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Hi Blog.

On Sunday, I celebrated my 44th birthday. Sometimes it is hard for me to believe that I am 44 years old. Inside, I feel so immature, all of… 12? 14 maybe? 36 on a good day? Age is such a funny thing.

But, back to the weekend. It was low key and lazy, which is pretty much perfect in my book. There was sushi and Vietnamese food and cake and lots and lots of flowers and hugs and maybe even a nap thrown in. What more could a girl want?

Things I hope to accomplish in my 44th year:

Design a cross stitch pattern

Draw more pictures

Try some block printing

Learn how to actually use Photoshop

Bake a really great loaf of crusty bread

Make changes to my work life

Better support Tom in his endeavors

Spend time with the boys each day after school

Invest time and energy in the people and things I care about

Continue to simplify our home and life

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Exciting and scary! Here I gooooo!!!


All in a day’s work




  1. Oooooh, Happy Belated Birthday! I rely on FB or Skype to tell me when friends have B-Days. I’m sorry I missed yours. I just had to think about this… but I’m turning 45 in Sept. That is supposed to be a big milestone. In my mind 44 is VERY old, because I too still have the teen inside. But I also feel ancient at times.

    Great list for your next year. I need to make one myself. I’m glad I have a few more months to think about it.

    What kind of cake did you have? Any photos of the festivities?

  2. Happy Birthday! What great goals 🙂 I stutter but not when I realise I’ll be 42 tomorrow, but that my girl is nearly 22. When did she grow up? In my mind’s eye she’s still the adorable toddler with the fluffy blonde hair!

  3. Your birthday is tomorrow?!! Happy birthday to you too! Hard to believe that you have a 22 year old. Time does fly!!!

  4. Thank you! I feel so old on the outside and so young on the inside. I always think about my parents at whatever age I currently am, and they just seemed so much more mature. Perhaps they just hid it better.
    We had this crazy combination of cakes so there was something for everyone. My favorite was the carrot cake and second favorite was the chocolate. Only one photo which I did not post because I looked OLD AND TIRED! UGH!

  5. Oh! I LOVE your goals! 💕💕

  6. Thanks! Now to actually accomplish some. 🙂

  7. Happy Birthday!!! You don’t look a day over 25! I hope you had a fabulous day. Your goal list for this year sounds wonderful. I know you can do it all.

  8. Julie

    Happy belated birthday! Those are some great goals!

  9. Thanks! 🙂

  10. Haha- I wish! Thanks Ginny!!! 🙂

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