It’s my Birthday Today

Today is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.

Today’s my birthday.  I’m 45. Since I plan on living well into my 80’s like my grandmothers, or well into my 90’s like my great-grandmothers, I’m middle aged now. So what have I accomplished?

I am a mother of an increasingly independent teen.  There will less and less for me to do in the mothering department–that is until the grandchildren arrive, which doesn’t look like it will be anytime soon.  I am proud of my son. He’s quite an accomplishment.

Although I have a chronic disease, I feel much better this year than I have in years past.  I think it has a lot to do with being able to cut my working hours from 55+ to 26 per week.  I’m sure it will continue to be a struggle as I age more, but I’ll let each day take care of itself. Accepting I can do no more, that’s an accomplishment.

Today is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again. (1)

I am delighted with the way our home and lives have evolved this past year.  Although construction should be finally done shortly, refining our daily activities will be ongoing. Designing and implementing this life we have in Mexico is definitely an accomplishment.

I’ve also managed to convert sections of my blog to e-book format.  I did this mostly with my mom in mind.  She has hours of sitting for dialysis each week and rereading our Mexican adventures might help her pass the time. With my limited computer competence, this is yet another accomplishment.

I thought I would be embarrassed about my age.  Then again, I’ve outlived people I grew up with.  I’ve outlived people I considered friends.  I’ve outlived family members.  So there is no need for me to be embarrassed but rather grateful that disease, accident, or unfortunate incident haven’t ended this grand life I enjoy yet. Surviving to middle-age, yep that’s an accomplishment.

I am not rich nor famous nor probably ever will be.  I hold no important office, have not done incredible feats.  As far as accomplishments go, mine are humble indeed.  That’s ok. I’m content with these.  

So in celebration of my birthday, I’d like to give you a gift.  For the next few days, Wascally Wabbits and Zombie Babies is free at Amazon and A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to be in Any Disaster is discounted. I hope you enjoy them!

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12 responses to “It’s my Birthday Today

  1. Alex

    ¡Felicidades! You’re correct, none of us is getting any younger. I turned 66 this year which totally amazes me. My life is blessed beyond anything I could have ever imagined.

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  2. Alex

    ¡Felicidades! You’re correct, none of us is getting any younger. I turned 66 this year which totally amazes me. My life is blessed beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I love seeing the evolution of your house. I must go back and read earlier blogs. 🎂🎉💕🎁💗👑

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  3. mylife74wp

    Happy Birthday!!!

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  4. ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

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  5. ALFREDO S LANIER

    ¡Felix Cumpleaños!

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  6. Happy birthday!! Wow, we’re pretty close in age. I turn 43 this year. :O
    I think your accomplishments are pretty amazing. I would add another: you’re a woman who has been able to flourish in all sorts of circumstances, something not everyone would be able to do. So cheers!
    I would also love to live to be at least 90. Old age is a privilege granted to only a few.

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  7. Feliz cumpleaños y mucho más! Wishing you a wonderful 2018 of blogging and a happy life SOTB in your new place. Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

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