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I Don’t Normally Do This…But…

Today is my birthday! Yep, it sure is and I’ve reached a milestone. It’s one of those birthdays where no matter if you flip the numbers backwards, you are still the same age!  I love it when you can flip the numbers around and be younger. (32? No, I’m not 32 this year, I’m only 23)  SEE! Isn’t that awesome? (And no, I’m not telling you which milestone I’ve reached. 🙂 )

Yep I was born February 3, 19–  Ha! There is no way I’m telling!

I’ve been wondering who came up with the idea to celebrate our birth. Is it just to show the passing of time? Letting us know we are getting older. Or is it to show how much we’ve grown over the years? And what is so special about a birthday anyway? The birthday fairy didn’t show up and leave me with a sparkly clean house, clean laundry, and less wrinkles. No, she told me I had to do that myself and she even gave me a new wrinkle! She said it added character. Humpf!

So many things change as we get older. We spend our childhood wanting to grow up and then wonder where the years have gone.

Our lists have changed. We once wanted Barbies and Tonka trucks, (Yes, I was, and still am a tomboy 🙂 ) Now we want jewelry and tools. Well not me, I’m a practical tomboy 🙂 I asked for a cmos battery for my old laptop, some triple A batteries for both wireless mouses, and a vacuum cleaner. I know, how exciting! LOL Maybe I should have asked for some new wrinkle cream… 🙂

Even as we blow out the candles we find our wishes have changed. We no longer wish for a pony. We wish for love and happiness for ourselves and others.

So as I blow out the candles on my birthday cake my wish is for you, my family and friends, to have a happy and healthy life and may all your dreams come true.

Now I’m off to see if the birthday fairy brought my Tonka truck that I wished for when I was 11. Gee that was…Haha! Nope! Still  not telling you how old I am. Just older than some and younger than others!

Happy Sunday everyone!


  1. Since your photos look like they could have come from my album, i’m going to say you are …..double nickels??


  2. Cecilia

    All’s I know, you’re definitely speeding in that 35 mile zone…:D
    Happy Birthday, dear friend!


  3. Happy Birthday! I have photos that look a lot like that too 🙂


  4. Joyce,

    Hey Sis The pics are great.


  5. Happy “23rd” birthday, Karen! 🙂


  6. Your photos look like my era, too. That makes us both 33! Right?


  7. Valerie

    Happy Birthday Sis, You don’t look any older then the last time I saw you. 🙂 Hope you had a great Birthday. Sorry you didn’t get your Iris in time but it will still be for your birthday when I get it done and mailed. LOL. love you bunches.


  8. rebeccadouglass

    Yet another whose photos are from a similar era. I’m giving you credit for being younger than I am, though. Which means I won’t say how old i think, because I’d have to admit what major milestone birthday is coming down the pike at high speed to take me out!


  9. fuonlyknew

    Pictures show you’re younger than me. I think I need more wrinkle cream:)
    Happy Birthday!


    • Haha! No one wants to take pictures of me anymore, they are afraid I’ll break the lens! LOL


  10. Lovely birthday post … many happy wrinkle-free returns! … love your blog n x


  11. Happy Birthday Karen. Hope all your birthday wishes come true. I love the photos.


  12. Happy birthday. 🙂


  13. Nadine

    Happy Belated Birthday! I hope the day was all you wanted it to be. 🙂


  14. Happy 32nd birthday! If you had black and white photos, you aren’t in your 30s! LOL! Hope this is the beginning of a wonderful new year for you! Thank you for the tweet! 🙂


  15. Happy birthday for last week 🙂


  16. Sorry I’m late to the party! Your birthday is on the same date as my best friend, and one month before mine so now I can never forget it!
    Hope it was wonderful, xoxox


    • Hi Eden! And thank you 🙂 It was okay considering the fact that I had to compete with the Superbowl! LOL Hugs to you!


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