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May 25, 2004

Party like it's your Birthday

So Monday was my Birthday.

It was pretty low key. My day was filled with work and when I got home I got to spend about 45 minutes working on our lawn. Fabulous Babe didn't get home for a while so it was me and the cats until almost 7:00.

The older you get the more I've noticed how strange birthdays become. You get less cards and gifts which sort of stinks in a greedy self centered way. It's odd but birthdays seem to drift from being events of celebration to being milestones that pass with a quickness that only gains speed as time passes.

A lot of this weekend was very my thinking about this birthday and Juniors upcoming arrival. My father was 19 when I was born, my mom 18. Heavy stuff.

Being so far away from friends and family gifts always trickle in over a few days. Fabulous Babe's parents sprung for a pair of seat covers for the Miata via a check. (Can't have the seats fade out in the sun.) My dad and stepmom surprised me with some books on model railroading. My grandparents that raised me sent a package that included a small robot that my grandmother informs me my 86 year old grandfather saw and had to send me.

Fabulous Babe? Knowing my love of tiki mugs decided to come home yesterday bearing a half dozen tiki torches for the deck. Of the two of us I'm usually the more creative one so I was very pleasantly surprised.

In the end my birthday dinner was take out from Wendy's. Sad but true. We were both tired and generally not in the mood to go out. In the end we went to bed and my last thoughts were that my big present isn't due to arrive for a few weeks. Best of all when it gets here I already know it will be perfect.

Posted by Jim at May 25, 2004 09:28 PM