Sunday, July 18, 2010

In preparation...

Tomorrow is my birthday.

The universe and I have different ideas about how to celebrate this day.

I think that peace, quiet and calm are in order.

The universe thinks that waking up with pink eye, finding dead rodents in the basement, and having a leak in the bathroom sink dripping water through the living room ceiling are just the thing a girl needs on the eve of her 38th birthday.

Luckily, the universe may have knocked me down, but I pulled myself back up.

The pink eye is being treated, the rodents were removed and, brace yourself, DAVID FIXED THE LEAK.

That's right. He may have failed me, repeatedly, at bird removal, but somehow, in spite of having only a Film Major/Dance Minor's knowledge of plumbing, he turned off the water, took apart the valve doohickey and replaced it.

I'm blown away. And grateful. And relieved.

The other thing I did to prepare for my birthday was to clean the house from top to bottom. I like to wake up on my birthday and not feel like there is a pile of squalor leering at me to notice it. No, the house is tidy and I am almost 38 and when you get to be my age, just having a clean house can be enough.

10 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

38 is your Saturn return - so be prepared for a grand and life changing year!!! Great events!!!

Cheryl said...

Yay, Saturn is coming back! Just for you! w00t w00t!

The Television Producer can do anything. I'm expecting film at 11.

Happy 38th sweetie pie! Hope your day is filled with fewer carcasses, uncranky children, and junkin' to your heart's delight.

Valley Girl said...

Sara,
Hoping your birthday is as great as YOU!!

Yeah David! He is full of surprises!

Pom Pom said...

Oh, pink eye. Sadness.
But extreme gladness that your pretty house is fresh and clean and it's your special day! I wish you creamy chocolate, flowers, and the royal treatment all day long! Happy Birthday, Sara!

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Lori E said...

Happy Birthday! :) I am rapidly approaching 38 on the 28th of August and it still takes me by surprise... lol And yes, having a clean house is enough. :)

Stacy Spuria said...

38 isn't so bad (I've been here for about 8 months) It's the big 4-0 that scares the blank outta me! Happy Birthday! Keep up the great blog entries!

Michael said...

40 is a walk in the park. I'd did 40 4 years ago and it seems like just another day. Of course not having a wife or kids, it's not like I pass many visible milestones. But I know people that do, and their still alive and well.