what saucy knows for sure


On this, Saucy's 36th 39th 44th birthday, she wonders what she would say if Oprah asked her "what she knows for sure."

What, if anything, does Saucy really know as she begins her 45th year?


















And after last week's accident...


And she did. Seconds before the impact she said "I love you" the girls as they flew out of the car and headed into the school. The idea that "I love you" could be someone's last words is powerful, don't you think?

Dear Reader, it's Saucy's birthday today. She knows for sure that's she's grateful to be alive, she begrudgingly accepts her cellulite and the +3.50 reading glasses she had to buy this year, she's a lucky duck with a good family and dear friends. She knows that cupcakes lead to cellulite and she's not planning on quitting soon. She made peace with it long ago.

She knows that money can't buy happiness but it can buy ice cream and that's pretty damn close. She knows that glitter is the herpes of the craft room and that you are a victim of the rules you live by.

She knows that the best part of a birthday is thinking about the future and she's glad to have Veto to share it with. She is content.

39 comments:

Dee said...

Happy Birthday, Saucy. You sure know a lot and I think it's grand. thanks for sharing as always xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Saucy!!! Hope it's great!

Jen (from Winnipeg)

Lisa Russell said...

Happy Birthday!! Lisa knows that Saucy is awesome! Have a great day!!

ablaise3 said...

Replace "Saucy" with Michelle and "Veto" with Michael and it would have been as if I had written it on on my 46th birthday 2 weeks ago. Life is good; even on a bad day.
I'm glad you are well. Happy birthday.

CuteStuffInside said...

Happy Birthday!

Lauren said...

Oh Saucy...you made me cry. Thank you for sharing your life with us! Happy Birthday!!

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Saucy! Live it up!!

Anonymous said...

Sasha, I wish you a very Happy Birthday, and I am looking forward to at least 44 more years of wit, wisdom, delicious recipes and scrumptious cupcakes. Gwen

MJ said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy a cupcake or 2!

Ella Pretty Blog said...

Lots of cute photos...Happy 21st birthday :-) Have a lovely day!

SOINSPIRED said...

Happy Birthday Dear Friend!

Buddy's Mom said...

Best Wishes for a Happy Birthday! You are wise beyond your years.

oliver rain said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Saucy. We all love you.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Happy Birthday, you wise woman! That first one made me laugh--it's SO true! And I have a weird thing about my last words to people being "I love you" too.

Susan said...

What I know for sure is that 50% of the time your posts make me cry, 50% of the time they make me laugh, and 50% of the time I do both!
When I take my son to school, I tell him I love him & that there's no one better than him. Because it's true.

Sandra D said...

Happy Birthday Saucy! I know for sure that you are my favourite blogger. Thanks for another thought provoking post. Enjoy your special day with a cupcake and a saucitini!

Dana said...

Happy Happy Birthday Saucy! Some really pretty Saucy pics in there! Hope it's a wonderful day!

Kerrie said...

I know for sure that the lustre of reading many blogs wore off for me a long time ago but I still check in with yours every day. I also know for sure I hope you get those wellies and that bicyclette today!!

Cindy B. said...

Happy Birthday Saucy !!!! I hope you have a great day.

Cindy B.

karen said...

Happy Birthday and sooooo glad you made it for another one - that accident was scary. Am wondering if you are part cat as you have had a few close calls. Enjoy this year and many many, many more.

ps who took that gorgeous photo of you looking especially gorgeous with bangs and tickle phobia?

KL Crab said...

Happy Birthday Dear Saucy, thanks for adding some perspective, to my moderately sucky week! I'll try to find the brighter side in your honor.

LisaInCT said...

Happy, Happy Birthday.... you deserve the VERY BEST OF DAYS. Can't wait to hear what the presents are. :)

So glad you're still with us.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Happy Birthday. You seem to have it all figured out - cupcakes, the words "I love you", glitter and friends! Have a wonderful day!

Clandestine Road said...

Happy birthday, dear Sasha!

Thanks for sharing part of your birthday with us and for saying that glitter is the herpes of the craft room. That will be wonderfully burnt into my brain for the rest of my years.

Angela

Pepper said...

Happy birthday my friend! I love you!

Angela G. Willis said...

Hope you birthday is as lovely as you are!

I love you!
Angela

D'Rae said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Jen B said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday! And thanking you for sharing your wisdom (and lots of other stuff) :-)

the treat girl said...

Happy Birthday to you dear Saucy!! And can you believe I always say, "Drive careful" when people are leaving too??? My grandfather would always say it....and since he's been gone I've picked it up and continue the safety wishes :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday...I so enjoy reading your blog! Hope you have a wonderful day..and year to come! So glad that air bags save lives...your post made me cry!

Wendy

Jenn said...

Beautifully said! And awesome food for thought! Happy Birthday :)

Carol said...

Happy Birthday. This I know for sure...I enjoy your blog so much!

Cathy B said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it brought you everything you wanted, but it sounds like that's what you already have.

JuliaW said...

I don't know you in person, but may I just say that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog the past couple of years! I hope this entire year holds a wealth of happiness for you, and you continue to be a beacon of style, wittiness, and "telling it like it is" for many more years!

montaCaley said...

Happy Birthday Saucy!! I don't know you but I can so relate to you... I've enjoyed reading your blog a lot.. Very inspirational. :)

ChaChaneen said...

Happy Birthday! We both know your miracle was the best birthday gift... ev-ah! Truly, so glad to see that your didn't get your heavenly promotion as there would be a very big void in blogland without you here!

By the way, I'm a Rick fan too!!!

Gail said...

Happy Belated Birthday Saucy. You share the same Bday with my grandma who was born in 1900. She was alot like you, she was wise and loved to laugh! Thanks for all you have shared of your life and expertise on this blog. I have learned so much from you, it's fun having a wise, creative, funky friend in cyberspace.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Loved this post! Happy Be-lated Birthday!

Dawn said...

I just found your blog and am a new follower. So when are you getting your own t.v. show?
Dawn