Monday, September 14, 2009

Twenty Six Years, Blessed.

Today is my 26th birthday.
But if you ask my Mom,
it doesn't really count until 8:42pm
when I was actually born.
No, seriously. We used to have this
giant birthday candle that was lit each year
and would burn down to your appropriate age.
I wasn't allowed to open presents until 8:42pm.
Thanks, Mom.

That's the champagne Hubs bought for my birthday dinner. We took it to a delicious Italian BYOB in town. That's Hubs in the background. That champagne, coupled with a few glasses of our favorite Rosenblum Syrah is most likely the culprit of my 26th Birthday Hangover. Awe-some. (Why is it that hangovers only get worse with age?)

As I sit here and ponder my previous 25 years, does this mean that I am no longer in my mid-twenties? Is that a title reserved only for your 25th year? It seems strange, in just one single day, to have crossed that imaginary chasm suddenly thrusting myself into my late-twenties?

But in either case, I'm happy, I'm blessed and it's bound to be a great 26th year.

Especially because there's really only one day a year when you can run around calling yourself The Birthday Princess and not be considered a total whackjob.


  1. Happy birthday girl! Cheers to you.

  2. Happy Birthday! I just turned 26 too! The champagne looks good ;)

  3. Happy Birthday!!! and you are still in your mid-20s. 24-26 is mid 20s to me. :) Now next year is a different story.... hahaha. Have a great day.

  4. happy birthday dear! may year 26 be the sweetest yet!

  5. Happy birthday! Today is my hubbies bday too!

  6. Happy birthday!

    Is there a better way to celebrate than with champagne?!?!

  7. Oh Happy day to you birthday buddy!! Today is my 25th :) I hope you have a fabulous day (even though it is MONDAY)!

  8. Yay! Happy Birthday! And you can still claim your mid-20's!

  9. A very happy birthday to you!!

    P.S. I think you can still say you are in your mid-twenties and be okay. Until next year or maybe the year after that, even!

  10. lol, Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great night!

  11. happy birthday
    hope you have a great one

    my mom is the SAME way.
    at 11:45pm i was born and she said that's when you were born......i am like "ok mom, whatever you say"

    lol moms

    have a great week

  12. happy birthday, lady! i hope your necklace came today! :D that would be perfect timing on my part ;) haha


  13. Happy Birthday sister. Thanks for stopping by. I didn't realize I was in my "late 20's" until just now reading this post. And I have been in my late 20's for almost 3 years now.

  14. Happy Birthday hon!! I turned 27 (eek!) on Friday so I would say I'm officially in my late 20's.. you can have one more year as mid 20's at 26!! I put a lot of thought into this on Friday!!

  15. Happy Birthday!!! Yes drinking your face off gets less fun as you get older :(

  16. Happy Birthday! I just discovered your blog and love it. Old English Sheepdogs are the only dogs I've ever owned. :)

  17. Happy Birthday! Make it a good one:)

  18. Happy Birthday!!!

    Hope you had a great one!! :) <3

  19. Happy Birthday, sweet friend! Hope it is as fabulous as you are!

  20. Happy birthday! I love the candle idea, although I would never have the patience to wait until the exact time ;)

  21. Dude...I totally thought the same thing this year when I turned I'm in my late twenties?? But I think I will say that starts as 27 :)

    Happy Birthday!


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