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Year 38




Hello everyone. It’s my birthday, it’s my birthday. It’s my birthday.

My birthdays are usually all about me. Because frankly, that’s what a birthday is about. LOL

But as I grow older I notice that things change and priorities become different.

Now I’m an aries, and selfish and self centered by nature( even though I have worked HARD to overcome this, my birthday is that one area that I just…I struggle with).#keepinitreal   I always joke that my birthday is the international day of me. And I don’t work it, I don’t clean house, I don’t cook….you get the point.

But this year, I’ve had to break my streak.

You see, I don’t have anytime left to take off.

Pookah has been sick quite a bit this year and my birthday is on a weekday.   I had ONE day left that I was hoarding for my birthday.  I used that day last week when Pookah was being attacked by the high pollen count and had to stay home. Cdub and I swap turns and since he had to stay home three days in a row I had to have a turn.


One things I have learned being a mother is that it is not about YOU.

You may think it is, you may plan for it to be, but children come first.

No matter what.

So on this 38th anniversary of the day I was born, I’ll be off to work. I can only be thankful that I

  1.  Only have to work 8 hours.
  2. Get off early
  3. Have a job to complain about not getting off of
  4. I have my health

So yes, it’s still my birthday, I’m just not spending it drinking lattes, having a massage and shopping like I usually do.

Maybe next year.

But for now, I am grateful that I am seeing 38.

I am grateful that I had a beautiful weekend.

I am grateful that I got gifts and cakes and MONEY.

I am grateful for all the birthday wishes.

I am grateful for hearing my daddy struggle through the yearly tradition of singing me happy birthday that he and my mother have done every year since I was born.

Life is good. I am in a good place. I am thankful. I am peaceful.

Welcome 38. Can’t wait to see what you are about.



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    Preshus Me
    April 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Happy Birthday!!!! Wishing you all the most wonderful things for you in this your 38th year! One day we will find a way to celebrate these things in person!

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    April 14, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Happy Birthday!! I’m glad you were able to have a great weekend. Wishing you a fabulous day and year!

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    April 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope your whole day is good. Enjoy.

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    April 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you are enjoying your day! 🙂

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    April 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Happy Bday honey!

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    April 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Happy Birthday!

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    Reginia {}
    April 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Happy Birthday LaShawn.

    Wishing you Venti’s, good food, and good “relations”.

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    April 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Happy Birthday to you yeah kids are first but at least you got money I have not gotten money since I was a kid….*cries*

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    LeSha Brewer (The Lovely Photog)
    April 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy it!

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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    April 15, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I hope you had the happiest of days! 38 is going to be all kinds of awesome!

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    April 15, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Happy belated birthday! I say companies should give birthdays off 😉

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    April 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Happy belated birthday!

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    K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    April 17, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Happy Belated Birthday!

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    The Pro Diva
    April 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Happy Birthday again! You are so right about being a mother. One of the major lessons I have learned over the past 10 months is that once you become a mom, you give up a huge part of yourself for your child. Every thought and every things that I do, whether it be eating, showering, shopping, or working, all begins with a consideration of how am I going to do it while still doing mommy things. The fact that you recognize that it is no longer just about you is a testament to good mothering. So good mother on!

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