Monday, October 05, 2009

I am Zebra; Hear Me Roar

EDIT: Blogger is nuts. I can't publish comments.




Nothing says, "It's my birthday!" like, "Wake up one year older and wear giant zebra stripes! Woo hoo!" It's not the most flattering, but it was my privilege yesterday, as the calendar flipped another year on me without my agreement. So I kind of stuck it to the calendar with "in your face" bad taste. I'm fierce, huh.

It's a new rendition of "When I'm an old lady, I shall wear purple." I've been wearing purple all my life since it's my favorite color, so I had to find something else spunky and questionable, concerning taste.

I am a 47 year old zebra. Hear me roar.

We went to church yesterday then took off for lunch and Cincinnati to shop Ikea. We both asked for Monday off work, so we stayed over night.

I'll be back tomorrow with the preview of this week's random dozen.

Hope you had a great weekend!

44 comments:

Darla said...

you've got to be the prettiest zebra i've ever seen! i hope to look that well at 47, however, it's not looking too promising for me at 38. happy birthday! mines this week too. :D

Quilldancer said...

Lid -- Happy Birthday! You're still a baby and you look great in Zebra!

Debbie said...

It is a confident woman who will wear a zebra print. And you look good in it! I wear that and people get out their big game guns.

noexcuses said...

Happy Birthday Zebra Lady! Hope your shopping trip was successful!

Merrie said...

You look beautiful!!!! Not at all like a 47 yr old...
Hope you had a wonderful birthday. What a gift to go for the weekend/beginning to celebrate. Hope you got lots of fun things at Ikea. Blessings!!!

Mrs. E said...

Happy Birthday, Lid! You must complete a list of 47 things to do before you turn 48. It gives you something to shoot for--and is like a year long bucket list! This wasn't my post idea, but I loved it. You can see mine here:
http://erickfam.blogspot.com/2009/03/taking-peek-at-52.html

You are an adorable 47 year old. Love the zebra!

Jenny wren's nest said...

Happy Birthday, You look good in stripes.
Jenny

Kelley said...

I love that top! Happy birthday!

Mama Belle said...

Wait ... we share a birthday week. I knew it.

And, zebra stripes never looked so good.

Dena said...

Well, I hope you're having a great time...and as far as the zebra print: You go girl!!

Tabi said...

Happy Birthday and for the record, I LOVE the zebra! You look great!

workingmomma247 said...

Happy Birthday! I knew I liked you for your random memes but I like you even more for your love of purple and the fact that we share the same birthday week. Enjoy your day off!

workingmomma247 said...

Happy Birthday! I knew I liked you for your random memes but I like you even more for your love of purple and the fact that we share the same birthday week. Enjoy your day off!

The Bug said...

Happy birthday!

I've never cared for animal prints much - but I actually like that top a lot! It looks great on you!

Man, too bad I didn't know you'd be in town - I could have brought that TV to work with me today & offloaded it on you (I'm just 15 minutes away from IKEA). LOL. Hope you guys had fun.

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

I think you look great.
Happy Birthday!
The rooster pic cracked me up.

3 Blessings said...

Happy Birthday Fierce Zebra!
Blessings,
Amy

Heth said...

Happy, Happy birthday! Wow, your hair is really getting long, it looks fantastic! Hope you enjoy your day!

Jewel said...

Looking fabulous... happy birthday!!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!! I just love those IKEA comercials where she realizes how much money she saved and starts running to the car shouting to her husband "Start the Car Start the Car!!!" and they drive off like they have stolen something. I just picture you and Jorge doing that...

Wow I really hope you saw that commercial or my comment made no sense!!

Have a great day
Amy

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Happy birthday!

And animal print is all the rage right now-- you're stylin'!

Betty said...

Happy Birthday! You look awesome in zebra stripes! Hope you enjoy your day off!!

2Thinks said...

Happy Birthday almost siamese twin. Yep. I have practically the same Zebra print top (I'll try to photo me in it to show ya), claimed purple as my fav color all my life (until recently)(did you read about my purple bedroom with purple carpet my dad built for me when he was layed off work in the 70's) and my birthday is Oct. 8 I'm only gonna be 46 though- gotcha!

You are adorable in this Zebra print and glowing with 47 years of youngness and spunk. I hope you had a fun IKEA day. What'd you get?? Maybe Amy Grant will call...

*wink*

Kelly Combs said...

Happy Birthday Zebra Woman! Woo!

Deborah Ann said...

Well hello there, fellow animal print lover, 47 yr old sister in Christ! I don't know about you, but I'm hanging on to my forties for dear life.

Hey, stop by and visit me, I just launched the 'Big Butt' bloggers club, it's a hoot!

www.heavenlyhumor.blogspot.com

Mocha with Linda said...

You look fantastica!

And i can't see your feet, but wondering if. . .

By your stripes you are heeled.

Happy Birthday, my friend!!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Happy Birthday...you look great in Zebra stripes :)

Celeste said...

Happy Birthday! You make a great zebra, just watch out for the lions ;)
FYI - Purple is my favorite color too.

MichaƩle said...

A blessed birthday to you!!!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Happy Birthday Linda!
Ikea is the best :) Have a great day!!

Kim said...

You cannot possibly be 47. Even 37 is stretching it. You look MAHVELOUS, DARLING!

Shopping at IKEA makes any day better so hoping your birthday was extra special :-)

Colored With Memories said...

happy b'day!!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Happy Birthday, you beautiful animal, you! *<|:-)

Liz said...

I know of so many October babies. I'm one, too. I'll be 37 tomorrow.

I love the zebra!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

Happy birthday Lid! You look fabulous!!!

And what brand of jeans are those? They are adorable even sitting down!

Jewel said...

You look absolutely mahvelous, dahling Linda! I loooove animal print! But I don't believe I have anything zebra. Mine is mostly cheetah. *grin* Hope you are having a wonderful birthday!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

I think it is VERY flattering - - - black and white stripes look GOOD on you.

Happy birthday.

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday!!! And you look great.....zebra stripes (?) and all. :-)

Baba's Special Babies said...

Good evening Linda, wishing you a special "happy birthday"... you look marvelous...I am glad you and hubby got to spend your BD in a great way.. hugs, Baba

Linda said...

If anyone can carry off the zebra print...well, its you girlfriend! Work it!

bethj said...

You look GREAT in that! Looks really good on you- good taste! Hope your birthday was fun!

Beverlydru said...

I'm do hapapy to see that I'm not the only one who likes the zebra blouse. Sounds like you had a happy day. God is good!

Susanne said...

I can't believe I missed your birthday! Happy Belated Birthday! Hope it was a happy, blessed one for you. I think you have impeccable taste in zebra wear! I have one similar.

barbarah said...

A belated happy birthday to you!

lisasmith said...

hope you had a great birthday and have a wonderful year! hope I look as cute as you at 47!!