It's my birthday!

Yep - me and Hammer Hammer Jenkins (that's "Abraham Lincoln" to the rest of you; when I was very little I was fascinated by Lincoln, and somehow thought that having the same birthday meant we were related. So combine my 2-year-old inability to say "Abraham" with my somehow morphing "Lincoln" into one of our family names, and you get Hammer Hammer Jenkins. Which my family still teases me about to this day. Geez, one mistake and they never let you hear the end of it!)

So, I'm now 41. I guess I got through the worst of my dismay at hitting my 40s last year - today I'm feeling pretty good. At least nobody makes me wear construction paper stovepipe hats on my birthday anymore. My niece is making my favorite meal for dinner tonight (spaghetti!), so I'm looking forward to that (I probably shouldn't have mentioned the stovepipe hat, now they'll probably make me wear one!)

Happy Birthday to all you Aquarian babies out there!

I loved that song when I was a kid! Still kinda do.


rudoo said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have a great day and dinner! I just turned 41 last month myself. And your right, it wasn't as hard as that "40".

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!

Tabitha Corsica said...

Hey Grace! Have a Happy Birthday!


JDayMinis said...

A very Happy Birthday to you. My mom's Birthday was today too, a very special day. Have a wonderful day! Mini Hugs, Jean

Florine said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Oh to be 41 again!

Debbie said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Grace. Hope you have a wonderful

rosanna said...

Happy birthday Grace. , you are soooo young !! Trust me :o))) Best wishes Rosanna

Pubdoll said...

Congratulations on your birthday Grace, hope you will have a great day and year! I finished my 40 year "crisis" when I turned 38, since it was closer to 40 than to 35 :-) )

TreeFeathers said...

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! It's been a pretty good day. :)

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!

MiniKat said...

Happy Birthday!

Meli Abellán said...

Happy Birthday to you with muy best wishes!!!
I'm glad you had a good day.

Sans! said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Grace :). Now let me shoot the stovepipe hat down. What is it by the way? My crisis came when I hit 39 :). I sent everyone I care about a "love" letter and some people were quite taken aback , haha!

TreeFeathers said...

Thank you, everybody! My spaghetti dinner was great, and we had cake, too!

Sans, a stovepipe hat is the tall hats that European and American men wore in the 1800s, like this:
They were felted hats, often made from beaver fur, which is one of the things that led to the decimation of American beaver populations in those days.

I think your idea of sending "love letters" to the people you care about is very sweet. Too often we don't remember to tell those we love how much they mean to us!

- Grace

Unknown said...

Happy B-Day, Grace! You are gorgeous!! I have an award for you on my blog!


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