Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pity party of 1.

I honestly didn’t think turning 30 was going to be that big of a deal.  Why should it be?  It’s just another year, right?  So, why does everyone keep telling me, “30 isn’t that bad.  Don’t worry, your 30’s are your best years…”  Blah, blah, blah.  Okay, I didn’t really think it was that bad until everyone started emphasizing how “not bad” it was.  Clearly it must be bad if everyone keeps saying that.

For no reason I started crying on my way home from work today.  Well, not for no reason.  But the reason was just because I was thinking about being 30.  I was actually thinking that on Monday I have a Dr’s appointment and when they print my paperwork out, under age it will say: 30.  It will be right there on paper in black and white.  Maybe I’ll luck out and they’ll print it out tomorrow, when I’ll still be 29.

It could be worse.  I could be turning 30 and be in the same shape as I was last year on my birthday.  That would be bad.  Oh, and by the way, I didn’t reach my weight loss goal.  I weighed myself at the Y on Wednesday and I have lost 27.5 pounds, my goal was 30.  So, this depresses me and then I eat Halloween candy.  That seems to be very counterproductive in reaching the goal. 

On one good note, parts of me aren’t even 30.  Seriously, my boobs are only 2 months old.  That’s gotta count for something. 

Okay, so onto Birthday treat #2: Cupcake Cones!

Place ice-cream cones in muffin tin:


Make cake mix according to package directions:


Fill cones about 1/2 way with batter, do NOT overfill!


Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes until toothpick in center comes out clean.

Cool on wire wrack.

Frost and decorate!



Transporting them can be tricky as they are quite top heavy. 

However, I found a great idea on the internet.  My lovely husband went and got two new pizza boxes for me.  I cut circular holes into the boxes and then placed the cones in.



Somehow Lainey lucked out and it is her snack day at preschool tomorrow.  And I lucked out because there are exactly enough cones for both classes!

Happy Friday!


Jen said...


I have to tell you that I had the same problem when I turned 30. I didn't think it was going to bother me, but it did. I remember the night of my 30th I cried as I was falling asleep because I realized I was 30. I was 30 without a baby.

But honestly now that I'm 32 it really is no big deal. Like you I am in far better shape physically and mentally that I was at this point last year.

Oh and don't worry I didn't reach my weight loss goal by my birthday either. Although I think it's because I haven't been eating that great. I bust my ass for two hours a day at the gym, then come home and eat coffee cake, and pudding. So, I'm starting eat MUCH better this week, hopefully that way I wont gain during the Holidays.

My boobs on the other had, well they are a different story. When my bra is on they are like an early perky 20 year old, off, well, they sag to my knees like an eldery lady. Guess we can't win them all.

The cupcakes were so cute and I bet you had fun making them.

Again HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY!!!

Notes From the Grove said...

Happy early birthday! That is a fantastic idea about the pizza box! He's GENIUS!

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Blair said...

Those cupcakes are too cute! I have to try this. Age is just a number..don't worry about look fab and that's all that matters!

Shawn said...

You don't look a day older than when I met you 8.5 years ago. Just as beautiful, just as loving (well I guess I didn't know that the day I met you), and just as fun. I look forward to celebrating your 29th birthday for YEARS to come. Love you gorgeous.

Amber said...

I also lapsed into Depression when my 30th Birthday rolled around last summer:( I still have a hard time telling people I'm 30 when asked! It's really not that bad;)

jlc said...

Ummm WOW!! These look fantastic!!! SUper cute blog! Glad I found it. :)

d.a.r. said...

Those are adorable!!! I wish my mom had been that creative :)

And no sweat about the big birthday. You look fantastic, you have a fabulous life, you'll rock your 30s!

Anonymous said...

I will also be 30 in March so you are not alone! It's nice to know that but I cried on my 29th birthday b/c I worked and I have NEVER worked on my birthday. But I did and had a HORRID day then got attitude from a lady at Big Lots when I was 2 days late returning something but she took it anyway...I got in my car and cried. So, I vowed to NEVER work (at a job) on my birthday again. It's your day and you're beautiful! You don't look 30 at all! Congrats on the weight you did lose...that's a HUGE accomplishment!! Be happy and have FUN!! Don't listen to those haters!

Anonymous said...

I just turned 30 on Halloween and each day since, I have said that I LOVE being 30! I dreaded it so much before it actually happened. Now? Wouldn't change it for (almost) anything! When I was down the most about turning 30, I decided to just have fun with it. I ended up having a bounce house (in 40 degree weather!) and a cotton candy machine at my party.
Enjoy it, have fun with it...embrace it.
Remember: We still have 10 years until we're 40! :)


Hillary said...

Who cares what the number is as long as you are as great as you are! Happy birthday, and the cupcakes looked amazing!

Christa said...

Happy early Birthday! Those cupcakes look yummy!!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday, hope you are enjoying your weekend!! those ice cream cake cone things look so good! Yummy! You look great!!

Abbie said...

Happy birthday, Tami!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Love the cupcakes. And it could be worse, when I turned 30, I was 2 weeks shy of popping out a 9 lber. I'll be 35 in 10 days. Just get you a nice prescription for some happy pills & your 30s will be just fine. Happy Day!

Yea for new boobs!