Monday, February 25, 2008

absoutely nothing profound to say...

Yesterday was the big day. turned 40 and all that jazz.
The sky did not turn purple and rain down Ben Gay and support hose...

I got to sleep in - sort of. My parents have this God awful tradition of calling me on my birthday at the crack of dawn. It goes something like this...
"Happy Birthday Darling."
"Are you still in bed?"
"Well you woke us up a lot earlier than this (insert current age here) years ago."

I don't know why I thought this year would be different.
It wasn't.

So while I did not get to sleep late - I got to lounge around in bed undisturbed longer than usual because the au pair got up early and taped the kids to the floor.
At least that's what I think she did because they have NEVER in their entire lives been that quiet between 6 and 8 AM.

The night before, hubby and I caught an early movie - Vantage Point (4 out of 5 stars) then went to dinner at a wonderful local Italian place I have always wanted to go to. Au Pair gave me a gift cert for dinner. (she sooooo rocks.) It was early when dinner was out - so we went to see another movie. Jumper (3 stars).
So it was a late night.
And a fun one.

So after lolling about for awhile in bed trying unsuccessfully to go back to sleep, I finally sent for the kids. They ran in and climbed all over me in bed. And while I love the affection I am always amazed at how painful a bony elbow can be in breast tissue. Those mammograms ain't got nothing on my kids' elbows.

Savvy had planned games. So we played Pin The Tail on The Donkey - she drew a picture of a donkey, taped it to the wall, had a ribbon with tape and a blindfold. It was a riot.

Then we had a scavenger hunt and lounged around and watched Hairspray.

The au pair had planned lunch and baked a cake so I had very little to do as far as food prep. T'was lovely.

And in the afternoon - hubby helped me clean out my last flower bed of dead junk and leaves.
AWESOME GIFT of time and labor!

Wasn't it thoughtful of them to schedule the Oscars in honor of my birthday. I was really touched by that show of affection from the Academy of Motion Pictures.

And did I mention that I got Bon Jovi tickets? In the section right beside the stage.
Can you say REACH OUT AND TOUCH???

so um, yeah - you're going to hear about the Bon Jovi concert from now till April 12. And maybe a few days after that whilst I come down from my Jon Bon Jovi high.

hate it for ya...


Wien. said...

Yea for you and a most happy birthday too! Your day sounded wonderous, I could feel the warm lovey feelings through your writing.
I'm so glad that you were celebrated in a way you deserve. Cheers!!!!

Your blog pal,

Anonymous said...

Happy happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Oh Happy Happy Birthday girl. May your next trip around the sun be filled with all the love and fun and joy you can possibly stand.

Thanks for being around.

Reg said...

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!! Bon Jovi Tickets?? I'm so jealous. And an au pair who cooks? You are living the high life aren't you?? :P I hope you had a great day!

Big Pissy said...

I'll have to go along with what reg said..... ;-)

So glad you had a good one! :)

cadbury_vw said...

happy birthday

birthday smooch your direction

Misty said...

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY!! You youthful thirty something woman :)
(remember the NEW thirty!)
It sounds like you had a great time and yay on the Bon Jovi tickets. Reach out and touch him for me too :)

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

I had a crap week so let me say HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! It sounds like you had a great day, minus the elbow boob action. April 12th, I can't wait to hear all about it! I didn't realize you were getting seats beside the stage. You could totally throw him your bra from there!

Anonymous said...

Hi T-Cole.

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buddha_girl said...

Holy hell happy late birthday!

I am so glad that your day was a true celebration of you rather than some cheesy plaster a smile on your face day.

And the Bon Jovi tickets? Divine. Give your lug husband a hug from me. As they say, he did realllllll good.

Eve said...

Happy Belated, Chickie-poo!