It’s my birthday!

Hooray! It’s my birthday and I’m happy.

Yesterday my sweetheart took me to lunch a day early. He told me over Chinese food (healthy, skinny-inducing Chinese food) that I’ve been really happy the past two weeks. He wanted to know if this was a phase, and should he prepare himself for the fall-out?

And you know what I realized? I am happy. I’m not on bed rest, my back no longer hurts, my kidneys both function properly, I have feet that fit in all my shoes (we won’t mention whether or not anything else fits), my baby is gorgeous and healthy, I can do simple household chores again–life is so very good.

So this year on my birthday, I’m thankful to be right where I am. I’m 32, and the Lord hasn’t given up on me yet.

If you’re reading this, make my day by wishing me a Happy Birthday! I’m not going to pretend that I wouldn’t love it, I want a crapload of good birthday wishes this year.

Because who needs an orange Kitchen Aid when you have so many wonderful friends?


  1. Happy Birthday! I love birthdays (mostly my own, but I guess I can love your today, too). I still feel like a kid, and I continually remind people of my approaching birthday when it is still weeks away. I don’t want anyone to forget, and I always want lots of people to remember (and give me gifts, if they want. I won’t argue with them about that.) I’m glad you’re happy!

  2. Sallygirl says:

    Happy Happy Birthday, Annie!

  3. Happy 32 Annie!!!

  4. Awww WE LOVE YOU ANNIE!!!
    You’ve had a BIRTHDAY, Shout HOORAY!
    We want to sing to you today!
    One year older and wiser TOO!
    Happy Birthday, TO YOU!!!

  5. Oh man, I really want a Kitchenaid… so if you get enough birthday wishes that you just really don’t need it, just send it my way. 🙂

    Happy Birthday girl – hope you have an awesome day!

  6. Happy Birthday!!! Have a great day :o)

  7. Happy Birthday, my darling friend who is actually younger than my youngest sister so in my mind you’re practically an infant. (How’s that for Hallmark poetry?)

    I’m so glad to hear you’ve got your smile back; you had some rocky times there at the end of that pregnancy. I’m still picturing you practically standing on your head in our hotel room back in June, trying even then to take the pressure off your kidneys. Sucky McSuckster!

    Have a wonderful day! If I could choose a month in which to have a birthday, it would be October.

  8. You’re a Libra? Of COURSE you’re a Libra!!! That’s why I love you and feel like the things you say could be coming from my mouth. My birthday is this month, too.

    Happy Birthday to a BEAUTIFUL, hilarious, inspiring woman. May this year be the best one yet! MWAH!

  9. Happy Birthday Annie!

  10. HAPPY Birthday, Miss Annie. 🙂

  11. Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a great day and I’m very happy that you are happy! Great place to be!

  12. Happy Birthday!! Hope the day is fantastic and that you stay happy indefinitely.

  13. Happy Birthday. I’m glad you are happy and well.

  14. Delurking to wish you a very happy birthday! Loving your blog and your wonderfully positive outlook!

  15. Happy Happy Birthday Annie, Dear!
    Happy days will come to you all year!
    If I had a wish, than it would be,
    A Happy Happy Birthday to you, from me!

    Seriously- I hope you have the most fantastic birthday known to (wo)man! Take the day off, hug that adorable baby of yours, and make your hubs bring pizza home for dinner!

  16. Happy birthday, my cute friend! Can’t wait to see you. Remind me to tell you a funny story about how I thought I was getting weird texts from you yesterday.

  17. happy birthday!!! {{{hugs}}}

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  19. Happy birthday!

  20. You don’t know me, but I feel like I know you – happy, happy birthday Annie! May all your wishes come true!
    ps. kitchenaid does make your life easier, probably even more if it is orange!

  21. Happy Happy Happy Birthday! I’m glad you’re happy! I love your blog!!!

  22. There are orange kitchen aids?! That does sound fun…

    Happy Birthday!!

