Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Posted by on March 6, 2012

Yes, I have collected yet another sparkling jewel to add to my necklace of life. It’s growing longer and more beautiful with every passing year.

I can never understand why people get upset with age. To me it’s another year of life’s internship completed, making us that much more valuable to this magnificent “company” we are all part of called the human race. We have another year of wisdom secured under belts and another year’s worth of experiences to refer back to.

“Mommy?? We’re going to Chuck E. Cheese’s for your birthday, too, right Mommy, right?” my youngest has been asking ever since the ride home from her last birthday party there.

I’m almost ready to say “yes”, at this point – it seems easier than explaining why NOT twenty times a day.

“Are you gonna have a Barney cake?” she asks.

“No, silly,” her wise six-year old sister laughs at her, “she’s gonna have a princess cake,” she punctuated her response with a firm confirmation nod.

“Actually…” I tried to be delicate as I broke the news that I was kinda in the mood for a cheesecake.

“No ice cream?” my eight year old asked in disappointment.

“And no Chuck E. Cheese,” pouted my littlest.

Sigh….they were twisting my arm. Looks like ice cream for lunch today…(hehehe)

Bob, my coffeemaker is being especially nice to me this morning, every cup he has produced for me is just better and better.

“I’m telling you, Vicky, THIS is your year,” Randi said when she Skyped to wish me a happy birthday, “you know how everyone has that ‘one perfect year’ in their life?”


She refilled her own coffee cup from “Johnson”, her coffeemaker, before continuing. I am noticing the fluffy pink slippers I bought for her have all the look of Cliff’s personal play toys.

“Once in everyone’s life, you have that ‘one perfect year’. The one where everything goes right, nothing goes wrong,”

“We do?”

“Trust me…” she told me just as the doorbell rang.

(To Be Continued….)

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18 Responses to Happy Birthday to Me!!!

  1. Audrey

    Happy Birthday! I hope this is your “one perfect year” as well!

  2. reverend61

    Happy birthday! I didn’t know there was such a thing as a perfect year either. I have had one or two that came pretty close, though. Hope this one is like that for you, if not better.

    • NorthernChicky

      I am certainly crossing my fingers. If nothing else, with the pending move, it will DEF be exciting!

  3. Jen

    Happy Birthday. <3 your post.. I so can relate, with a 7, 6, and 4. Have a wonderful birthday. Just aother blogging friend. Jen

  4. johanna bradley

    I’m still waiting for that perfect year, but I do believe! Hope yours is wonderful.

    • NorthernChicky

      Thank you, Johanna…and hold out hope…if you haven’t had it yet, it must be on it’s way.

  5. NerdyMum

    Happy Birthday! Don’t just have a perfect year… Have many!!! Year after year! 😀

  6. Tess Kann

    Happy Birthday! Just think of it as a perfect year because you’re in it.

  7. Faithrises

    Nice Post! I like what you said about appreciating and welcoming each new birthday. It really helps me as I’ve just celebrated my birthday this month also. Thanks. 🙂

  8. Alyson

    What a beautiful post! Can I borrow your positive attitude and gratitude for a week or so?


    • NorthernChicky

      Thank you, Alyson…I am just a big believer that life is what you make of it!

  9. Heather

    Happy (belated) birthday! I am feeling the same way about my age lately. Such cute observations about what your day should entail from your kids 🙂

  10. Valentina

    I agree! Birthdays, no matter the age are ALWAYS worth celebrating!!! Hope this is your perfect year, we all deserve at least one of those in our lifetimes 🙂

    • NorthernChicky

      Thank you so much! So far so good for me. Have you had a “magical” year yet?

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