A Week From Today

Sometimes time passes quickly.

Like when you’re at the mall, shopping BY YOURSELF for the perfect outfit because you finally have somewhere to go besides the grocery store and you’re NOT going to have any of the kids with you and therefore will not get any spit-up or snot on said outfit.

Then time goes FAST.

Sometimes time passes slowly.

Like when you have a terrible headache and call your husband and ask him if he could perhaps come home a little early because the toddler won’t stop whining and your head hurts so badly and you just want to cry (some more).

Then times goes very SLOWWWW-LY.

And then sometimes you look up to add things to your Outlook Calendar and you realize that your 35th birthday is just days away.


Okay fine, MY 35TH BIRTHDAY.

There are plenty of signs that you are going to be 35 soon.

Such as.

*You MUST put things on your Outlook Calendar before you forget all about them, never to remember them again, or until someone reminds you minutes before (this might also be attributed to having three kids…)

*Crow’s Feet.

*When purusing the tabloids in line at the grocery store you have no idea who 90% of the people are on the covers.

*Related to the last one, you see pics of your 19 year old niece on Facebook and think, “Isn’t she wearing just a tad too much make up?”

*You seek out and buy food that has more fiber.

*You glare and even hiss a little at Victoria’s Secret each time you pass it in the mall.

*While doing Jillian’s “30 Day Shred” there is much “popping” and “creaking” going on within your body.

*Everyone else seems to have these new “fandangled” phones/blackberries/i phones, etc. While you are happy with your “old fashioned” Nokia flip phone. Which is ONLY a phone (okay, it does take pictures, but is RARELY used for that).

Despite all of these things, I’m good with 35 (really I am). Besides some physical things* that I need to work on, my life is so, SO good and I’m very blessed with a beautiful family and much love surrounding me.

So bring it on 35, I’m ready for ya!

(me, 34 and half-ish years ago. Found this picture in my baby book that I took from my Mom’s house while in Austin last month)

*If you would just keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I have a doctor appointment on Monday to look further into some “female issues” I’ve been having off and on since Baby K was born. It’s nothing MAJOR, just some annoying stuff that I hope to get worked out soon.



  1. Keeping you in my prayers. Happy bday!

  2. Happy early birthday!! (and good luck at the MD’s.)

  3. I love this post, being in my mid 30’s I can completely relate, very funny post.
    Happy b-day and I hope all goes well with the dr.

  4. I’ll be keeping you in my prayers Elaine.

    I hear you loud and clear when you talk about having a rare bit of time to yourself and it just passes by in the blink of an eye. Then, on those looooong days, usually characterised by back to back tantrums, you feel like the clock is going backwards.

  5. I am chuckling about the crackling knees…and I only 32, so don’t feel bad!

    I will definitely keep you in my prayers for good news for the drs appointment.

    Happy Early Birthday!!!

  6. I think I am really 35 and not 30 because most of that stuff describes me!
    I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully everything turns out ok. With each child I birthed my bladder has fallen further and further down. I was told if I have a third I will most likely give birth to my bladder. Good times, good times.

  7. Just wait until you’re 42! Happy Birthday and you’re in my prayers.

  8. I’m only two months in to 35, and it’s not so bad. :)

    Hang in there, lady. It’s hectic with the kids right now, but it will get better. I promise.

  9. I think 35-40 will be fantastic years…enjoy your special day!!!

    Good luck with the doctor…female issues are not much fun…

  10. Happy birthday!

    Thank goodness for that Outlook calendar reminding you of your birthday!

    Mine is coming up soon, too. And, I pop and creak during the Shred.

  11. Prayers for you lady! Happy early Birthday!

  12. Happy early 35th birthday, Elaine! I love the baby photo of you—so cute and smiley!

    Good luck on Monday. I’m hoping it’s nothing serious. You will most definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Happy Early Birthday! I will keep you in my prayers

  14. Will think happy thoughts and will keep you in my prayers for sure. happy 35th Birthday (almost) – what more could you ask for! You have 3 beautiful children… enjoy your day, and your year! :) xo

  15. I totally forgot my 24th birthday. Two days later my mom apologized for forgetting and I realized I had too.

    Added you to my prayer list :) Hope all goes well.

  16. Heck, I am 26 and most of those apply to me too! We’re not old, girlfriend!! Hope everything works out well at the doc.

  17. Happy b-day to you! Prayer to you at the Dr~

  18. You will definitely be in my thoughts. Happy birthday!!

  19. I will keep you in my prayers, Elaine! And if you’re OLD at 35 and I am a year older . . . what does that make me :)??? I must be near retirement then!!

  20. Praying! I know all about female issues and I wouldn’t wish any of them on my worst enemy least of all a friend like you!

    35 will be great! I just know it because you are great :)

  21. I hope you had a fabulous birthday!

    P.S. I thought you were 30. You look 25.