Monday, December 17, 2007

Another Tree Ring for Me

I woke up 42 years old today. Mom and Dad were right, the further down the hill you get, the more of a non-event your birthday becomes.

Still, I'm happy to have one, considering the alternative. Also, I've never understood people who lie about their age or refuse to divulge it. (It is especially puzzling when men do it - it seems girlie.) So far, I'm pretty proud that I've managed to survive so long on this poor neglected marble.

So, I've got to hand in my final decision on the horse today. Went over the numbers last night with Ginsberg, my unofficial (but tremendously competent) accountant. Purchasing the horse, no problem. Monthly upkeep of the horse plus lessons (roughly $600) - that's the challenge.

I already live minimally. No cable. No fancy dinners. No shopping addictions. The new budget would strip me down even more. No Netflix. No vices. No guitar lessons. Minimal travel. And a seriously reduced grocery budget. Hmmmmm, well, I liked Ramen well enough in college ...

At least blogging is (still) free.


hotdrwife said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
I love you to bits and pieeeeeeeeeeeeeces,
Happy Birthday to you.


See you tonight at the show?

susie said...


I'm working on your present for this year and you might even have it before the end of the year.

Love you girl!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday!

ClizBiz said...

Thanks, ya'll! I'm feel the warm fuzzies today BIG TIME.

Kath said...

Yom Yom Huledet, Yom Yom Huledet!

Happy Birthday in Hebrew, in case you are wondering.

Have a fatabulous day and a wonderful year...horsie or no horsie.

Love you oodles!

Kath :-)

Leslie Madsen-Brooks said...

Happy birthday!

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday! (a day late!)

McSchmoinkles said...

Happy Birthday McFeather!!!!!!

What a sweet, little girl you were! How old are you in it?

hubs said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Also thought you might enjoy this:

ClizBiz said...

Wow! I'm feeling vaklempt from all the sweet wishes! I think I was about 3? 4? 5? I have no idea but please note the budding cleavage. Hilarious.

Okay, Hubs, that was BRILLIANT! Thanks so much for the link! I will send to my fellow Rodents. Very thoughtful of you!