Tuesday, March 8, 2011

chatter

I'm busy working away on super cute things for the birthday issue. That's me up there on my fifth birthday. It's a detail of something for the magazine that turned out so wonderfully I really can't wait to show you.

I'm working all the time in my freshly cleaned craft room and really enjoying it. Alfredo has a few toys in here and I think he likes being in here too. The best part is that when we spend all our days in this room, the rest of the house stays fairly clean. Except my kitchen sink.

My birthday is coming up in less than two weeks. I am going to be 40 years old. That number amazes me. Just like a 4 year old would declare her age to everyone who'll here, I'm doing the same. When my mother turned 70, she told everyone "I'm 70 years old!" expecting everyone to say "No way! You don't look a day over 50..." Instead everyone just nodded in agreement.

My parents, by the way, are doing great. My father goes tomorrow for a check up and he's fully prepared to hear the news that his cast will come off. We'll see. My mother is great, as always.

11 comments:

Heidi said...

Not! You just don't look a day over 30, sweet girl! Have a happy birthday month! I just knew we were March sisters, as March is the best birthday month eva!!!!

koralee said...

Your photo is adorable.....Happy Birthday month to you...how perfect is that! xoxoxx

tina said...

well honey, if your birthday is approaching that quickly you'd best jump on the nearest table and begin the party with a happy dance!!!!!! Can't wait for the birthday issue!!!

Michele Pacey said...

a very cute pic of you! I like looking back at old photos of me. Depending on the photo, I sometimes I sit there wondering what happened, or I think, ya know, it's not so bad this aging thing.

i just celebrated my birthday too. Have a happy happy 40th!

Donna said...

40 was my fist BIG birthday party! A great time. 50 wsn't bad either. Hope yours is happy.

Tammy Gilley said...

You cute thing! Love that photo! xo

Whosyergurl said...

You are as old as you feel! This does remind me of my Grandma...she must have been in her 70's or 80 and she got a new driver's license and complained that her picture "made her look old!"
xo, Cheryl

WendyBee said...

Amy,
I love your blog. You are so pleasant and creative and, and, and...(so many lovely things)! But I must say that your story of loving Alfredo is what has touched me most, and whenever I visit your blog, I think of the beautiful and tender love that you and your husband have with him, and I think to myself, "Well, of course this post is delightful and uplifting, think of this lovely lady who's sharing her world with you!"

Your childhood birthday photo is darling. Think of who you were then... Could you have had any idea of the woman you were to become? Children are so imbued with the magic of possibility...

Nomi Bachar said...

This is a wonderful post. Very informative and inspirational. I especially like what you said about the aging process. We all view this in different ways. Thank you for sharing this with everyone. I will be letting others know of what you have to offer here as I find it a valuable resource. Thank you again and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Suz said...

Amy...cute, cute picture of you!!! You don't look a day over...35!!!
Love you, sweet woman,
Suz

Tonya said...

Love the picture!!!! Have a wonderful birthday, and I hope you are doing something super special on your special day!!