Cheapest Present Ever

Today is my birthday. I am forty-five. Big deal, right?

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Not really.

Forty was hard. In fact, I wrote a very long novel (220K words) about a woman who had something of a midlife crisis when she marked four decades on the planet.

Fifty might be tough. Who knows.

Last night, right before I went to bed, I got an email from elephant journal letting me know my submission had “gone live.” (This is the online journal I mentioned last week — alongside a description of Vomitfest 2016 — with the seven-digit “friend” count at its Facebook page.)

So on the occasion of my wholly uneventful birthday, I invite you to click through to my article. Moreover, I invite you to check out elephant journal. It is — by far — the most positive and upbeat online journal I’ve stumbled across. As such, I think it’s pretty cool they allowed me to share my thoughts.

I slept late and am late for yoga.

Thanks for reading here, clicking through to there, and being around.





16 thoughts on “Cheapest Present Ever

  1. Happy Birthday to my dear friend Jenna. As Wilbur (my spirit animal) said so eloquently:
    “She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.”
    You are my Charlotte! Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Happy Birthday to you, Jenna. It is wonderful to have you as our D.I.L and I do so enjoy our adult conversations. Congratulations on your insertion in the Elephant!!! Celebration coming!!

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  3. I should have guess! You embody the Aquarian strengths – witty, clever, humanitarian, inventive and original. As an Aquarian just a tad older than you, I tend to be more the stubborn, sarcastic, aloof sort myself. Wishing you the happiest of days.

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  4. Happy birthday late girl! That’s the first day you came in after me… I can’t really bring myself to drink lemon water every morning when there are perfectly respectable coffee beans in the house, but then, I’m clearly a bit self indulgent. You rock- I’m older than you by just a bit and I can say that.

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