It's Groundhog Day and...

It's also my birthday!  So in the spirit of both, I decided to go outside to see if I see my shadow (in the hopes of changing his prediction of more winter).

Well, I didn't see a full on shadow, but some slight shadow around my shoes.  So, I'm not sure what that means, but if the snow flurries in the air had anything to say, I'm going to guess that they were in agreement with the groundhog.

My birthday however is not conditional on my shadow, and I'm now 29 years old.  Yikes.  And this far into the game, I'm still not convinced that there is such a thing as a "grown up."  Somewhere I read, and I can't find the source now, something along the lines of: Grown ups don't exist; there are only children who have forgotten they are pretending.

If you've been following my blog a little, you'll have noticed that I'm as equally excited about toy blocks and dolls as I am doilies and afghans like the stereotypical old lady!  After a little chat with a dear friend discussing such things, I came to the realization that I refuse to be defined by age!  And that's all "grown up" is, right? It's some term defined by age and expected behavior.  Well I'm not buying into it.

You want to know the truth about my shadow today?  It's off running around with Peter Pan's shadow!


  1. many happy returns to you! i hope you have a lovely day full of fun and laughter. ...and you are only but a baby!

  2. Happy Birthday Kiddo. By the way, I'm 54 and still not a grown-up. Who wants to miss out on all the play. You have snow. We still don't, which is really strange for the Windy City.

  3. Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday, dear Kate!
    Happy birthday to you!!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday cuz! Heck I'm older than you married and with two kids and I am by NO means a grown up! As you can probably tell after having a conversation with me. :D Hope you are having a FANTASTIC day!

  5. Happy birthday! My 46th birthday is in exactly 24 days. And in Kuwait, it is always a holiday because the 25th and 26th are National and Liberation Days. :) Age is just a number. Heck, on the inside, I still feel like I'm 29. Best wishes, Tammy

  6. Happy Birthday, Kate! So happy to be able to have found your lovely blog. Best to you today and in the year ahead... and wishing you many more happy birthdays.

  7. Happy birthday!!!
    may your own new year bring you fortune and loads of inspiration ;)

  8. Grown up??? Have you met your Uncle Jim??? Anyway, Happy Belated Birthday from the mountain!!


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