And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me.

Yup, I am 31.

I don't have anything profound to say about it. In fact, I forgot all about it until I was doing my charting at work this morning. I kept looking at the dates on everything and thinking to myself "there is something important about today....what is it?". Imagine my surprise when I realised exactly WHAT was important about today.

I didn't do anything special, I just did my normal stuff with the kids and Dad. Mr. Barefoot brought me flowers, and I missed out on nap time...again.

It seems funny to be 31. When am I going to stop thinking "When I grow up...."? Maybe never. I can just see myself as an old woman, scooting up and down the halls of my care facility in a wheelchair with my tank of oxygen hanging from the handlebars in back and ratty slippers on my feet, telling the "girls" all my plans for when I grow up. They will think I am senile and humor me, never guessing that I am not really the woman they see but a child trapped in that body, dreaming the dreams of youth looking forward to a life full of possibilities.

Speaking of birthdays, I gotta get going on planning Big Sprout's birthday party. I have about a month and a half.....


Lynne said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you Barefoot!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Young Sprite!! I am turning 49 this year (older than either of my parents turned before they died) and I still think about when (or if) I'll grow up!

Almost Grown tells me that in another few birthdays, she'll be "older" than I am!

So, I check your blog most everyday, and for a while there is nothing new, nothing new, then *BAM!* Lots 'o posts! Gotta get reading!

barefoot gardener said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Sorry about the not so consistent posts....I have been finding it harder and harder to post on work days. I am just too tired to think straight....

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Barefoot! :)

jenny said...


I don't do anything special on mine either. We're also not doing anything for birthdays this year. We decided to skip the parties this year and just have the birthday girl/boy pick their choice of dinner and a cake.

Today is Youngests 3rd bday, and so far so good! No complaints about not having a party. Hopefully Middle will be the same next week when she turns 5.

Kati said...

YEAH!!!! Happy Birthday (a bit belated) to You!!! Happy Birthday to you!!! Happy Birthday Dear Barefoot!!!!!! Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!!

Dang girl, you're only a year (minus a couple of weeks) older than I am. My 30th is the 22nd. Too funny.

Anyway, hope you had a fantabulous birthday and HERE'S to NOT growing up! (Said with the full realization that a person's refusal to "grow up" can be really freaking tedious when that person takes it as an excuse to behave immaturely in the ways that REALLY matter. Not that this is what YOU mean by the thought of not being grown up yet. Just a thought on that phrase though.)

barefoot gardener said...

Thanks for all the good wishes! Man, I feel special....

Hey, wait.

Kati, are you trying to tell me that I sound older than I am?! You sound so shocked that I am only a little older than you.

*giggle* It must be that I am so wise.

No, not wise-@$$ed. I said WISE.

RuthieJ said...

Belated Happy Birthday Barefoot!!

31?? Good God, you're just a youngster.....I could be your MOM!