19 November 2010

Happy Birthday to Me. Again. Already.

Forty-one years ago today my poor mother had been in labour with me for 30 long traumatic hours before I emerged stunned and blinking into the world, so the story goes. I told it to you last year. Which seems like only six weeks ago.

How on earth is it my birthday already?
I mean, come on Planet Earth! When I was a kid it would take five years to reach Christmas. These days it's like five flippin months weeks!


I knew a guy who had a theory on why this is...

When you are two years old, one year = half your life. So it seems like a long time.
When you are ten, a year is a tenth of your life...
Now that I am forty-flippin-one a year is a measly 1/40th of my life! It's a pipsqueak amount, really.

Hence, the way life seems to speed up as you get older.
Interesting theory dontcha think?

So yes, here I am rapidly sliding down the other side of The Hill.

Let's see what this speedy year has gained me...
  • I joined the gym
  • I failed to go regularly to the gym
  • I may or may not have gained some extra cuddle bumps
  • (in spite of this) I conquered my fear of swimming togs
  • and also crushed my phobia about Big Butts on Bikes
  • I got to visit Queenstown for the first time ever (and Queensland for the third time)
  • I gained a cleaner (and lost my self respect dust bunnies)
  • I learnt how to cook gluten free for my daughter
  • I went gluten free myself (and lost no weight but ceased bloating)
  • I discovered photobucket (no that's just pathetic) I learnt how to make blog buttons (Sad!)
  • I met Widge, PaisleyJade, Lyns, Weza, Banban and FaerySarah. Bloggers are cool.
  • I became blog addicted and had to go on a bloggy diet (and lost an average of two posts  and 10 readers per week)
  • I got my blog published in TWO magazines
  • I wrote my first article for a real magazine that gets printed on paper and everything! (It comes out in December.)
  • I finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up: A Writer
  • My kids aged a year each. I did my aging in dog years

Thanks you guys for being my friends this year, reading my outpourings and ramblings, supporting my blog addiction. It means a lot, really. Honest. I couldn't do it without y'all.

Happy Birthday to Me!!
Now on to another (short fast three month) year

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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Simoney!
Still loving all your posts,my blog reader is my new best friend :)
The last photo grid is fantastic x

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Simone! Love all the birthday photos. :)

Lyns said...

Happy Birthday lovely! Hope you a great day. Bet you get super spoilt xx

Diane said...

Happy Birthday! Fun pictures to look back at. :O)

Meghan Maloney Photography said...

Hope you have a great one! I like that theory about how quickly birthdays roll around at different ages...it makes perfect sense to this numbers brain :-)

PaisleyJade said...

Hehe - you are so true about how the time goes quicker! Mines in a weeks time and I am so sure it was just a few months ago!

Enjoy your day.

Sammy said...


Catching the Magic said...

Happy Birthday! Whoosh what a year! I enjoyed reading your summary od the year and those photos! Have a great day and year ahead.

A Life Less Complicated said...

Happy Birthday Simone! That theory certainly does hold some weight - and I'm glad that you now know what you want to be when you grow up (I still don't) Hope you have a wonderful day

Nikkey said...

Happy Birthday have a great day..

Anonymous said...

happy birthday simone...yay!! we get to read more of your writing. keep smiling, keep shining and keep on keep on blogging.

love you heaps


Sophie said...

Love those piccies of you growing up! ?Happy birthday!!!

Cate said...

Happy Birthday Simone!

Widge said...

Happy birthday! (again!;)

Sarah Gauntlett said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love that 17 year old pic! HOT!!!!!

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Simone, what a great post, I LOVE all the pictures, gosh you look great, for being 40, you look ten times better then me, at 30, lol. Your 30 year old picture is BEAUTIFUL, and when you were 18, very very pretty.

Happy Birthday girl, hope you have a GREAT one....

Leonie said...

happy birthday. I like that theory, time does seems to go much quicker these days. Hope you are getting spoilt by your family today :)

Allyson & Jere said...

Oh my, you look especially gorgeous in your 18 and 30 yr. old picture. Super fun collage.

Happy Birthday by the way. I feel ya....time just moves TOO quickly.

Lastly...that opening picture of you as an old lady? How did you do that. Disturbing at best!

Carolyn K said...

Happy Birthday Simone,

Hope you've had a lovely day. I agree, the years get faster as we age!

Have a fab weekend!

Neetz said...

Happy birthday chick! you look just as great today as you did all those years ago!! xx

Natasha in Oz said...

Happy Birthday from another November birthday gal! I hope your week has been fabulous.

Gorgeous pictures. You look absolutely gorgeous right now but that perm shot is pretty fetching too!!

Blessings and best wishes always,

Jen said...

were really still spring chickens
your only a year older than me :)

Happy Birthday :)

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday Simone!
Well, you couldn't have achieved all that in 5 flippin' weeks could you? well done you.


Rachel Elizabeth said...

I love the pictures of you over the years. This is a great idea.

PS: Newest follower from MBC

Angela said...

LOVE that photo frieze. Pretty lady.

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