Sunday, September 27, 2009

My neglected blog

Oh poor blog; how I have neglected thee... Such is the current busy-ness of life, I suppose!

I'm sitting in the sunny living room this afternoon while WH plays what may be his last golf round of the year. I have a glass of champagne, and a cat sleeping behind my head on the back of the couch, and the TV humming along quietly in front of me.

And I'm thinking about being thirty, which I'll be, as of Tuesday. (Hurray for Michaelmas!)

Thirty is an age that excites me. I think about where I was heading into my twenties, not knowing what end was up, where I would be, what I would do, how I would get there, how I would pay for it, etc. etc. And here I am at thirty, married to my perfect partner, living in a house that I love, doing work that is challenging and fulfilling, enjoying a tremendously busy extra-curricular life of my own choosing, surrounded by the most amazing group of family and friends... What, on earth, could I possibly think to complain about? It is practically an embarrassment of riches...

Some of you may recall that WH and I have the same birthday, but because this was a big birthday for me, WH threw me a party last night. We had burgers and munchies, lots of wonderful things to drink, and many of the friends and family mentioned above were able to come and celebrate. What a blast! And the party even had an informal theme!

Let me explain...

I always wanted a Mr. Potato Head when I was a child. Of any toy, it was the one I craved the most. (MU would point out here that I never uttered this desire, which is probably true...) I hadn't thought about this yearning until a couple of months ago, when I said to myself, suddenly one day, "Dammit, I am almost thirty, and I WILL HAVE A MR. POTATO HEAD." So I asked WH for one for my birthday, and he came through, so now I have one. And my lovely friend S brought me the little mini Mr. Potato Head that comes with the doggie and kitty as well, so now I have FOUR Mr. Potato Head figures.

And to top it all off, our friend G baked this:I know, right?! Amazing!

Needless to say, I had a great time.

So on Tuesday, WH and I will both celebrate our birthdays and the year of our life that has now past. I can't wait to see what's to come down the road!

And now, my champagne glass is empty and the laundry needs pushing. Tra la la...

6 comments:

alexis said...

happy birthday (in two days) to both of you! i LOVE the cake. enjoy the champagne! and enjoy your thirties. so far, my thirties have been fantastic.

Maureen said...

Love! love! love! this cake.....I'm a closet Mr. Potato Head fan myself :)

Crimson Rambler said...

and I SWEAR TO GOD on a pile of Sunday leaflets that NEVER, NEVER, NEVER throughout her entire childhood did she BREATHE ONE WORD about wanting a Mr. Potato Head. Never!

Chunklets said...

Happy Birthday to you and WH!

Kathryn said...

Belated birthday greetings...hope the celebrations continued and all is happy in your world. Hugs

ccw said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

I'm so glad you got your potato! I love Mr. Potato Head. I buy these frequently because I love all the different sets they make these days. The kids like to play with the Star Wars potatoes.

I love the cake!