Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm getting old

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Well... it will be in roughly 1.5 hours.

I am getting old...er. I will be twenty-four.

It's bittersweet, but I am going to celebrate it anyway. I didn't celebrate last year, it was my first birthday after my diagnosis. It was also 3 months after the diagnosis, actually, and I just wasn't in the mood.

It probably helped that no one seemed to notice my birthday, or to care about it... so I was okay with doing nothing. But, life is fragile. Life is short. I decided I was going to celebrate my birthday this year.

So... I am cleaning my house tomorrow.

And then going out to dinner with my husband.

And Saturday, my husband is going out with his friends.

While he is out, I am having an "I'm Getting Old" party/girl's night in/movie night at my house. Should be fun :) We're watching "Love and Sex," a really great movie. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out sometime. I know it sounds like a porno, but it isn't. Funny story about that actually... I called a video store once to see if they had it on stock to rent... the clerk I spoke with must have thought it was a porno. I could tell by her tone of voice, she then told me they didn't have it... which is strange because later that very same day I found it out on the shelves... in plain sight. Hmmmm. Anyway, it's a good movie. And, you'll be saying, "I cheese sandwich you," after you see it. Watch it sometime.

Before that movie though, I decided I needed a group viewing of "Empire Records," because it is one of my favorite movies. It's a lot like "The Breakfast Club," but more modern, and instead of high school students, they're more college aged... and there's more drugs/sex in it... but it's a great movie. Watch it sometime if you haven't.

So, I am going to enjoy myself Saturday night. Should take my mind of things, and alleviate some stress.

Oh, and I have the weekend off work! Oh, I love my job. I have a boss that is understanding, people that are laid back, and I am helping people (I don't get paid much, but... meh.) It's stressful, but... any of my other jobs, if I had asked for my birthday off? They would have laughed at me. But, my new boss knows I go to school Monday through Thursday, and I work every weekend (I typically only have Sunday's off.) So, I asked for just Saturday off to celebrate my birthday, and she gave me the entire weekend! How awesome is that?

(It's a good thing too. Because they're having a baby shower tomorrow for another employee, and I don't think I want to be around some stranger's baby shower on my birthday. Too depressing.)

I'll leave off on that note.

Hopefully it will be a good weekend. Fingers crossed.

16 comments:

Bluebird said...

Oh, I hope you enjoy your birthday! I totally understand about not wanting to celebrate in years past, and how birthdays can be bittersweet when dealing with life sometimes. . . but its so great that you're determined to celebrate this year, and sounds like you have awesome plans in place! I hope you enjoy, and wish you a very happy birthday! (And I hope your wish comes true ;))

Cassandra said...

Missing a baby shower? It's already a great birthday.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend!

WiseGuy said...

Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to AD,
Happy Birthday to You!

You are not getting older,
Just a tad bit stronger,
And it's not the clothes that don't fit,
It's just you have grown your grey cells more a bit!


LOLOL....I suck at rhymes, but have a beautiful birthday!

Celia said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

Penny said...

Happy birthday! Those all sound like great birthday weekend things to do.

Dora said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a fund day and that this is YOUR YEAR!

Lori said...

Happy birthday, my friend. May you have a fantastic weekend.

Jodi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR STEPHANIE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

G$ said...

Happy friggin birthday :)

janis said...

I just wanted to pop in and wish you "Happy Birthday"!!
and send you big ((hugs)) for all the roughness you have to endure.
xoxo

MrsSpock said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your day!

Shelby said...

I love Empire records. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your time with the girls!

The Steadfast Warrior said...

I truly hope you have a great celebration today (and this weekend). It seems that in our struggles, sometimes there are too few things to celebrate. I hope this one was a lovely for you.

'Murgdan' said...

Happy Birthday!!!

birdsandsquirrels said...

I realize I'm a bit late, but I hope you had as great a birthday as possible! An "I'm Getting Old" girl's night sounds like a blast!