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Happy Birthday To, Well, Me

Birthday CakeHi, everybody!  If I’ve been conspicuous in my absence, it’s because of that darn party this weekend which was further complicated by the fact I have a rip-roaring case of bronchitis.  Nothing says “I need my job! I’m appreciated!” like eating food prepared by an ill employer.

If I was not conspicuous in my absence, humor me and pretend like you missed me.

So, yes, I am a Christmas baby, although I made my peace with the whole getting one present for both occassions thing a long time ago.  Indeed, I’ve reached an age where if no one remembered my birthday it wouldn’t bother me much a bit.  Of course, the fact that no one close to me would actually dare forget my birthday probably helps matters considerably.  This birthday is especially nice because Oldest Son is flying up for a week and will arrive today.

(Miss Jacki was supposed to be here at 11:30 a.m. Friday morning, but her connecting flight was canceled because we got ice the previous night.  The poor kid was stuck at the Atlanta airport for 36 hours before they were able to get her on a flight up here to Podunk.  She didn’t arrive until 7 p.m. Saturday night.)

Seriously, though, I don’t think much about my birthdays anymore, although this one concerns me a bit.  You see, I’m 46 today, and 46 is when my mother developed an aeortal aneuryism.  It required open-heart surgery (she was misdiagnosed and the aneuryism burst) and she died 5 years later from a major heart attack.  This isn’t exactly comforting, especially since every time I see a new doctor and they learn this little tidbit, I’m subjected to a barrage of questions, poking, prodding and tests.

So far, so good.  It still makes me nervous, though.

I have, however, done something major which will hopefully help me avoid an early death, but that will be the subject of tomorrow’s post, in which I will celebrate another anniversary of sorts.

In the meantime, I have over 50 posts in my Google reader to catch up on, and consequently some major commenting to do.

Have a lovely day, y’all.


goodfather says:


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 46 is YOUNG in my book. Young. Right?

I hope you’re feeling better. Bronchitis is anti-fun.

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Linda T. says:

2nd! 46 is young in my book too! Happy Birthday Sweetie! I hope you feel better soon! ((((hugs)))))

Be says:

Happy Birthday Dear! She is really 38!

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only 46? My you are quite a youngster!!!

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Linda says:

Well then. Happy, happy Birthday Baby! I got ya by one year! Have a great day!

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phhhst says:

Happy Birthday Jan! Sorry to hear you were sick when you had to host a party. But with your son coming in, and your birthday – it’s going to get so much better.

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Well Happy Birthday to my friend Jan!! 🙂 I’m sorry you’re sick. I’m happy you’ve got loved ones joining you! I am … exhausted! And sooooooo behind on blogging, and reading blogs! Tonight we are having an “all night” teen party here. God save me!! Can I tell you exactly how much Im (not) looking forward to THAT? Just in case I wasn’t quite exhausted enough! Sigh! Well, I hope you feel better and congrats on another birthday! Hugs!

MLS says:

46?? You’re only 46?? I feel so old now. *sigh*.

Can you tell I’m jealous? I’ve barely had time to sleep, much less read or write blogs. 2 down & 2 Christmas gatherings to go. I’m leaving this comment from my phone while on the way back to tx. Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday!!

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Lori says:

Coming out of lurking to say Happy Birthday. You are 46 years young…you are only as old as you think are! Some days I feel like I am 24 and some days I feel like I’m 80. I hope your kids make it home safely and that you have a great week with them. In regards to your previous post with the pictures of your Christmas decorating…love the upside down tree. Never seen or heard of that before. Also wanted to say that I enjoy reading your recipes!

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Happy Birthday, Jan! Just remember no matter how old you get, you’ll always be younger than me. Now, doesn’t that make you feel better?

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