Friday, October 9, 2009

36, Again…

Today (say with echoes) is my birthday day day day day…

I was on Skype with my mom the other day talking about my birthday.  I said, “I can’t believe I’m going to be 37, and she looked at me with confusion (at first, this didn’t seem weird—happens all the time).  She started counting on her fingers ‘cause she’s really good at math like I am.  Turns out I’m only going to be 36.

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No joke. I just lost a year of my life and didn’t even know it.  I’ve been telling people for the past year that I’m a year older than I AM!  WHO DOES THAT?

Feature Friday will return next week. I’ve got two years’ worth of celebrating to do. :)

144 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

Oh Happy Day!

Marcy said...

Happy, happy birthday!!

I've stopped counting (remembering!) how old I am - and would have to figure it out if asked. My theory - you are as young as you feel!

Have a wonderful double celebration!

Deb said...

I'm several years older than you...but I always say I'm a year older than I am...I have no clue why!! My husband says most women deduct years, but every time I have a birthday, I add a year!! I know...it's crazy!!! Any-who...happy, happy birthday to you...love your blog!!!

Cottage on the Hill said...

Don't feel bad...I did the same thing last year!!! Kinda makes ya wonder if we're loosing our minds!! haha... Happy B'day!!

Rachelle said...

Happy Birthday!

When my husband fills out any type of form he has to turn and look at me and say "How old am I again?" Poor thing. :)

Well this year you better cram an extra amount of amazing in, since you skipped one year after all.

Stay fabulous!
Rachelle

Tink ★ said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jodee Leader said...

No way! That is hilarious! I hope you have a Happy Birthday!

Mrs Parker said...

OMG that's fantastic and and so humorous!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and a fabulous weekend!!

Tanna Clark said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 31 this summer but I am just going to stop counting now. After the 30 mark I find I am actually having to think about it more 30, 31, 32? SO I just pick one and go with it. :)

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

This is too funny!! I hope you have an Extra Happy Birthday!!

Misty said...

Happy Birthday! I did the same thing...At least you have a birthday where you aren't getting older :)

duchess said...

Happy Birthday!!
(I did read that you teach English, right?);)

Ann and Billy said...

I did the very same thing the year I turned 50. Happy Birthday.

Courtney Baker said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is actually tomorrow! And congratulations on getting a year back. I promise I started doing something similar. About 6 months ago I started rounding my age up, so when I got close to my birthday I added another year!

The Caretaker said...

My husband has been telling people his wrong birthday until he saw his birth certificate when he went into the military after high school!!! I don't know if it was just the wrong day or the wrong year but his mom kept telling him all his life that his birthday was on a certain day (or born a certain year). Too funny!!! Well, good for you, you're a year younger!!!! Happy birthday and have a great day. Have fun celebrating 36 again.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Ha! We are kindred spirits. I am always having to ask my husband...How old am I now??? It's a protective mechanism! Have a very Happy Birthday no matter how old you are!!

Carri said...

Well Happy 36th Birthday again. How many people can honestly say the same age twice in a row and actually be telling the truth the second time. Live it up and enjoy your 36th year of life.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Happy Birthday! I like to tell people I'm 10 years older than I am so they'll gush about how fabulous I look. LOL!

Sew Many Ways... said...

I have been a lurker on your wonderful blog for a long time, but wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday!!! I've said I was 45 this year, but I won't be 45 until this coming January. I say keep it up...keeps them guessing and who knows, we may have a few extra years at the end!
Have a great day,
~Karen~

Anonymous said...

I am relieved to know someone else does this. I always get confused and think I'm a year older than I am!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!! It's actually funny because just the other day I was talking to a friend and I had to think am I 33 or 34? I had to count the years and it turns out I am 33!! TOO funny!! SO your not alone!!

Enjoy your day!!

Jen

Lou Cinda said...

Thank goodness for our mothers who were there when we were born AND are good at math!!

Hope you have a WONDERFUL 36th Birthday!!

Lou Cinda ")

Kimba said...

Happy birthday, my friend! You actually gained a whole year!

