It’s my birthday

Today I’m 47-years-old.
Not quite sure how I feel about that.

Glad I’m not dead.
But also a little shocked to be in my late 40s.
How did that happen?

This past year has been very difficult
but this coming year is shaping up to be much better.
There’s been a shift and
I’m ready for some positive developments.

No matter what happens, though,
I will Prevail.

Come to think of it,
I guess that’s how I ended up here in my late 40s:
I Prevailed.

119 thoughts on “It’s my birthday

  1. Happy birthday! And hey – you’re older than me! Who knew? I sure didn’t. I assumed you were younger. Not 17 months older (roughly). No wonder you get all my references and jokes!
    I am now singing “I Will Survive” and imagining the two of us dancing around in a holding cell with Keanu, Orlando, Jon Favreau and the rest of the guys. I hope those positive developments turn up for you this year – you deserve them!

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    • I assumed you were younger than me, too. And I was right! I seem to be right about that more and more frequently these days.
      I love the image of us dancing around to “I Will Survive.” And I know who Keanu is but who are Orlando and Jon Favreau and the rest of the guys? Yikes, I DON’T get all your references and jokes.
      Thank you for the good wishes, Kelly.

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      • Orlando Jones and Jon Favreau were in THE REPLACEMENTS with Keanu Reeves, doing the hustle (roughly) in a holding cell after a bar fight. I love that movie with an abiding, serious affection, and have been known to watch it whenever I catch it on TV. I do not, however, have any inclination to own it. Is that not strange?
        Here. Have another cupcake.

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      • It IS strange you love the movie so much but don’t own it. I guess you appreciate the randomness of how the universe offers the movie now and again, right? I’m just glad you’re letting me stay in your club despite my shocking ignorance.
        (thanks for the second cupcake…..)

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      • It IS strange you love the movie so much but don’t own it. I guess you appreciate the randomness of how the universe offers the movie now and again, right? I’m just glad you’re letting me stay in your club despite my shocking ignorance.

        (thanks for the second cupcake…..)

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      • Orlando Jones and Jon Favreau were in THE REPLACEMENTS with Keanu Reeves, doing the hustle (roughly) in a holding cell after a bar fight. I love that movie with an abiding, serious affection, and have been known to watch it whenever I catch it on TV. I do not, however, have any inclination to own it. Is that not strange?

        Here. Have another cupcake.

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    • I assumed you were younger than me, too. And I was right! I seem to be right about that more and more frequently these days.

      I love the image of us dancing around to “I Will Survive.” And I know who Keanu is but who are Orlando and Jon Favreau and the rest of the guys? Yikes, I DON’T get all your references and jokes.

      Thank you for the good wishes, Kelly.

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  2. Happy birthday! And hey – you’re older than me! Who knew? I sure didn’t. I assumed you were younger. Not 17 months older (roughly). No wonder you get all my references and jokes!

    I am now singing “I Will Survive” and imagining the two of us dancing around in a holding cell with Keanu, Orlando, Jon Favreau and the rest of the guys. I hope those positive developments turn up for you this year – you deserve them!

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  3. Happy birthday! And hey – you’re older than me! Who knew? I sure didn’t. I assumed you were younger. Not 17 months older (roughly). No wonder you get all my references and jokes!

    I am now singing “I Will Survive” and imagining the two of us dancing around in a holding cell with Keanu, Orlando, Jon Favreau and the rest of the guys. I hope those positive developments turn up for you this year – you deserve them!

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  4. Happy birthday! So glad you’ve prevailed and that it looks like better days are coming. I hope that things really bloom for you next year. And in the meantime I’m going to join you and Kelly in that dance.

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  5. Happy birthday! So glad you’ve prevailed and that it looks like better days are coming. I hope that things really bloom for you next year. And in the meantime I’m going to join you and Kelly in that dance.

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  6. A shift? That sounds like a glorious thing. Are they selling that on Amazon, because I would pay for one.
    Happy Birthday, sweet Vinca. I’m really, really glad we’re friends.

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    • I’ll get you a shift, Linda. You order them from the Universe Store, I think. What size you need? Petite, right?
      I’m also so very glad we’re friends, Linda. You’re team captain and even though you’re way over there, I always feel your support and good wishes over here. And I hope you feel mine with you.

