Sunday, October 12, 2008

Quietly perfect

Despite the unsociable-ness of having no party today, I still enjoyed my birthday very much. I got to sleep in till about 8.30, because TLM has been sleeping in till then.

It was a beautiful day today, so sunny I even got out the sunscreen lotion for the first time since last summer. What a change from some years, when we've been hit by hurricane-strength spring winds and lashing rain.
My presents from the boy included Gok Wan's How to Look Good Naked - my choice - and an Angel comic onmibus. I've already read the former a couple of times today, but am saving the latter for when I'm in the mood for a concentrated spell of reading.
In the morning, we managed to also fit in a shopping and brunch trip into town (although only the boy actually ate anything because TLM and I had only just had breakfast just before leaving), which included me spending a birthday voucher (from my "employer") on a couple of trashy mind-candy fashion magazines.
TLM also experienced her very first bike-ride out on the footpath. She's getting better at steering but has yet to learn that it's not a good idea to looking downwards whilst moving..
The afternoon was a bit lazier - reading magazines in the sun while TLM got kitted out in a very girly sun dress (by her own insistence). The house across the road has builders in putting up a new fence, and she looked so cute with her red plastic hammer, doing her own impression of the lads as they sawed and hammered.
Then we had some pretty amazing chocolate-coated banana cake whilst watching Mary Poppins. Boy, but doesn't Dick van Dyke's fake Cockney accent sound terrible! He doesn't even sound English, much less Cockney...

8 comments:

Make Tea Not War said...

Very happy birthday to you, you fellow Libran, you! Glad you got to have a perfect day.

aprilbapryll said...

Happy birthday! I missed the first post so I was unable to wish you happy birthday on your birthday, but if it helps, it's Sunday here so technically I have! Haha ...

I never have good birthday, mostly because my birthday is the day after Independence Day and everyone is either on vacation or just forgets. And now that I'm grown, my husband gets me things he would enjoy (like speakers for my car) instead of shiny things, which I'd really like.

But you had me at chocolate covered banana cake. Really? OMG, that sounds so good that I'm reverting to teen-speak! Drool!

Nigel Patel said...

Happy birthday!!!

Ali-Belly said...

Happy birthday for yesterday Violet... go Librans! We're so arty.

Kazzer said...

Happy Birthday Violet. I used to love your parties. Especially the one we turned up to a day early!

Violet said...

mtnw:yes it was thanks!

aprilbapryll: I think that with men, you really can't be too un-subtle. The cake was superb - the choc added extra calories etc, but also helped keep the insides nice and moist.

nigel: thanks!

ali-belly: yeah I guess we are - but you couldn't tell from reading this post though!

kazzer: Yeah well, there's being early to a party...and there's being early!

Angela said...

Sounds like a good birthday even with no party.

You should get TLM to take care of your home repairs.

Violet said...

angela: ha - nothing would actually get fixed, but there'd be a lot of noise!