Thursday, September 20

now we are 39...

so Tif, you have made it...how does it feel?


i'd be lying if i didn't tell you it scares me to have reached such a big number and so flipping quickly, but i know that i am a fortunate 'being' and must count the blessings i have had in my life so far. i am happy, healthy and relatively sane. if all i have to moan about is a sagging bottom, some serious laughter lines (and scowling ones too) and a nice crop of gray hair, then it is true to say i am one lucky duck to be turning 39...

according to the WISE chinese fortune-telling book i happened upon while out and about this week, if you are born on September 20th...

you are individual and original. you always do the unexpected in an unusual way. you are welcome in the society of cultured people. you like personal attention and you can be led by someone who understands you

well, i had no idea that i was welcomed in the society of 'cultured people'...i must try much harder to loiter in places where cultured people wander and test this theory.
as to the 'individual and original' bit...i'll take that any day quite happily.
i believe my man 'understands' me (well, most of the time).
'personal attention' well don't we all wish for a bit of that every now and then and what better day than a birthday...i tested this out by staying very very quiet about my 'BIG NUMBERED' day, not mentioning it to anyone in the house to see if they would remember...and i am very pleased to announce that they did not forget me!!! and more excitedly i got a 'PINATA'...i had no idea until today that all i had ever wanted was a pinata for my birthday...isn't it amazing what you carry on learning about yourself...


so in celebration of my 39 years i have penned a wee birthday poem (actually ripped off a wonderful, well known little number)...it doesn't rhyme or read right, but who cares, i've decided that when you are accepted in 'cultured society' you can write any old thing and it's "perfect darling"

when i was nine, i broke my wrist and not much more
when i was nineteen i lived in splendid student squalor with my man
when i was twenty nine i was a mother of three and one on the way
but now i am thirty nine i am all grown up and think i will stay here for ever and ever...


off to find out what treasures are lurking in her pinata and repeat her new phrase "love your life" over and over again ~ Tif

21 comments:

Diane said...

Tif, Here's to you, my dear--have a happy birthday and a joyous 39th year!

debbie said...

Birthday Greetings. I think that wise fotune telling book 'got you'. I dread to think what it says about me! Hold your head high my friend - you are fabulous at 39 and will be even more so at 40 and beyond. Dx

Toni said...

Happy glorious birthday!! We share September birthdays--mine is the 25th. I'll be--gulp--42! whoa.

Enjoy that pinata!

Jerusalem said...

Happy Birthdat Tif! But now the question is: Is Dottie Angel 39 too? My birthday is the 29 - what a fab month this is!

casey said...

Hope you have a lovely, joyous birthday!! :D Cheers and best wishes for the upcoming year!

dottie angel said...

good question Jerusalem, i think dottie should stay forever young at around age 34, now obviously she has 8 children so it would be true to say she did get on with it pretty quickly, but you have to admire the girl for that..

to all that disclosed their birthdates, i have mailed you what my chinese fortune-telling book has to say about the day you were born on...please remember it was a little old man who wrote these proverbs who lived in ancient times and not me :) i am not sure i will have any readers left after this!

thanking you for the birthday wishes...off to eat a cadbury's chocolate bar that my man gave me to soften the blow of being 39 :)

Junkyard Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day!

Annie said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful birthday banner you have!

lucykate crafts said...

happy birthday tiff, x

English Vintage said...

Happy Birthday, you know what they say you are only as old as you feel or as my delightful sex crazed hippie chic friend is so fond of reminding me, "the toy boy you are feeling!" have a good one or two Stephne X

The Rose Room said...

Happy Birthday Tif! xo

Hear Me Roar! said...

The HAPPIEST of birthdays to you! SO sad I haven't seen you since your return, and now you're a whole year older. And yes, it sounds like the book was spot on... I'll have to take a look at that one myself...

kathe kramer said...

Happy Birthday! You DO have a lot to love in that life of yours.

Monica said...

A pinata is a must for a good birthday!! Enjoy your 39th year, is only as good as you wish. Happy birthday!!

Tracy said...

happy birthday sweetie xxx
may all your dreams come true - be they big or small x
looking forward to another year of dottie x
eat lots of sweets and drink lots of wine x
tracy x

Debra said...

Happy Birthday Dear Tif, Happy Birthday to YOU, from yet another September baby!
Well, perhaps 'baby' is pushing it a tad. OK, a LOT, considering I turned 47 on the 15th. Oh, dear. That's the first time I've seen that in print. Urg.
Anyhoo...
Here's to a year full of fabulous new adventures!
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
D.

the flour loft said...

Hey, Happy Birthday Tif..
Love your poem...Wish i could stay 39 for ever and ever...but alas only 5 months of it left!
Enjoy 39 and don't think too far ahead..
ginny
x

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderfully happy and relaxing birthday! the pinata, is the cutest gift! i enjoyed your lovely/funny bithday post today, thanks!


Lily

melissa said...

happy birthday tif! i hope i am as accomplished and wonderful as you are when i am 39.

Suzie Sews said...

39 ROCKS...but I would say that...Man its the big 40 next, I am so not grown up enough for that one!!!
Hope you had a smashing (ha) day!
Suzie Sews

Francesca said...

happy birthday tif! i was wondering when you were actually turning 39, i was beginning to think you had avoided it altogether. since turning 34, i have started to think about turning 35 and i don't like it one bit! i think i'm going to take a leaf out of your book and start avoiding it.