The above picture exemplifies my twenty-sixth year. Twenty-six was a serious year for me, full of deep introspection, soul-searching, and heavy choices. It was a bit dark and I had to try a little too hard to make it work (like my make-up)... I'm also just starting to see the light...with just a few more steps I could have been basked in it. Just a few. More. Steps.
If the above picture represents my twenty-sixth year, then I hope my twenty-seventh year will look a bit like the following, taken yesterday (the day before my birthday).
I'm not pretending to smile in this picture, I'm simply smiling because I'm happy. Because I am outside, in the bright light of a summer day, with a lovely man sleeping inside and my dog at my feet. I'm safe, feeling no pain, and I have my whole life ahead of me.... And I'm old enough to know that that's worth smiling for. I may be having a bad hair day...and I dont have a stitch of makeup on my face...and I'm in my PJ's.... but I'm not hiding under anything either. I am what I am, what I am. At any age.Twenty-seven years ago today my mother brought me into this world, through no small amount of effort and no large amount of pain medication. On that note I'd like to say..... Thanks Mom!!! Today's pictures are my virtual flowers to you!!
This evening I found out that I was born on the same day as the great Total Lunar Eclipse of July 6, 1982.
And that George W. Bush and Nancy Regan were both also born on July 6th....but then so was Sylvester Stallone and 50 Cent. I keep good company.
My Mom said that she knew I was a girl from the get go. She's always been really good at guessing things like that. Some women are.
Last week my sister was telling me about how the girls in her office played this game that is suppose to predict whether their pregnant co-worker was going to have a boy or a girl. I am sure we've all heard some folktale, like spinning the wedding ring of an expectant mother over her belly (it will swing in a circle if it's a girl, back and forth for a boy) or even simply how you carry the child, (low for a boy, high for a girl.)
This game was a little different and my Sis said that it had amazing results- it was accurate for all the girls in her office who had children.
I'm curious if it will be accurate for you.
Here's how it works. You need to know the month that you child was CONCEIVED....NOT the month that he/she was actually born.
You also need to calculate what age the mother was when the child was CONCEIVED.
So, lets say your child was conceived in November when you were 25 years old. You'd take the number 11 (November being the 11th month) and add it to your age (25)..
11 + 25 = 36
Now we have to break down the number 36 into a single digit....so add the three and six together (3+6=9)
The digit we came up with is 9.
Boys are odd numbers
Girls are even numbers.
So our hypothetical child should have been a boy!
Try it and tell me if it worked!