Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy MY Birthday to YOU !!!

I know, at a young 39, I'm probably supposed to stop celebrating. Standing in the rain at the bus stop this morning, we were all so down - lost jobs, sickness, sloppy snow. So, I did it. I announced my birthday at the bus stop. (Everyone left happy - including me.) Remind me why people don't ever tell me its their birthday??

Oh, yes, I'm the type to walk around with a birthday hat on . . . it's MY BIRTHDAY.

C.E.L.E.B.R.A.T.E. with me. Darn it. And, why not?

So, besides throwing a big party for myself on Friday. In which, by the way, none of my friends are allowed to do anything besides grab a bag of chips and a bottle of wine as they run out the door in whatever they are wearing - no PTA agenda, no HOA agenda, no service project, no product to buy, nope. They have been asked to bring a gift ($10).

A GIFT??!! How RUDE!!!

No, no, sillies. We are having a gift exchange. Not gifts for me, please. I demand that you don't. Why? Because I want everyone who comes to this party to think about doing it themselves. Have a party. You see, if you bring a gift for me, then someone might think that THAT is the point. What kind of person would WANT to have a party and have people bring gifts for them? That would be awkward at best, and probably downright rude too.

My party on Friday is everyone's birthday. Get it? We are all celebrating. We will all leave with a thoughtful little something after having done nearly nothing and sitting around with friends all evening. Ha.

That is what I want for my birthday. (Oh, and a big sloppy cake from my kids -- and the sloppy kisses from my whole family to go along with it, and my brother and sister HAVE to sing to me, otherwise I just can't get older, but thats a post in itself.) Okay, I'm a little high maintenance. I'm a big girl now, I can take the truth.

And, since I cannot be with ALL of my friends on my birthday, I thought I would mention a few of them here too.

So a very Happy MY Birthday!!!!! to a couple of my "oldest" bloggy friends . . .

I want to wish Badass Geek a "Happy MY Birthday." Because, without him I might not be blogging anymore. Serious. Not only is he a fabulous writer, but he brings just enough smiles and my occasional fix of modest blushes. (tee hee).

Splodge, yes dear, you too. I still smile to think that you practically yelled at me over e-mail because I had my blog permissions set wrong and you couldn't post a comment. What a wonderful compliment, especially from such an awesome blogger.

Flea, yes, you too. There just aren't that many of us who love fabric as much as we do, and you have opened my door to new bloggy friends.

Indy & OhMommy - It was the glass of cabernet at Indy's home and Ohmommy's "oh, you SHOULD blog" comment that got me started. I can't believe how much I just didn't get it.

And, finally, Brigette - who writes from the heart on topics I just don't have time to research right now, but really should. You get my feathers in a ruffle, and I LOVE that.

To the rest of my very new friends, thanks for joining in!!! I certainly can't mention everybody here (although I am certainly looking like I might, huh?)

Also, it does seem that I have a few lurkers out there. I would love to meet you too, so if you would kindly leave a comment, I would appreciate it!!!

Thanks . . . . Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me . . . .

17 comments:

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday to you. Trust me sounds better when you sing it to yourself then me singing it to you. Can't wait for your birthday party. You should probably RSVP for it so that everyone knows that you are coming!

splodge said...

Happy, happy birthday dear MIT Mommy.

I'll think of you all partying your heads off on Friday and will raise a glass to you.

Indy said...

Happy Birthday! I am also one of those people that tells everyone "It's my birthday!" And when we get to mine, let's all get together and drink some wine. I can't wait! Hope you had a great day and the lurkers leave a comment for you. Let's get to 10 comments people!

MIT Mommy said...

splodge - Wish you could join us!

3 Peanuts said...

Happy Birthday and thank you for your comment.

Kim

OHmommy said...

Happy birthday and I am soooo sorry I will miss the event.

Working Glass Gal said...

Remember when we were going to count our birthdays up to 29 and then back down to 21 again? Would those two girls have guessed that we would be here, with blogs, and kids? Wish I could be there to raise a glass in person. Cheers from here, though.

xoxo!

splodge said...

Believe me, so do I - and I'm so looking forward to reading about it afterwards.

Brigette Russell said...

Happy birthday!!! Belated, anyway, since today's the 12th. I guess that makes it A Very Merry Un-Birthday, doesn't it? And thank you so much for including me in your "Happy MY Birthday" wishes. I am touched.

I am one of those people who finds it awkward to tell others it's my birthday, which the last couple of years has meant a pretty bleak birthday. My husband was away, my kids were monsters as usual and gave me no consideration, and since it was mostly just my kids and me, well, you get the picture. Several friends took me out, but it wasn't the day of, so the day itself was disappointing. Wish I could say I'll take your approach next birthday, but I know myself, and I doubt I'll do it. I'll try to talk myself into it though.

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday! May all your birthday wishes come true!

MIT Mommy said...

Thank you all.

Indy - Yes, by your birthday you will be used to being a mom of three and need a whole bottle of wine. I'll drive.

OHmommy - We will miss you, but since you will be in Mexico, don't miss us too much.

Working Glass - They wouldn't have believed it even if we tried to tell them. I am just glad that you are still in my life after all these years.

Brigette - OK. I'm finding out when your birthday is. Watch out.

Jeff said...

Well then, happy birthday (yours) to me. Why thanks. I wouldn't have brought it up, but you did, and I appreciate it. I know, I don't look a day over 38, and I should indulge myself a little because I deserve it. Happy Birthday!

Badass Geek said...

Happy Birthday!

Thank you for your kind words. You are an integral part of my daily blog-life, so I'm glad to decided to stick it out.

Hope you have a great day!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday!! Although I hated 39 because of the next year looming ahead. Now that I'm rolling down the hill it's party all the time (not!).

Have a great time at your party.

MIT Mommy said...

Jeff - Sounds like something I would say. That is, if I were you, which I am not.

Badass - Just waiting for your novel, really.

Angela - See, you really need to go to Blogher. You could come to my party, but it would be a bit of a commute for a mere glass of wine.

Heather said...

Well well, Happy Belated Birthday! I will definitely be checking back. Thanks for eating bacon.

Brigette Russell said...

Find me on Facebook and you've found it.