Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I should be sleeping. No seriously, I have to get up in less hours than I want to admit and go to work, but it's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to.

I'll admit I didn't have high hopes for my birthday. On paper it had all the ingredients of "just another day at the office". Scott's still away. Will has conjunctive-itis (let's face it putting your hands in the dogs water bowl then rubbing your eyes had to result in something). I've had less continuous hours sleep over 4 days than I have fingers on one hand. All the right ingredients, and yet somehow this day was amazing. The type of amazing that I will think back on fondly and smile about for years to come.

It all started with flowers. They arrived yesterday and were discovered wedged in my mailbox by my sister in law. I'm relatively particular when it comes to everything flowers but these were right up my alley, and came with a wonderful card from my hubby apologising for missing out on the day in advance. Gentlemen everywhere take note. This is what you call a win.

Hot on the heels of this delivery were my wonderful brother & sister and law who stepped in and offered to look after Will for a few hours while I played netball. Allow me to place some context around this situation. Remember my last post about traveling to Christchurch and wishing me luck? I returned home from "holiday" yesterday a broken woman. Will hadn't exactly taken to the disruption to life in general quite as I'd hoped. To give him his due he's great at flying. It was the sleeping (at all) business where he came unstuck. Long story short I arrived home in a quasi zombie state, went straight to the doctor and had my suspicions concerned that Will had conjunctive itis (why sure Doctor eye drops 4 times a day for a 16 month old, I'm up for extreme sports...) After umming & ahhhing for some time I agreed to let them take Will so I could have a quick nap. Best. Thing. For. Both. Of. Us (Even though I feel really bad writing it).

This morning started well. Will woke up at 7:30 (those without children be advised that this is a sleep in), the sun was shining. It was shaping up to be a cracker! My mentor & good friend Pete Branch joined me for a quick birthday coffee at the Riverhead Tavern (if you're in the area and haven't been yet go - you will NOT regret it) Without boring you in the detail the afternoon went like this in a nutshell

  • work
  • quick visit
  • work
  • brother arriving
  • work
  • sister/brother in law arriving
  • work
  • parents arriving
  • dinner - ala Baba's Curry House in Whenuapai Village (YUM!)
  • wine - Villa Maria (see also description for curry)
  • Balderdash - amazing game, google it. Best played with wine. 
  • cake (text message from lovely friends to say they had also made a cake to say happy birthday, but knew parents were around so were enjoying it for me)
  • goodbyes
  • quick FB check to reply to lovely birthday messages
So in short, despite a complete lack of expectations for this birthday it was practically perfect in (almost) every way. As I'm born on the 27th, I've always fancied being 27. So hello 27, I've been waiting for you! 

I've just seen the clock. It's now 0:01 on the 28th, birthday done for another year. 

I hope you had a fabulous day wherever you are in the world (those about to enter the 27th, have a blast for me). 

Promise I'll start posting more pictures really soon. The chunky monkey is growing up...FAST!

PS - I REALLY need to turn off youtube and stop listening to the Black Eyed Peas - Don't Stop the Party. It's infectious in ways I cannot begin to describe....

1 comment:

  1. Great post as always Jacq...glad you had a lovely day xxx Gretch


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