Today I am 32. Being away from family and my closest friends, I was completely prepared for a birthday under the radar. I was going to feel sorry for myself and get take out and perhaps watch a movie. Maybe I would dramatically blow a candle out all alone. It was going to be a night straight out of the beginning of a chick flick.
Apparently, that is not quite what the universe had in store for me. Wonderful sister and best friend that she is, Kara, surprised me yesterday with the news that she is coming to Denver for one night. Tonight. So instead of pan fried noodles and the Biggest Loser I am getting my girl Kara-lara. Best present ever.
I have some ideas for life after turning 32. I am sure I will share some in the months to come. Thanks to you all for being my friends, virtual or otherwise. I think it is going to be a good year.
The following 55 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Of course it’s going to be a GREAT year! You have a wonderful sister who knows just what you need. She’s pretty darn special! Happy Birthday, grrlfriend!!
Happy Birthday! Look at all the talent and friends you’ve acquired in such a short time!! Look at all the difference you’ve made to so many! Happy day and many more.
Happy Birthday, Erin! I like a birthday celebration, I am glad Kara is visiting to help you celebrate in style!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!
Happy birthday! I turn 32 on Sunday – here’s to a good year 🙂 Enjoy your day!
Happy Birthday!!!! I can totally relate to that urge to be all dramatic about being alone on your birthday, but thankfully your sister is there to save the day! I hope the two of you have a great and memorable evening.
Wishing you a fabulous day & a spectacular year. Enjoy the celebration time with your sister – no matter what you do I’m sure it will be a fun & memorable time! 🙂
I’m glad that your sister is coming out to visit you! Have a happy, happy Birthday! You should email me with your phone number. We should get together soon, k?
How wonderful to have such a great birthday surprise! Happy Birthday and enjoy!
Happy birthday, Erin! Sisters rule. 🙂
Ya Ya! Can’t wait to see you tonight. It will be a night to remember…
What an awesome birthday present–sisters are the best! Have a super-happy time celebrating.
Happy Birthday!! and have a great time with your sister.
The universe has a way of giving us exactly what we need, and never what we expect. Happy Birthday! I hope it was wonderful.
Happy birthday! Have a great time!
Happy Birthday Erin!!!
Happy Birthday Erin! And yay for Kara. I hope you guys enjoy your evening.
Good for you, Erin!!
Hope you had a great birthday!
Happy happy birthday!
Kara’s wonderful! Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday! Enjoy your visit with your sister.
Happy birthday! I hope you had a fabulous time with your friend x
happy birthday gorgeous girl! i hope you have a wonderful wonderful day!!
I nearly started to cry thinking about you being all alone for your birthday. Of course it didn’t take me long to realise that just YESTERDAY i had read on Kara’s blog that she was coming to see you. Duh. You two have a great time. And no saga watching without me, you hear?
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY…[hmm, i was going for 32 but that may be a little too much, perhaps] HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :0) XOXOXOXOXO
p.s It’s going to a FABULOUS year.
I hope you had a GREAT birthday, Erin!!!!
Hey Erin, hope your birthday was fabulous! 32 is not older, just better! Keep up the great blogging work, yours is one of my most favorites to read!
Happy Birthday! What a nice sister 🙂
Happy happy birthday! May the coming year be the best yet, and may it be filled with love, fiber, chocolate and success. 🙂
Girly, I totally feel for you! I turned 33 on an Air Force Base in the middle of Montana. It sucked! I didn’t get any dang yarn! I don’t know a soul out here older than 4.
I give you permission to tell us next year! Tell us! We won’t think anything bad about you. We will hook you up! There is nothing worse than a birthday with no party and no friends and no yarn!
I send care packages all of the time. It breaks my heart to think someone is having a nothing birthday.
Congrats on another year! My family doesn’t really make a big deal about birthdays, so I’ve always been really low key… then this year I decided to do a real blowout, made fancy invitations, got a friend who does wedding cakes to make me a humdinger of a fancy cake, and had the best party I’ve been to all year. Why not??? After all, you only turn 27 once 🙂
It’s hard when you’ve just moved and don’t know many people, but this time next year you’ll be able to look back and see how many friends you’ve made and how many great things have happened in only one year. For now, hope you had a blast with Kara!
How wonderful! I hope you had a great birthday.
Happy Birthday! What a nice sister to come spend the day with you.
happ happ happy birthday to yooooooo!
Belated happy birthday! What a great sister. 🙂
Aww, sisters make a great b-day present. Happy Birthday!
I hope you had a wonderful, fabulous birthday! You are lucky to have such a great sister 🙂
Happy belated birthday! That’s so wonderful that Kara could visit. Hope you guys had a great time!
Don’t the 30s ROCK! The 30s are the best time of life so far!
One more thing….I tagged you in a meme- Hope you can play!
Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous time!
Belated birthday wishes – hope you had a great time!
Happy Birthday, love! And don’t forget that you’re only as old as you feel. Don’t think about it too much and it will be fine. You are strong, and smart and beautiful and how many years you have lived doesn’t reflect on your self worth.
It’s a bit belated, but happy birthday!
hmm. I remember when I was that age.
Sounds like a wonderful present! Glad you had a good birthday 🙂
Happy Birthday! I think you’ve gotten 32 off to an amazing start, making such a big change as you did a few months ago. That and your knitting skills are a real inspiration to me.
Hey Erin, I know I’m late, but hope your birthday went fabulously!!
i can’t believe i missed this!
happy happy birthday……….better late than ever….
hope it was fantastic!