This week I feel... defiant

This is the week I turn 36 and I don't really feel like celebrating, so I'm trying to remind myself that this should be a happy occasion every time I look down at my feet with what I'm calling my birthday pedicure.

I was playing around with polish colors at a friend's house and ended up with multicolored nails on one hand.  I sort of liked the effect, so I decided that I would do the same thing on my toes to celebrate my birthday.

I'm celebrating getting one year older by doing something playful and fun to try to remember that I'm only as young as I feel. And I'm trying to remember that even if I'm not where I thought I'd be or where I want to be, I'm alive and that's something to celebrate!


  1. Happy Birthday, Valerie! I gotta tell you, you look festive! That's really kind of adorable . . . looks like confetti! Sometimes that's all it takes to get a good mood started . . . don't you think? For your birthday, I am wishing you peace and contentment! Go out with good friends and behave like you want to feel! Happy, Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy, happy birthday! As you might recall, birthday celebrating was the last thing on my mind this year, too. But then I woke up to a foot of snow and a little bit of magic in my day. Here's hoping for just a little bit of the unexpected, a little bit of magic on your b-day.

  3. Thanks for all the birthday wishes! The warm fuzzies make me smile!

  4. Happy birthday! Sounds like a great month! Now, how have I missed seeing The Edge of Love? It sounds like a good one!