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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sakes Alive, I'm 45!

While the "Year of Me" timeline is from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011, today starts a brand new year of being me, literally.  Happy Birthday, me!

Funny little story....

While my parents were visiting for Thanksgiving I realized that the person to whom I had lent my super duper electric hand mixer with built-in accessory tray did not return it.  So at 9:30 pm the night before Thanksgiving I was searching from store to store to find a mixer for pies.  I ended up with some baby $8.99 hand mixer that almost seemed disposable.  My mom mourned the loss with me and said she always loved my hand mixer.

So I sent her one for Christmas.  She thanked me on the phone and called me a "hot ticket" for sending her that - sounded like she really liked it.  Carly scored in the gift department!  So I just opened the package she sent me for my birthday (that was triple sealed with some kind of unrippable tape and marked "Do not open until December 28th, Carly")   Guess what it was?

I LOL'd.  ;-)

What I REALLY like about it is there's a liquid blender rod which makes this one kind of like the Braun handheld.  One reason I almost never make smoothies is I don't feel like going through the mess of getting the blender out, blending, then washing the blender and putting it away.  I have an uber tiny galley kitchen and I just don't have the room to leave it out.  But I LOVE smoothies with berries, yogurt and fresh ground flaxseed when I'm eating healthy, and this gift may have been an even bigger gift than she realized.  I will have to let you know how it works on the smoothies.  (By the way, the one she sent me was much better than the one I sent her.  Now I'm going to have to step it up for her birthday.)

Today is going to be a good day.  The start of one of the best years of being me.  By the time I hit 46 I want to say "I have never felt healthier or more fit" and "Wow, I have never felt sexier."  (Sorry mom, I should have told you to avert your eyes for that one.)  hehe

I have a good feeling about all of this. I really do.  And I almost never fail to do something once I have truly made up my mind to do it, so the odds are with me!

Happy Birthday Me (and a Happy Anniversary to my parents.  After all, if they didn't get married, there would be no 'me' to blog about!)

*huge hugs*


  1. Happy Birthday lady - as you say, today will be a good day and there will also be many more to follow.


  2. Happy Birthday dear Carly! Love you!!


  3. Happy Birthday, Carly, and many more.

  4. Happy Birthday to the amazing daughter and happy anniversary to the awesome mom!


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