Thursday, October 23, 2008

Another Year Older

I have been feeling a bit of animosity, or perhaps resentment, at the fact that today is my birthday. I don't want to be 23. I want to stay 22. I will only get older from here on out. Twenty-two was a wonderful year. So many great things happened in it. For instance, the love of my life was born. And he holds my hand and runs into my arms. It is "practically perfect in every way." I guess the excitement of birthdays has just worn off... Just another day that is supposed to be exciting. Ugh, what is wrong with me? I am much too sentimental, I think. And for some reason that makes me regret that I am no longer a young wisp of a willow. Tell me, how beauty becomes you more as you age. Like good cheese or wine...

On a cheerier note: Adam called me on his way home Monday evening. He said that he had bought me something for my birthday and wondered if he could give it to me when he got home. It was a whole three days before my birthday, but he couldn't wait. It did make me curious!! Upon his arrival, he brought in this large box, inside of which was... A brand spankin' new vacuum!!!!!!! I was pretty excited. I had been fighting with our vacuum cleaner all summer. The hose had busted, it tried to eat me, etc, etc. It was a very inexpensive vacuum, which makes it hardly worth replacing parts on, but it did the job. But Adam is such a good man, he wants me to have a easy life. The new vaccum has a pet hair brush and great filters and it comes with 0 bags, just a neat emptying thingy that you just empty into the trash when its full. Pretty cool. Now I can clean the car, which, oddly enough, I am actually looking forward to... What a great guy. Maybe my birthday isn't that bad after all. *smile*

11 comments:

Bethany said...

I think I'm moody cause my parent's dog is missing. I hope she is okay. :(

Martha said...

I hope she is okay too. It's not a very good birthday present when your dog disappears, is it?

"ancha!"

Rachel said...

I'm sorry about Jazz. I hope you all had fun together tonight. Happy young and beautiful 23!

Stephanie said...

Bethany 23 isn't a bad age.And when you think about that you are getting old at 23 just remind yourself of your good friend Stephanie that will be turning 24 in February and will always be one step older than you.That should make you feel young!!
A new Vacume, how thoughtful.Us women just love new toys that will make our jobs as wives and mothers that much easier.Did Adam think of that all by himself.I am impressed.

Bethany said...

He did... What a good man.

James Austin said...

I hope Jazz can make it all the way here on three legs. I told her she should take the bus.

"chili!"

Uncle Dave said...

OK, now that it's not your birthday any more I can get on your case a little. If you are having a mid-life crisis at age 23, then what must you think of us geezers that are nearly twice your age. Enjoy your young years, but don't cling so tightly. Remember, with age comes wisdom. ;-)

Martha said...

Hey, Jim. I never thought of that. Just thought it was a funny verification word.

"ficilli!"

Wanda said...

Happy Birthday Beth ~~

I was so thrilled to get a new vacuum...it sure does make like better.

What a thoughtful husband to make your life easier.

Priscilla said...

Bethany-you are still a young wisp of a willow!!!!!!!!

Veronica said...

I'm so glad your birthday vacuum made your day. :) I fought with my vacuum the first few times I used it (although it never ate my hair), until I realized that my mom put it together wrong!

I'm not as sneaky as you might think. I'm just a pro at navigating facebook! :) And yes, being a music teacher is lots of fun....but I still don't have my voice back!!