Saturday, 23 May 2009

13 again....

Today is my birthday. I am now 31.
My aunt sent me a sweet card, a cute one she had, that was for a 13 year old - 13 :: 31.

I don't know what it's meant to feel like at 31, can't remember 13. So. I'm feeling okay. 31 is sitting nicely in my head - the thought and idea of it. Not freaking me out.
I spent a beautiful afternoon at my sister's house, with some lovely and very dear and special friends. No kids! Did you hear that - NO kids. I didn't want to leave. I could have sat up and chatted all night to those women. And nibbled on the food they all brought, and the bubbly (we can still call it champagne, can't we, even though we all know it's not). And listened to the music. And smelt the roses over and over again. Well, those I can - Sylve gave them to me - David Austin's. So heady and full and sensuous.
And then I headed over to my in-laws; where my mother-in-law had made a beautiful and simply perfect dinner for us. She makes these lovely baked sweet potato (white ones) in long sticks, and they go all caramel-ey. And grilled veges (eggplant, zucchini, capsicum) and adds them to a rocket and feta salad. And of course a special meat (though since I came into their life, I know that she always makes special care and thought to provide me - the vegetarian - with delicious alternatives).

And then a yummy cake. Topped with fresh raspberries.
And Sylve offered fresh raspberries too, on her little chocolate cake treats.
These are quite a delicacy here, and I gobbled their sweet globules of fresh (the ones that Sam didn't eat!).
So, despite the whinge and mess from the kids this morning; a beautiful birthday. And some lovely and thoughtful and just right for me presents. You know when you only get a few presents, but they are right. That's the best, hey!

Left over cake tomorrow. May have to find some friends to share it with; or take the kids on a picnic (if the rain eases for a moment).

:: 31 :: A year of becoming an adult and enjoying things slower, and respecting myself, and taking more time for myself. Of stopping. Of laughing and giggling. And singing and running. And creating. So much creating is bursting out of my seams; eager to evolve into itself.

Sam turned 35; he still is a young man to me - the sweet person who I met and fell in love with all that time ago.

16 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to you too! Thankyou for the birthday wishes you left on my blog. I like having a May birthday, i share mine with about 4 others i know.

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  2. Happy birthday Ellie!

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  3. Happy Birthday dear Ellie ! I hope you had a wonderful day !
    Sending you tons of hugs oxoxo

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  4. happy happy birthday :^)

    mine was exactly a week ago!

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  5. That sounds like a beautiful birthday. May your year ahead be filled with growth and creativity and joy. Blessings, Gina

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  6. happy birthday ellie, hope you both had a lovely day :)

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  7. Happy Birthday - looks like you had a wonderful day - those roses are gorgeous..!

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  8. Happy Birthday Ellie. I'm glad it sounds like you had such a nice one.

    The family cake photo is great.

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  9. Happy birthday Ellie! My best wishes (and mum's too!) for this coming year. May all your goals and dreams be realised.

    ~Holly

    http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com

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  10. A bit late but.... Happy Brithday Ellie! 31 thats sounds so young to me, turning 47 next time but in my head I`m about 31 I think. A good age! I hope you have a great coming year full of that creativity that`s soon bursting out of your seams !

    Take care dear Blogfriend
    Jeanette

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  11. happy, happy day, ellie!

    i posted a funny thing about ages on my blog just now . . .

    it looks as though your day was just grand! raspberries and chocolate and family and girlfriends and roses, who wouldn't enjoy it! :)

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  12. Happy 31st, birthday girl! Looks like you had the perfect day - well deserved, too.

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  13. Happy Birthday Ellie ! Your day sounded wonderful. Now here are some big wishes for a happy year all the way from Tennessee.
    Valarie

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  14. Happy Birthday (we are the same age!) Looks like you had a lovely day.

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday, you spring chicken you!! Sounds like a perfect birthday to me - beautiful flowers, amazing cake, and the company of special loved ones :)

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  16. Happy Birthday Ellie (even if I am a little late!). I will be 31 this year too :) ...it's coming up very soon. Looks like you had a beautiful day with loved ones.

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