Thursday, September 27, 2012


No old gray mares here!

This Saturday is my birthday.  Nope I’m not fishing for birthday wishes, just saying.  I come from a long line of birthday denouncers.  My mom never had a birthday that I know of and due to this fact she remained 40 for 20 years. 

This year is particularly distressing for me because I reach a new decade.  Not telling which one… but you can rest assured it’s not 20. Ironically I received invitations to two parties that day (darn birthday has to be on a Saturday this year) one for my friend whose birthday is at the beginning of October and one from my High school celebrating my classmates who all reach a new decade this year.  I don’t want to sound like a party pooper but I don’t plan to attend any parties.

Here’s the thing.  I don’t really like cake.  And I’m not comfortable being the center of attention. I have doctor’s appt. on Monday.  I look really stupid in a party hat.  The birthday song is sort of hokey and no one ever sings on key.  And can you visualize me beating a piñata? 

Ok, so I admit it, I like gifts, but then again who doesn’t?  Oh well I guess I should just relax and enjoy the obi-wan like wisdom that comes from having another one of those…well you know-- days of birth. I mean it’s called a birth-DAY, not a Birth YEAR…. so I’m just going to open my presents and celebrate the Day and we will all forget about the year.  Sounds like a plan to me. 

Be sure and visit after I get over this milestone birthday for more of my sort of--travel log of California. 

Keep smiling

Crystal --not-so-- clear


Judy Adamson said...

Crystal, the way I look at birthdays (other people's) is that we are celebrating the fact that they were born and grew up to be my friends. If they hadn't had a birth-day in the first place, I'd have one less friend and that would be a shame!

I've got the 'three score years and ten' coming up next year and I keep thinking that I ought to change my lifestyle in some way to reflect it - but then I decide to just carry on the way I am :)

Enjoy your pressies!

De la Renaissance said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Crystal!!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Mine is Tuesday--I'm with you; I don't really like a lot of hoopla either! Happy Birthday!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday!

Rita said...

I don't pay birthdays much mind, either. They come and go--or should I say pile up--LOL! I love getting cards and gifts, too--but pass on the parties. Have a good one!! Hope you get some gifts. ;)

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Birthday My Friend ;o) Have fun what ever you do and smile, that's the main thing!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Crystal! Being in my 6th decade I can tell you I hate birthdays also!

Have a great day and enjoy it !

Tina Pippo said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy.. oh! Can i sing the Greek song?
Να ζήσεις Crystal, και χρόνια πολλά!
Μεγάλη να γίνεις, με άσπρα μαλλιά!
Παντού να σκορπίζεις, της γνώσης το φως!
Και πάντα να λένε, να! μία σοφός!! (The translation messes things up a bit)
I wish you health, love and days with joy and lot's of smiles!!
Have a great day!!!

maddyrose said...

I don't have birthdays which allows me to be 24 for as long as I want to. I'd still be 13 if I could. Happy you were born day Crystal. Hope you get lots of gifties. Huge hug

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Happy birthday dear Crystal! Have a fabulous year! :)

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