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Thirty-five year old toes

It’s my birthday! (And also Egghunt‘s, though since she lives in the future, it was yesterday…Happy birthday Egghunt. I know what I will be wishing for you when I blow out my candles. [A pony, of course! Oh shit, now it won’t come true! I’ll have to come up with something else.])

The contrast between this year and last year is pretty fucking striking.

Last year.


I’m talking, of course, about the  fact that my garden was so much greener last year. We’re having an unseasonably cold spring, which is PISSING ME OFF.

Oh, and then there’s the fact that last year I was a week away from a meatballectomy, and this year I’m three weeks away from motherhood. I will go into the same building, and recover one floor above, perhaps even looking out on the same view, but I’ll leave, God willing, with a brand new person. One I already love more than anything, and I hear tell that love just gets stronger.

I am filled with gratitude and astonishment. I want this so much for those of you who haven’t gotten here yet. And sure, I’m in a position to be magnanimous, I have everything I want. But still, it is my fondest birthday wish that this year will be one filled with joy for all of you.

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  1. happy happy birthday bunny!!! i can't believe your meatballectomy was a year ago already, but makes sense given that you're due date is just around the corner!! hope you have an awesome day :o) xoxo.

    April 15, 2011
  2. Happy Birthday, Bunny! This is such a lovely post. And I love the pic of your belly with oh so cute toes!

    April 15, 2011
  3. Happy Birthday! I remember your post about last year's toes so well– and how you were feeling as you waited for your albondigas soup ingredients to be extracted… I'm SO happy that last year's bday wish came true. And I'm with you on this year's wish!

    April 15, 2011
  4. ASP #

    Aw, happy birthday, Bunny! What a difference a year makes, huh? So excited for Cinco de Mayo this year! 😉

    April 15, 2011
  5. Happy happy b-day!!! What a wonderful year you will have! Gotta go my 40th b -day present is crying.

    April 15, 2011
  6. Happy birthday! Crack me up. Are you kidding me. Three weeks?Smiley, smiley, smiley. I cannot wait for the Bun Bun to rock that green back yard.

    April 15, 2011
  7. Happy Birthday, kiddo. I'm enjoying looking at the photos side by side. Yes, it was greener last year. ON THE OUTSIDE. But spring is a'springing in the bunny den (do bunny's have dens?). Three weeks. Holy crap:)

    April 15, 2011
  8. ASP #

    P.S.- I think your legs grew…

    April 15, 2011
  9. cgd #

    Happy Birthday, my friend. Welcome to the big 3-5!!! Hope you are having a great day.

    April 15, 2011
  10. Happy Birthday, lovely! I was hoping you would talk about your birthday when it arrived, because I remember reading one of your comments on a post by Egghunt saying it was coming up. I was wondering if all three of us have the same b-day (and no, mine is in 4 days). Have you established the very cool tradition of painting your toe nails outside in the garden on your birthday. Now, that's a birthday treat. Or maybe you got the full on pedi at the spa. Either way, I'm glad there are treats for Bunny on this day. Love, love, love that you are having a much brighter birthday this year than last year. So much to look forward to. Sending you a warm hug from Canada.

    April 16, 2011
  11. N #

    Happy Birthday. Nice polish.

    April 16, 2011
  12. Happy Birthday Bunny!

    April 16, 2011
  13. Happy Birthday Bunny – I hope your birthday wish comes true x

    April 16, 2011
  14. Happy birthday (sorry I'm a day late and a dollar short as usual)! Yeah, the difference I noticed in those photos was totally the lawn. Right.

    April 16, 2011
  15. Happy Post-Birthday, Bunny! Wonderful things ahead for you–enjoy it all!Ooh, and my captcha word was scone!!

    April 16, 2011
  16. I can't wait to see next year's birthday picture. 🙂 A big birthday hug to you, friend!

    April 16, 2011
  17. Happy birthday Bunny!!!!!! I love your bday wish to our IF sistas. You, my friend, are a very good egg. xoxoPS No swelling in those perfectly-polished feet, huzzah!

    April 17, 2011
  18. JB #

    Wait, this is one of those "find 5 things different in the second picture" thingies, isn't it? Searching….searching….A very Happy Birthday to you, Bunny, and to Bun Bun very soon…

    April 17, 2011
  19. Happy birthday!

    April 18, 2011
  20. AL #

    happy belated birthday, bunny! I hope it was wonderful.Astonishment. I'm right there w/ ya.

    April 18, 2011
  21. Happy Happy Birthday Bunny!! This next year is going to be an amazing year for you, Mr. Bunny and Bun Bun!

    April 18, 2011
  22. Happy belated birthday, Bunny!Somehow my usual browser doesn't recognize the comment form any more. Also, at first I only saw the top picture, and thought "hey, where's your belly?!" But then it all made sense.

    April 18, 2011
  23. Happy belated birthday, Bunny!

    April 19, 2011
  24. Love those toes bunny. I was thinking of you on our shared birthday (from my time machine in the future)and hoping you and your toes were having a good day. What a difference a year makes eh? Thanks for thinking of me too. xx

    April 22, 2011

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