Monday, November 3, 2008

30 Things For Which I'm Thankful

I wasn't sure if I should post this tidbit, but I guess there's no reason not to. So... Today is my 30th birthday! Who wants a cupcake?

*throws confetti*

There are so many things to be thankful for, and I'll list 30 of them here. In no particular order. Except numbered.

*curses mess just made with confetti*

1) life
2) sound mind, sound body (which could technically count as two, but they sound good together)
3) family
4) God's blessings
5) a nice and safe-from-the-elements house
6) food
7) iced mocha
8) sandalwood candles
9) lavender body wash
10) hot showers
11) good books
12) time to myself
13) dear friends
14) PEOPLE magazine
15) music
16) the ability to write and share my words
17) conversations with one who understands me
18) possibilities
19) clearance sales
20) flip flops
21) finished projects
22) Mexican food from El Maguey (Melanie - what does that translate to?)
23) iced mocha (so good, I'm counting it again!)
24) online networking
25) thoughtful friends
26) family reunions
27) my babies
28) eating out and not having to clean up
29) migraine-free days
30) my sister's "old fart" jokes, now that I've reached the big 3-0. But I'll have you know, she's almost thirty-four. And she's older and fartier than I am. (Just don't tell her I said that.)

Happy Day!


Jenna said...

Happy Birthday!!!

How crazy is this...we share the same birthday. Unfortunately I turn 35 today. Can I trade ages with you ;).

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday Janna! I like the idea of that list. Particularly how, at 30, you feel free to repeat your love of coffee! Raising a birthday coffee toast to you from Connecticut.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Happy Birthday, and may you find a billion more things to add to your list.

Hugs, from the old hen to the young chick:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. I hope your day is great. Love and hugs, Heather

Linda Hoye said...

Happy Birthday Janna!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Jenna, that's crazy-cool! I'm honored to share the day with you. :) Hope it's a great one for you!

Joanne - Thanks so much for the toast! What a great start to the day. :)

Angie - You rock! How fun is that? Thanks.

Thank you, Heather! :D

Linda - Thank you for stopping by, and leaving birthday wishes!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Janna!!! Turning 30 was wonderful for me (I'm now 39). Loved your list...maybe I will have to borrow your idea next year when I turn the big 4-0!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your very special day. We women get better at 30...much better. :)

Joshua said...

happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel Burton said...

Welcome to the 30s - I've already been here a whole ten months and it's not so bad! Have a great birthday week (can you tell I like to stretch it out?)

Janna Leadbetter said...

Thanks, Ang! You're more than welcome to filch the list idea. :)

df - I think misterwrites is banking on that... ;)

Josh!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!! LOL

Rachel - Whoo! I'll take what I can get! :D

WendyCinNYC said...

Wow, 30! That's an important one!

I'm nearing 39 and, so far, my 30s have been best decade yet.

Happy day to you!

Anonymous said...

Great list! You've got the big stuff and the little stuff all wrapped together in a single good life. :) Enjoy your day!!

Melissa Amateis said...

Happy Birthday, Janna! Love your list. :-) Hope you have a wonderful day!

AnnotatedLA said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you are able to celebrate it with lots of iced mochas and your wonderful family.

Melanie Hooyenga said...

Happy Birthday Janna! How funny this is the FOURTH place I've wished it to you. :) I hope the 3-0 isn't hitting you too hard. I had a tougher time with 31 because then you're IN your thirties. Something to think about. :)

Wonderful things on your list. I'll have to ask Ibis about the restaurant name. I've heard it but I can't remember.

Janna Leadbetter said...

Wendy - I do feel more... womanly... like there's for sure no way I could still be considered a girl, if that makes sense. I like the number. 30. Nope, it doesn't really bother me.

Turkey - Thanks! I thought the list was pretty well-rounded. :)

Melissa - Thank you much!

la - Mmm... iced mochas... *growl/drools a la Homer*

Melanie - I'll take all the well wishes. I love them! :)

Barb Davis said...

Happy Birthday! Oh, to be 30 again!!!

Travis Erwin said...

Happy Birthday! And nice list.

Kelly said...

Yea for you! (Can I count chai tea twice? hee hee) Is misterwrite doing something special for your birthday-- other than working 12 hours?

graceunderpressure said...

Happy Birthday Janna and Jenna!
Hey, had to read 11) twice, thought it said Good Looks, rofl!

graceunderpressure said...

wait.. uh, not that you don't have good looks, I just thought it would be cute for you to say so.. ;) *must go have foot surgically removed from mouth*

Anonymous said...

happy happy Birthday, my friend, and may you be blessed with many many happy and more future happys!!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday, Janna! That's a nice list.

ITA with the lavender body wash, too. So nice.

Anonymous said...

Happy yey moment for you. Great to see you appreciating every moment like this. :)

Janna Leadbetter said...

Barbara - Thanks! I'm liking 30 quite much!

Travis - Thanks. :)

Kelly! Drink a cup of chai for me? I'm all out. :)

crazynance - And to you, too! Wow, what a day! And no offense taken. ;)

Thank you so much, Kimmi. You're so sweet!

Jenn - Mmm... lavender...

Ana, thank you, sweet friend.

Terri Tiffany said...

YES!! I'm glad you said something although I am getting on here late today--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And have someone else clean that mess up!!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Thank you, Terri! :)

Janet said...

I take some comfort in the fact you are older than any of my kids. A bit. ;)

Oh yeah, happy birthday!

colbymarshall said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like you're surrounded by fun things on your bday!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Thanks, I think, Janet. ;)

Colby - Indeed, I was. Thanks!

Jewel Allen said...

Belated 30th!! :-)