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    • I’ll get you a shift, Linda. You order them from the Universe Store, I think. What size you need? Petite, right?

      I’m also so very glad we’re friends, Linda. You’re team captain and even though you’re way over there, I always feel your support and good wishes over here. And I hope you feel mine with you.

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  7. A shift? That sounds like a glorious thing. Are they selling that on Amazon, because I would pay for one.

    Happy Birthday, sweet Vinca. I’m really, really glad we’re friends.

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  8. A shift? That sounds like a glorious thing. Are they selling that on Amazon, because I would pay for one.

    Happy Birthday, sweet Vinca. I’m really, really glad we’re friends.

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  9. I assumed you were younger than me, too. And I was right! I seem to be right about that more and more frequently these days.

    I love the image of us dancing around to “I Will Survive.” And I know who Keanu is but who are Orlando and Jon Favreau and the rest of the guys? Yikes, I DON’T get all your references and jokes.

    Thank you for the good wishes, Kelly.

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  10. I’ll get you a shift, Linda. You order them from the Universe Store, I think. What size you need? Petite, right?

    I’m also so very glad we’re friends, Linda. You’re team captain and even though you’re way over there, I always feel your support and good wishes over here. And I hope you feel mine with you.

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  11. Pfft…47? Yer nothin’ but a spring chicken! 😉
    O’ happy day to my dear blue raincoat, LJ, driving partner, friend! Happy Birthday, Tracy!
    Here’s wishes for a glorious year filled with all good things (including another Oregon beach retreat!)

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  12. Pfft…47? Yer nothin’ but a spring chicken! 😉

    O’ happy day to my dear blue raincoat, LJ, driving partner, friend! Happy Birthday, Tracy!

    Here’s wishes for a glorious year filled with all good things (including another Oregon beach retreat!)

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  13. Pfft…47? Yer nothin’ but a spring chicken! 😉

    O’ happy day to my dear blue raincoat, LJ, driving partner, friend! Happy Birthday, Tracy!

    Here’s wishes for a glorious year filled with all good things (including another Oregon beach retreat!)

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  14. Orlando Jones and Jon Favreau were in THE REPLACEMENTS with Keanu Reeves, doing the hustle (roughly) in a holding cell after a bar fight. I love that movie with an abiding, serious affection, and have been known to watch it whenever I catch it on TV. I do not, however, have any inclination to own it. Is that not strange?

    Here. Have another cupcake.

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    • Thank you, Sarah. The day’s been grand thus far and I even got to sit in the sun for a few minutes before it set behind the mountain. I know you appreciate sunshine, too!
      You have a good weekend, also.

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    • Thank you, Sarah. The day’s been grand thus far and I even got to sit in the sun for a few minutes before it set behind the mountain. I know you appreciate sunshine, too!

      You have a good weekend, also.

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    • Re: Happy Birthday Scorpio Sister!
      My new bracelet is so shiny and beautiful and I know it’ll help me make those Leaps. Thank you again, Laura.
      Alas, we are not Scorpio sisters. I am a Sagittarius (but I know you still love me, right?). Kind of cusp-ish, I am.
      Here’s to Prevailing and Leaping and one big, fat awesome year!!!

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    • Re: Happy Birthday Scorpio Sister!

      My new bracelet is so shiny and beautiful and I know it’ll help me make those Leaps. Thank you again, Laura.

      Alas, we are not Scorpio sisters. I am a Sagittarius (but I know you still love me, right?). Kind of cusp-ish, I am.

      Here’s to Prevailing and Leaping and one big, fat awesome year!!!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Tracy! I’m very glad to hear the coming year is shaping up to be a better one. Here’s to prevailing! You rock!

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    • Thanks so much, Carolyn. It’s been a slog but I have good feelings about the months to come. I appreciate your kind words and support and want you to know I think you rock, too!

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    • Thanks so much, Carolyn. It’s been a slog but I have good feelings about the months to come. I appreciate your kind words and support and want you to know I think you rock, too!

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  16. Happy Birthday, Tracy! I’m very glad to hear the coming year is shaping up to be a better one. Here’s to prevailing! You rock!

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    • Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate, Sheela. I know another somebody who has a birthday very soon. Like, um, tomorrow!
      We can bloom together, okay? Here’s to us having a wonderful year filled with lots of good stuff.

