Michele On December - 12 - 2011

Well it seems that once again it’s time for the annual celebration of my expulsion from a uterus.

It’s my birthday.

When I was growing up I hated my birthday being in December.

I felt I always got screwed, since by mid-December Christmas preparations were in full swing; and my birthday was just a blip compared to those kids who had birthdays in the summer, the lucky bastards. They could have parties at the beach or the pool; not to mention that by the time my birthday came around my parents had already been spending money on Christmas stuff.

Therefore I always got less. Well I thought I did anyway.

Seriously, women of child bearing age should just super glue their knees together the month of March.

I’d really expected to be bummed about turning the big 6-0. However thanks to the power of modern pharmaceuticals I feel just fine- better than fine actually. Well actually I woke up with a headache, but that’s just because I forgot to take my BP pill yesterday. And now after a couple of aspirin, I’m feeling much better.

So here’s what I really wanted to do for my birthday-

I’d do that in a heartbeat- less than a heartbeat; and would push nuns and orphans outta the way to do so. Actually there’s very little I wouldn’t do to be able to do that. However as a courtesy to my younger and more sensitive readers I’ll not go into further details about that at this juncture…

But if I ever hit the lotto I’m calling that guy. Of course I might need an extra engine to counterbalance all the beef enchiladas and cake over the years; but I’m sure for enough money modifications could be made.

However since I realized that probably wasn’t going to happen I’d told Doug that all I really wanted from him was a hand made card. (We’re pouring all the $$ back into Ecofab right now.) And just a couple of minutes after I woke up he walked in with a card he’d made and red roses. It was very sweet.

Then just when I was feeling all gooshy and sentimental Doug said “Too bad about the headache. I was looking forward to doing a 60 yr. old. I’ve heard they know stuff.”

I guess I should feel good knowing that some things in life never change…

Last week we saw a friend we hadn’t seen since mom’s funeral 2 years ago. She said “Your skin is just glowing.” Laughingly I told her it was because I was pregnant. Then I fessed up that I’d gotten my face zapped by 3 laser treatments last spring.

“Well something has changed.” she said; and since she isn’t someone known to be effusive with compliments I guess I do look better than I did before, even if I’m still stuck in this body which looks a lot like a human Shar-Pei.

It kinda made me wonder if I’d been walking about looking like a zombie before; but I decided to take it as a compliment anyway.

And lastly a bit of news- We did 2 events this past weekend. At the first we set up just two tables in front of a house in an cool, old neighborhood near downtown. Two streets were lined with luminaries as people walked the 7 or 8 blocks looking at the decorated houses. People pulled their kids in wagons decorated with Christmas lights. A few women were wearing tree toppers as hats and had on Christmas tree skirts. There were bands playing Christmas music at some of the houses. In three hours we did $300- all without a tent or even a sign of any kind.

Then yesterday we did a tiny event on a side street south of downtown. There were about 30 vendors and no press. Still we did almost $400. It was exciting. We took 2 special orders for Elvis albums to make into wall art.

Anyway, it was our biggest weekend so far.

We have an event at a country club tomorrow. So today I’ll be making more bracelets.

Such is life. I’m just glad our stuff is being well received.

Anyway, please forgive me if I haven’t been around to visit online lately. It just seems there aren’t enough hours in the day for everything I want to do, or for that matter need to do. But I’m going to carve out some time for myself tomorrow after the show to go catch up with everyone.




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31 Responses so far.

  1. Liz C. says:

    Well, happy birthday lady! I have almost a full year to celebrate the end of my 50′s, until I get to the big 6-0. Woo-hoo!

    Thrilled to hear your new biz is doing so well!!!!

    And don’t worry… everyone is busy this time of year…

    Hope your day is wonderful. Just for the record, I’ve always felt sorry for the kids who had birthdays close to Christmas & I always thought they got robbed in a way, lol.
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    • Michele says:

      Thanks Mrs. Snoots. You should have a big shindig for your 60th in Austin and then we could all come and celebrate with you!

  2. Janet NZ says:

    Happy, happy, HAPPY Birthday XXXOOO

    … though why you’d want to leap out of a perfectly good plane is totally beyond me! :-)
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    • Michele says:

      Birthday wishes from halfway round the world. I feel special. Thanks Miss Janet.

      As for the Jetman thing- I can’t imagine why someone wouldn’t want to do it. Think about the rush!!

  3. Happy Birthday Michele! I’m so glad you had a good weekend and I hope your event tomorrow goes well! I’ll take a note on supergluing my knees shut in March to avoid a December baby but both Branden and my birthday are in March… ;)
    You are nuts for wanting to do that jetpack craziness!! I almost crapped my pants and got sick just watching it! Branden’s going to think it’s the coolest thing ever…
    Have a fabulous birthday and maybe teach Doug a thing or two ;)
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    • Michele says:

      I knew I liked Branden.

