Thursday, January 21, 2010

One day closer to death and hey! it's almost Valentine's Day!

When I logged into Flickr this morning I was greeted with the above image. It is by the fabulous Lisa of SeaUrchin and it shows some of her latest slab work. The giant number 38 jumped out at me. Today I turned 38. Seeing that photo must be a good sign, right? I can't say that I am overjoyed about turning 38. I never thought I would make it past 25, to be honest (it's a long story that involves a Barbie doll and old age as perceived by an 8 year old). Each year I sound more and more like everyone who has stumbled their way towards middle age - I don't like it and I'm not going to be all "with each year comes wisdom and growth and opportunities to better ourselves" and blah blah blah blah give me a freaking break it sucks to get old and I don't care who knows it. And besides, I was born wise. I haven't learned anything new since age 6 and the way I see it the longer I live the more in danger I am of being dumbed down by all the many morons around me. Soooo.....

OK. I'm just kidding. 38 isn't so bad and certainly nothing that a good 4 pounds of chocolate and a bottle of wine can't fix. Above is my self portrait for the Thursday Flickr group. Me at 38. I'll get used to it.

In other news, it's that Valentine's Day time of year. I have brought back the conversation heart earrings that I introduced last year. Aren't they sweet? I love them. :)

LOVE posts.

There are several other pairs in the shop at the moment along with some heart bracelets and I will be adding more in the coming days. I'll also be tossing a ton of heart pendants in the Extra shop very soon as well. :)


TesoriTrovati said...

Embrace it!
I love that your Barbie topped out at 25...mine was 23~ and she was always either a secretary, waitress or librarian. HA!
Happiest of days to you!
Enjoy the day!

Kella said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Nancy,
Happy birthday to yoooouuuu :)

Wishing you many more.

I'll be joining you at the end of the year, so save some cake for me ;)

Hope you have a lovely day.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!!!

O MY GOSH 38!!! 38 is soooooooo old!!! :) If you are liking this early middleage part of your life are you going to ever LOVE the Fine Fifties and Menopause ((huge Grin))

Actually I wish you a wonderful 38th year filled with wonderful memories and 365 days of creativity!!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

mairedodd said...

you are the best! enjoy your special day!
your work is terrific and i am loving the book (though not caught up because of reading i did with my kids)...

bellajoya said...

If, at the age of 38, I look as good as you do at the age of 38, then 38 will be a good year for me. (Like it will be for you)
Feliz Cumple, amiga.

sasha and max said...

Happy Birthday - you look wonderful, by the way - it is all in the attitude ! (and if chocolate and red wine are involved you will have many fine years to come!) Have a wonderful day.

Narrative jewelry said...

JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE Nancy ! My best wishes for this special day, and don't worry you are splendid, as said Sasha and Max, all is in the "allure" (style).


LDWatkins said...

Ahhhhh.....38! A wonderful time in your life. Enjoy each moment...each only comes around once!

Chasing the Moon said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day. I have to look fabulous!

Erin said...

What?! I thought you were 40 already!...Just kidding! ;P You deserved a little teasing, there. No, but seriously, it's kinda nice that your birthday is during your 'off season' as much as you have one, right? I mean without the shows and everything. You can enjoy it a little. Although, we are talking about you, so there is no such thing as an off season or time off, I know...more teasing, sorry, I don't know what has come over me! I'm not usually like this. Must be that sassy, round rabbit that brings it out in me. ;)

Happy Birthday, Nancy!

Alice said...

Awww, you're just a kid! And a beautiful one at that!

I've never really had trouble with my age. Actually I had more trouble with feeling older because of certain unsettling events in my life. My age really had nothing to do with 'feeling old'.

Happy belated birthday! I'll have some chocolate in honor of this great event!

Pretty Things said...

I love the slab work photo, I love YOUR photo, and 38 is awesome. I am 40 but keep forgetting that I am. I have felt 30 for years. When asked how old I am, I am at the age where I have to think first before answering because I don't remember.

Honest story -- I missed an entire year, thinking I was 35 when I was in actuality 36 (my husband had to break it to me).

Laurel said...

Listen, missie - you are GORGEOUS and look much younger than your years - and I have found that my mid-thirties to late-forties were the best years of my life so far - so onward and upward!