Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Today is my birthday.

I am 38 years old.
There I said it.
3. 8.
I am edging ever so closely to 40.
I am aware of that fact.
Very aware.
Instead of wallowing in self-pity, I thought I would write.
So here is my birthday post.
38 Random facts about me.
Yes, today is ALL about me.

1. I am short. ( 5'2" to be exact.)
2. I was the tallest girl in my fifth grade class.
3. I just never grew after that.
4. I weighed 103 pounds when I got married.( I thought I was HUGE!)
5. I do not weigh 103 today...thanks for asking!
6. I could stand to lose a few pounds, or 30.
7. I am considering Diet and Exercise.
8. I hate saying those two words together. Say it: Diet and Exercise. It makes my mouth feel dirty. Yours?
9. I feel a sudden need for Scope.
10. I have also considered having my mouth wired shut.
11. Only allowing myself "sips" of protein shakes throughout the day.
12. I would probably need to throw up.
13. That could really go wrong.
14. I love to cook.
15. And bake.
16. And eat. (which is why I have # 6 on the list)
17. I love to clean.
18. Let me rephrase. I love things to be clean. And orderly.
19. No matter how much I clean and organize- it never seems to stay that way.
20. Which frustrates the heck out of me!
21. I can NOT clean just the surfaces in a room without cleaning the "insides" too.
22. Meaning, if I clean the kitchen, I can't stop once the dishes are washed, the counters are wiped and the floor is mopped.
23. I MUST clean and straighten every drawer and cabinet, the pantry and the refrigerator.
24. I learned how to put words in alphabetical order in the 1st grade.
25. It is one of the most useful things I learned in school. I use it daily.
26. I love to alphabetize my spices, Cd's , DVDs, books, and children. (really just about anything.)
27. It drives my husband crazy!
28. I love my husband. He is a good man.
29. I hate loathe detest do not like his chosen hobbies. (fishing and hunting)
30. I am not a fan of dead animals used as wall art.
31. I love it when my husband cooks or grills. (He could seriously win a "Grilling Contest"-hands down.)
32. I love to scrapbook.
33. It is therapy for me.
34. So is this blog. I love it!
35. I think it is better than crack I am seriously addicted to both.
36. I love my family. (both immediate and extended)
37. They are my world.
38. I am a lucky girl!!!

Let the gift-giving commence!!!


Faith said...

Happy Birthday, I never would have guessed you were pushing 40. I hope you have a great day (and the kids keep everything organized for you, instead of destroying everything)

Susan Hancock said...

Happy happy birthday Wendi dear,
Happy days will come to you all year!
If I had one wish, then it would be
A happy happy birthday to you from me!!

Love to the 38 in you!!

Anonymous said...


I am so excited that you are fast approaching one of those two "dreaded" landmarks that I have already endured! Just kidding! It did help me to be expecting Lauren when 40 arrived, so maybe that is something you might want to consider in easing your transition! But I did notice one thing that was a bit startling on your blog--when you say "crack" in the sentence that ends in "I'm seriously addicted to both," for a moment it sounds like you are including the crack in the "both" category! Whoa! I know better, but you might want to rephase that one--or maybe I am the ONLY one who will read it that way. Wouldn't be surprised as my children are always looking sideways at me as if I have completely lost it almost every time I open my mouth! Anyway, I hope you have an absolutely heavenly, perfect day. Would have ordered nice weather for you, but your birthday always creeps up on me. Guess conference had me sidetracked again. You deserve a fabulous 3 8 !!!!! Love ya!


Haderlie Family said...

Happy Birthday to the youngest and hippest Aunt I have!!!! Hope your day is great.

from your 27 year old niece.

Queen B said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Amanda said...

Happy birthday! Have a WONDERFUL day! You and I are in the same boat - there has to be a 12 step program for our blog/scrapbook addiction.

Dancin Queen said...

Happy Birthday you cute thing. And I love your blog. You are such a crack up!

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday Wendi!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day...you deserve it!!!~

Motherhood for Dummies said...

happy happy birthday! love the list...thanks for a good chuckle :)

Corrine said...

hey happy birthday

quick question though are you addicted to "both" crack and blogging or crack and scrapbooking or blogging and scrapbooking? :)

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Wendi,
Happy Birthday to you!!

Love it! The list was a fabulous idea, and I completely concur with 18-20. My hubby thinks I have OCD. :-)

Hope you have a wonderful day, and someone takes you OUT to dinner, or at the very least brings dinner home!

Enjoy your special day!

Wendi said...

Okay, just to clarify item # 35... I am NOT addicted to crack, or any drug for that matter. I was simply making a reference to the fact that "blogging" and "scrapbooking" were my "drug" of choice! The line that was marked through was meant to be a typo. Just read the line omitting the crossed out words and it should read correctly. I hope that clears things up! If not, I am sure you will let me know!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Wendi!!!! :)

Merde said...

since other people are singing, I want to too!

You’ve had a birthday; shout “Hooray!”
We want to sing to you today.
One year older and wiser, too,
Happy birthday to you.


Kyle and Aly said...

Happy Birthday, Wendi. You are the queen of lists! I wish I loved to clean. Can you come to my house? Aly

Leah said...

let's just call your hit counter my birthday present to you. the list was fab. i feel like one of these days when we are again together i.r.l. i will know you like a long lost friend. (and btw, i "read" your addictions as you intended them. witty is indeed your middle name... well, scratch that - then you'd be "wendi witty" and that doesn't sound too good... you have my permission to stick with "wendi sue.")

~Leave it to Lyla~ said...


Wendi said...

Thanks to all of you for your kind birthday songs and wishes!!! You are much too kind.

Lynell said...

I loved your list! Your blog is so fun and made me smile. Hope your birthday was happy and full of lots of presents. I remember turning 38. Oh...growing old gracefully can be easier said than done. Ü

Emily said...

Oh, you know that you're really a crack head! Come on, now!

Happy Birthday, Wendi! You are one of my favorite people!

the howards said...

Happy Birthday Wendi!!! You are the youngest and coolest aunt I have too!

Sure love you!!!

From your 26 year old neice!

Kr!sty said...

Well, I'm a day late & a dollar short, but I guess late is better than never, right?! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it was great!

Grammy Staffy said...

Dear Wendi,
I only just met you through you making a comment on my daughter's blog, but I too would like to wish you a happy belated birthday. You are the same age as my second daughter. Believe me, looking at life from my 63 year old vantage point, at 38 you are still in the young kid catagory. I enjoyed reading the 38 interesting things about you. If you ever come to California on vacation, you are welcome to come to my house and organize my cabinets any time. Have a good week. I hope that you will drop by my blog sometime.

just jamie said...

Happy birthday Wendi. Love getting to know you better.

Anonymous said...

wow! i suck.

do i really deserve the egg after this?!



i love you so much!

Ris said...

#29 and 30!! Oh no! I also hate/despise/loathe hunting and fish FREAK ME OUT!

Amy said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Wendi! Sorry...I'm a little behind this week on catching up on blogs. I completely understand the organization need...I've been having lots of contractions, but can't seem to stop myself from organizing every closet/drawer/room in my house!! Maybe you can come help???

Emy5 said...

You are so fun Wendi! happy belated Birthday!

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahah need I say more?

Ps: happy belated birthday you crazy lady!

love Brooke

carrie & troy keiser said...

Fun things about you! Thanks for sharing!