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The One Where I Get Older January 30, 2006

Posted by table4five in Uncategorized.

Today is the last birthday(celebration) I plan to have, because I’m 39 and I’m NOT getting any older, dammit. I spent today doing what I imagine most mothers of newborns do-a trip to the grocery store where I realized I had forgotten to bring a bottle for Kaitlyn and had to buy ready-to-feed formula and make a bottle right there in the store. Then over to Babies R Us to buy a new diaper bag, because the one the hospital gave me is huge, albeit free so therefore I’m not ungrateful. But sometimes I just need a diaper bag big enough for one or two diapers, the travel wipes, a burp cloth and a bottle, and the hospital one is more suited for, say, a weekend trip to Chicago. Back at home I got busy with more bottle feedings, diaper changes, a quick lunch and a brief period of unconsciousness on the couch.

Last night, however, there was Sweet and Sour Chicken and Crab Rangoon from my favorite Chinese restaurant, a HUGE chocolate layer cake sneakily purchased by BC while picking up the food, and a wireless XBox controller for a present (because when I am hacking and slashing bad guys as the Prince of Persia, I need to be free of the constraints of a controller cord).

There’s only one thing I can think of that might make turning 40 (cough…gag…hack) more bearable. If I could lose 40 pounds by the time I turn 40, I would consider that quite an accomplishment. 40 pounds in 12 months is 3.3 pounds a month, or less than a pound a week. Very reasonable. This isn’t a weight loss blog so I won’t go on and on about it, but I may mention my progress once in a while. And next January I may even be willing to celebrate.



1. Nancy - January 30, 2006

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

2. mama_tulip - January 30, 2006

Happy Birthday!

3. Mightymouse Mommy - January 30, 2006

Ok, all those that watch Noggin feel free to join in!


Today is your birthday, I’m so glad you came along!
Today is your birthday, so I’m singing you this song!
Well you’re *prettier* and you’re *smaller* wow you’ve really shrunk a lot!
Well you’re smarter and you’re wiser, there’s no telling when you’ll stop!

Aren’t you glad I didn’t sing that to you on the phone earlier as per BC and I’s family tradition of a birthday song via phone?

Love you sis! We can join Duchess Jane if/when she comes back on her “Fat Ass blogging” – as I too would like to lose about 25 – 30 lbs. Chris and I are doing South Beach and Chris has already lost about that (30 lbs) since like last August or Sept. I’ve lost about 17 lbs on it so far. I would have lost more but we took a dietary hiatus over the holidays and a bit here and there since. Anyway, let me know! I could create a whole entire seperate section when I get my domaine registered and hosted. 🙂

4. Mary Tsao - January 31, 2006

Whatever Crab Rangoon is, I want some!

Happy Birthday, too!

5. Jess - January 31, 2006

Happy birthday!

6. Fraulein N - January 31, 2006

Happy Birthday!!

7. Beth - January 31, 2006

Yay! Happy Birthday!

I hear you on the diet front – I’m trying to do Nutrisystem. I started right after Christmas and I’ve lost 7.8 pounds. But I’m making chowder tonight (with tasty bread!) so I will gain at least two of those back!!

Prince of Persia, eh? Is it fun? I’m currently addicted to Heroes of Might and Magic 4 on the PC!

8. Elizabeth - January 31, 2006

Mary-Crab Rangoon is a yummy appetizer made with a wonton wrapper stuffed with cream cheese and crab meat and deep fried. It probably has an ungodly number of calories but it is sooo good!

Beth-Good luck with Nutrisystem. 7.8 pounds in a month is excellent! Prince of Persia is very fun, there are three games in the series and I’m currently playing #2. The coolest feature of the game is the ability to rewind time so if you’re about to die you just rewind and start over. It saves my butt every time!

9. jen - February 3, 2006

sorry I’m late on this–HAPPY BIRTHDAY, fellow Aquarius!! (I had no idea where only “one day” apart!)

10. Mother GooseMouse - February 4, 2006

Happy birthday Elizabeth!!! I wish you many, many more anniversaries of turning 39. Sounds like a wonderful celebration.

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