Friday, June 26, 2009

Proof that time flies

Somehow, I seem to have lost some time somewhere. An awful lot of it as it happens as I seem to have completed another decade. How???!!! Still, you know what this means?

It's my Birthday!


Well, it is on Sunday. I like birthdays. I like the fact that one day a year I get cards and presents just for being here. After all I am getting older every minute of every hour of every day so why not celebrate rather than pretending it's not happening? When I think of my teens (quelle horreur!) I wouldn't go back for anything. The fact is that now I know who I am, I know what I want (mostly), and I feel more happy because of it.

I also feel like celebrating as getting to 40 has not been plain sailing. Anyone who visits here regularly knows that the past 2-3 years have not been the easiest. At times I wondered if I could make it to the next day but by heck I did and by heck I am still here! And you know, now I am getting help from the doctors to manage my thyroid condition, for the first time in ages I feel like myself and I feel like I can take on the world! (Well, at least I can stay awake mostly now which is a great improvement from catatonic zombie).

So, I'm off to have a weekend celebration. I'm going to Chester for the weekend. A lovely old Roman town with black and white timbered buildings where I intend to exercise my photographic muse. I intend to enjoy myself because when it comes down to it, life is too short to be miserable. I'm 40 and I'm fabulous!

22 comments:

kenju said...

Happy Birthday, Bob-kat! My middle child (daughter) will be 40 in mid-July.

Kathryn said...

Happy birthday! Hope it is excellent!

I remember seeing a button not too long ago that said, "Forty is Sporty!" I thought that cute. :)

bodaat said...

happy birthday buddy!

bunnygirl said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your little getaway!

rashbre said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy your time in Chester!

Melody said...

Fabulous you are indeed!

Congratulations on the Milestone. 40 is the new 30, didn't you know?

Happy Birthday BK.

xx

David said...

as to being "fabulous", I think that is a major understatement. You are a wonderful creation of an infinitely wise and loving God who made this world for you to enjoy (and photograph). We enjoy our world a little more because YOU are in it, and for that I give thanks. Happy birthday, BK

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Happy birthday, my friend! You sure look at it the right way. Me, I'm having trouble with thinking of myself as fabulous...

Dianne said...

You certainly are fabulous!!

have a great day!!

Happy Birthday Sweet Lady

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Happy Birthday!! You ARE fabulous and you make the world fabulous for those of us who are allowed a peak into your life.

Mary, the dachsies' mom

Smiler said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I didn't realize we were exactly the same age and that we're only about 2 weeks apart. It sounds like you're in a great frame of mind to welcome your 5th decade (gulp!). I've been dreading it all year and now that's it's around the corner it's nice to look around and find I'm not going through this all alone.

Hope you enjoy your weekend much and looking forward to seeing pics!

xx

Michael Manning said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOB KAT! Very Cool!!!!!! :D)

Mar said...

Wishing you a fab and happy birthday, BK!! It cheers me up to have such young blogfriends :D
Enjoy your day, have a wonderful time!!

Zeus said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Bob-kat,
Happy Birthday to you!

And many more....!

I hope your birthday is filled with love, laughter, and plenty of surprises. You certainly deserve it! *hugs*

Nikki-ann said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you're having a wonderful time :)

Shephard said...

You *are* 40 and fabulous! Hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend! You deserve every moment. :)
~S

pink dogwood said...

yes 40 and fabulous :) Happy Birthday - waiting to hear how you celebrated. Hope you had a great time.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You are 40 and your ARE FABULOUS!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and I am so glad to hear that the doctors FINALLY listened to you! How wonderful it must to feel even a little better---and hopefully, this will continue on to where you DO feel you can take on the world!
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, My Dear!

(I just realized I am almost twice your age...! OY!...lol)

Gwynne said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Bob-kat! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Life begins at 40, as you know. ;-)

R. Sherman said...

I've been away and am catching up.

Belated birthday greetings and wishes for many, many more.

Cheers.

Niall young said...

Very belated Birthday greetings to you .I remember my 40th was the most significant at the time....I think mainly because I had a huge party.But believe me...age is immaterial...and you find yourself saying this more the older you get!

Shephard said...

Congrats on 40, and a I love your attitude. And more so, happy for you that you are feeling more yourself. Max & Sam will keep you in line, I'm certain. :)
~S