Saturday, May 21, 2005

38 Special

I am thirty-eight year old today. And I have a two year old. And I am still lactating. Oh, I'm depressed now. I really didn't think I would be changing diapers at this stage in my life.

I complain a lot about my life. I'm not a published writer, I'm overweight, my house isn't as clean as I would like, I don't know how to knit, I haven't finished the granny square afghan for my son, etc., etc.

The list is endless and just about as shallow.

So, on this day, I will focus on what I have accomplished. I have actually published, I have an article on historical research published in The Romance Wrtier's Handbook. I have three bright and healthy children and a wonderful husband who is devoted to me. Although I'm still overweight, I've been working out and am in the best shape I've been since my early 20's. I have friends and family, a great house, nice cars, all the material things I want. My health is good and I don't have any gray hair (okay, that's courtesy of my very expensive dye jobs, the one excess my husband never complains about).

Today I am off to a book signing and lunch with a friend. Its a sunny day and perfect for the convertible. It should be a nice day.

12 comments:

Melissa Marsh said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RENE!!!

Suzanne said...

Happy birthday, Rene! Your life sounds fabulous to me! :)

Kelly Parra said...

Wishing you good times on your birthday!

Jill said...

Ah, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday was my daughter's birthday too! Nice people born then! Hope it was lovely.

Michelle said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your day! :)

Tess said...

Rene - Happy Birthday!! I'm turning the big 4-0 later this year. Have pretty much given up on having children (obviously not part of the grand plan), but still hope to get published! And I have a loving hubby and the world's cutest cat - can't really complain.

Sounds like you have the right attitude as well :-) Enjoy your day!!

Krystle said...

Hello, Rene... Just drop by and read your blog. I'm just a passer by to wish you Happy Birthday.
All the best to you, Rene...

kacey said...

Happy Birthday! The important thing is you KNOW the good things in your life. It's okay to complain about the other stuff too!

And you should learn to knit! It's fun and GREAT for mindless brainstorming time!

Tori said...

Happy birthday (a day late), Rene!!!! I wish I was only 38. I'll be turning 44 this year. *sob* *g*

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