The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Forever Young

Okay maybe not, but wasn't I cute!

One year old me.

Today is my birthday so I am shamelessly going to wish myself Happy Birthday on this here blog and encourage you to do the same.  
Maybe 18 months here.
Wish me a happy birthday that is . . .

5 or 6 and my first pair of glasses.
. . .  so all you lurkers out there who have come and read my blog but have never commented this is the perfect opportunity to say hello.

8 or 9 perhaps, hello toothless grin!
As you can tell my mother wasn't very good about putting dates on pictures so the only one I know for sure is the first one, 'cuz back in the day they used to put the baby's first year birthday picture and announcement in the local newspaper and I know she got my picture took, but whether or not I made it into print, I just don't know.

My softball career didn't last long, but my knees have fond memories.  NOT! 
I seem to have been very adept at avoiding the camera during part of the late 80's and most of the 90's.  I did scan a few more pictures in but blogger seems to think I don't have permission to use my own pictures and it won't upload them.  Stupid blogger.  I tried adding them to my flickr account but blogger didn't like the url and still wouldn't let me add the photos.  Stupid blogger.  If any of you all have any suggestions, please let me know.  And if you must see a current picture of me there's one in the previous blog post.

Anyhoo, I digress.

If you promise not to ask how old I am, I promise not to tell.

Let's just say I'm old enough to know better, m-kay.

Ya know,  they say that aging is a state of mind, but would someone please tell that to my knees or my aching back or the wrinkles or the really blonde hairs that are taking over and the bags under my eyes, we can't forget about them, no matter how much we try to cover them up.  Some days I wonder what in the heck am doing with two little boys.  Supposedly they keep me young, but by the end of the day I am exhausted.  I'm old enough to be their grandmother, their very "young" beautiful grandmother, but none the less, I'm that old.  I worry about having enough energy to keep up with them, when they start school or when they become teenagers or when they graduate from college or get married, will I still be around?  My own parents died relatively young by today's standard so if you average that with how old I am I should be dead in 20 years.

So far this is the oldest I've ever been.

But lets not think about that.  All in all I am very thankful for my life and the people in it and I wouldn't change a thing, now lets get back to you leaving me a comment and wishing me the happiest of birthdays and making my day all warm and fuzzy.

Thanks all.

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear me, happy birthday to me.


Rebekah said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Bloggy Friend!!! I'm certain you're going to have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Annette said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a good one. ☺

Yeah, I've wondered about the whole "kids keeping us young" thing as well. ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweet Sydney.
God Bless you and keep you another year through :)
Wish we could be there in person to celebrate!
Thinking of you!

ann.e said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you're enjoying a warm cozy day :)

I especially love the one of you and your glasses!! so cute.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birfday Sis!!!!

Anita's Antiques said...

Happy Birthday Sidney! Hope you had a great day.

momto2wasd said...

Hi--I saw your post title on Amy's Creative Side and wanted to say happy birthday!
I have a 3 year old (and a 10 and 13 year old), and I"m 43, and sometimes feel tired enough to be his grandmother--but mostly not. Happy birthday!

Krista said...

Okay, okay, I'll comment! Happy, happy birthday, friend. I hope you have the best one ever!!

jaxbishop said...

Happy Birthday! One day late, but may God truly bless you and keep you this year. LOVE! Jax

Joyce said...

Aw, sorry I missed your birthday...hope it was happy! I love the pictures-those glasses are awesome!!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Love the glasses!! :)