Wednesday, April 28, 2010

On becoming old...

What becoming old has taught me:
Wrinkles bite the big one.
A good pair of jeans that make you look slimmer is worth every penny.
When you have another child, your love does not have to be divided...it multiplies.
Being early is a waste of time.
There’s no arguing with stupid. 
Political correctness is ruining funny.
Politicians are ruining politics.
Politics are ruining Little League, high school, and college sports.
Ice cream is evil...but oh so good.
Carbohydrates are ruining my body.
But if carbohydrates didn’t do it first, I would find another excuse.
Mama was right...boys were after only one thing...and still are.
Finding a good husband is the most important decision you will ever make. 
I’m a good decision maker.
You can’t keep a nine-year-old boy from dying laughing when someone cuts the cheese.
Nothing will cure the blues better than feeling your child’s arms around your neck and hearing him say “You’re the best mommy in the whole world.”
Having younger friends is great every day of the year except your birthday.
They will ride you like a mule when you hit a “milestone” birthday.
You will love them dearly anyway because friends who love you enough to keep you laughing about becoming officially old are better than friends who forget your birthday.
URL friendships can be just as deep as IRL friendships. 
I love my friends....all of them. 
I am blessed beyond what I deserve....


56 comments:

Shrinky said...

So many truisms up there, I don't know which I like the best! I resent the hell out of growing old, but as I had recently pointed out, the alternative is so much worse!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday :) Hope it is great! I loved reading what you have learned!

Daffy said...

Happy Birthday Princess. All the FABULOUS people were born in April!

CountessLaurie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRINCESS!
I love your list!

Oka said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS

Love,
The Queen Mutha

Adoption of Jane said...

Happy Birthday!!! You Rock.. and yes there are so many Politics in kids sports its Ridic!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

How true, how true.
Hope you have an awesome birthday! You rock!

Evonne said...

You hit the nail on the head with so many of those.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

Kmama said...

Happy Birthday Princess!!

You have a great list there!!

Peterson Family said...

Big hugs to you on your birthday Princess!

Mae Rae said...

happy birthday...and it is great about the 9 year old. they still die laughing at 12 and up too.

purseblogger said...

Happy Birthday! That's a great list.

Jenn said...

DAAAAANG! I knew today was something important. Ugh. I have the worst memory ever.

I love you, Cessy, more than you'll ever know! Just having you as a friend and knowing you (URL or not) makes me a better person!

I can't wait until you come to visit your in-laws so we can change that URL to IRL!

I hope you have the best day ever! Celebrate knowing that all of us are thinking about you...Even if I forgot about your birthday today <---I'm full of it.

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a wonderful day.

Ashley Bray said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!! Enjoy it to the fullest.

Shell said...

You are incredibly wise for a 29 year-old.

Happy birthday!

Garden of Egan said...

Happy Birthday! I came over from Shelle's site and had to see what the fuss was all about.

Now I know.

Loved the post. You are wise obviously beyond your very young years.
(I'm the oldest person in blogland so I can speak with authority)

Hope your day was great!

cfoxes33 said...

Happy Birthday! As an older and wiser....I only disagree with one of your pieces of wisdom. Being early. I have to be early or everything feels wrong! Just me though.

Casey said...

Happy Happy Birthday princess!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday! Here's to all the jewels and wine that your family should by you!

Meeko Fabulous said...

Awwww . . . I love you too! :) Come over and check out my Ode to Sarcasm . . .

From Tracie said...

Happy Birthday Princess...have an absolutely royal day! ;-)

<3 you too! xoxo

Frugal Vicki said...

I loved this....and may I add that I think that it has nothing to do with age...you can't keep ANY boy from laughing when someone cuts the cheese.
Happy Birthday Beautiful!

Eva Gallant said...

Happy birthday from an old broad who turns 66 in August! Hang in there, girl! Life just keeps getting better!

Barbaloot said...

I feel vaguely weird saying Happy Birthday to you when we don't really know each other IRL, URL or otherwise. But I do read Cheif's blog, and I was stalking yours and saw you watch DWTS. And from your posts, it looks like we feel about the dancers about the same. Thank you for that. And for real-have a great day!

Brittany Ciara said...

:) Happy Birthday, Princess!! I hope you have a day filled with fun, happiness, and your kiddos arms around your neck saying you are the best mommy in the world. ;)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

So very true! All of them. URL and IRL one? LOVED IT!! oh, and same here, way blessed beyond what I deserve.

SupahMommy said...

I JUST WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU that I stared at URL AND TRIED to figure it out for like 4 minutes.

Un real Life?
Uber real life?

maybe she doens't mean Real life? but IRL means IN real life... perhaps she? but wait... Under realy life? what???


You just got yourself a 4 min gift for all the harassment I've done. :)
xoxooxo

smooches non tm

xoxooxo loves yah and happy happy day to my favorite cessy la la

J.R. Reed said...

Happy Birthday Princess! You truly rock and I agree that URL friends (like you) can be awesome.

Cassie said...

True story...all of it.

Chief said...

Happy Birthday my cutest friend IRL and URL

Mommy C said...

Happy birthday! I turned 29 (again) yesterday. Wish I had a tiara that I could wear in your honor today. :)

Poolside with the Girls said...

Happy Happy!!!! I'm with you on the jeans lady!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Princess! I hope you are enjoying your special day! :)

Still On The Verge said...

Happy Birthday! This post is awesome and so true!

Lydia

Yankee Wife said...

Happy birthday Princess! Hope you have an awesome day!

Mamma Kerr said...

Happy Birthday Princess!!
Great post! :)

I've posted a Princess photo on Jenn's blog! ;)

From a fellow Taurean,

Annette
www.mammakerr.com

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Happy Birthday! I came over from Shelle's blog. Love your insights. So true about politicians and political correctness.

The Blue Zoo said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Princess HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YYYYoooooOOOUUUuuuuuuuu!

Be grateful you cant hear me singing. VERY grateful!!

Love ya!!

Chelle said...

Happy Birthday, gorgeous!! Hope your day was fabulous!

xoxo

Erin said...

Happy Birthday, Princess! I love this post. I hope your day was special and that all your wishes came true!

singedwingangel said...

Happy Birthday darling so glad you liked your birthday present from all of us..

Marvelous Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Princess!!

Stasha said...

I am late but just wanted to tell you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Ian said...

Ice cream is not evil. I AM EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adrienne said...

Wonderful post and happy birthday

The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

You are a gem. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

I missed out on the "dress like princess" gag but I sure have enjoyed seeing all the pics.

What a tribute.

Maybe I should write you a country song :)

WhisperingWriter said...

Oh yes, carbs hate me too.

But I can't stay away.

Sister-2-Sister said...

Excellent! Glad I stumbled upon your blog! Oh, and a Happy Belated Birthday 'Sister'!!!

KLZ said...

You are so right. There is no arguing with stupid.

Which is why I avoid my in-laws.

Heather said...

Love this post. Isn't it the best feeling when your kids tell you what a wonderful mom you are.

VKT said...

Happy Birthday!!!! This list is right on target....there is no arguing with stupid. I like them all actually!!!!

Housewife Bliss said...

every one was so very true, I love the 'love multiplies' and the jean comment...really hit home. Am off to read it again, it is fab when someone captures your not yet registered thoughts for you. thanks for the post.

Stacey said...

I love the list! Happy belated birthday!

Miss Fit said...

Shoot! I missed your B-day! Well hope an award makes up for it! Come see!

sanjeet said...

Hope it is great! I loved reading what you have learned!
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