      And yes please, as a favor to your future progeny, please keep your knees together in March. Besides, there are just so many other fun things you can do naked to celebrate.

      Doug and I have always enjoying a rousing game of croquet. (You just have to be sure to have on a lot of sunscreen.) Of course naked croquet at your latitude might be a bit brisk in March; but then you young ones are always so creative.

  4. Aleta Woods says:

    Happy Birthday. Not quite as bad as Dec. birthdays, but an anniversary in December is not the best. I do not know what we were thinking_ hmmm, maybe we were not thinking when we planned our wedding for Dec. 27. It gets lost too- number 36 coming up. Anyway, have a great 60 day.
    By the way, did you see our manger scene we posted on FB?

    • Michele says:

      Thanks Aleta. No I didn’t see your manger. I’ve hardly been on FB at all. However I’ll go and check it out now. In case I forget in 2 weeks, Happy Anniversary to you guys. 36 years is quite an accomplishment indeed.

  5. fishducky says:

    Please reverve 2 Jetman packs!! I’m going with you–you know how much I loved my Zero Gravity flight!!

    Your stuff is starting to sell because it’s beautiful.

    My son. Matt, was born on December 21. He’s turning 50 this year. I was never good at keeping my knees together. If you were Jesus, today would be Christmas!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Michele says:

      I knew I could count on you for wanting to go with me. At least someone wants to share the thrills. It looks beyond fabulous. Thanks for all the props Fishducky.:)

  6. Aleta Woods says:

    As far as jumping out a plane, have fun. My friend celebrated his 40th birthday jumping out a plane last year. Then last week, he was putting up Christmas lights, fell off the ladder and broke both wrists, one ankle, and fractured the other ankle. Point: I guess jumping out the plane is just as safe as staying on terra firma. LOL.

    • Michele says:

      That musta really sucked. How could he even have used crutches? I’ll save this to show Doug when he complains when I book my flight.

  7. Pearl says:

    I skydived for a friend’s 34th birthday. Would do it again, no problem. The fabulous view (or rural Wisconsin), the ducks at eye level, the profound silence when the chute opens…

    Anyway, it’s as my father says: It’s not the jump that kills you. It’s the sudden stop.


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    • Michele says:

      Your father is wise young one. Besides the older I get the more I become I fatalist. What’s gonna happen is gonna happen. You might as well have some fun in the meantime.

  8. Happy birthday!Many more–all in good health!!! And how exciting about those two successful events. I love a happy post!
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  9. Dazee says:

    Happy birthday, you glowing 60 year old.
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  10. jenn says:

    A very very Happy Birthday!!!!
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  11. You do realize that 60 is the new 40, don’t you? Happy Birthday, my friend. As I like to say, “I may be getting older, but I’ll always be immature.”

    Congrats on the business boom, Boomer! Woo-hoo!
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  12. melynda says:

    I want to do that too! What a hoot! Happy Birthday to one of my favorite blogging friends! So glad your events went well! Congrats!
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    • Michele says:

      Perhaps you Fishducky and myself can get a better rate if we all book at the same time. If I ever find that it becomes available you two will be the first I tell.:)

  13. DWei says:

    Happy birthday to you! You’re in much better shape than I am even though I’m barely into my 20′s.

    Certainly more adventurous than I am, I’m having lots of second thoughts just looking at the thumbnail of that video.
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  14. Michele says:

    I don’t know about being in better shape young one. Your body has just been seriously pissed off at you for a long time it seems. Second thoughts about what?

  15. Elisa says:

    Happy (late) Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful one.

    P.S. That video is AWESOME :0)

    • Michele says:

      You know even though I didn’t do anything particularly special, I had a great day. Awesome is a good description for that clip. I’m so jealous of him.

  16. TRACK says:

    M, Feeling better, YES!
    Doug u did good and yes 60 yr olds do have stuff/n no stuff n no what 2 do with it!
    Happy Birthday M!
    p.s. I could use a “handshake” pancakes, please…TRACK :-))

  17. Kara says:

    Holy Moly! What a ride!

    Happy happy birthday, Michele! I’m glad your feeling better, and I hope 60 is the best year yet!
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  18. Sandy says:

    Well, a big 60 happy birthday to you! I turned 60 last April and the only difference
    I notice is that I’ m even more of a klutz. Doesn’t sound as if that is a problem for you so enjoy! Glad your shows are doing so well; keep up the good work. And don’t forget to enjoy your birthday — 5 days before and 5 days after — not just that one day.
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