I wonder at what age we lose the desire to run around and tell anyone who will listen that it's our birthday. Well, actually, I haven't lost that desire. I still want to run around and tell everyone I know, but I think it's probably socially icky. So, I'll tell anyone who listens here. It's my birthday today.
I'm 29. Twenty-nine. My mom says I'm the age now where no one believes you're that age. "How old are you?" "Twenty-nine." "Oh, riiight. How many times have you been twenty-nine?" I wonder if my mom feels as old on my birthdays as I do. Twenty-nine. My last year as a twenty-something. Then I'll be thirty, and I've said for the last five years that if I don't have at least a prospect of a husband on my 30th birthday I'm going to need to be put on suicide watch. That's probably a slight exaggeration, but not by much. My original goal was to be married at twenty-five, one child at 28 and the second at 30. Well.....sadly lagging behind on that goal I'm afraid. But, I'm older now and more resourceful, not to mention more driven, so I'm sure I'll be able to achieve this new goal.
But, the older I get I also wonder why being married means so much. I have great friends, a great family, and I love living alone. I'm an only child--built to be alone. And from what I hear the marrieds don't have sex as often as they'd like, so that wouldn't be different...and lots of people are so unhappily married that I think I'd be better to take my chances being single.
Whatever. Let's not talk about such icky things. It's my birthday!!
I went to the drive in movies last night with E. A triple feature!! Saw Amityville Horror. I freaken loved it. Especially watching it outside at 2am. We got home at 4:30, so my birthday celebration was well on its way early. I slept in this morning, skipped my run, read my book instead. I have one open house for graduation that I have to put in a BRIEF appearance at, and then it's off to Chilis for dinner and drinks with my sunshines. We're keeping the evening open for whatever we want to do after.
So, if you're out there, now's the time to make yourselves known and wish me a happy day!!