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  • I’m 38!


    birthday muffin cake blog party invite photo by leanne wildermuth

    I’ve been continually verbally assaulted with birthday wishes and greetings from friends and family on Facebook today. Don’t you feel sorry for me? No? Well good. Because DANG if there’s a place on the internet where you feel really special on your b-day, Facebook is IT!! I just want to make a hot cup of cocoa and stare at my wall for a few hours. It’s that nice.

    38. The big three-eight. What’s the big deal? Honestly, the older I get, the farther away from “old” I feel. The years may be whizzing right past me, and I might not remember your name, but darnit I’m always going to be 16 in my head. So what do you do on your 38th birthday? Appreciate the people who take the time to pop in on your day, have a piece of cake, and smile.

    dog illustration by leanne wildermuth
    So this is me, smiling at you. Thanks for popping by.

    And while you’re here, I’ll show you what I’ve been finalizing the last couple of days. This is a custom illustration of Ruby, a beautiful mixed breed pooch wearing a scarf. It’s in the proofing stage so there may be some tweaking but I have to say – Adobe Illustrator rocks so much. I previously drew my doodles in using PSP using my Wacom and the paintbrush tool. This time I used Adobe’s pen tool to piece the dog together in a hundred or so different shapes – and I love the pen tool! I can definitely see getting much more accomplished in the way of illustrating using AI in the future. Very cool.

    Hope you’re staying warm – the polar bears are almost finished with the igloo they’ve been building in my back yard. I’ve got to run to the store to get some salmon. (Translation: It’s -40 something degrees here. I think everyone who lives in an area with these kinds of winters should automatically qualify for disability checks from the state for being mentally impaired. There. I said it.)


    Clara said,

    Happy Birthday, Leanne! I hope it is wonderful and that you don’t have to step foot outside your door today. Stay warm. Hugs, clara

    1.15.2009 @ 4:32 pm
    pam said,

    Happy Birthday AGAIN! :yahoo:


    1.15.2009 @ 5:10 pm
    celticbuffy said,

    Happy Birthday! Now we’re the same age! (for a couple of months anyway). :clapping:

    I want my disability check! I voluntarily moved back here from a southern state so you know that I have some mental problems! :cold:

    1.15.2009 @ 5:19 pm
    MJ said,


    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

    1.15.2009 @ 5:21 pm
    June said,

    Oh you youngin’ you! Have a healthy, happy day and year! :grouphug:

    1.15.2009 @ 6:06 pm
    Becky said,

    You rock 38 like noBODY!!

    1.15.2009 @ 6:32 pm
    Karen said,

    Geez, Leanne-
    I had no idea it was your special day today. I hope you had a wonderful day, did some very fun things, had some great laughs, got some awesome gifts and made some excellent memories!!!
    I won’t forget you for next year’s wish!
    Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!

    1.15.2009 @ 7:35 pm
    Marcia said,

    :sing: Happy Birthday! :yes: I

    1.15.2009 @ 9:16 pm
    Debra said,

    Happy 38th Birthday to my freind in the states, :wave: have the best day ever. Oh and it is 110deg in the shade here YIUKES….. :(

    Cheers Debra (Australia)

    1.15.2009 @ 9:26 pm
    Da Goddess said,

    Happy Birthday, Leanne! 38? Pshaw! I passed that one a few years back. Besides, you still look 37 to me.

    I hope your day was filled with love and much happiness!

    1.15.2009 @ 9:54 pm
    deni said,

    Happy Birthday, Leanie! I enjoy reading your blog.

    1.15.2009 @ 10:19 pm
    Erika Nelson said,

    Was I the first to greet you on FB or was is Hoops & Yoyo? :) It’s 9 degrees here wanna trade? DId you get snow today? I love AI it’s very cool! But I never did get used to my Wacom because I’m left handed. But I haven’t given up. So what’s your favorite giftie? Hope you had a great day Leanna Banana :yahoo: Love you! :love:

    1.15.2009 @ 10:30 pm
    Renee said,

    Happy Birthday again.

    I’m sorry that you’re freezing…but glad that we’re not freezing currently.

    I am wearing a Therma-Care to help keep me warm right now.

    1.16.2009 @ 12:05 am
    patois said,

    Happy birthday. Many wonderful years more to come.

    1.16.2009 @ 12:19 am
    Teri said,


    You are a very pretty 38 year old on your birthday. Wait until you get to be 52! Hope you don’t get too cold. Love, Teri

    1.16.2009 @ 1:46 am
    Geekwif said,

    Hope your birthday was fantastic!!

    1.16.2009 @ 5:16 am
    Sue said,

    Happy Birthday to one of my very favorite people. I hope today is all that you want it to be. 38?? Your still a baby. :) I haven’t got time to play today on the puter at work as they started training me to cover a job of someone on Maternity leave, but I just wanted to send over some BDay wishes!!!

    {{{{ Hugs}}}}


    1.16.2009 @ 9:39 am
    Shane said,

    Hi Leanie. Happy Birthday. I am 39… you are younger than me by 1 years…

    7.8.2009 @ 7:30 pm

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