Monday, April 20, 2009

Well...since it IS all about ME today

This is what 47 looks like.
*and 11 and 6, by the way

Thanks to those funny, silly, energizer-bunny boys, I forget that most of my friends I graduated high school with have children that are almost grown...some graduating university...some even having their own babies. My boys, though they make me crazy sometimes....they keep me young.


Right now, I am a few months older than my own mother was when I came to Japan, 18 years ago. I still find it amazing that I have 2 little boys who call me "Mom"....I can't imagine having a 29 year old doing that at this age!!


My students are helping me keep this whole "aging process" into perspective....a couple weeks ago I learned a valuable lesson when I was feeling a bit blue about getting older. I tried to explain how I was feeling and well......If you're going to have a pity party about getting older, don't invite older people, they have no sympathy, whatsoever.

I love my students.....they offer reality bitch slaps and they don't even know it...or maybe they do and that's just part of their charm.


Yes, for my choices for cake for my birthday....I'll take beefcake over chocolate or vanilla anytime!!!

*Can I just wrap him up "to go"?!?!*
(You KNEW something like that was coming, didn't you??!)


The birthday greetings from everyone have been great and I thank you all.
Other than that beefcake one today and the flamingo one on Friday, another favorite is from my Uncle Bob and Aunt Marcia....they wrote:

"Like a tree planted by streams of water...and whose leaf does not wither."

--Psalms 1:3

That one? That one touched my heart.

Don't forget the slipper giveaway!!!
Go here for details, just in case you were sleeping yesterday and missed the post!!
Comments, my fellow babies, will get your name in the game!!!
You have until Thursday (mine!) just click on "comments" and get typing!!
Thanks so much.


Cid said...

Guess us April birthday people think alike. My post on Friday was also All About Me as it was my day. Love the slippers and would love to add them to my shoe collection. I also have no problem with birthday month except that I have to share it withone of my boys and my mother. Happy Day!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Debbie!!! Expect a package soon :-) hehehe!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy Birthday to a young, hot mama!

Helena said...

Happy Birthday Debbie! 47 and looking goood!!!

smalltownmom said...

47 looks good on you! Happy Birthday!!!!!

Rhonda Stapleton said...

HAH--your students sound like interesting people. And your kids are ADORABLE!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBIE!!!!! Looking Good. Shellie

Anonymous said...

Hey Deb, Just back stepped and read your blog about the slippers. I am thinking perfect canidate....Yes ME, I am willing to wait to get them until you come home in July/Aug. Saving postage...ahha what a friend. And better yet the perfect excuse to visit while you are home. Shellie

phd in yogurtry said...

"don't invite older people" to a pity party -- haha! smart thinking! though, it's always great to accumulate older friends as life goes on. it's the only way to keep that young feeling!!!

happy, happy, happy 4th! love the pic of you and your boys.

phd in yogurtry said...

oops, did I say 4th?

we wish, huh?

happy 47th!

truebitch said...

I hear you! Can't believe I at almost 46, I have a 4-year-old calling me "Mommy" in a high-pitched voice! Yahahahahahahaaaaa


Ciara said...

Happy belated birthday, only catching up on my blog reading now. Would love these slippers so will you add me to the list for the giveaway purleeeessssseee.

Jason, as himself said...

I find it amazing that you have lived there for 18 years. Do you ever think you'll come back?

ms-teacher said...

Happy Birthday! You look wonderfully young & I can assume that having those two little rascals to chase after, definitely probably helps!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday, dear Debbie.
Happy Birthday to you!

Ginaagain said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You make 47 look like something to look forward to! said...

happy happy bday. Debbie..

we are the same age....

be 48 this summer...
you belong... fun fun fun
let me know if you need anything..
enjoy your day girl....

mona & the girls

Karen MEG said...

Oh Debbie, sorry I missed this yesterday... Happy, happy birthday!!

And 47 pshaw!!! You're looking great, hot mama :)

3rdEyeMuse said...

that happy picture makes my heart SING!

happy, happy birthday ... AGAIN!

Paida said...

Yay I can comment! Last time I tried blogger shut. me. down! stupid blogger!

So glad you had a wonderful birthday. Keep the photos of those cutie patootie boys coming!

Michael said...

Sorry this is late, but I had to wish you a happy birthday!!! Cheers to 47!!!

Sojourner said...

Oh Happy belated Birthday! SOrry I missed it, hope you had a wonderful day!

Yarni Gras! said...

I missed your birthday! AGH!
So okay, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I hope it was grand!

As for the dancing, COUNT ME IN!

As for the hot'd you get a photo of me? HA!

As for the ROCK...OH YEAH!