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