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    • Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate, Sheela. I know another somebody who has a birthday very soon. Like, um, tomorrow!

      We can bloom together, okay? Here’s to us having a wonderful year filled with lots of good stuff.

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    • Yikes, I didn’t like my 20s (at least, not the early 20s). I guess I’ll stick with the 40s (as if I have a choice). Thanks for the good wishes and hanging with me in these (ahem) golden years!

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    • Yikes, I didn’t like my 20s (at least, not the early 20s). I guess I’ll stick with the 40s (as if I have a choice). Thanks for the good wishes and hanging with me in these (ahem) golden years!

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  17. It IS strange you love the movie so much but don’t own it. I guess you appreciate the randomness of how the universe offers the movie now and again, right? I’m just glad you’re letting me stay in your club despite my shocking ignorance.

    (thanks for the second cupcake…..)

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  18. Thank you, Sarah. The day’s been grand thus far and I even got to sit in the sun for a few minutes before it set behind the mountain. I know you appreciate sunshine, too!

    You have a good weekend, also.

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  19. Re: Happy Birthday Scorpio Sister!

    My new bracelet is so shiny and beautiful and I know it’ll help me make those Leaps. Thank you again, Laura.

    Alas, we are not Scorpio sisters. I am a Sagittarius (but I know you still love me, right?). Kind of cusp-ish, I am.

    Here’s to Prevailing and Leaping and one big, fat awesome year!!!

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  20. Happy birthday, Tracy. Congratulations on the 47 years of prevailing, and here’s hopes for 47 more. I truly hope that this year is your year of years. And that your book gets in the mail and doesn’t come back except with perfect revision notes. And we’ll all have a very big party.

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  21. Happy birthday, Tracy. Congratulations on the 47 years of prevailing, and here’s hopes for 47 more. I truly hope that this year is your year of years. And that your book gets in the mail and doesn’t come back except with perfect revision notes. And we’ll all have a very big party.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate, Sheela. I know another somebody who has a birthday very soon. Like, um, tomorrow!

    We can bloom together, okay? Here’s to us having a wonderful year filled with lots of good stuff.

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  23. Happy birthday, Tracy. I’m glad you feel things are turning around. I’m sending wishes for a banner year for you. And I’m giving thanks for your sense of timing. You cannot know how many times, again and again, you have posted a comment to me just when I most needed to hear it. I am most grateful for that, and for you.

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    • Susan, I appreciate those kind words and good wishes so very much. It means a lot to me that I can offer comments that resonate with you since your posts are typically so gut-wrenchingly honest and insightful. Not to mention beautiful. I’m grateful you share your journey with me.
      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    • Susan, I appreciate those kind words and good wishes so very much. It means a lot to me that I can offer comments that resonate with you since your posts are typically so gut-wrenchingly honest and insightful. Not to mention beautiful. I’m grateful you share your journey with me.

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  24. Happy birthday, Tracy. I’m glad you feel things are turning around. I’m sending wishes for a banner year for you. And I’m giving thanks for your sense of timing. You cannot know how many times, again and again, you have posted a comment to me just when I most needed to hear it. I am most grateful for that, and for you.

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  25. Susan, I appreciate those kind words and good wishes so very much. It means a lot to me that I can offer comments that resonate with you since your posts are typically so gut-wrenchingly honest and insightful. Not to mention beautiful. I’m grateful you share your journey with me.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    • You’re never too late for birthday celebrations…just keep the party going! Thanks for joining in!
      Not in Clearwater. My mom’s in Albuquerque and won’t be back in FL until mid-December. She’s planning on moving to Albuquerque if she can sell her place in Clearwater.
      Hope you’re having an excellent time, Jennifer.

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    • You’re never too late for birthday celebrations…just keep the party going! Thanks for joining in!

      Not in Clearwater. My mom’s in Albuquerque and won’t be back in FL until mid-December. She’s planning on moving to Albuquerque if she can sell her place in Clearwater.

      Hope you’re having an excellent time, Jennifer.

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  26. You’re never too late for birthday celebrations…just keep the party going! Thanks for joining in!

    Not in Clearwater. My mom’s in Albuquerque and won’t be back in FL until mid-December. She’s planning on moving to Albuquerque if she can sell her place in Clearwater.

    Hope you’re having an excellent time, Jennifer.

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