave. You are one very talented fiber artist.

Love,
DH

P.S. We need to make children do the dishes more often. That "no cake until..." line worked well. :-)

a simple yarn said...

A very happy birthday to ya, Jackie! And I'm sure you'll enjoy the 40s as well.....!

Valerie said...

Ahhh..Happy Birthday. But to some of us, 39 is still "wet behind the ears"!

DaviMack said...

Congrats!

amyt said...

Hey Happy Birthday chickie! My birthday is tomorrow, so we're like, totally both raving Geminis!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations your your first annual 39th birthday. I've had my second 39th birthday last year, so I'm glad that we are now finally the same age.

Nicole, your older 39 year old sister

jackie said...

I have waited YEARS to finally catch up to my sister. It always seemed a bit unfair that she was always 2 years older than me! But NO MORE!!!

clothesknit said...

Happy belated birthday! Glad to see life treated you right on your first annual 39th birthdayganza.

Leigh said...

Happy Birthday! May you have many more 38th birthdays to come! Lovely flowers. (And I agree with you about spinning white!)

ms. pea said...

YAY JACKIE!!! I'm so glad you had a great birthday.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Happy birthday, Jackie! Just remember ... if you're 39 for too many years SOMEBODY is going to think, "Good Lord, she's not doing very well for her age!" ;-) (just saying) But you're looking good right now for 39. tehe

Maia said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! Turning forty is a great thing. I wish you well and much happiness and fiberish joy.

Kansas A. Lillooet BC said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm late :) 40's not so bad, let it come but get your reading glasses, moisturizer, and hair dye! Just kidding, that doesn't come until 42 :( LOL LOL