Thursday, May 17, 2007

Birthdays


Well. You couldn't pay me enough to be a teacher. It was a great day out, but my goodness it is hard work. Part of my headache stems from trying to understand the whole French thing--it is pretty funny having your seven year old translate. But at least the Latin for Gammarids and Daphnia is the same (I think I redeemed myself in the eyes of the Quebecois guide when I identified the wee beasties :)

My birthday was great, even if it started a little early. 6.20 a.m. DH got up and walked the dog. 6.40 a.m. my son came in with one of those finding things books. 6.50 a.m. my daughter appears with birthday wishes. Most days I can't pry them out of bed, but this morning they were up with the birds. I'm not a morning person--which reminds me, for some bizarre reason DH proposed to me at 7 a.m. on my 27th birthday. Best day of my life :) Finally trapped a man ;)

I got two Happy 40th Birthday cards, from my sister and beloved grandfather. I will save them for next year :) I got loads of book tokens and anti-wrinkle cream and an ice cream birthday cake. It was an absolutely perfect birthday.

11 comments:

Brandy said...

Glad you had a good birthday. Um, wrinkle cream? PLEASE tell me that was a practical joke?
Oh, have you heard about the bru-haha over at Smart Bitches who love trashy novels about Triskelion, Phew!

Toni Anderson said...

I've been reading it. I have to say I feel sorry for Gail. She really is a nice lady.

Dru said...

Beautiful and calming picture. I simply adore nature.

I'm glad you had a good birthday.

Stacy~ said...

Glad you had a great day, even if you were up early. But don't make it just one day - milk it for all it's worth *g*

KB said...

Glad you had a good one. It is Alan Johnston's 45th birthday today.

Toni Anderson said...

Dru, thank you. I love nature too--except the six- and eight-legged variety. I could live without getting too close to those :)

Stacy--I am the queen of milking it. *vbg* And I've had my anniversary, Mother's Day and my birthday in a nice little stretch of pampering. DH and the kids were great :)

Karen, really? I keep thinking of him and what he must be going through--I mean right this second, he is (hopefully) breathing in some smell, touching some surface, maybe singing himself a wry happy birthday song. And that little girl Madeleine, you just have to hope really hard that everything works out in the end.

Deb said...

I would have no problem getting anti wrinkle cream - it's so expensive so good to get it bought for you. (And it is best to use preventatively rather than trying for correction/restoration later!)

Heard the other day that little Ronnie Corbett fishes at Anstruther, Pittenween etc... did you ever see him - bet you are taller!! x

Toni Anderson said...

Deb--exactly :) Ronnie Corbett? In Anstruther? Really? :)

Of course I'm taller...

Laurie said...

Well, I'm all out of wrinkle cream, ROFLMAO!, and I'd love someone to buy me some more!! Let's just say that peering at one's computer monitor contributes to said fine eye lines...:)

Glad you had a Happy Birthday, complete with ice cream cake (hello, thighs for me!).

I must head over to Smart Bitches for some good reading, lol!

Rene said...

Hey, you're older than me (by a couple of days). Happy belated Birthday. Did you get Sean Bean for a present?

Melissa Marsh said...

I'm so glad you had a great birthday, Toni. You deserved it!