Wednesday, May 13, 2009

it's my birthday so you had all better show up with some good cake. presents are good, too.

Today I am 32.

I will cuddle in bed with my boys and nurse my littlest one 9,325 times, or all day, whichever comes first.  I will probably wash my face, most definitely put my contacts on my eyeballs, wake up my daughter and get her ready for school.  I will watch the boys not eat breakfast yet again, and I will drink coffee until I feel like stopping.

I will eat lunch with friends and we will squee over pregnant bellies and watch our short people run around my back yard and throw sand at each other.  I will yell at any person, short or tall, who walks on my vegetable garden.

I will nap with my boys, and if the weather cooperates, we will take a walk to the school to fetch my girl at the end of the school day.  And we will eat popscicles and go to the playground.

We will eat dinner with my mother and The Mister's parents, maybe his brother... homemade pasta and sauce, salad, and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  And maybe, just maybe, there will be presents.

We will put the short people to bed, and maybe they will stay there.

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The first blog I ever read was written by Catherine Newman, an author from New England. She blogged at BabyCenter, and then at Wondertime, and now you can find her here.  I loved her blog so much, The Mister bought me a copy of her book Waiting for Birdy for Christmas or our anniversary, or because it was Tuesday or something.

All that to tell you that the SECOND blog I ever read was Breed 'Em And Weep.   And there is no other bit of writing I look forward to more, other than the 10 day forecast on The Weather Channel, but that's for an entirely different reason.  Jenn Mattern is an amazing writer, and I just can't even tell you how much amazing she has going on because she is just that awesome.

She's been having a wicked time of things lately, mothering her beautiful daughters while battling the polar bear disease and unemployment and dealing with an enormous loss... and her roof sucks.

Anyway.  See all those ads I have rocking over there?  On the right?  And at the bottom of the page?  And at the ends of posts?  Give 'em a little click.  We'll call it Operation Sucky Roofs Suck.  I will send all of my ad money for the first half of the year to Jenn.  That sounds really exciting, but anybody with ads knows that is not huge.  So, to up the ante a little, I will PayPal Jenn one dollar for every comment you leave between now and Friday (05/15, at 11:59 p.m.), up to $125, because that is what we can afford this month.  And she can put it toward her roof fund. 

Because it's MY birthday, and I get to do what I want, that's why.  

So if you are checking me out in a reader, click through and then click an ad or two, and be sure to leave a comment!

(I should mention that I am totally stealing this idea from Ree at The Hotfessional.  It was her birthday last week, and she's donating her ad money, too.)

36 comments:

  1. You are exactly like Mother Teresa. Except way prettier. Seriously, that's very generous and amazing of you to do that for a fellow blogger.

    And Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have an awesome day and get to eat some delicious cake. You rock sistah!

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  2. Have a VERY Happy Birthday! Here's to drinking lots of coffee!

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  3. Happy Birthday! Even on YOUR birthday you are sweet and kind and very generous.
    And that's why you are the greatest.

    I hope you have a great day! I'm turning that big 32 myself in a few weeks. It's not that bad is it??

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  4. Happy Birthday!! I just clicked over from your comment on Ree and have had a laugh - I actually thought the "beautiful" comment on your last post was in regard to your insertion technique.

    Anyhow, nice to meet you - and you have to be fantastic, because you are another Taurean!!

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  5. Happy Birthday Pam! It's forecasted to be a beautiful day, just like you! We can't wait to see you later this month :-)

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  6. Happy Birthday to you!!!

    Lovely seeing you yesterday... and I hope you have an awesome day today!

    Steph

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  7. Christ at work through the blogosphere! That is awesome! I will click ALL the ads for you!

    Happy Birthday! You are a beautiful work of Christ!

    Halleluyer!

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  8. oh happy happy birthday darling ... i'll make a cake for sure ... not sure it will make it all the way over to you ... but if i didn't have school tomorrow ... i would try!
    what a perfect way to celebrate your birthday giving to someone else! you rock.

