I am 39. How did that happen?

I am pretty sure this is the longest I’ve gone without blogging in . . . well, since I started back in 2004. Can’t believe it’s been that long, but yep. It has.

It’s my birthday. I’m 39. I love who I am today. I love my life. I can remember so many not great birthdays, or birthdays where something or someone was missing. I can remember one birthday which no human should have to live through. Today was not like that. Today was perfect in its simplicity and calm.

Today I am middle age. Halfway there. Halfway where? i do not know, because, for the most part, I feel like I am where I should be.

Did I mention that I had an awesome dinner with my husband, and we are going to Mexico in April for our tenth anniversary? Not a bad gift. Not bad at all. Plus, my husband understands me enough to know that I will enjoy looking forward to it as much as going.

I got good news tonight, too, and it made me happy. Things are good.

Oh, and Facebook? You can pooh pooh the book all you want, but there is nothing like receiving hundreds of messages, from family, childhood friends, former coworkers, and everyone else under the sun, on your birthday. it is a pretty amazing medium, to say the least. Thanks to all my wonderful friends who took a second to reach out to me. It was appreciated and every single one made me smile. Every one.

A few pictures from tonight. I look wasted. I am not. I am just 39. I probably look it and I am okay with that.
Brandon and Ned

It seems crazy that we have known each other for over ten years now.

It seems crazy that we have known each other for over ten years now.


I find it funny that everyone thinks I hate Ronnie. I don't hate him. I actually really like him. For a gator.

I find it funny that everyone thinks I hate Ronnie. I don't hate him. I actually really like him. For a gator.


I love him.

I love him.


Love this picture. Todd and our "new friends," Foley, Lucy, and Scott. Kinda fun to go out and mix the old and new these days.
Love'em.

Love'em.

Not sure why i look so drunk here. I'm not. Perhaps it was just talking about the red bull and vodka incident that caused it.

Not sure why i look so drunk here. I'm not. Perhaps it was just talking about the red bull and vodka incident that caused it.

It's like I am a poetess. . .

It's like I am a poetess. . .

Shannon with Brandon's nose.

  3 comments for “I am 39. How did that happen?

  1. January 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  2. January 26, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Happy Birthday!! I just turned 41. Sounds like your life is going great! Enjoy!

  3. January 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks!

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