Yesterday was my birthday.
I'm 36 now which surprises me because I've spent the last year convinced I was 36 already. That said, I gave up worrying about what age I am when I was in my mid-twenties and realised it was too late to be one of those teen prodigy novelists; I could also rant for quite some time about people's insistence on saying things like, "Twenty-one again, eh?" to women, as though the passing of time is something which should shame and embarrass us. But I'll skip that for today.
Today, I'll just bask in having had a quiet, relaxed day of feeling loved.
I received a stack of gorgeous books, assorted means of keeping myself warm, some chocolates and a gold elephant teapot which I had hinted about VERY HEAVILY on Facebook (so heavily I was a little concerned I might receive six of them. But not overly so. Because a herd of gold elephant teapots would be an amazing decorative touch, right?).
Our friend, Graeme, has the same birthday as me and, because Steve's birthday was a week ago and Graeme's wife, Laura's, birthday is next week, the four of us went out for a December Babies' Brunch.
What with the current state of my back, there was some discussion about having the brunch at our place but I really, strongly, badly, urgently wanted to leave the house once on my week off. We decided to go to Giraffe in Union Square, the theory being that there is plenty of parking so I wouldn't have to walk far. Well, the short amount of walking was pretty awful but the passenger seat in Laura's car is the most comfortable thing I've sat on in about a month so: win some, lose some. The meal was fun.
And a huge shout out to Steve for not only buying me a box of chocolate coated marzipan (he hates marzipan; he doesn't want to share; it's mine all mine) but also for getting me a banana birthday cake (he hates bananas but ate his slice without pulling a single disgusted face).
I think that man's a keeper.
Hi! I'm a 30-something stay-at-home feminist mother-of-one. I live in Aberdeen, Scotland with my toddler, boyfriend and two black cats.