I’ll cry if I want to…

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to.

A is for Advil I have been taking for my pounding headaches and sore throat.

B is for Benadryl for watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose.

C is for COLD as in WHY DO I HAVE TO COME DOWN WITH A BAD COLD ON MY BIRTHDAY OF ALL DAYS?!

D is for Depression that I feel on every single one of my birthday since the third grade.

You get my drift.

On my birthday I have learned to keep my expectations extremely low. In fact, I’ve learned to go through life with no expectations from anybody. Probably due to the cold virus, I’ve lost my self-defense mechanism and failed to put up my mental wall and accidentally caused some accidental birthday expectations breach.

I have also been trying to be more grateful for what I am blessed with. So I will count my blessings on my birthday:

I am grateful that it rained today.

I am grateful for the perfect excuse to sleep through most of the day. Perhaps sleeping through the day is the way to go for the rest of my birthdays.

I am grateful that my youngest needed to wake me up from my slumber because he and his brother were hungry and I, it seemed, was the only person who knew how to cook for them. This was important because otherwise I would have missed dinner.

I am grateful for the excellent fish and shrimp tacos and the two big giant glasses of epic blueberry Mojitos for dinner in a nice cantina.

 

Google wished me a happy birthday by name. I must be a big shot on the Internet.

 

Do they grant do-overs for birthdays? I will take one when I turn 80.

 

 

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  • Micæl Chadwick July 12, 2013, 10:16 am

    Well I am grateful for YOU and for every day of my life that you’ve been a part of – and you don’t even have to cook. So there! I’m not a big fan of birthdays, either, but I have had some fantastic UNbirthdays instead.

  • naptimewriting July 12, 2013, 11:44 pm

    Aaawwww. Pumpkin. I do hope you feel better.

    Birthdays and Mother’s Day are LIES.

    Lies, I tell you!

  • Alexandra July 13, 2013, 12:02 am

    We are the same person.

    I am convinced.

    xo
    Please come by sept 21 and remind, SMILE.

  • Ameena July 13, 2013, 7:21 am

    I hope that this birthday finds you happy my friend. Fish tacos and sleep are really the only way to spend a birthday.

    Hope you have / had a fantastic day!
    Ameena´s last blog post…what i know

    • Absence Alternatives July 13, 2013, 2:55 pm

      Thank you! I also had the best bbq today. I’m getting better. Thank you for listening to my whining

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