TanyaLea said...

This is SO funny! I'm glad I'm not the only one who did that!! SERIOUSLY...I've been telling everyone for months that I'm 37, and I'm only 36! Must be what happens after we cross the 35 mark!! LOL! ;o)

Happy 36th Birthday!! LOVE that pretty pink cake with the ribbon frosting...SO pretty!

BIRTHDAY HUGS!
~Tanya

philben5 said...

Happy birthday!!!
Hope your day is special.
Roxanne

Carmen said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I had to subtract my birth year (1975) from 2009 the other day because I couldn't remember how old I was. So yeah, next month I will be 34. haha

Astrid said...

Hilarious! Happy Birthday!

I actually am turning 37 very soon....wish I could gain that year back! LOL!!!!

Richella said...

Happy, happy birthday! So what if I'm really 10 years older than you instead of just 9? Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us!!

Stacey said...

Hello! I read your blog all the time but I don't think I have ever commented before. First, off Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day!! I turn 40 this next year but I want to do what you did!!

Thank you for all the awesome decorating ideas you share!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Don't feel bad, I do the same thing. I told people I was 22 when I was 21. And now I think I'm 23, but I don't turn 23 until December. I keep myself confused!!! ;)

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! I once AGED my oldest sister two years in a checkout line. She said she was turning 46 in two weeks, I said "no, 47". We did the math and she was turning 48! She said she was never shopping with me again. My younger sister is 29 every year (for the 13th time.)

Jules said...

Happy Birthday. Enjoy!!

Don't feel bad, I always forget how old I am.

Lettered Cottage said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR PROM DATE!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

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Layla

Jess said...

Happy Birthday!

And add me to the list that have inadvertently added another year. Makes you feel good that you are a year younger, right?

Lil' Woman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :)

Heather said...

You are too funny! Enjoy celebrating x2! :)

Chris said...

That is the funniest thing I have heard ! I will have to do a recount , just in case ....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Birthday ~ whatever age you are! I remember when I turned 40, I actually hesitated when I had to give my age because I wanted to still say 39.

B.E.A said...

My Mom did that a couple of years ago! She was telling everyone that she was turning 50 and what a big year...etc. My Grandpa then informed her that she was turning 49. Hilarious!

Southern Gal said...

Happy Birthday!

Ever since I hit 33 I can't keep up with my age. I have to subtract in my head to figure it out sometimes. Who does that? Oh, you do. ;)

amberdawn said...

Happy Birthday!!! By the way, that is a super beautiful cake! Did you make it? If not where is it from?

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday! Haha, it's the teaching...it makes us lose our minds! ;)

Jena said...

You actually gained a year (instead of loosing a year). Happy Birthday! Most women can't keep up with their real age - so don't feel too bad - but you are the first one that I know of that actually says she's older instead of younger. ;o)

Angela said...

Happy Birthday! We almost share a birthday--mine was yesterday! Although for me, it was #40.
Your story reminded me of my husband...when we were dating, he told me and anyone else that asked that he was 35 years old. Well, he happened to say that in front of his mother while we were looking at old pictures, and as it turned out, she told him, "No, you were born in 1963. You're only 34!" I asked him the same question that you asked: Who does that? :)
I hope your birthday is a great one!

Tonya said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! =)

Erica said...

You might already know this but you have the same birthday as 'Thrifty Decor Chick'!

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a great day :)

Southern Fried Gal said...

That's hilarious. I just bold-face-lied in church a few weeks back. I said I've been doing something for 35 years now and I was a week away from turning 37. I was like why waste a lie on 35 - why not go for 28 or something good - ha! Happy Birthday!!!

julie said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!!! Much better to have to subtract a year, then add one! :) Have a great day.

Nina Diane said...

wish I could forget how old I am...I mean really, I forget everything else!! haha
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!! have a great day...

Katherine said...

that is hysterical

Nikki said...

OH how funny! Happy Birthday!

Michelle said...

I think thats the funniest thing I've heard in a long time! Happy Birthday whatever your age.

Cathie said...

