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Thirty Reasons.

Birthday!!!!!My birthday was happy.  I have thirty reasons.

  1. We stayed at a bed and breakfast that was so out of the way that it was like being in another country.
  2. The bed was king-sized with many fluffy pillow and ZERO cats milling about.
  3. Our room had a jacuzzi tub and a fireplace.
  4. I'm now mature enough to write "jacuzzi tub and fireplace" without feeling like pointing out something shiny.
  5. Hey!  Something shiny!
  6. (Being 30 doesn't mean I am devoid of the ability to blush.  Scratch off No. 4 - it's obviously a lie.)
  7. An early day-before-dinner included onion rings.  That, in and of itself, means certain joy.
  8. My cell phone stayed OFF for hours on end, only checking occasionally for birthday messages from my friends and family.
  9. An early birthday message from my oldest friend in the world included a link to this photo, which made me smile and think about first grade.
  10. I woke up on my birthday without setting an alarm, and had the most delicious coffee and eggs for breakfast.
  11. I didn't feel any different, and I felt good that I was marking another healthy year.
  12. The weather was edging towards warm, the sun was bright, and my husband is excellent company.
  13. I had a beer and French Toast for lunch.  That was a first.
  14. When we returned from lunch, we found that the woman who ran the B&B had left an African Violet for me as a birthday gift
  15. The woman who cleaned the room also didn't fuss about the used test strips that almost made it into the garbage can.  Instead, she stacked them up quite nicely on the bathroom sink, in case I needed them.
  16. This made me laugh.  I can't exactly explain why.
  17. We watched movies, took a nap, and talked about our future.
  18. You couldn't see my pump at all in the black dress I wore to dinner. 
  19. Thanks to the magic of the GPS, we made it to the restaurant for dinner without getting completely lost.
  20. We consumed eggplant, fresh bread with olive oil and sea salt, fried mozzarella, and lemon meringue dessert and my blood sugar stayed so well-behaved I thought I might be cured.
  21. When I mispronounced "meringue" as "merengue," Chris didn't die laughing.
  22. Birthday text from NBF:  "It's the beginning of the best part!"  Damn straight.
  23. Champagne makes the best POP! noise ever.
  24. My pump infusion site needed to be changed after only two days due to excessive time spent in aforementioned jacuzzi tub.
  25. I can't think of a better reason to have to change a pump site.
  26. We came home early in the afternoon and discovered that the cats cleaned up decently enough after the party they surely threw.
  27. In unpacking, I found a pair of shoes in the closet that I have never worn, making them new all over again.  Unintentional birthday gift to myself, it seems.
  28. I checked the Internet out and saw so many wonderfully kind birthday messages that I got a little bit emotional.
  29. My handsome husband gave me a hug.
  30. Life is good.
(Now I just have to wait a few years until my Larry Bird Birthday.  Look out!)


I'm so glad you had such a wonderful birthday! It sounds like a nice get-away! You deserve it!

Kerri, let me be the first to say I'm glad that you had a great bday. I turned the big 5-0 last week and enjoyed it immensely. 50 is the new 30, so that means 30 is thenew...hmmm..whatever! Though I am not D, my son is, the D life is tough on the parent's also. I'm glad that I made 50!

Thanks for sharing your list. You even made me happy with your obvious enjoyment and love for those around you and all that you did.

I am so glad it was a good one Kerri. You deserved it!

Yaaaay for a great birthday!!! That's a very cute list :) Happy belated birthday!

I know I've told you this before but every time you point out something shiny I think of James Woods on Family Guy "oh, piece of candy" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prvSM8TlIeI

Welcome to the 3-0 club! It's a wonderful place to be, and I'm glad you had an amazing birthday! It sounded absolutely perfect!

I'm glad you had a great birthday, Kerri. Hope you have many many more.

Happy Happy Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kerri! I'm so glad you had an amazing birthday with your amazing hubby (and your amazing BG's)!! You deserve it! Have a great year!!

Happy Birthday, Kerri!

Hey Kerri

Sorry for the belated birthday wishes Welcome to another wonderful decade.

I totally have to come to the Larry Bird Birthday party!

I've been so out of the loop the last few days. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like it was awesome, and I'm glad to hear you're enjoying 30 :)

Now I want onion rings....

YOU ARE AMAZING! What a fabulous (and funny!) list of gratitude. May 30 be your best year yet!

Hey Kerri! Happy belated birthday! I enjoyed reading all of your 30 things. I too am amazed when eating crazy carb filled things doesn't send my blood sugar through the damn roof!

I'm glad your getaway was so much fun. You deserved it. I hope you get a chance to pop over to DF. There is a thread in Chit Chat for you. I've said it before and will say it again, you rock !!!

I've been offline for a few days myself, so I'm sorry it's late but - Happy Birthday!

Glad you had a great one, and here's to the next thirty (healthy) years.

Glad you had a great birthday!

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