Thursday, May 29, 2008

I Will Never...

I'm copying this idea from Gretchen who copied it from Boomama.

I will never...

1. Have skinny thighs. It's just not in my genes.

2. Ask my husband to drive home the "back way" over Rampart Range Road. Been there, done that (in a mini-van, no less), and thankfully lived (I wasn't so sure a few times) to tell you it was the most unpleasant experience of my life.

3. Regret time spent with my family.

4. Sing a solo in front of anyone.

5. Like eggplant. Blech.

6. Get tired of reading.

7. Forget what it feels like to have a kidney stone.

8. Go back to using a PC. I'm a Mac convert.

9. Be a perfectionist. I gave up trying a long time ago! Perfection is overrated.

10. Not be moved by beauty.

11. Wish my hair was naturally curly, even though it IS! (My CHI is my bff!)

12. Be an Auburn Tiger fan. Never. No way, Jose.

13. Not be thankful for Grace.

14. Be bilingual like Kim and Natalie. I will never be as funny as they are either. If you need to laugh today, please click on the links above.

15. Live a day without thanking God for John, Will, Sarah, and Abbey.

16. Forget the day I saw a bear.

17. Quit wondering if heaven is as beautiful as Rocky Mountain National Park.

18. Be ashamed of my tender heart.

19. Drive over a bridge without shuddering.

20. Stop laughing. My husband tells me that my laughter is his favorite sound.

*edited to add...*

21. I will never not feel weird telling people it's my birthday. But since my my husband outed me in the comments below, I'll own it. Yep, I'm thirty-eight today. Life is good.


Anonymous said...

Meredith will also never be 37 again. Today she stepped into something called "38" - and she's special, so this is her "38 Special" year, so to speak.

She's probably not going to alert you to this day of celebration, but I will. If you enjoy her blog, please let her know. It'll just take a second, but, as I hope you know, words of encouragement can carry you for years.

Remember, my girlfriend: The older the violin, the sweeter the music.

You had me at hello,

Gretchen said...

Okay, if the tender heart post didn't have me doing the ugly cry, certainly John's comment does.

Man...You are blessed, and you are amazing, and I am blessed to know you--even in cyber space--and I wish you the happiest of happy birthdays.

Take heart...38 was so good, I traded up for 39. ;)


Gretchen said...
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Gretchen said...

Sorry, that was a double comment by me. Didn't figure you needed 2. :) Come see your cake. :)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you will have a special day and amazing year ahead! Enjoy! This day only comes once a year! :)

Denise said...

May you be sweetly blessed on your birthday, and always.

Teri H said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are a young-un!


Trish said...

Happy Birthday!

Natalie Witcher said...

Awe, chaign, ching, chow...thanks for the link

I'll never be able to breathe up there like you do. 7000 feet..shew!

His Girl said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthday amiga!!!

Kelly said...

Love your list!!!
Thank goodness for John...........HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Happy birthday and great post!!!

Deidre said...

How sweet is your husband's comment???

Happy Birthday, Meredith!! We're practically twins (I turn 38 in September!)

I hope your day is wonderful just like you!

Gina said...

I knew it was SOMEBODY'S birthday today. I just couldn't remember who. Happy Birthday, Meredith.

Unknown said...

Sweet Friend,


For some reason I felt weepy reading your post, but I was able to keep it together...then John's comment threw me over the edge! Such a sweet way to honor you!

And for the record, I LOVE birthdays, including my own. And I would NEVER be able to blog without mentioning my birthday!

I hope you day is great!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I love how John signed his comment. Awesome love!

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday, Meredith!!! You be proud of those 38 earned them!! :)

I hope you had a wonderful day! You'll have to tell us all about it tomorrow!

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Meredith
Happy Birthday to you!!!

Heather said...

Hi Meredith! Thanks for visiting my blog, and I loved visiting yours! I'll definitely be back! I can tell you are a kindred spirit! I really liked this "I'll never" post and I am going to check out that book about the progesterone that you recommended a while back. I NEED it! My hormones are from Satan himself.
Thanks again for being a new friend in blog land. Come back and see me.

Megan O. said...

Happy Birthday, Mer! Hope it's been a really great day. I loved your list.
I'll be back later to catch up on your latest posts, but I gotta go feed my family.
Thanks for the book suggestions, by the way!

petrii said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!! I remember 38 ~~ and remember it fondly :) Have a Blessed and happy day,

PS Love you site :)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Yay! Happy birthday, Mer!

Leigh Ann said...

Happy Birthday! The Chi is my BFF, too. I have no idea what I did before it. Oh, yeah perms were in style! Ugh!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a great day today :) We had lots of fun celebrating yesterday!!!!!
Love you friend

elaine@bloginmyeye said...

Happy Bday. My sweetie's got one coming up next week. Loved all the recent pics. Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

Loved your list - and I totally am with you on the bilingual thing - happy birthday too :)

Meredith said...

Hope you have a really wonderful birthday! From one large thighed Mere to another. :) HA Ha

Barb said...

Oh my word, his comment put a lump in my throat. "You had me at hello." Sigh.

Well happy birthday! I'm a day late but I hope you did something special and I hope you realize 38 is young, young, young. :-)

Julie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are a precious gift from God to us all. I am thankful for the day He created you.
You are His rare diamond...his beauty....a stunning jewel that radiates His light.

I am blessed to know you.

Love ya,

PS. We are all swooning over John's comment "You had me at hello"......oh my goodness..... Hug him extra tight tonight....

Marc and Charity said...

Happy Birthday from Wales! :) HOpe your day was special!!!!

Dee Dee said...

Hey, Mer! Happy Belated Birthday! :-) So, is John quoting Gus from Lonesome Dove?? "The older the violin..."

Anyway, made me think of the movie - hope your birthday was glad God made you!

*carrie* said...


This is my first day "back," and I'm so glad I can say happy birthday!

Loved reading your list and hope you had a special day!

Jenn said...

First happy belated birthday! I am sorry I missed the day.

I love your list! I am going to catch up on your blog now.