December 15, 2014

Birthday Thoughts

My parents said I looked like Ike when I was a baby! It was the tall forehead. Well, I have to admit I was not the prettiest baby. (For you young folks, Ike was the nickname for  President Eisenhower.)

I grew up thinking I was ordinary looking so I made an effort to smile a lot to make my face look pleasing. It seemed to work.

Once you start to feel old, birthdays make you feel even older. I practically had to drag myself out of bed to face the morning. That may be partly because my aching back sent unusually painful spasms through me yesterday.

For years I kept pretty quiet about my birthday. But you can't really hide from it, and I decided to enjoy getting greetings from friends.

One thing that makes my birthday feel depressing is that it falls during the week of shortest days of the year. I require sunlight in order to feel optimistic. Fortunately, today was warm and fairly sunny, so we took a walk and then had a really good dinner.

Now that my birthday is over, I can entertain myself with Christmas preparations for the next 10 days.

14 comments:

  1. Well, a happy birthday to you. I don't really make much of a deal about my birthday... it tends to be a day I'd rather ignore.

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  2. Happy Birthday! Don't be sad - be glad that you made it another year on this planet. It's your special day - enjoy!

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  3. A very Happy Birthday to you.

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday! Great post. Enjoy your Tuesday!

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  5. Belated "Very many happy returns". I think we just need to go for it on our birthdays - can't ignore time.

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  6. Hope you had a good time. I haven't done much for mine through the years.

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  7. Happy birthday! I think you were a cute baby!

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  8. Happy Birthday. I always thought I looked less than ordinary. Now, I think I've aged better than most. What goes around, comes around.

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  9. well happy birthday to you! what a cute baby you were!

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  10. Awww.. belated Happy Birthday to you. I hope it turned out to be a great one.

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  11. Happy belated birthday to you. I hear you on the aching back. I do a lot of yoga and exercise to keep mine feeling good

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  12. Happy belated birthday, Linda! I think your baby picture is very cute. I hope you had a great day.

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