My birthday

My birthday is coming up in a week and 1/2.  Dare I say that I will be 35...already.  Really, where has time gone. 

As I was painting yesterday, it occurred to me that 35 could very well be my middle age although I hope not.  But then I thought, why does math have to be so cruel.  I mean, when I was 25, doubled it is 50.  Now 10 years later, I have to add 20 to the end result.  Just doesn't seem fair.  Does this mean I am on the verge of a mid-life crisis?  Should I go out a buy a 2 seater sports car or do guys only do that. 

I know I'm getting my dream greenhouse and consider that an awesome birthday gift even though I don't expect any gifts at all. 

But this year, since it is quite possibly my middle age year, I do secretly wish for a couple of things.  Reasonable, practical type things.

Canning Jars and lids
A Worm Farm
A Rain Barrel
A Pasta Maker
Seed pellets.

Ok so they are no longer a secret nor do I expect to receive anything as my biggest birthday gifts are when my kids tell me happy birthday and give me a hug. 

What more do I need.  Well lids for the canning jars but that is it!
8 Responses
  1. meemsnyc Says:

    Hahaha, that's a great gift wishlist! I just turned 35, 2 months ago and was chuckling because all I asked for were gardening tools. Then I said to my husband, sheesh, when did I turn into my mom? It's funny when the most exciting thing you ask for is something practical. This xmas I'm asking for a food scale. LOL.

  2. A food scale! Brilliant idea. Add that to my list as well. LOL. I think that practical gifts that are actually going to be used are by far the best gifts...that and heirloom type things. I see it as if our hobbies are being supported by those important ones around us and that means so much more.

  3. Laura Says:

    Oh yes! A rain barrel is on my list too! I try to use all present holidays to score essentials for the garden. Last mother's day it was new clippers.

  4. Oh man @Laura I could use those too!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Hey Ruth, 50 is considered the new middle age. You are still VERY young. You will be getting things for your birthday, not listed here but very helpful for gardening and organization. You are a remarkable young lady. You must take after your mother. :-)

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Happy Birthday! Gee 35 is SO young! I used to be a feisty, impertinent, take-no-prisoners pain in the neck at that age. You sound a lot more grounded than I was :) Hope your wishlist is fulfilled in this new year! @plangardengal

  7. Thank you @plangardengal!!! If you ask my husband, I'm sure he would tell you that I am a pain in the neck, lol. But I think that is why he loves me so much. Insert Awwww.

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