Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Go Shorty, It's Your Berfday

That's right - thirty three!

Year 32 was all over the place. There was so much bad, but so much good too. I lost my best friend for the second time, I suffered severe insomnia and pretty bad depression, my marriage struggled, we were overcome at times with debt, I managed to get pregnant while on birth control, and subsequently, I lost that pregnancy. However, I am choosing to focus on all the good that the year brought: I had an awesome 32nd birthday, I got to celebrate my son's first birthday, we had an amazing, mostly handmade Christmas at home with family, we paid off our hospital bills, I got picked to be an ambassador for All Clad and they sent me TWO (worth almost $400!!!) awesome sauté pans, and we got to go on our first family road trip to Texas to watch my sister in law get married.

Sure, there are things I started that I wish I had kept up better (running, cooking my way through Jamie Oliver's book) but hey - it's a new year! Who says I can't start over or pick up where I left off?

Today I will hopefully be able to get a nap in before the boy wakes up so I'm not too tired. I want to make him some cheese crackers and get in a trip to the library where I have Ad Hoc at Home (squee!) on hold. I think I'll make dinner tonight, and we'll go out on Friday or Saturday to Benihana. I love me some Splash and Meadow, y'all!

Maybe I'll even make me a little birthday cake. We'll see.

In the meantime, I'm planning a year long project to help celebrate year thirty three. Did I ever tell you how much I love odd numbers? Things just seem better in groupings of five or seven, but the absolute BEST is three. Here I'm getting TWO threes for a whole year! There will be more about this project for this special year later this week. Until then, I leave you with this:

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

What a fitting reminder for the coming year of life. :)

(you know you love how I quoted the Bible AND Fifty Cent in the same post)



Blogger Susan said...

I will add...in the 32nd year you also...shared you amazing cookie making skills, kept up to date on your awesome blog, redid your wedding vows in the church, worked your way through RCIA and got confirmed, AND had your son baptized! ROCK ON Sarah...

Hope it's a great day...but most of all I hope 33 tops any year you've ever had!


6:10 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great year!! :)

7:43 AM  
Blogger Hooptee said...

Happy Birthday! Here's to a wonderful 33 for both of us! ;)

9:04 AM  
Blogger Lindsay Teague Moreno said...

Happy Birthday. Glad you're focusing on the good. I know it can be tough to do. Keep it up!


1:22 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! I love this post - I just went back and read some of the links and omg you've been through SO MUCH in one short year. Here's to the GREAT years ahead!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Maggi said...

I love the idea of making your birthday the start of a new year. I'm totally doing this, this year. Happy birthday, Sara!!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Happy Birthday!

I made the cheese crackers this weekend. They were a big hit in our house...Thanks!

8:15 AM  
Blogger AZAnjanette said...

Miss M. Since this is the first official day of you being 33and FABULOUS...just wanted to say congrats (oh and happy belated bday).

I hope this year is the best one ever. I've really enjoyed 'getting to know you' and your cute little familia through your blog. You post some of the most interesting and inspiring things. Hey I even went out and got some microfiber cloths to clean my house....how about that! AND Just to see how good they worked vs. my usual cleaning methods, I had to TRY them out. LOL so now some of my house is even clean! (sad I can't say my whole house is clean, but hey I work full-time and I do what I can every day).

9:44 AM  
Blogger Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Happy birthday! Best wishes for the whole year. :)

7:09 PM  

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