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  9. I've got lots of mint I'd love to give you for your birthday.... FOR FREEEEE! (Like Sandler in Bed Time Stories)

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  10. BIRTHDAY!! Wahoooooooooo! YAY! Today is my best friend of 15 years birthday!!! Have a WONDERFUL birthday!!

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  11. You don't look a day over 27! Also, Catherine Newman was one of the first parenting blogs I read too. I would guess Birdie isn't baby anymore?

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  12. Happy Birthday! We ran out of birthday candles like a year ago and I never remember to get any so the saying around here goes, "Make a wish and spit on the cake!" Because that is what it looks like you're doing when you blow on a cake with no candles. And for the short people at our house - that IS what you're doing. Oh! Hey! I am going to send you a facebook cake or something. Something you'll have to click "accept" and jump through ridiculous hoops and stuff to see a picture of a cake. Or something. I'll do something.

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  13. How nice. Totally clicking. And I hope you have a wonderful birthday! I am 32, too. Great year!

    Steph

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  14. Happy happy birthday, lovely lady! I hope 32 is good to you. :)

    I will make you a peanut butter cake. Because I love you.

    And I will click on lots of ads. Because I *really* love you. :)

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  15. Happy birthday, youngin'. I wish I were 32 again . . .

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  16. Happy bday! Here's hoping the short ones co-operate with your evening plans. :)

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  17. Happy Birthday! What a great generous idea :)

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  18. Happy Birthday from The Team!! Hope it's great!!

    =) K, M and CR

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  19. I totally remember her blog on BabyCenter! I will definitely check her out again.

    Your birthday sounds wonderful - I hope it's everything you want!

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  20. Happy b-day mama...i will be clicking for you today!! ~Kara

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  21. YOU are a darling, darling woman. XXOO

    And happy birthday, you young thang.

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  22. Does she live close enough for me to scoot over there with my tool belt?

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  23. Happy Happy Birthday! Carrot cake is my favorite! Enjoy your special dinner!

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  24. Happy Birthday, kiddo!

    I'll trade you my Baskin Robbins Ice Cream cake for your Carrot Cake. I despise ice cream cakes. But, I am quit partial to all that gooey Fudge on the outside. Go figure...

    Happy Birthday again.

    Cheers to you and Yours.

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  25. Happy Birthday my lovely friend...your day sounded wonderful, full of people you love. I truly hope none of them effed it up by stepping on your veggies.

    ...and what you are doing? AMAZING. What a great way to help someone. This is why we all love you so...

    xoxo and Happy Happy Birthday!
    Mary Anne

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  26. Happy!! Generous soul, fun friend, awesome mother. Many more!

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  27. Happy birthday! (And the cake sounds great! We may have to do a little non-birthday-cake-purchasing here, just Because... *grin)

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  28. [humming to get the right pitch]
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Pamelaaaaaaaah!
    Happy Birthday to you!!!!

    (You can just hear me singing it, can't you?)

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  29. WOW - lots of catching up to do reading up on the "neighbors". Happy, Happy Day from another fellow Taurean!! How amazingly generous of you and yours!! ..and please let YOUR Mister know that I definately live close enough to put his tool belt to work!! (somehow, no matter how I write that it does not sound right...) My roof - I mean my roof!!

    Again, Happy Birthday (alittle belated) and much love and best wishes for another great year!!

    MichelleK

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  30. Happy Birthday. I hope you had a great day.

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  31. Happy Birthday the other day Senorita Dayton!
    stay awesome and keep that hubby of yours in line, b/c i like hanging out with him.
    maybe you'll get a cool French Press Carafe thingy for a late present...

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  32. I'm gonna comment again. Cuz I think it's a beautiful thing you're doing!

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  33. Motherfudger. Totally missed your b-day. Hope it was divine, and you are sweet. Really, really sweet.

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