Saturday, January 13, 2007

TLC

I received my first birthday card yesterday. It was from my sister in Cape Town and it says:

I know what you'd like on your birthday...
... TLC ...

***
(Ten Less Candles!)

Haha, how right she is.
Come Monday I turn 35. Yikes! What happened???!
It could be worse, I suppose. (In fact it will be worse - every year. haha, now that's funny!)
Actually, y'know what? I'm not going to bother dwelling on it. Every year I get all worked up before my birthday and for what? It's not like there's anything I can do about it. I've tried pretending it's not my birthday but my family and friends won't let me get away with that. I almost gave in to arranging for a bunch of people I work with to go out for drinks with me but I chickened out and they still don't know it's my birthday. Ah, I don't like being the centre of attention anyway, so it's better this way.
Tonight, Hubby is taking me out to dinner - it's a black tie event so I get to wear my black velvet dress again (that's twice in as many months, wow!!!) and I'm happy with that. I've painted my nails and everything. Of course, the nails keep hooking on the keyboard as I'm typing so I'll have to do a bit of a touch-up later... {sigh} the sacrifices I make for my blog...!
Despite all the 'issues' surrounding this birthday, I must be doing OK though - I finally managed to write (and finish) a short piece of fiction, which I submitted to the Silent Grey short fiction contest over at The Clarity of Night. If you feel like reading some great short stories you should go on over and check out the other entries.

Well I gotta go start getting ready now - there's an awful lot of hairy stuff to be done before tonight (washing / straightening / removing... you know how it goes) although I suspect that once I leave the house the effort will all have been in vain because we're currently being battered by yet another filthy, wet, windy and just plain miserable old winter storm.
What time is Summer, again..?


~

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you have fun tonight! Great short story b.t.w. - Jax

-Ann said...

Happy Birthday! You're a full six months and five days older than I am, so I can relate to the birthday issue this year. For some reason, anything with a 5 or a 0 at the end of it feels more overwhelming.

As for how you handle the birthday, might I recommend my patented and highly effective Birthday Queen Approach (BQA). With the BQA, you and the husband take the day off of work and then you get to decide what you do all day. I always drag Peter along on bizarre agricultural activites, but that's just me. I think you need some shopping and museum-ing in Paris. :)

Kiwichat said...

Happy Birthday my friend!! I hope your evening was splendit. Oh where do the years go i'm feeling quite shocked to be turning 35 this year and in panic mode as I'm in two minds about this whole time clock thing, yip I still would like a little one or two but heaven only knows if that will happen. Now I'm sure you are thinking thank goodness you dont need that one Heee hee. Tonight I'll have a toast of OB's to you.
May your day be filled with lots of love and laughter.

LiVEwiRe said...

I'm happy you chose to go out with your hubby! Whether you want to actually see it as reality (I mean really, who does?!;)), your birthday is here and that means I get to wish you a great big, fabulously wonderful birthday! I hope this birthday is as beautiful as you!

DelBoy said...

One of my staff asked me last night when I was turning 30. I almost kissed her!! My 36th is looming and all of a sardine I DO feel old! 35 was fun, so I hope you have a great birthday and an even better year Cuz!!

(word verification: foktz - I know that feeling after a birthday party!)

kyknoord said...

35? Hah! Amateur.

Spookie the Warrior said...

AND TODAY IS MONDAY!!!!

erm...

La, la, la...

"Happy Birthday to you, you belong in a zoo. You look like a monkey - aaaaaand, ya smell like one too!!"

(My favourite rendition of "Happy Birthday from the movie Madagascar")

Have a wonderful birthday Terri - you deserve it. Hope all your hairy business wan not for naught either!

MMMMMMWWWAAAA!!!

Oh and I love the new look!

Terri said...

Jax - Thanks Sis!

-Anne - I like that idea a lots! OK maybe not so much the agricultural bit (??!) but aah... Paris...!

Kiwichat - I find OB's is normally a good way to drown out the ticking clock, hehe ;)

LiVEwIre - Thanks, Babe! 'twas a good evening indeed.

Del - haha, Cuz, you'll always be a year older than me :-D Thx for the wishes - I think it will, indeed, be a good year.

Kyknoord - ahaha! Dude, how old are you? :)

Spookie - Erm, you're insane! lol! Thanks for the song, Skattie.

Jeff said...

Happy Birthday, Terri! And congratulations on your story. Good job!

chitty said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Terri. May you have a wonderful year.

jason evans said...

Happy Birthday Terri!!

Congratulations again on your Honorable Mention. :)

anne said...

Joyeux belated anniversaire!
By the way... I second -ann's idea...

Terri said...

Jeff - Thanks... and thanks :)

Chitty - Despite misgivings about my age, I think it will be a good year.

Jason - The honorable mention is going a long way to making this a good start to the year. Thanks again! I'm making like a Cheshire cat over here :D

Anne - Merci, Cherie (see, I know some French! Can't guarantee the spelling though...) nice to see you back here. You like agricultural stuff too..?

anne said...

Smart ass.

Terri said...

haha! Glad to see you're back, Anne :)

angel said...

congratulations on your honourable mention for your writing piece!
i just can't seem to get the hang of the short story thing...
i can't believe i missed your birthday (sharp smack on the wrist duly administered)! happily birfdaze for monday terri!

Reluctant Nomad said...

Belated happy birthday, you old crone. :-)

Terri said...

Angel - Ag fanks hey, Skattie! Oh, and re the short story thing... p'raps you should consider what everyone has said and write a darn novel..?

Nomad - Thanks, ye aul' geezer.