Sunday, June 05, 2011

29 again.

There's been a planning error: my birthday is scheduled for a Monday this year. Frankly, I'm not quite sure how the schedulers thought we were going to manage any celebrating at all, what with the kids and Fixit being off at school/work all day, and then the after-school tennis and me teaching 2 classes in the evening. I mean, I'm sure it won't be all drear. I assume the boys have taken my subtle [x] shopping days left till my birthday! hints so I can expect a present. And I always tell my tap students that they have to dance extra well on my birthday, and by & large they are very obliging about this. And let's not forget lovely Nell, who is on holiday and taking me to lunch. But if I wanted to have a birthday dinner with my three favourite males, then what we needed to do was to bypass the schedule and bring my birthday dinner forward by one day.

Which is the long way of saying that tonight (Sunday) the four of us went to a nice Vietnamese restaurant for garlic prawns and wonton noodle soup and spring rolls and rice paper rolls and in Cherub's case a bowl of steamed rice. (Don't worry I also made him have a smidgen of broccoli, he foolishly left this right to the end in the hope he'd wriggle out of having to eat it and then had no lemonade to wash it down with: live and learn Cherub, live and learn.)

And then we went to the icecream shop for dessert. And if you are thinking that no-one would want icecream on a freezing cold rainy night, you would be wrong. But we were pretty cold by the time we got into the car.

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Home and in my pyjama pants by 7.30pm! Now that's a good night out. I think I'm pretty well set up for a nice birthday now.

24 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Ending with PJs is my ideal birthday too.

    PS I cannot believe 2 x 29. Are you sure you haven't got your maths wrong?

    Carolyn x

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  2. Happy Pre-Birthday for today, and an extra Happy Birthday for tomorrow. Hope it's super fabulous!

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  3. According to Patsy Stone there are NO NUMBERS after 29. So actually I have been 29-again for quite some time now...

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  4. Happy birthday dear Stomper. You make me smile. E x

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  5. dear Stomper, have a WONDERFUL day tomorrow!

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  6. Many happies stomper, may you be showered with love.

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  7. Happy extended birthday, a pre birthday is as good as a post-one. Did they keep your pressies until tomorrow at least? PS It's never too cold for ice cream!

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  8. Happy 29th Birthday! You certainly don't look more than a day over 29.

    Perfect Birthday Eve if you ask me!

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  9. Happy birthday!

    Shame about that scheduling error, but hurrah for the icecream. D would like to know what sort of icecream you chose.

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  10. Happy birthday to you. Have a good day. I am remembering X years ago.

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  11. Happy birthday! Sounds like my kind of celebration.

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  12. Happy birthday to you, Gemini girl. My son's was actually on the day yesterday ( thanks for yr comment on the theme park birthday experience)

    For my own birthdays I usually favour the sort of celebration you had ie i with the little nuclear family, and a nice meal cooked by somebody else- and it's never too cold for icecream!

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  13. You are so right. 29 was a mighty fine year. Happy 29-and-the-tiniest-bit birthday, kiddo. xxx

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  14. Happy Birthday Miss 29.

    Despite the busyness of the day I am sure your clan will find a way to fit a little extra celebration.

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  15. Wow you look good for a 29 year old.

    I hope you are having a wonderful day, and that your tap students tap to the tune of your liking tonight.

    I still can't do smileys or exclamation marks thanks to my dodgy keyboard.

    But here are some kisses for your day instead XXX

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  16. An excellent start to your Birthday MONTH Stomper :)
    Happy Happy!

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  17. Happy Birthday Stomper Girl! Hope you've had a great day.

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  18. Happy birthday! Brrrr to the ice cream. I can't bear ice cream in winter. Chills me to the core.

    x

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  19. Happy birthday! I am a rather elderly 29 year old. I had my third child just shy of my 30th birthday. She is noe sixteen-and-a-half years old. Easy maths there.

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