Flip, how fast does it come around!
I am a low-key birthday girl - always have been.
It started because:
a) My family was not flush when I was growing up; my parents had to sweat bullets to make ends meet; parties were a rarity.
I had one when I was about 5 and the next when I was 13.
I remember both with embarrassment.
b) The very date feeds into it: the end of January is frenzy time in most people's lives.
Kids back to school with all that involves; all the daily round duties and routines start crowding the minds - not to mention the financial stresses.
You know - the dawning realisation that the extra money spent so gaily at Christmas? - oh flip! now its payback time!
c) I still feel kind of embarrassed about being the centre of attention.
Weird though that may sound, its true.
So over the years the low-keyness of birthdaying has just persisted.
DD1 has the good fortune/misfortune to have been born on the same day as moi - the best birthday gift I ever got!
She seems to have the same relaxed attitude.
Today both my girls swung by and we did what we do to celebrate: enjoyed being together; ate unhealthy but delicious food (thanks to WW)!
(My girls, like moi, tend to lean heavily on the expertise of other bakers. Not being domestic goddess types. We can do the stuff but given the choice: um, no thanks)
DD2 took both of us by surprise - she actually had our gifts on the day!
Pretty much unhread of for any of us.
We were very impressed
She came up with a fabulous necklace for me - which you can spot in the pics
Now, where was I?
Oh ja, we ate Woolies stuff, drank coffee, giggled and chirped and of course, took lots of candid camera pics of ourselves.
Leading to more giggling and commands like: "You are NOT going to put that pic on FB, I look fat/lined/pale/ugly/old - yada yada
Since this is not FB - it is MY space, I reserve the right to publish any pic I want to -
So - pic time:
Why does posing for pics always make us giggle?
Note the necklace - gorgeous hey? Inspired prezzie from DD2
|My two beautiful best friends|
|Love 'em to bits!|
At the moment, I'm almost ready to buy that.