23 July 2008

God you're old

It's my birthday! I'm 30 today. It's a big birthday, and I'm a big birthday lover, so I'm really excited. I'm wearing a party dress to work, and I baked a raspberry buttermilk cake from scratch, complete with lemon zest. It was very complicated.

On the one hand, today marks a series of failures. I wanted to do a lot of things by the time I was 30: be (credit card) debt free, own a home, have three kids. On the other hand, I have a lot to show for 30, too: two boys, a master's degree, a great job, lots of friends. And I still fit in the same jeans I wore in high school. So I may not have a house, but at least I still have a nice butt.

All in all, good times.

7 comments:

Kimberli said...

God IS old, but you, my friend, ARE NOT! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Betty Crocker! ;) Have a great one! Lots of love and smoochies!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Amy said...

Happy birthday! Turning 30 is a tough birthday for many. It sounds to me that you are doing great! And remember that often goal that we set for ourselves when where young are unrealistic.

Anonymous said...

30 is the new 20! Take it from someone much older than you (;))-- you're doing great!! Happy Birthday!!!!

Mary said...

Just wanted to let you know that "Anonymous" from above is Mary....why am I anonymous??

libraryliz said...

I just started reading your blog this week--seems like an eventful week! I really admire what you're doing, and reading your blog is way less guilt-inducing than reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. As for turning 30, don't sweat it--the 30s are way better than the 20s!

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday Jaime!!! I know you'll make it a good one!! :)

manda said...

Happy Birthday!!