You actually "gained" a year, since you get to be 36 all over again! My husband does the same thing every year.
Happy Birthday, young'n!

Steph said...

Happy Birthday To You!!!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

A very happy bday to you! and don't feel bad i forget my age every year lol!

Kelli said...

Have a great birthday. Enjoy the double celebration.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Too funny! Happy birthday!!! :-)

Debbie said...

That's funny! Have a wonderful Birthday!!

The Crowder Family said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday, regardless of whether you blow out 36 or 37 candles on your cake!

PS: I love you and your blog!

Erin

Sherri S said...

Happy Birthday! My mom shorted me a year on my birthday this year too! LOL It was funny when I said, Mom, I'm 45 but thanks. She said, "Well, I haven't counted it up on my fingers yet!". She is 74. Sounds like both our moms are a HOOT.

News Around The Blogs said...

Hope you have a great birthday!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Oh my gosh, that is hil-ARIOUS, Kris!! SO funny. It totally reminds me of Joey on Friends, where he thinks he's going to turn 30, but he actually going to be 31. He gets so upset. It is hilarious. You should watch 'the one where they all turn 30' soon.♥ it.

And have a HAPPY, HAPPY birthday girl!!

♥ ya!

foxy said...

That is AWESOME! You know, once you get into those upper 30s, it all starts running together. I seriously have to do math when someone asks my age now... ha.

Jamie said...

Ha! That's so funny. I did that to my daughter when she was 9. I kept telling everyone she was 10. I thought I must be crazy. Glad to find out I'm not alone. :)

Happy Birthday!!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That rocks! I always think I am younger than I am! Happy Birthday!

Melissa said...

Who does that? I DO! Last week someone asked me how old I was and I said "37"... then I thought about it for a second and went "oh, wait I'm only 36!"... I guess after 35 I figured it was all just "gravy'
Have a Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your 36.... I have so far LOL! (even though i ALSO thought it was my 37's)!
Melissa

Naturally Jules said...

That is toooo funny! Happy birthday, and make it doubly fantastic!

I stopped at 39 and am now just celebrating anniversaries of my 39th birthday.

the undomesticated wife said...

happy birthday!

I've done that too. I'll be 36 in December, but all year when people ask me my age I say 36. I think it's because we see it coming and get that number stuck in our heads.

Carol said...

Seems like there are a lot of us that have done this! I did it the year I turned 48, I thought I was 49 until I did the math. I'm 50 now, and I seem to be able to remember that number! lol Happy Birthday!

jociegal said...

A) HAHAHAHAHA
B) That cake looks amazing
C) HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Just say Julie said...

HAHAHAHA! Happy Birthday! My hubs birthday is 9 days after mine, (but he's a year older than me) and I sometimes forget how old I turned. it's sad.

Have a great time making up for it-- does this means twice the presents?!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! That is too funny... but great to be a year younger! ;) I lose track of my years too... have to ask my husband to keep track for me! :)

Jenglamgirl said...

HA HA, well now just tell everyone you are 35! you said you were a year older for so long.. new tell everyone you are a year younger... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Happy birthday fellow birthday girl! OH, and I DO THAT. I was mixing up how old I was all year. It must be the thirties that it starts, cause I didn't do that in my twenties!! :) Hope your day is great!

Dee said...

That has to be the funniest thing EVER!! Happy Birthday!

Francis Family said...

Um I do that, I thought I was 24 for a long time, I told everyone that and if not that, i'd forget how old I am. So next week i'll finally be 24!! lol
Happy birthday, I love and folow your blog!

Tiffany Larson said...

Happy Birthday! It's my birthday today, too! It's also Thrifty Decor Chick's bday today (www.thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com). What a special day Oct 9th is!

~ Dawn ~ said...

Happy 36th Brithday again!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!

amy stark said...

Look at it this way, you just got an entire year back!! Have a wonderful birthday!

Sandy Toes said...

Happy Birthday to you!

sandy toe

Mom's Place said...

LOL! I do that too! I often have to ask my hubby how old I am!

Happy Birthday!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

You're hilarious. Happy 36,36 :).

