Thursday, May 16, 2013

A celebratory day

Today, my parents..okay, mostly my dad, can now say, “three score” when asked how old they are, because today. is. their birthday! Not just any birthday, but their 60th!

This is crazy. I don’t see them as 60…and I’m pretty sure they don’t either, but I’m so thankful I’ve had the privilege of being in their lives for 31 years, 9.5 months of those 60. In case you’re scratching your head because I keep saying “their”, it is in fact both of their birthdays. My dad is just a few hours older than my mom. I’ve always loved saying that for as long as I can remember.

I’m honored I get to call them my parents. They’re pretty darn awesome, if you ask me. em172                                                                                  (photo courtesy of my dad)


Happy Birthday to you both! I love you so so much!!


Jenni’s challenge today is to talk about what’s difficult within my lot in life, and frankly its way too deep for today’s happy feelings, so I will refrain from the inner/outer turmoil of craziness that’s been going on lately in these parts because really, I haven’t quite gotten to the point of being able to overcome it all, so its best left quiet.

One thing that I am overcoming, is this mega yard sale I’m having this weekend. I get in this habit of piling things together and the more I pile, the more I have to add to it, and next thing I know, I’m wanting to sell everything in my apt. down to the curtains that have been on my walls for years and years. I’d rather go without curtains than have to look at their masculine ways for one more day. Serves me right for getting ‘gender neutral’ colors (read: something only a guy would like) because I thought I had to back then.

Oh, if I could talk to my 27 year old self, I’d have so much to tell her.

- If there was one thing you could add to my yard sale, what would you get rid of?

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Natalie said...

Happy Birthday to your parents! My sister and dad share the same birthday, and honestly, it makes throwing parties so much easier. Good luck with the garage sale... get them curtains out! (And then go buy some new ones you actually like... and are feminine.)

bunky153 said...

I would LOVE to get rid of your dad's Mustang. Can you come tow it down to your yard sale??? Pleeeze? said...

Wow that's so awesome that they have the same birthday but at the same time i would hate having the same day as my husband. I don't like to share the spotlight lol.

sandi said...

happy birthday parents! such a fun bit of trivia.

I have nothing for your garage sale. as the children outgrow things they go in a bin for the local shelter, same for clothes I no longer wear. I LOVE giving things away! that show hoarding is the opposite of me. stuff makes me nervous.

oh, wait... the husband's wheelbarrow. it is awkward and hard to store. of course nothing of mine (ha).

My-cliffnotes said...

Happy birthday to your Dad! Abd then your Mom!!

Zoe Byrd said...

Ive been called a minimalist extreme. I purge just about everything. Funny because today I cleaned my walk in closet and delivered all kinds of stuff to the Goodwill. I got rid of tons of blankets ...where do they all come from? I think they reproduce in the dark corners of my linen closet.

Zoe Byrd said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I forgot! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How cool is it to have them both together?

Emily grapes said...

@zoe bryd

yes! I'm slowly becoming the same way. I'm going nuts with all 'things' I have around my place and want to get rid of it all! I keep adding more and more and even now at work, I'm thinking of more things I can add to the pile...and a couple of those are blankets! haha

The Heart Of A Woman said...

Happy birthday to your parents! I have a closet full of clothes to add to your garage sale.

Amanda Wissmann said...


Hmmmm............yard sale yard sale....I would put all of my clothes...and then buy new ones. lol.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

this is so sweet! what a blessing to have both of them alive and to get to celebrate this milestone. precious!


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