Tuesday, November 16, 2004

B-day

Today is my 36th birthday. THIRTY-SIX! Not that I think that's old, I don't. I just think I should be 27. I used to think 21 was the perfect age - I could drink, drive (not in that order), vote, and was done with school... but then I got older, and 25 was nice - I could rent a car on my own... but my mid twenties were mostly boring - not alot of money, not alot of style, hubby worked ALOT so no social life... then I came to work at kodak.com and for the first time, most everyone else was younger (and hipper) than me... so I caught up... went out alot, began to travel alot, earned more money, learned about design and style (from my stylish Designer friends), found my talent for shopping, and had a blast... even hitting the big 3-0 wasn't painful.

My best and my worst year were one in the same, I was 33. We went to Brasil with Daniela, then later that year went to London, Scotland and Paris with Jenny & Aaron... but that was also the year Mom died.

I still have alot of fun because I have a wonderful husband, loving family, and great friends, but there's now (and will always be) that VERY big void in my life. Birthdays are bittersweet. I love celebrating, but I miss that morning phone call from Mom saying, "at this time {howevermany} years ago, I was giving birth to my beautiful baby daughter"...

So if I could pick an age to freeze at, I think I'd stick with 27. Ask me again when I'm 45 and you might get a different answer.

14 comments:

amy [Knitty] said...

Tina, Happy Birthday!
I agree -- 27 is the best age to stick at. If only we could!

Hug you,
Amy

Kristy said...

Hello. I clicked on "next blog" and found you. Happy Birthday! I'm happy you don't think 21 is the best age because it means that my life will begin to go downhill in two weeks (I'm 21 on the 29th). Hope you had a great day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tina!

-ab

Tina said...

Hi Kristy, thanks for wishing me Happy Birthday today. Happy Early Birthday to you and yes, life is just getting good - live it up (but don't drink & drive =)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Tina! According to my niece, 40 is the new 30, so 36 must be the new 26. That means next year will be your best year! What the heck, start early and make this year your best year. --Elaine

Matthew said...

Happy happy happy birthday Tina!

Yeaaaayyyy Tina!

27 is pretty good. I'd opt for 29 myself.

Tina*:) said...

Happy Birfday, Birfday Girl*:D

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm also 36 but I think 29 is the greatest age ever;)Don't really know why tho, always thought it was a good age after i passed the big 3-0. Even if it didnt bother me a bit. But I have to say....36 scares me more..*keep smiling* by Susanne

vintage said...

I gotta tell ya, you don't look 36 at all!!! My initial guess would be early to mid-20's, so you don't even look 27 to me!

Happy Birthday!!!

Amy

suzie q said...

WOW! i had no idea you were the same age as me!! i thought u were ljc's age!! i just turned thirty-six myself last month on 10/15. when i hit 30 it was big but not too difficult. thirty-one was a more difficult birthday for me as i felt like i had gone over the threshold. thirty-five was a miserable one for me. this year was much easier and i am hoping that the upcoming years get even easier.

happy, happy bday to you, tina!!!

popsie said...

Happy Birthday Tina. I turned 27 a couple of weeks ago so I loved your blog, I hope it is a great year year like yours was.

mamastal said...

Hey we have the same bday!! Scorpios Rule!!! Hope you had a great b-day and if you say 27 is the best age then I'm in for a great year b/c I just turned 27!!
Oh and boy do I know about wanting your mom to call you on your bday!! I thought it would get easier not getting phone calls from my mom, but it just seems to get harder!! Atleast I have a great husband who keeps my spirits up and makes me feel special!! Hope yours does too!! Happy Birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

my mom calls and says the same thing every year! of course then she always complains that my father was so absorbed in the evening news he missed the birth...

have a great day.

LadyGypsy said...

Happy Happy Birthday and many many more!