The Little Red Shop said...

Love the candy ribbon piped cake! Happy Birthday!!!!!

: )

Julie M.

Erin@ Give Mom a Minute said...

Happy Birthday! I always end up adding a year somehow. I have told so many people I am 29, and then I realize I am 28. You are not alone.

Erin said...

hilarious! happy birthday!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday! I love your blog and all your creativity. Celebrate big!

Anu said...

Happy Birthday.Not too belated right? I loveeeeee ur blog. Keep going.

SharDon Exclusives said...

Happy BD!!! I do that all the time and have for over 37 years...lol I hope you have a grand day, built just for YOU. That cake is so gorgeous...yummy looking too.
Sharon

Michelle Torres said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! HOPE ITS A SPECIAL ONE!!!

Just Kids said...

Happy Birthday

Kirby said...

Happy Birthday! I've been blogstalking you for close to a year, so I might as well come out now! About a month ago, I told my hairdresser I was 23. I didn't realize until about 10 minutes later what I had told her. I am 25. I guess it's been 2 kids in the last two years that's made me forget!

I am a craft blog junky...and I can honestly say that your blog is my favorite! I get all disgruntled when you don't have something new when I check, but then realize that you're a real person, too (though sometimes it doesn't seem that way)!

Praying that you know just how much you're loved and admired today! (Even by those who don't know you!)

Lorie said...

Happy Birthday!!

Getting to do 36 over again is awesome, but since you were already 36 for a year and never 35 I think you should be 35

Audrey said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Same thing happened to me, I was 34twice but never 33. I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one to do this!

The Hughes Family said...

Thats HILARIOUS!!!

Queen Bee said...

Happy Birthday!
What a pretty cake!!

Amanda said...

First... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Second... it's Sarah's at Thrifty Decor's birthday TOO?!?!?!?!?!

2 of my favorite bloggers share a birthday... how cool is that?

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday!

Willo said...

Oh thank you, that gave me (and my husband) such a good laugh! And he followed his laughing by saying, "I guarantee you will do that at some point in your life."

Grace @ One Craft Girl's Corner said...

Happy Bday! Don't sweat it! I used to tell everybody when I was growing up that my mom was 38. I did that for a few years. I bet she loved it when she was well past it.

Nori said...

OMG that is so funny. I've done that too, but to hear the whole thing play out with your mom was too cute! Thanks for the laugh!

DeAnna said...

Happy Birthday!! And that cake is beautiful!!

K_dubzzz said...

So glad I'm not the only one who doesn't know my age! LOL

Sandra said...

I have the same problem! My husband is 11 months older than I am and we graduated high school the same year, so I always think I'm the same age that he is. My b-day is on Sunday-October babies rule!!!

Red Lipstick Style said...

So cute! Its because you are so buzy doing fabulous things to your home! happy, happy day!

Heidi @ Wonder Woman Wannabe said...

Hope you had a FABULOUS day! My 31st is coming up in just a few days. Just another reason to love the fall! :)

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday!

The Gould's said...

=) just found your blog. Love it, you make me laugh! Don't feel bad, once when asked "who's older?" (me or my little sister), I replied "she is...oh..no, wait...I am!" duhhh.

Stacie said...

Girl, take that extra year and run with it! Happy birthday!

Decor Girl said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you had a great one :)

Katy said...

Happy Birthday!!! How awesome that you're younger AND get to celebrate 36 twice. Wonderful news, huh.

KellyH said...

That is crazy and hilarious!! Happy Birthday, it's good you had a year to get use to your age already :)

Kristen said...

haha this makes me laugh! happy birthday! at least it should make you feel better knowing you aren't as old as you thought!

LaVonne said...

That is funny! I always forget how old I am now as well as my husband. Happy Birthday!

Buffy said...

I have done this same thing between ages 33 and 34! It may me feel good when I realized I was younger than I had thought! Have a good one!

Brenda said...

You crack me up! I did the same thing last year. Actually I do that now too. I tell everyone I'm 35. My brain is mushed post baby. Have a wonderful birthday.

Lisa-Marie said...

