Friday, May 20, 2005

Happy birthday to me!

Yup, it's my birthday. I turn 39 today. I am now entering the last year of my thirties (that sounded like it should have been accompanied by Twilight Zone music!).

To celebrate, I hopped on my bike and rode like the wind (okay, so it was only a light breeze) all the way to work. What an invigorating way to start the first day of the last year of your third decade on earth. (yikes! now we should be moving into the Rocky soundtrack!) Thirty seconds into the ride, I was almost killed by some idiot in a car who thought he could cut me off because it was just a bike, but that didn't deter my enjoyment of the ride. I made better time than I normally do on the bus!

It's a beautiful day today, the sun is shining, there was no wind on my face, it's the Friday before a long weekend, I have a new bike that rides like a dream, we picked up our shiny red car yesterday, I issued a big press release yesterday and this morning the media is responding (that's always fun - watch for us on The National tonight :-), two of my favourite people are joining us for a birthday barbecue tonight, I got a good night's sleep, Marcel cleaned the house yesterday (or at least got a decent start)... life is good! (is there a "Pollyanna" soundtrack?)

Oh, and there is NOTHING better than having your kids phone you at work in the morning to sing happy birthday, each in their own unique way. Julie's was heartfelt and sincere, Nikki's was a unique rendition that included something about stepping in horse poo, and Maddie's was mostly a repetition of the first line, throwing in the word "Mommy" at some point for variation.


Anvilcloud said...

If you're in a good mood, you should say so. :) I think as a good Canadian, an Anne of Green Gables reference would be better than Pollyanna too. :p And it's the end of your fourth decade, said the picky ex-teacher.

Silliness aside, way to go, and have a great weekend.

ccap said...

Yeah, anvilcloud, I was about to pick up on the 4th decade business too but since she's my sister AND it's her birthday...

Oops, I guess I blew it! :-)

Happy birthday! (Good to see SOMEONE'S in a good mood, I'm about to burst into tears due to a combination of too little sleep, too much work to do and pregnancy hormones.) Whoa! There I go making it about me. Sorry.

Looking forward to giving you your birthday present tonight. ;-)

Heather said...

Oops! Yeah, I had a nagging little thought when I typed "third decade" but I pushed it out of the way and kept typing. Oh well, I'm getting old, so I can be forgiven the occasional lapse!

You're right, an Anne reference woulda been more appropriate :-)

Accidental Poet said...

Happy birthday, gorgeous! Wish we could be there too!

Gina said...

Heather, I hope you had a great birthday!

Happy Birthday, even though I am a little late! (but technically I am in CA, so I'm still good)

Cuppa said...

I haven't checked blogs for the past couple of days, so I am late with my birthday greetings, but they are warm and heartfelt nonetheless. Happy, happy birthday to youuuuuuuu!