Friday, September 13, 2013

49

Baby Me, on my first birthday

Today is my birthday. I like birthdays - yours and mine. I like cake and balloons and candles and presents and good wishes and cake. Love that cake. Today I am forty-nine. It feels a little odd to be pressing up against fifty, knowing the AARP Magazine will start being delivered to my house soon, and I will be looking at it through those little reading glasses you get at Rite-Aid.

The part about growing older that I hadn't anticipated is all of the physical upkeep. Thank God for the doctors and dentists and hairdressers and aestheticians and people that make me work out that are all on call to assist the project that is me. As I yank myself out of bed in the mornings, I feel as if I should be pulling into the living room to meet a pit-crew. 

I am grateful for every one of my forty-nine years. I hope to have a time where I can look back on this birthday and shake my head that I was thinking about being "older." I hope to know what really old is like. Perhaps in another forty-nine years.

Today I will try to keep in mind that right now, this second, is the youngest I can be.

Today I will eat cake.



37 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Mrs Rosenberg. Have a lovely day and eat loads of cake. xx

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  2. Yep. Very true. As hard as it is to believe, we are not going to wake up one morning and be twenty-seven (or even forty-seven!) again.
    So enjoy. Happy birthday, dear Lisa. Happy birthday to you!

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  3. Girl, you still look exactly like you do in that photo.

    Have a fantastic birthday, friend, and many, many more.

    XOXO
    Anna

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    1. Thanks Anna. And I want the cake in that photo too! xo

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  4. Make that cake really, really good cake. Happy Day! N2

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  5. The best part about 49 is that you are EXPECTED to make 49 wishes along with that cake! May your wishes be exuberant, joyful, and perhaps even a bit scandalous! Have a happy birthday and a deliciously wonderful year!

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    1. I love that idea! I'm going to make it happen! xoxo

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  6. Happy Birthday! You look fabulous!!

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  7. Happy birthday you youngster you!

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  8. As my great-grandmother always said, "You are so young. You have no idea."

    Happy Birthday!

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    1. I will hold that close. Love to you Heather! xo

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  9. I love you Lisa! I am so glad 48 was the year when we finally sat face to face. You look just like baby you. Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day with your boys.

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    1. Me too! More meet ups in the future please! Love you. xo

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  10. Happy birthday and 50 more to you, sweet Lisa.

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  11. Happy Birthday! Many many wishes to you!

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  12. YOU ARE 49?!!! Oh my gosh, I had NO idea. You are fabulous and beautiful and I hope you have a FABULOUS day!

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    1. Thank you Zakary! I will have a fabulous day!! Love to you. xo

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  13. Happy Birthday! I'm pretty sure that the older you get, the more entitled you are to say what you think. Just think, in a few more years you can act badly too and when people question you, you just say, "I'm old, I'm confused."

    (P.S. If looking like you is what 49 looks like then bring it on!)

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    1. Thank you so much! And I like your idea... xoxo

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  14. happy cake day, Lisa! Hope it's a good one xox

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  15. Happy Happy Day to Yooouuuuoooouuuu!!!

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  16. Happy Birthday! I hope to be as fab as you are at 49!

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  17. Happy, happy birthday, sister Virgo!

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  18. Happiest of birthdays, to you, Lisa! I hope you had a fabulous day and felt very loved.

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  19. Happy birthday! We are contemporaries separated by three months. No wonder I get your musical references.

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