Happy birthday Chris! That cake looks yum, and so very you! Enjoy being a year younger ;)

Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Chris!!

I used to do that myself. Now I TRY to remember my sister's age (she is 2 yrs. younger than me). IF I remember her age I know how old I am. Ha Ha Ha!!!

Melanie said...

Well happy birthday! Funny that you have been thinking you were older than you are:) Somehow I don't ever forget that I am 41 but the mirror reminds me every morning:) Love the pretty cake too.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Happy Birthday, young thing!
I've been holding on to 36 for YEARS, sigh...

Ruth Ann said...

At least you weren't like me, and telling everyone you were 30 when you were really 31! My husband corrected, me and I had no idea! Hope your birthday is a great one!

lifeasme said...

LOL oh how sweet it must be to know you are now going to live a whole year longer too!! ;)

hope you had an awesome birthday!! :)

debs

Kristi said...

That is too funny! Have a happy re-birthday.

Linda said...

Hope you had a fabulous day whatever age you are.. :)
Blessings

LoriLyn said...

That's halarious!! Happy Birthday!!

Nicolasa said...

OMG, this is hilarious! I hope you enjoy your 36th year is better the second time around!

Happy Birthday!

jess said...

happy birthday!

{ L } said...

Or did you gain a year??

Happy SWEET Birthday!

Paige said...

Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

Pink Stitches said...

Hope you have had a wonderful birthday!!

Pamela said...

That is hysterical!

Devonay said...

Happy Birthday! I so enjoyed your blog. You are very lucky to have your Mom. Thanks for making me laugh today!

Renee said...

Happy birthday! That happened to me, too! I spent the whole year thinking I was 37 and then my husband said, no, you're 36. I was so happily surprised. Unfortunately, my year's almost up and I'll really be 37 at the end of this month :(

Genie Marie said...

Enjoy your 36th year again....that is just too funny!!!! Love your blog!!

Mandi Shandi said...

Absolutely hilarious! I was waiting on you to say your Mom was the one that was wrong. Thanks for the laugh, and Happy Birthday!
By the way, I just celebrated my 1 year blogiversary and you were one of the most encouraging people ever when I first started out. I was thinking of you this week and wanted to tell you again how much I appreciate you!

Dream Mom said...

That is too funny! But don't worry, you are not alone. I remember a long time ago, I used to see Victoria Principal's (She was from the show "Dallas" which is probably before your time.) age in the newspaper. She turned 38 or 39 for 15-20 years. One year she would be 38 in the paper, the next year 39, and then 38 again. It was pretty amazing to do that for twenty years. Maybe you could just be 36 or 37 for a while?

Have a great birthday! Love your blog!

Jen Hooge said...

Who does that? Well, I have. How sad is it that after the ripe old age of 30 our birthdays seem to matter so little that we can't even remember what number we're on. I also think it has to do with being busy people and having other more important things on our minds.
Oh, and...Happy Birthday!
-Jen @:
http://biscuitsngravymama.blogspot.com/

Aimee said...

LOL! You are not alone in this department! My husband and my bestie both have to ask me how old they are on a regular basis and my bestie told everyone this year that she was a year older, too. Too funny!

Laurie Gale Designs Jewelry said...

i did this once, and my mother (too) had to tell me that NO, i was only going to be 36 this year and NOT 37. phew. i sure was glad. lol not. 36, 37, 41... it's all the same now, right? LOL

i think once you get past 35, you just try and forget about the year coming up, you know? lol happy birthday!

Neisey said...

happy birthday!

Hyla said...

Happy Birthday!

Willow Decor said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a great one!!! (Better late than never- sorry for the delay!)
xx-Gina

jen said...

I do that!! I just had this conversation with my husband! I really, truly thought the other day that I was already 37…but nope, that's the next one!

RitterB's said...

I took a blog stroll tonight and landed on yours... I have to giggle just a bit because a couple of nights ago as my husband and I were getting ready for bed I said something about turning 37 in December... Come to find out... I will also be turning 36... What in the world?!?!? Here's to becoming 36 again!!!

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