Monday, February 4, 2008

Back in the blogging saddle

Okay, so we all know there is a writers strike going on somewhere, screwing up all my die hard TV watching nights with Greys Anatomy, Housewives, October Road, One Tree Hill, CSI, Medium, (I could go on but I am embarassing myself) so lets just chalk up my absence to my support of those poor underpaid writers. Due to harrasing phone calls, comments, and death threats (I knew my friends love and miss me (sniff) thanks girls) I decided it was high time to get back in the blogging saddle!! I miss all my blogging buddies, and yes, the validation received by those much appreciated comments!! Please, don't hold back! I love you all!

So you say its your birthday (drrrnrrnrnrnrnr) hey, it's my birthday too!

One of my good friends called to sing me that song this morning, and yes, today is the mark of the last year of my youth. My last chance to prove yet again that I can be hot in my 20's, just as all of the movies in popular culture display, of the hot, successful, witty, in-shape 20-something woman. And that is what I walk around thinking I am, until every so often I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and reality sets in. I am a 29 year old mother of three (with the spare tire and stretch marks to prove it) who spends her days wiping bums, scrubbing floors, folding clothes, making meals, and every so often checking out of my day to day routine to see what my DVR beholds for my viewing pleasure. Don't get me wrong. I love my life. It is a good one, no, a GREAT one! I love being a mom, I love being a wife to the hottest babe there ever was, I love my sweet babies, I have the worlds greatest friends (Yes, ALL of you!) and my life is so so so blessed.

So I thought I would make some new-years resolutions, (okay, it's my second chance to start over this year, since I totaly screwed myself with those lofty weight loss goals I set for January by gaining five pounds instead. But hey, before you judge me, I had several pivotal emotional breakdowns during the month of January that could only be consoled by bowl after bowl of M&M's).

1. I am going to express more gratitude this year.

2. I have such great friends, I am going to be a better friend.

3. I will do everything in my power to heal the wounds of my past, and live a more joyful life.

4. I will eat healthier, exercise more, and be lookin fine, while I am still 29...

Happy Birthday to me!
P.S. The only reason I have been able to post the following like 10 posts after this one is because my dear new visiting teacher showed up with home baked bread in tow, and took my children home with her. In addition to the 4 (5? no I think 4) she already has. She just moved here by the way, bless her heart.

Not to mention, I truly do have the greatest friends, thanks for all your phone calls, well wished happy birthdays, lunches planned together, and the 'girls night out' awaiting. My heart is so warmed by all the love! You all are so kind and I admire you all so much! Thank you, thank you!

I don't have any sisters of my own, and am so thankful to have made so many over the course of my life!


Lori Ann said...

Welcome back! You were missed!

Lori Ann said...


Shelby said...

YAY! You finally updated your blog! I seriously check it every day and I'm so excited to see something new, and LOTS of stuff, too! You've been busy!

emily said...

you are so darling, Jenny! wish i was there to give you a gigantic HUG! Happy Birthday! and you're already a great friend! we hope to see you soon!! love ya girl!

tricki_nicki said...

WHOA Nelly! I'm in a blogging stupor... I need more time to read all of this - and I can't believe there's so much of it! Sheesh, I need to go to Starbucks and have a read-a-thon! Yeah right, like that's gonna happen! But yay!!! You're back!

And happy birthday you old biddy!

Jenny G. said...

Ahhhhh I am so happy to something other than that dang card and the words Card Exchange!!!!! Wow there is so much fun stuff to read. You made my night. I have even tuned out of will & grace on tv and totally lost in your blog. So the Utah pics of the wedding are so awsome. Bailey's cute b-day pics. I love her. I love the sledding pics so much these will be fun to scrap. I love the supperbowl pics and bb's outfit. The cards are awsome too. Um og course great b-day write up of yourself. Great new goals but I think your already the bestes friend to everyone. Everyone loves you What am I forgetting... The twilight.. sounds good I will have to get the chicken pocks so I can get through those. Hey you rock and Happy B-day again. Hope you liked the siging telegram I sent you. That cute kid even got $2.00 out of me for that one. You are sooooo worth it.!!!!!! Can't waite for Saturday!!!!!

Julie K. said...

Hey Jenny happy late birthday! But hope it was an awesome one!! It's been great reading your blogs and seeing what's going on in Jenny's life! I miss you!

bobandkiranichols said...

Oh happy birthday! I was reading this and said to Bobby, "Hey did you miss Jenny's birthday?" and he said, "Nope, I called her, I just forgot to tell you it was her birthday." Duh, anyways, have fun being 29!!!