Tuesday, July 31, 2012

40 is remarkably like 39

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Only without the 3 and the 9. There's a 4 and a 0 instead. This was not obvious to me until today. Eleni made me a new friendship bracelet. Bela picked and arranged this bouquet for me. Jeff made me coffee and we spent about an hour together making a new playlist for my ipod which now includes this 30 year old song by Yaz that I love so much (I'm sorry it's so synth-y, I'm old). Roman said "happy birthday to me Mommy". All the kids made a birthday hat for Cash to wear, so it's sorta like Cash said happy birthday right up until he pawed it off and ran away. Then they made me a ginormous banana-nutella smoothie and banana-nutella toast which I choked down with a big smile on my face.  Pierrette showed up to work with a 6pack of Stella, pink roses and red velvet cupcakes.  In just two years she has gotten to know me really well. Tonight we are going out for burgers with the kids.  Then maybe ice cream too.

40.

I love it so far.
xoxoxoAM

58 comments:

  1. 40 is like 39 only better! And it keeps getting so. Happy birthday. Have a wonderful time.

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  2. Happy Birthday, sounds like you are loved and cherished, that is all anybody could ask for. Have a lovely day.
    Meredith

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  3. Happy Birthday!! This will be me next March and I'm looking forward to it. I only hope I look as good as you do!! I still feel like I'm 18 some days except when I get creaky knees. Hope you have a fab day!

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  4. Happy, happy Birthday! Every one is worth celebrating. I hope your day is lovely...

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  5. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day :)

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  6. Happy Birthday!!! Just remember, Age is only important with wine and cheese!!!!!

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  7. Happy Day, girl. Hope the next 40 are even better than the first ...

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  8. happy birthday, and THANK YOU for the song!!! i LOVE it, it really takes me back to listening to the radio or tape player in my bedroom! (we are the same age, obviously.)

    xoxo

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  9. Happy Birthday Anna Maria. Wish you an amazing day and many more amazing days to come.

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  10. Sounds like a great start... I am wishing for you that it gets better and better! Happy Birthday!

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  11. Yay for the big birthday. Ummm for the Nutella everything.....Yay for Allison Moyet singing.
    Happy day!

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  12. Happy Happy Birthday!

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  13. Happy happy AM! I turn 36 tomorrow and I do believe that the best is yet to come! Enjoy your day and best wishes to you!

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  14. Happy Birthday!
    Have a great day!

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  15. celeneberman@yahoo.com1:59 PM

    Oh I like you so much!!! Happy birthday indeed. I want you to know that I've been in a sewing frenzy since you came to Tampa. I love my new machine---it is incredible to me what a difference it has made in my process. Thank you again for sharing all that you do in such a positive, friendly manner. Many, many happy returns of the day. Celene

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  16. Happy birthday! Wishing you a wonderful year as you start off a new decade of adventures.

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  17. Happy Birthday!

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  18. Have a great birthday! It's about time you joined the best decade ever. :)

    Yay Yaz! And Yazoo! Upstairs at Erics got a LOT of play in the dorm room. Good times...

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  19. Happy birthday! Yes, 40 is quite liberating and awesome.

    Thanks so much for the blast from the past. Many happy memories associated with that one. Can't believe no one has remade it with actual musical instruments.

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  20. happy birthday to you, you're a blessed girl!! goodness, i loved that song and played it over and over, it's so fun to hear it again. have a sweet rest of your day!

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  21. Happy, happy birthday!
    XO, Meg

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  22. Happy happy birthday. 40s are great!! I love your song. Now I'm going to dig out my old Alison Moyet cds. have a wonderful summer birthday day xs

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  23. happy happy birthday to you!

    ana-marija@carpe_diem

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  24. 40 is great, Have a fabulous birthday - sounds good so far.

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  25. Happy Birthday!

    I turned 40 almost 7 years ago when we moved into our first house. Now 50 is looming in on me and it freaks me out!

    Enjoy and keep doing what you're doing because it works!

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  26. I'll be 41 in a little more than a month. I still feel like I'm 15. It's all about how you feel inside, who cares about numbers? Happy birthday!!

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  27. It IS just like 39, but 4 and 0! And it keeps on getting better! Happy birthday!

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  28. Yaz! Oh, the memories.

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  29. Happy,Happy Birthday:)

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  30. Annie C9:26 PM

    Funny . . . 5 and 0 feels kinda like 3 and 9, too! (except around the knees) Happy birthday, Anna! I'm gonna buy me some Spins in "Energize" to celebrate! Cheers!

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  31. happy birthday AM! I'm a July baby too...was 38 2 weeks ago!

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  32. Happy Birthday!

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  33. Happy Birthday. Mine was yesterday but I turned 50 instead.

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  34. Happy Birthday. It is so good to read this post today as it is the big 4 0 for me tomorrow :o) hugs

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  35. Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for sharing all of your amazing, gorgeous work and ideas with all of us! You are truly inspiring!!! Have a fabulous day! : )

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  36. Happy Happy Birthday Anna xxx

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  37. Happy Birthday! My dad turned 85 today :) so you have a ways to go! Sounds like you had a great day :)

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  38. Happy birthday! 40 is no age today, is it! Here's to a great year!

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  39. Anonymous3:22 AM

    Happy Birthday Anna Maria - I wish you all the best, good luck, health, happiness and all the things you wish for your own. My 3 and 9 left me a month before and it feel like 2 and 9 ;).Greetings Britta

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  40. Happy Birthday! I had my 40th Birthday this year in May and it was'nt easy for me too, but now its okay. Just celebrate!
    Best wishes, Micha

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  41. Mallowry7:17 AM

    Ahh, thank you for sharing that song - I'd forgotten how much I love it (her voice just gets better too). Happy Birthday - one week in for me and 40 is feeling pretty good so far :)

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  42. Happiest birthday to you. Next October I'll leave my thirties behind as well; kind of sad, but only because my thirties have been pretty good to me. Many best wishes that your forties are even more fantastic for you! xo

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  43. you youngster, you! hope you had a delightful day. happy birthday!

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  44. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Happy birthday! Sounds like a great day.

    margie

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  45. Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing your life with us. I admire you a lot, and hope to meet you one day. :) Here's to many more happy and healthy years for you and your family.

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  46. Thanks for the warning! I'll be joining you in 40-dom in November..yeaaaah 1972! And ooooooh... I looooove Yaz!! Sigh..where is Alison Moyet now? She's give Adele a run for her money.

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  47. Happy birthday and 40 more years with happyness and health with your lovely family! :)

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  48. Awww - I turned 40 in June - besides a couple of times when I've said out loud "Wow I'm 40?!?!?" It sure is exactly the same. I love that Yaz album too, good times!

    Happy birthday!

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  49. A few days late, but happy 40th birthday!!
    I am so happy you brought me back to Alison Moyet of Yaz, one of the first singles I liked when I was a pre-teen was of her!

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  50. I'm 51, my 40's were my best decade by far! I loved being 40 I couldn't wait to be 40. I love being 51 too!
    Enjoy your 40's they are magical and wonderful! Happy Birthday!

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  51. Are you kidding? Love the synth. Happy Belated birthday Anna!!!

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  52. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Aug. 12, 2012. Thanks again.

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  54. Well HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY!! What a wonderful Way to celebrate life! I just found yr blog and I love your work. I just turned 50 this year and discovered that the older I get the happier I'm... Cheers to more happiness ahead ! :)

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