Today’s my 34th birthday. If you had asked me a month ago, I would have told you I was 34 already…I guess 33 was one of those “skip it” years. Do you have those?

Anyway, because I don’t want to do real work right this very minute, instead I’ll share 34 random things. Because I can.

1. I share a birthday with John Lennon and two of my fathers-in-law.

2. I have to remind my kids that it’s my birthday, but then they make me feel pretty special.

3. Henry’s birthday party is this weekend…he was due on the 5th but came nine days late.

4. I was selfishly glad he wasn’t born on my birthday, but it’s okay that we celebrate him on “my” weekend most years.

5. I’m getting deeper into the trenches of my 30s but I’m okay with that.

6. My husband is 11 months older than I am, and he LOVES that one month that we’re the same age. Starting today.

7. My favorite drink at Starbucks is a grande skinny latte with classic syrup.

8. Most of the time, I’m okay with being gluten free, but I often miss gooey, warm donuts something fierce.

9. I’ve discovered that audiobooks on my phone are awesome for plane trips. ‘’

10. E-books on my tablet work, too, but I have to be careful not to get sick during those pesky take-offs and landings.

11. When I started this, I didn’t quite realize how large a number 34 is.

12. Which suddenly makes me feel old.

13. I usually wake up sad on my birthday. Not because of my age, but because there’s no confetti falling from the sky.

14. Metaphorically speaking.

15. I have a passport we got for a trip to Italy that I was too pregnant for, then a trip to Mexico that we got snowed out of. I’m determined to use it in the next 2-3 years.

16. I gave up pop a while ago and am mostly happy with water or (UNSWEET) iced tea, but sometimes, I really want a Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper.

17. Looking back on pictures from my birthday last year, I feel like a slug.

18. Hubs brought home Chipotle for supper, with a bowl of Halloween candy and a bunch of gift cards. Perfect.

19. And now I have to wrap this up because I have crap to do for Henry’s birthday party, plus clean for Grandparents’ Day in the morning and finish work that I’ve put aside all day for other stuff.

20. Yay for being a mom.

21. And my second 21st birthday.