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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Too Many Candles on the Cake

We’re back. Had a lovely time in Kingston, as always. Cakes was surrounded by all of her favourite people:

As nice as they were this year, I am done with the holidays. I am feeling bloated and sluggish from far too much cheese and wine. I’m also feeling old—it’s my thirty-fifth birthday today. Yep, I’m almost too old for a Contiki trip.

I don’t know if it’s the milestone birthday, or having so much family time the last few weeks, but I’ve had this overwhelming feeling of ennui for the several days. It doesn’t help that Cakes has been really clingy to me for the first time ever—to the point where she only wants me to do her diaper, fetch her juice, put her to bed. It’s flattering, but I hope it’s a phase that passes soon. I feel like hopping on a plane to someplace sunny with nothing but a bagful of books.

Instead, I’m going to go shopping. McHotty has given up trying to buy clothing for me, so I am going to go pick something out. If that fails, I’ll buy shoes. Shoes never fail to cheer me up.

Which birthday have you found the toughest so far?



Blogger something blue said...

Wow that's a great photo of your family but you and McHotty have turned into quite soft characters over the holidays! hee hee

Happy Birthday! Hope you find something fantastic on your shopping excursion.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Mouse said...

My 24th birthday was my most difficult. It took me a while to realize that it had to do with my father passing away at 48.

I loved turning 30 and am not too worried about 35 this May. But check back with me in a few months and see if I'm still saying that.

11:06 AM  
Blogger A Peanut's Life said...

Nice Pic. Happy Birthday!!!!!!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

30 was hard. 35 was a bit of a sting - before that, I could think that I was in my early 30s and not really OLD. But now that I actually AM 35? It's kind of nice.
Happy birthday to you!

1:22 PM  
Blogger nomotherearth said...

Happy Birthday! I am exactly 7 days younger than you. I think 35 is going to be the hardest birthday. I'm in denial that I will be that old.

Buy some hot clothes. Cheers, A

1:50 PM  
Blogger Maya said...

The clinginess is always so hard to deal with. Does make you want to get on the nearest jet plane!

For some reason 25 was hard for me...I can't put my finger on it but I just remember being overwhelmed by it.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Amy U. said...

Turning 30 kinda sucked. I played it down big-time and when it was over I wished I had let someone throw me a party or something.

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fun night. (Happy New Year, too.)


4:47 PM  
Blogger motherbumper said...

29 was the hardest, last of the 20s and the looming 30s. And know what? 30's have been way f'ing better than anything else. Happy Birthday, happy new year, and see you in 2008!

4:56 PM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

Happy Birthday!
Get the shoes and the clothes and a Contiki trip - you are never too old.
My birthday this year I was in the hospital and couldn't see and I'm only 34.
Really, it is all a state of mind.

10:46 PM  
Blogger SciFi Dad said...

Happy Birthday!

(a few days late, but nonetheless, right?)

Hope you found shoes and whatever you need to mix a Contiki... ;)

9:28 AM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...

My 35th was the hardest - definitely. Hope yours is great!

11:53 AM  
Blogger kgirl said...

where the hell is my happy birthday comment from yesterday?
well, here it is again - happy birthday! age doesn't mean anything. i forget how old i am all the time (33 in 5 days btw) because in my head i'm still 23.


12:06 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

Bloated and sluggish just about wraps it up - for sure. Happy New Year, friend.

5:52 PM  
Blogger b*babbler said...

Oh, but I do hear you about the holidays. As nice as family time was, it was kinda good to shove Mr Babber out the door to work today and get back to the business of regular routine. (And it's only three days until the weekend!)

(And a Happy (belated) Birthday! The number - it's all just a state of mind darling!)

9:48 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Happy (belated!) birthday, lady! For the record, I've found all the birthdays since, oh, about 26 or 27 to have been a little less fizzy than they used to be. I think that I just care less, which is good, in a way, but also a wee bit sad.

(happy new year, too!)

5:27 PM  
Blogger Daisy said...

Get the shoes. Shoes work as a pickk-me-up at any age. I don't count candles any more; I'm 47. but I still buy cute shoes!

9:08 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

I found 35 hard, too. It's so firmly into your thirties. Eek.

And I found all the righ holiday food harder to take, too. By the enbd of the week, I just wanted a salad desperately! I bought a ton of fruit and veg and have gone through most of it in a sort of quasi-detox.

But - Happy belated birthday!

2:28 AM  
Blogger Ms. Porter said...

i will be 35 in a couple of weeks and i'm okay with it i think...i don't feel that old that's for sure. i think 32 was my toughest, i suddenly realized that 32 was old (in my mind).

4:44 PM  

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