Tuesday, December 18, 2012

On Turning 37

When I was a teenager, 30 seemed "old" to me. I couldn't even fathom being 30. That just seemed so far away.

When I was in my 20s, I was scared to turn 30.

When I entered my 30s, I realized that 30s were the best years of my life. Wiser (one would hope!), stronger (experience makes us so), more stable (financially), and more experienced. Truth be told, I love my 30s. I keep joking about how turning 37 brings me that much closer to 40. 40 is close to 50. 50 is close to 60. After 60, things all go downhill and then you die. I'm just kidding!!! I don't really feel that way. My husband is 42 and reminds me that you're as young as you feel.

{37 wacky things about me}
  1. Coffee makes me sleepy. A shot of espresso or cappuccino, and I'm out like a light in minutes.
  2. I don't sleep nearly enough as I ought to.
  3. Whiny kids drive me batty.
  4. I have a very low tolerance for stupidity.
  5. Ignorant, inconsiderate, rude jerks really tick me off.
  6. I like listening to 80s pop and classic rock when I drive.
  7. I sing Christmas songs as soon as Halloween is over.
  8. I love my little girl more than she will ever know.
  9. I am a crier. Me + sappy movies = a horrible mess! 
  10. I even cry during Tim Horton's commercials.
  11. When I need a pick me up, I watch America's Funniest Home Videos.
  12. I can't stand the sight of blood or open wounds. 
  13. My gag reflex is like none other. Just the thought of something gross sends me into dry heaving.
  14. I hate all things poopy.  I live on a farm. Go figure.
  15. My favourite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story.
  16. Every Christmas, I watch The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original version), Rudolph, and Frosty the Snowman.
  17. I'm a great baker of desserts.
  18. I don't really like eating desserts.
  19. I can't make jello.
  20. Homemade pie crusts are not my forte!
  21. I've been teaching ESL since 1998!
  22. I put teaching ESL on hold last Summer to work in social media full time.
  23. I miss my teenage years. The 90s rocked.
  24. Growing up, my idol was David Suzuki.
  25. I belonged to various environmental and recycling committees when I was in college and university.
  26. When I was a student at Concordia University, our enviro group used to congregate in the lower level parking lot and sort worms. Yes, we were big into vermicomposting!
  27. I always root for the underdog.
  28. I support local & Canadian.
  29. I've always wanted to learn how to play acoustic guitar.
  30. New Zealand and Australia are on my bucket list.
  31. I'd like to travel across Canada from coast to coast with my husband and daughter.
  32. I am blessed with a fabulous family.
  33. I've got great friends.
  34. I lived and taught in Japan for two years.
  35. I sometimes wonder what my life would have been like had I stayed in Japan.
  36. Give me a latke or a knish and I'm your best friend.
  37. I always thought I'd end up marrying Jordan Knight from NKOTB.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this post mama!! You are beautiful inside and out...and WE have a lot more in common than I thought!! Have a very happy birthday <3

Kath said...

Love this post bday girl! Just when I thought we couldn't have any more in common! LOVE Wizard of Oz! Love baking, LOVE NKOTB though I was all about Jon Knight. Happy Bday my friend!!!! :) XO

Ruvini said...

Big fan of Wizard of Oz and NKOTB. Oz and NZ were also on my bucket list. Went to Oz a few years back. And coffee also makes me more sleepier than awake. As you reflect on your special day, just remember all the wonderful things that have come about. Hope you have a lovely day:)

Tammy inRdream said...

Love it Love you! XO Happy Birthday!

Mama Ash said...

No way! You're not 37 ;)
We have so much in common! I too love a Christmas Story, I loved Jordan Knight.
Great post birthday girl! Happy Birthday to a beautiful soul.

Just Us Girls said...

This post made me smile and I love that. The 90's did rule and was freaking awesome, those were filled with good times. I hope your day is freaking fantastic because you deserve it!

Country Mouse, City Mouse said...

I think you scored a hubby better than Jordan Knight:)

Happy Birthday to a very sweet lady who deserves only the best always:)

Mom vs. the boys said...

haha, that Jordan Knight again! lol I've been to Australia but never Manitoulin Island, go figure! lol

Gingermommy said...

Happy birthday my friend. I cried when I turned 30. Now at 36, I am actually looking forward to 40 lol

Cheryl L said...

Happy Birthday Christine! We have so much in common besides #37 ;) Hope you have an awesome day (and year).

Cheryl Kirkness said...

Happy Happy Birthday! :) Number 24 cracks me up!

I agree, the 30's have been the best so far!

From Our Farm to Your Table

Blog Archive

Farmers Feed Cities

You Can Find Me Here!


Brand Ambassador for

For Fellow Bloggers

Connect With Advertisers - Sign up for SocialSpark!
A Reliable Blogger

Proud Recipient

© 2006 - 2012 Life on Manitoulin. All Rights Reserved. Powered by Blogger.

About the Blog Author

City girl moves to the country, falls in love, and marries a farmer. She tries to incorporate her city ways with her new country lifestyle and blogs to keep in touch with friends, family & students who live far, far away :) Can this city girl go country? Watch as she learns all sorts of exciting things about life on the farm and in a small rural community. *UPDATE* We are now parents! Our baby girl was born on Nov. 11, 2008 (at 28 weeks gestation- 12 weeks premature, but she's quite the trooper)!!!
Contact Me

Les Boutons!

Life on Manitoulin: Just a bunch of ramblings from a city girl gone country!

Life on Manitoulin: Just a bunch of ramblings from a city girl gone country!

Let's Connect

Follow by Email




Related Posts with Thumbnails