Friday, April 15, 2011

Thirty-five year old toes

It's my birthday! (And also Egghunt's, though since she lives in the future, it was yesterday...Happy birthday Egghunt. I know what I will be wishing for you when I blow out my candles. [A pony, of course! Oh shit, now it won't come true! I'll have to come up with something else.])

The contrast between this year and last year is pretty fucking striking.

Last year.

Today.

I'm talking, of course, about the  fact that my garden was so much greener last year. We're having an unseasonably cold spring, which is PISSING ME OFF.

Oh, and then there's the fact that last year I was a week away from a meatballectomy, and this year I'm three weeks away from motherhood. I will go into the same building, and recover one floor above, perhaps even looking out on the same view, but I'll leave, God willing, with a brand new person. One I already love more than anything, and I hear tell that love just gets stronger.

I am filled with gratitude and astonishment. I want this so much for those of you who haven't gotten here yet. And sure, I'm in a position to be magnanimous, I have everything I want. But still, it is my fondest birthday wish that this year will be one filled with joy for all of you.

24 comments:

  1. happy happy birthday bunny!!! i can't believe your meatballectomy was a year ago already, but makes sense given that you're due date is just around the corner!! hope you have an awesome day :o) xoxo.

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  2. Happy Birthday, Bunny! This is such a lovely post. And I love the pic of your belly with oh so cute toes!

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  3. Happy Birthday! I remember your post about last year's toes so well-- and how you were feeling as you waited for your albondigas soup ingredients to be extracted... I'm SO happy that last year's bday wish came true. And I'm with you on this year's wish!

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  4. Aw, happy birthday, Bunny! What a difference a year makes, huh? So excited for Cinco de Mayo this year! ;)

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  5. Happy happy b-day!!! What a wonderful year you will have! Gotta go my 40th b -day present is crying.

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  6. Happy birthday!

    Crack me up. Are you kidding me. Three weeks?

    Smiley, smiley, smiley. I cannot wait for the Bun Bun to rock that green back yard.

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  7. Happy Birthday, kiddo. I'm enjoying looking at the photos side by side. Yes, it was greener last year. ON THE OUTSIDE. But spring is a'springing in the bunny den (do bunny's have dens?).

    Three weeks. Holy crap:)

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  8. P.S.- I think your legs grew...

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  9. Happy Birthday, my friend. Welcome to the big 3-5!!! Hope you are having a great day.

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  10. Happy Birthday, lovely! I was hoping you would talk about your birthday when it arrived, because I remember reading one of your comments on a post by Egghunt saying it was coming up. I was wondering if all three of us have the same b-day (and no, mine is in 4 days).

    Have you established the very cool tradition of painting your toe nails outside in the garden on your birthday. Now, that's a birthday treat. Or maybe you got the full on pedi at the spa. Either way, I'm glad there are treats for Bunny on this day.

    Love, love, love that you are having a much brighter birthday this year than last year. So much to look forward to.

    Sending you a warm hug from Canada.

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  11. Happy Birthday. Nice polish.

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  12. Happy Birthday Bunny - I hope your birthday wish comes true x

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  13. Happy birthday (sorry I'm a day late and a dollar short as usual)! Yeah, the difference I noticed in those photos was totally the lawn. Right.

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  14. Happy Post-Birthday, Bunny! Wonderful things ahead for you--enjoy it all!

    Ooh, and my captcha word was scone!!

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  15. I can't wait to see next year's birthday picture. :)

    A big birthday hug to you, friend!

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  16. Happy birthday Bunny!!!!!! I love your bday wish to our IF sistas. You, my friend, are a very good egg. xoxo

    PS No swelling in those perfectly-polished feet, huzzah!

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  17. Wait, this is one of those "find 5 things different in the second picture" thingies, isn't it? Searching....searching....

    A very Happy Birthday to you, Bunny, and to Bun Bun very soon...

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  18. happy belated birthday, bunny! I hope it was wonderful.

    Astonishment. I'm right there w/ ya.

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  19. Happy Happy Birthday Bunny!! This next year is going to be an amazing year for you, Mr. Bunny and Bun Bun!

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  20. Conceptionally ChallengedApril 18, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Happy belated birthday, Bunny!

    Somehow my usual browser doesn't recognize the comment form any more. Also, at first I only saw the top picture, and thought "hey, where's your belly?!" But then it all made sense.

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  21. Happy belated birthday, Bunny!

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  22. Love those toes bunny. I was thinking of you on our shared birthday (from my time machine in the future)and hoping you and your toes were having a good day. What a difference a year makes eh?
    Thanks for thinking of me too. xx

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