  23. ha ha ha hha ha ha ha ha haha!!!! THAT’S IT!!!! this is why i dig ya.
    my 31st is on saturday!!! my inner libra’s been screaming at me, completely giddy to have found another libra that i didn’t even realize it. =D
    happy birthday, sweet annnie. hope it’s the most miraculous of years.
    ::birthday hugs::

  24. Happy Birthday girl!

  25. Happy Birthday!

  26. Happy Birthday. Hope you get your mixer – I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in orange. Mine is boring white, but I love it!

  27. Have a happy, happy day!

  28. Happy bday Annie! HOpe it’s wonderful

  29. Happy birthday!! Have your cake and eat it too!

  30. Happy Birthday Annie! This is the first time I’ve finally taken the time to comment on your blog. I LOVE your blog. You are so real and the funniest person I’ve hoped to meet! Glad you are Happy. You deserve it! And I hope you still get that Orange Kitchen Aide!!

  31. Happy Birthday, Annie.

    And an Orange Kitchen Aid? Sweet!

  32. Annie!!! Happy birthday! I love you tons and tons! I hope your birthday is every bit as happy as you are. Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!!!

  33. Happy Birthday! Your my first read when I hit the google reader. Thanks for sharing all your stories and thoughts with us. And, if you really want an orange kitchenaid, I could hook you up with a sweet discount. Email me if you’d like.

  34. Happy Birthday!! I hope your day is amazing and that you continue to be happy and healthy! And just so you know, it is after having the baby that is my favorite time too!! Pregnancy never did agree with me, but I loved the endings too much to decide not to do it.

  35. Happy Birthday Annie.
    You share the same birthday as my son.
    I hope you do have a blessed day and celebrate to the fullest.
    I hope to one day meet you and your lovely family, especially the new baby.
    Again Happy Happy Birthday to you…

  36. Always remember that Birthdays are good for your health – statistics have proven that the more you have, the longer you live! Happy Birthday!

  37. Happy Birthday ANNIE I love checking out your blog and reading it. You always make me think or smile and I truly appreciate your honesty. I hope you have a wonderful BIRTHDAY!!

  38. Happy Birthday!! Remember, when eating your cake…a plate is optional. Just grab a fork and dig in!!!

  39. Happy Happy Birthday Annie dear, happy things will come to you this year! If I had a wish then it would be a happy happy birthday to you from me!

    (and I agree. Being able to do your own housework again is AWESOME).

  40. Happy Birthday, Annie! Plus I think Chinese food is an absolute must on birthday lunches. So let it be written.

  41. Happy birthday to a happy 32-year-old from a wishing-she-were-still-32-years-old-but recently turned-36-year-old.

  42. Well here is another fabulous birthday wish for you to add to the already MANY who have sent you wishes.
    You are blessed indeed if you have people who care about you and call you “friend”.
    that… the best gift ever.

    you are the same age as my gorgeous daughter.

  43. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNIE! I hope you were showered with love and affection. And chocolates!

  44. Happy Birthday Annie! I love the name… It is also my daughter’s. Thanks for making me smile. Your writing is great and real. I love it!

  45. Happy Birthday!! (Did you know that you have the same exact birthday as my sister? Which pretty much adds to the theory that I’m actually in your family, without ever having known it until now…ish.)

  46. Hope it was the greatest!

  47. Happy Birthday!! Hope it is wonderful! I have never commented here before (sorry) but I LOVE your blog!

  48. Hooray! It’s your birthday, and I’m a day late for leaving you wishes of rainbows and ponies. But consider this a service — no post-BD letdown, because you’re still getting a happy message from yours truly.

    I’d take you to lunch if we were even remotely close to the same town!

  49. Happy Birthday!! You are the same age as my second daughter. Some days are long, but the years go fast.

  50. Happy Birthday!! I hope it’s fantastic – you know, no laundry.

  51. Happy Birthday, Annie! Thanks for being a wonderful friend. I like you lots.

  52. Happy Birthday, deary.

    I heart you, and all that other sappy crap.


  53. Happy birthday! Yesterday.

  54. Sorry Im a day late, but happy birthday, Im glad you are happy!

  55. Happy Birthday dear Annie

  56. A very late happy birthday from England.