Monday, April 13, 2009

39 & holdin'

(cue the Geek from Sixteen Candles....)

"Na na na NA na, you say it's your birthday! Na na na na NA na, it's my birthday too, yeah!"

Yes, yes, today I turned 39. And it also happens to be my 500th blog post. Coincidence? Who knows, but it's interesting nonetheless.

The day has been non eventful thus far--just the way I like it! Everyone is where they are supposed to be.

My coworker (hi Sara!) brought me a chocolate croissant from Panera, and it was a lovely way to start my day at work. I had a chocolate croissant for the first time while in Paris during a college trip when I was 23. I've been in love ever since.

Mark & I are heading to the downtown post office in a few minutes to get our passports for St John, which is my birthday present. Getting that man to do anything away from the office is nearly impossible. It took me begging him to give that to me for my birthday present for us to get our passports. Whatever it takes, is good enough for me. I just don't want to worry about running out of time (we leave in 9 weeks!).

My mom is picking up the kids after school so I can take as long as I want to go running. I might even take a yoga class at 5:30. I'll wait to see what I'm in the mood for.

I've got one more year to work toward running a full marathon. That's what I want to do when I turn 40. It very well may take a year to achieve that goal. But hey, what's life without goals?

And hey, it will be good blogging material.


Jill said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!
Happy Birthday to YOU!
Happy Birthday Dear Lauraaaaaa!
Happy Birthday to YOOUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!

Hope your day is great - you deserve it!!!

jen said...

So glad to hear you have something special planned to celebrate.

My birthday wish for you: That everyone is healthy today, and no one complains too much, and that they all take their turn taking care of you since you do such a good job of taking care of all of them!

Vickie said...

happy birthday - sound like a good one!

Helen said...

Your b-day sounds perfect! Have a great one...your first 39th! ;-)

Jennifer :-) said...

Happy Birthday! I'm not far behind you - 37 on Friday. Have a WONDERFUL, stress free, all about YOU day! :-)

G.G. said...

Happy Birthday, Laura!

Doc Manette said...

Happy Birthday Laura!

I loved being 39 and I hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you.

I also hope your day was fantastic and you got your passports.

Cindy...154 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope the rest of your day was wonderful. Glad you got the passports taken care of. I am glad everything is going good. I am very glad you were born!!!

debby said...

Happy happy birthday, Laura! It sounds like you have a wonderful, relaxing day planned.

It will be so fun to follow you preparing for a marathon. I'm afraid that's about as close to a marathon as I will ever get!

LG said...

I love that it was your birthday and 500th post! Happy Birthday, dear Laura!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was a great one!