Monday, December 18, 2006

birthday ramblings

I always thought I'd feel miserable being in my 30's, but to my surprise, my 30's have been full of wonderful events and much happiness and excitement. I also realize that my outlook on life and everything seem so different from how I saw things when I was younger. I really value the simple things in everyday life. Little miracles amaze me--things that I probably wouldn't have noticed or appreciated a few years ago.

For example:
1. Today, I had to get my sticker updated for my vehicle licence plate and get my driver's licence renewed. Little things like appreciating having a vehicle to drive just make me happy and thankful. Why do they make us always renew our licences and stickers on our birthdays? lol

2. I have gotten used to seeing deer cross the highways here. There's nothing uncommon about seeing deer on the Island, but I can't help but always think how spectacular and gorgeous those creatures are.

3. I laugh at silly little things. Today, on my drive into town (about 15-20 mins from where we live) there was a partridge running back and forth across the highway. It was the funniest thing ever. Crazy bird. I was just thankful I didn't hit it! What amazes me is that no one else hit it as it was dashing across the highway!

4. I'm a total push-over when it comes to our nieces : ) I'm also the aunt who partakes in silly car games while en route! Toad and Pook manage to get me to hold my breath when passing a cemetary or lift my feet when crossing railroad tracks. Yes, we even play the "punch bug" game when we see a Volkswagen Beetle.

5. Silly things like receiving Christmas cards in the mail just make my day. We've had a steady flow of greeting cards the past few weeks, but today we had a record of eight in one day! I just poured over the cards, reading each heartfelt note. I got all sentimental (poor Hubby) when I saw that some people had included family updates and photos!!! Our fridge now has heaps of baby photos on it!

There you have it. Here are today's birthday reflections and ramblings : )


t said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAY cHriSsY!!!

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birtday to you! Happy birthday dear Christiiiiiiiine! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday sweetness! Let me know what wonderful present J gives you!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday!!!

)PS, are your neices' names really Toad and Pook, or are those nicknames???)

Northern Mom said...

Happiest of Birthdays Chrissy!
Hope your 30's are great!

caninecologne said...

Happy Birthday! : )

Hope you had a lovely birthday!

Danielle said...


Chrissy121875 said...

LOL! Thanks everyone, for the birthday wishes!

Jill: our nieces' real names aren't Toad and Pook! LOL! They're Courtney and Elizabeth. When Elizabeth came out, she came out with her legs and arms looking like a Toad (hence the name) and when Courtney was a baby, she was always really pukey. The kid puked a lot...therefore the name Pook :) LOL Until now the names have stuck, so we continue calling them those terms of endearment.

Dan said...

Hi Christine
Found you via Danielle's Hannukah blog. Your comment and pic. Notice you like things Japanese. so thought you kmight want to hear my new song about learning Hiragana here:

click there to hear the song on YOU TUBE also

soon to be on MTV, maybe

by the way, 30 is nothing. I am almost 60 and feel 19......age is an illusion, take it from me


DANNY in TAiwan

enjoy life on ur island there. i am on Islant taiwan

P.R.O.P.S. said...

Happy Birthday!

Chrissy121875 said...

Thanks, Dan! I just checked out the link. The hiragana song is really cool. What a neat tool to use for learning hiragana! I wish the song was around when I was in Japan, struggling with learning the different alphabets (hiragana, katakana and kanji)! A friend of mine was so kind as to give me a set of hiragana flash cards for a birthday present when I was in Japan. They're the type of cards parents or teachers use to teach young Japanese children hiragana! LOL! Hey, they worked on me!

Ms. Mamma said...

Happy Belated to the swankest sweetest girl in Manitoulin! XOXO

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