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I am turning 39 today.

I will be excited to read any birthday greetings left on my Facebook or here. And I can’t wait to open up my cards and presents. I saw a card on the table today that said “To Mommy”; that one is getting opened first.

I think I settled on Sushi for dinner, but I might change my mind. I’m allowed to, it is my birthday after all.

Secretly though, behind all of my smiles and thanks, lies a sense of remorse and dread.

Until yesterday, I didn’t really tell anyone that today is my birthday.

I don’t like birthdays that end in the number nine. How weird am I?

I know it is because I am closing a chapter. I am no longer the youngest of an era. I am the oldest, the dinosaur of the 30 year olds.

At 9:11 tonight, it will be done. The story of my thirties is coming to a close and I will no longer celebrate a birthday that includes the term ‘thirty…’.

The same thing happened ten years ago when I turned 29. I think I need to work on this.

If history truly repeats itself though, this will only last awhile, then I will snap out of it and realize that my next birthday is the beginning of a new chapter. I will be the new kid on the block all over again. The youngest of the ‘forty-somethings’ and life will be groovy once more.

I hope history repeats itself.

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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  • Soozle Mar 15, 2012, 7:20 pm

    Happy birthday!! :-)

  • Mom & Dad Fuller Mar 14, 2012, 4:46 pm

    “Happy Birthday, Honey”!!!! Remember, your age is only a number. What makes it scary is that we are that much older ourselves from the day you arrived! The day you were born, there was no snow and lots of green grass. We understand that is the case now in Winnipeg. Enjoy your day and that sushi!

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Mar 14, 2012, 10:31 pm

      That would help if I was in Winnipeg! Lol.

      Thank you for the wishes and the card mom and dad. It was nice chatting with you down in sunny Las Vegas tonight.

      For the most part, I don’t have a problem with my age, it is the end of the decade that bothers me. It is weird that this happened on my 29th as well.

      I enjoyed the sushi, and the day with our girls was wonderful.

  • Glogirl Mar 14, 2012, 1:06 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Time does seem to fly whether we want it to or not! Hope you have a great day :)

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Mar 14, 2012, 10:34 pm

      Thanks – it was a nice day. And our family dinner was a lot of fun.

  • Frank Landry Frank Mar 14, 2012, 8:20 am

    Happy birthday honbun! Pretend you’re turning 38 again and just skip 39! Hope you have a great day. Can’t wait to see you tonight.

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Mar 14, 2012, 10:46 pm

      Thanks honey. I did have a great day with all of you today.

  • Heather Mar 14, 2012, 8:11 am

    the good thing is that you’re awesome no matter how old you are Sheri. Happy birthday!

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Mar 14, 2012, 10:47 pm

      Aaaaannndd! You always know the right thing to say. Thanks.

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