11/10/2009

Happy Birthday To Me


So today is my birthday. I woke up to the phone ringing and utility workers pounding on the door. I still am not sure what it was that they were checking for but it didn't seem to be an emergency that all the commotion implied. I'm not feeling as emotional as I thought I would. I guess the train wreck of emotions from the past week have settled down.

I scanned some old pictures last night. I was probably 3 in the top picture. I don't know why I like it so much. I like the off centered nature and the expression on my face is quite typical. I have a number of pictures of my toddler self in the dress from the second shot. For some reason I was most drawn to the one where you can't see my face. The prototype 1974 calender on the wood paneled wall adds a nice element to the shot I think. My panda bear birthday cake from my 1st birthday warranted 2 pictures from 2 different angles but I couldn't find any pictures of me actually eating it. I don't blame Mom, it is a very cool cake.

I was also humming the song Die Alone from Ingrid Michaelson the whole way to work. The lines below have always resonated with me but particularly so today.

I woke up this morning with a funny taste in my head.
Spackled some butter over my whole grain bread.
Something tastes different, maybe it's my tongue.
Something tastes different, suddenly I'm not so young.
From Die Alone by Ingrid Michaelson




18 comments:

365 Letters said...

Happy birthday! I hope you have a peaceful day!

siteseer said...

Happy Birthday!! What number is this? Not that that's important, but always curious?

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Have a Fantabulous Birthday!

Pricilla said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy it.

Prayers4Theresa said...

Happy birthday! Thank you for sharing your wonderful, crafty insight to all of us felow bloggers and crafters.

Theresa

Karen said...

I hope you have a wonderful day on your birthday. Birthdays mean every wish is at your command!

Lin said...

LOVE the song--it's a good birthday song, eh? Have a good one, Paige. I wish you peace, my friend. Peace of mind, and in your heart and life. I'm here to tell you that you are a lot easier on yourself and your decisions as time goes on. Enjoy your day, pally.

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day! :-D

PJ said...

happy birthday to you. hope your day is everything you wish it to be.

Primgirl said...

Happy Birthday!!
Enjoy your day!!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday -- have a wonderful day!

Theresa said...

Paige I hope you have a great birthday!!

randomcreative said...

Happy birthday Paige! I hope that you've had a wonderful day. :)

Sandy said...

Hope it was a great one! I had the same Panda birthday cake one year. :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day. The Panda cake is awesome!!!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it has been wonderful!

Duni said...

oops, a day late.
Hope you had a fabulous birthday!

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Happy Birthday, Girlie-girl!

 

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