Saturday, March 10, 2007

Playing the numbers game

Like a cheap, vintage bottle of wine that has turned into vinegar.

Like a soft, buttery cheese that has gone moldy around the edges.

Today I age. My body is lacking grace. I have been burning up with chills, aches and pains. I could feel every bone in my body. I would rather feel like I was coming out of a haze from too many pints. I missed going out with the girls and now I'm celebrating with my very own pity party. It’s likely that nobody enjoys watching me feel sorry for myself so I'll keep a smile plastered on my wrinkly thirty six year old face.

My aching bones have more to do with a virus brought home from daycare instead of the aging process. However after watching a three year old bounce around happily with a temperature of 102.7 degrees Fahrenheit and then days later I was writhing and groaning in pain with the same virus, one can certainly see the distinct difference in how age affects the body.

I had better go wash all the germs away, pop some Tylenol flu pills and hope that a birthday cake magically appears out of thin air.

18 Singing the blues:

metro mama said...

We missed you. We'll have to make up for it soon. Next time we're going dancing.

MotherBumper said...

You were missed Ms. Blue (and hey, if it makes you feel any better: I'm still older than you). We drank enough for you (though not me, I just had two but I'm a lush now so it hurt all the same). And babes, I know how those pity parties go so try to leave that party and think of the one where all your friends are giving you big (((hugs))) and endless birthday wishes.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Hooray! Today is the first day in over a week that I've been able to comment on a Blogger blog with word verification! I'm glad it was yours...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Sorry you're feeling older than you are. I still think you're a foxy mama.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Feel better you spring chicken you...

I refuse to believe you have a wrinkle on your face.

kittenpie said...

How is it they seem so unaffected, anyhow? It makes it doubly scary when they seem listless, doesn't it? Glad you are starting to pull through, but I feel for you having to fly out feeling so low... Hope things look up before the day's over, hon.

Nancy said...

Happy, happy birthday! You're still a spring chicken, young'un! ;-)

Hope you are feeling better soon. It's no fun to be sick on your birthday.

Sandra said...

Oh Jana! You missed the night out!? And you are sick! On your Birthday!? That sucks times a million.

Wishing a happppppy birthday to you ... let's make up for it and celebrate real soon K?

nonlineargirl said...

Happy Birthday. Hope your day was filled with kleenex and cake and love.

chelle said...

Happy Birthday!!
Being ill is so not fun! Hope you are feeling much much better!

mamatulip said...

Oh no! You missed out on the festivities because you were SICK? On your BIRTHDAY? That's not fair! I officially call a DO-OVER!

Poor you. Hope you're feeling MUCH better when you read this.

And Happy Birthday. :)

nomotherearth said...

There should be a law about being sick on your birthday...I've gotten sick numerous times from daycare germies, so I feel your pain.

Steven Novak said...

"I had better go wash all the germs away, pop some Tylenol flu pills and hope that a birthday cake magically appears out of thin air."

I used to wish for female porn stars to visit me the exact same way. ;)

Steve~

crazymumma said...

Happy Birthday! You were sorely missed but we drank lots. Just for you because we are that kind of bloggy pal....

ps. If I baked you a cake it would be a red haired barbie stuck in a St patties day green icing covered dress with music earphones on.....

mo-wo said...

Happy Birthday. May the cake be sweet and recovery swift.

I'd love to be 36 again -- work it for me, would ya?

Her Bad Mother said...

We missed you. We would have MUCH rather had you than the chocolate. MUCH.

Be well, and have fun at SXSW...

petite gourmand said...

awe what a crappy way to celebrate a birthday..
hope you're feeling better soon.
from one 36 year old to another ;)

Pattie said...

Oh, Jana, what a way to spend your birthday :(
Sorry you are feeling so poorly. I hope it passes quickly so you can get out and do some celebrating!

Ruth Dynamite said...

Happy birthday! Hope you're feeling better.