Friday, December 6, 2013

It takes a long time to become young

I'm elated to report that order has been restored to our household and Zoe is back at home after 3 days in our neighbors attic.  She is now an indoor kitty.  Take that you mischievous little turd!  A huge part of the country is getting slammed with cold weather and we are experiencing it too and this morning I woke up to snow.  Ok more like a dusting but this Southern Cali native still gets excited by the white stuff!
but burr its been freezing!
I think layering is the only way to keep warm when its 19 degrees out.  
 I have on two dresses, a sweater and my wool arm warmers from Peru.
Also a cheap ass sweater from Ross but come on, a pink fox.  I found this hat at the Goodwill and I am kinda PRECIOUS don't ya think ~we all are :)
I celebrate turning 43 tomorrow. Pizza and beer and laughs with friends is how I'll spend it. My niece said I don't look over 25, she's a keeper:)  If you would have told my 25 year old self that I would be happier person at 43 I would have smacked you.
I have never felt better to be in my own skin at this very moment.  I love who I am and all the wonderful people in my life.  Age has given me a greater amount of freedom to express myself and the confidence to not care what others might think of it.
 I have animals to keep me warm
 and drive me crazy
 and a hubby who kinda gets me :)
So Happy Birthday to me!
Thanks for giving me a place to share my life and loving me just cause:)  I love you back more.


Kari Spriggs said...

Happy birthday sweetheart!!! I so agree with what its like to be our age (Your about six months younger than me:)). I'm having a blast and I'm damn happy! I guess thats actually normal for our age. Age equates happiness who woulda thunk it. You have a fantastic birthday!!

Nerd Burger said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow. I hope you have a magical 43rd with lots of cake. Love your new jumper. :)

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday my style and person of sunshine. You are gorgeous in your Preciousness. Who knew that the perks of getting old can often outweigh the other parts. Hope you have a great time tomorrow. Bundle up under that loving furry blanket.

freckleface said...

Another sagittarian! How fantastic, I hope you have a great day. I must say you are looking at your most beautiful. Your hair looks amazing and I love your foxy outfit, so cosy and cute. Birthdays are a good time to reflect on one's age and where one is in life. Aside from that I don't pay it that much heed. Happy Birthday to you lovely Krista! Xxxxxx

Melanie said...

Happy birthday Krista, I hope your day is as wonderful as you xxx

Edie Pop said...

Happy Birthday my wonderful darling!!!You look so gorgeous in your new pink fox sweater, I'd really love to have it, it's lovely!
A big hug to all your family, Chris, the puppies and especially to you!Have a wonderful and bright day!
All my love xxxxx

Sandra said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! have an awesome day and phew! Zoe has returned! you are precious in your outfit! and freedom is definitely one of the best perks of becoming older! x x x

Bobbi said...

Happy birthday! You are gorgeous and ageless and your style always makes me smile. I'm glad that Zoe is back home.
Stay warm!

thorne garnet said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

It's was 85 here yesterday! I live in New Zealand?

Helga! said...

G is sitting beside me, and we're like OH, Portland!!! Frigging COLD allright! Doesn't get that cold in Christchurch!!! You are so gorgeous, and we LOVE YOU!!! I would be perfectly happy frolicking about that snowy backyard with you and Peetee, despite enjoying our slightly late Summer! You are blessed because you are so awesome. You recieve what you put out, they say, and you are one of the loveliest people we have ever met!

Carina Rosenholm said...

Love your sweater , so great.
funny how life turns out ... that one can be happy and at peace with ones life at this age , in your 20 's beeing over 40 was almost like beeing dead .

two squirrels said...

Happy happy birthday sweet Miss Krista......I hope you have a truly wonderful day filled with love and happiness......welcome to 43.......I am just about to leave and start 44.... Oh.
Sending a very big squirrel Mr Foxy v

pastcaring said...

Happy birthday to my darling Krista, the most precious, pink and foxy gal I know! You look cosy in the snow, all layered up and colourful, and that first pic of you is beautiful.
There are several things here that make me very happy; knowing that Zoe is home safely, seeing all the beautiful creatures who live with you (including Chris!) and knowing that you feel content and proud to be who you are. You should be - you're wonderful! Much love, hope you had a fabulous birthday. xxxxxx

Ella said...

Gosh not sure how I got here but I love your blog, you can't be 43! I am to be 40 this year and dreading it but you make me feel so much better about it, not to mention the fact that you are so right about being happier at this age. Lurvvvve that pink fox!!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday! You look darling in that Fox Sweater. Man, oh man. 43 looks perfect on you. Now everyone wants to be 43! Have a wonderful birthday, pinkie pie. xoxo

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Happy B-day you foxy woman!!!!! Been MIA for a bit, but I'm glad to pop back in to discover birthday fun! Becky <3 <3 <3

Vix said...

Happy birthday to you! I know I said it to you in person but a birthday lasts all week, doesn't it?!
Your hair looks so beautiful and the foxy keep warm outfit is just the best.
Bad Zoe, the way she was lounging about in her climber on Friday was like she hadn't a care in the world. I bet she's driving you daft to go out now!
Love you! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Nat said...

Belated happy birthday Krista!
You rock winter chic, you know that?
Just catching up on what you've been up to lately... glad you got to spend Thanksgiving with your dad :-)

Perdita said...

Happy birthday! Loving your outfit as ever!!

We've got no snow here, just cold freezing fog etc'.

Tamera Wolfe said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!
YAY to the fantastic gift of Zoe returning home safe!!!

You NEEDED that adorable sweater!!

AND PEETEE looking adorable as always!!!
Love and tummy rubs from the gang!!