Friday, August 28, 2009

Pow!

Friday, August 28th: the official start of High Holy Days, i.e. my birthday weekend. People always ask me about running around in my underwear and trying to sell my body, but I think I've accomplished a lot, I have a lot to be proud of, so why not share with people? Don't worry--this will make sense later. Pow!
Here is what we have on tap so far: sailing this afternoon. (I have eaten a bowl of Froot Loops to ensure special effects should I get sea sick, which I always do.) Tomorrow a lite shopping excursion with my mom and Zoey. And Sunday, the Holiest of Her Birthday Highness, a picnic with friends on a lawn overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
A perfect birthday weekend to cap off what has been a tumultuous but ultimately charmed 36th year.
Two years ago I gave myself this blog for my birthday, not knowing how very much it would mean to me. Thank you, all of you, for reading, for commenting, for lurking, for you. Thank you for the best birthday present ever.

Speaking of which, don't forget to get in on the Second Annual Petunia Face Birthday Giveaway! Winner will be announced on Sunday.

In the meantime, here is a little sumthin' sumthin' for everyone. Pow!

Happy Friday and more.
xo,
S

28 comments:

topsyturvydays said...

Happy Birthday. Enjoy it! You deserve it.

Zoey is growing into such a beautiful young lady.

Thao said...

Adorable Zoey pics, as per usual! Happy birthday weekend--it sounds blissful!

Michelle M in KY said...

OH SUSANNAH...
Happy Birthday to YOU, Happy Birthday to YOU, Happy Birthday dear SUSANNAH, Happy Birthday to YOU and MANY more. You deserve it girl...ENJOY your weekend.
Since I just turned "38" (yes, I did say that out loud) on 8/10/2009...I can let you know what 37 will be like if you want! Awww...hell no girl, you have to experience all of that for yourself! Wishing you good health, happiness and prosperity always!

arollerskatingjam said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you, Susannah! I wish you much happiness in the coming year. If only I could give back as much as you have given to me, this blog is a bright spot in my day!

Erin said...

Ahh, Marky Mark when he thought he was a rapper. But, damn if he isn't H.O.T. in that video!

Can't wait to see you on Sunday, birthday girl!

xo

Jen said...

Happy birthday my cyber friend! I hope this year brings less tumult and many happy things!

Kendra plus 2 said...

I thought there for a minute that Marky Mark video was going to go the way of the now infamous Eric Dane sex tape. You know, the one without any sex in it?

Happy Birthday!

ZDub said...

Happy weekend, Susannah!

Simply Mel said...

Ahh, look at Marky Mark gettin' jiggy wid it! What a flashback!

Happiest of birthdays to you!

Richie Designs said...

happy birthday ms fruit loop!

the gift really is to us. We get to see your cutest everyday and read about your adventures along the way.

meinkc said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Have a wonderful, happy, happy year. :)

Brandi at Duel Living said...

Can I say it now? How 'bout now? Now? HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And many happy returns!

Geordy and Pete said...

happy birthday!

picnic sounds blissful.

zoey is beautful.

Up Mama's Wall said...

Happy Birthday! And thank YOU for this blog. Enjoy your picnic and your holy days. Amen.

Michelle said...

Cute pics of Zoey and Happy B-day!

I was at Blog Out loud! So happy to hear the panel speak, it was great!

krista said...

sunday is also my mom's birthday. that's some double lovin specialness in my world. :-0
oh, and welcome to 37. it's pretty here...you'll like it.

Anonymous said...

POW!! I hope you have a great weekend! Your daughter is beautiful, and I love your blog.

ModernMommaBlog said...

Happy Birthday!

Vanessa said...

Wait, was that 90s basement porn or a fitness video? Oh yeah, I almost forgot...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Pow!!!

Sparkie said...

POW!

Spahkie shares a birthday with Mahkie so thanks for that..and I'm originally from Boston - can slip into the accent on cue if ever there's a need. I did precede him by an unnamed numbah of years, though.

Have a great Bday and enjoy the weather we're having!

Kwana said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you enjoy every moment.

Maggie May said...

awww Happy Birthday, you lovely delightful creature!

Michelle M in KY said...

OH SUSANNAH...
Wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on your "actual" day! I hope that u are enjoying it!
As for the giveaway...here goes! Life is good because I have a roof over my head, food in our home, my children are all healthy despite some of their beginnings. For that I am grateful above all else. Our relationships with our loved ones is what makes life good or bad. We must learn to cherish them, relish in the daily messiness that they bring and learn to take things a little slower, enjoying the stride. Health is so very important as it determines how fully engaged we can be in a good life. To enjoy what we've been given for the day and let the rest fall into place, since none of it's in our control anyways. Not sure if that was profound enough to win that yummy scarf (that I do need, considering it gets really cold in KY in the Winter), but it's the best I can do on the fly. May your day be happy with family, friends, good drinks, good laughs, and meaningful wishes when you blow out those candles!
xoxo

the girL said...

i think it's a gift you gave all of us, this blog! thank you thank you thank you
XOXO

p.s.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Jessie said...

Dangit. I suck because I wasn't here to wish you a Happy on your Day.

Forgive me pleeaase? As I send you good wishes and hugs and flowery butterfly kisses from your little... all just a wee bit late?

I love you mucho (as only a blog friend can) and I hope that this year takes the cake for you! Ole!

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

Happy belated birthday! Cheers!

mosey along said...

I must have gone into a blogging vacuum for a couple of days....

hope you had a lovely birthday!

loving. living. small. said...

happy birthday :)