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1 Dec

Today I turn 33 years old. It sounds odd to say that number. I can’t decide if that’s old or not. I guess it’s relative. I remember being in my twenties and thinking that 30 was ancient and not being able to imagine being that “old”. My 30th birthday was not a good one for me, mentally. I don’t know why I had such trouble changing decades but I was a sobbing bucket of mess that day. I ate my weight in chocolate and pondered the meaning of life. It was all very dramatic. And pathetic.

But now I think I’m settling into my 30s and realizing that it’s a good place to be. I’m “settled” into life in great ways. I’ve been married for, let’s see, let me count, nine years and have a house, job, a baby. A lovely life. And not that life is all about “the List” but don’t we all have one, at least in our heads? That list of things we want to accomplish by such and such age, or at least, before we die? I’ve done several things on my list…married the love of my life (isn’t that the cheesiest sappiest cliche ever? but it’s true!), had a beautiful child, own a home, traveled through much of Europe, been published here and there, etc. I have many more things yet to accomplish on my List but I think I’ve done pretty well so far. I am blessed.

This post is going nowhere really. I guess I’m just feeling reflective. All in all, 33 is a good place to be.

Oh, guess what The Accountant gave me? Those PostSecret books I wanted! My advice to all bloggers – sneak in a sentence or two about your Christmas wish list and then ask your significant other if they happened to read such and such post. Works like a charm.

o christmas tree

1 Dec

Written last night….This will be short as I’m exhausted but wanted to post a picture of our Christmas tree that we put up this weekend. We haven’t had one in a few years but I was in the spirit for some reason this year so The Accountant put it up for me and put the lights on and I finished it up. Perhaps I’ll post the whole “Finn and the history of her Christmas trees saga” later but for now, here is our glorious artificial tree that really is too big for the room but I had to have the biggest in the store when we bought it several years ago. Guess my eyes were bigger than my dining room.  Or something.

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