Happy, Happy

There was much to celebrate this week. Let’s get right to it.

:: On Monday I visited the Urgent Care. I paid a nominal copay and received good care in less than an hour. Then, I drove to the pharmacy and paid for my over the counter medicine. When I got home, I fell into my comfortable bed. I woke up every couple of hours because I was in pain, not because I was worried about access to care, money, or a place to sleep. I am blessed beyond measure.

:: To be honest, I don’t remember much of Tuesday. I drank chamomile tea, that much I know.

:: Wednesday defied all expectations. I went to a dinner Jessica hosted for Shutterfly. It was so much fun! I met some incredible women there, and I spoke about myself without passing out, stuttering (much), or whimpering. Also important to note: I drove over an hour to get there (Oceanside) and had to take SR76 at night which, from my part of southern California, is a two lane, windy road with no lights until you reach Oceanside. I barely even thought about all the vampires and serial killers waiting for me in the bushes. I was concentrating more on the man tailgating me the entire way back and made sure to give him the Whatever, You Bastard-Side Eye once we hit the 15.

:: My stomach felt really good on Thursday, and I made progress on the boys’ shared room. The best part of Thursday was the present I received in the mail from Rachel. A vintage multiplication card with the right answer, a vintage picture of a birthday cake, and confetti big enough that it won’t get stuck in the cracks of your floors. It’s easily one of my favorite birthday presents, ever.

:: Happy Birthday to me. It’s Friday, and I’m 40.

This weekend is ALL ABOUT ME. Just kidding. It’s my brother in-law’s birthday on Saturday, so we’ll celebrate both birthdays on Sunday. On Saturday I’m having lunch with one of my oldest friends. Should be awesome.

Happy, happy weekend, everyone!


35 Responses to “Happy, Happy”
  1. Charlotte says:

    Happy birthday!!! Have a wonderful weekend xx

  2. Annabel Vita says:

    Happy, happy birthday! You’re a wonderful soul.

  3. Terri says:

    Happy bithday to you!

  4. Happy birthday! You are blessed and will continue to be in the coming year!

  5. Ms. Amy says:

    Happy Birthday, gorgeous! Wishing you a wonderful weekend to kick off an amazing year.

  6. Amy says:

    Me-me-me-me {sorry, it’s still early yet} . . .

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Ju-ules!
    Happy Birthday to you–and Many More!

    Thank you for brightening our days with your words. I can’t wait to see where this decade takes you . . . I have a feeling it’s going to be good.


  7. Kathryn says:

    Happiest of birthdays!

  8. Tina says:

    Happy Birthday! I don’t think I said this yet, but I turn 40 in 2 years and I appreciate your attitude towards that milestone. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Kathy says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Jules!

  10. PJ says:

    Happy birthday to one of my favorite ladies on Twitter!

  11. Susan G says:

    Happy Happy Happy Birthday! Glad you are feeling better – and yes, that might be one of the best birthday presents ever!

  12. Happy Birthday!!! May your 40th year be the best year yet! Lots to be happy about.

  13. Happy birthday! (Love that multiplication card!)

  14. annie says:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope that your weekend is great.

  15. Melissa says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing so much here and creating this community–I always look forward to reading! My 40th will be here 6 short months, and now you’ve got me thinking of fun ways to celebrate…

  16. Missie says:

    Happy Birthday!! Welcome to the club!

  17. Fairfax Avenue says:

    Our Sages say “At forty is discernment (understanding)”. I look forward to what you will share in the coming year! May it be a year of revealed good in all things.

  18. Kirsten says:

    Have a wonderful birthday today and celebrate well!

  19. Krissa says:

    Happy Birthday! So fun to meet you Wednesday night. :)

  20. Jenn says:

    It’s a good, good day. My kids woke me up this morning with tea and homemade marshmallows from Butter (which is way, way too close to my home for comfort). Going for a new pair of shoes later today – who could ask for anything more?
    Hope you’re having a great 40th birthday, it is going to be a fantastic year.

  21. Gabbie says:

    Happy Birthday!

  22. Phaedra says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope it’s the beginning of a wonderful year of fun things and more ‘Happy, Happy’ * love the flashcard. fantastic gift!

  23. Woo! The 40 club!!! It’s a good place to be! (?????)

    xoxo Have a wonderful day!

  24. Olivia B says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Jules :)

  25. Happy birthday! <0] << (that's my feeble attempt at an emoticon party hat)

  26. Shaina says:

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better – and just in time to have a marvelous birthday weekend! Happy birthday Jules!

  27. Kelly says:

    Happy Birthday, Jules. May it be a decade of health & happiness and wishes coming true. :-)

  28. Happy Birthday, Jules.
    November 30th, is a good day.
    And you are, simply stated, a good person.


  29. Bethany says:

    Happy, happy indeed! Hope you have a beautiful day! :)

  30. Rachel Love in the House says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday to you! Best wishes that this is the beginning of your best year yet!

  31. Tiffany says:

    Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh, they say it’s your birthday…welcome to the club my friend! It’s not that bad. I still feel like a kid and lord knows I act like one;)

  32. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday, and many happy returns of the day!

  33. Bobbie says:

    I grew up in Oceanside! I live in Oregon now, but go home every summer to visit my family. I love that there’s the chance I might get to meet you some day. Happy 4-0! I used the occasion two years ago to order champagne at every opportunity until I turned 41. Cheers!

  34. Susan says:

    Happy birthday!

    Guess what? My newborn shares your special day :0)

    Hugs and may God grant you many more blessed years in health and happiness.

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Hi! I’m Jules.

I used to be an attorney, but it made me grumpy. Now I write about life, sweet and savory, as a wife and mother to two small boys. My knowledge of dinosaurs knows no bounds.

You can read more, including the meaning behind the name Pancakes and French Fries here. And, yes, I really am phenomenally indecisive.