There's nothing spectacular about 31.
Its not like turning sweet 16, so full of innocence and hope for the future, and finding all sorts of ways to combine your name and that of your crush...In my case I was locked up in an all girls boarding school, so there was no boy to make doe eyes at....I did have a mega crush on my Head teacher's son, but as I recently found out, Mr.Dibs DOES read my blog, so I shall not give the juicy details of that crush here....ahem...I intend to stay married forever.
Its not like turning 20, when you consider 19 too young ( teenagers anyone?), and you feel ready to conquer the world with your dreams....at this point I was reading law at uni and skipping class all the time to go to pubs with my boyfriend......said boyfriend was my highschool crush from above paragraph, but I promised......shhh, Mr.Dibs might be reading this on his commute from work as soon as I post it.
Its not like being 25, too old to make the same mistakes from your younger years without thinking SERIOUSLY, this time, of the impending consequences. In my case I decided to quit my job as an Account Manager in a leading advertising agency to come to the UK to do my Masters so I can return and earn even more money. 6 years on, I'm still here. The consequences of that decision? A Masters degree in IT and Management, a job in Marketing, a husband ( poor soul) and seriously knocked up.
And its not like the big 30, which I turned last year, but was too sick with a cold to go into town and be a bad girl. Its just another year added , which takes you ever so closely to being a Lady of a Certain age.
Today, my 31st birthday, though relatively insignificant, was destined, by events beyond my control, to be the one I will most likely think of every time my birthday comes around. Today, my dear friend, whose baby shower I attended a couple of weeks ago, had a cute baby girl. I have not seen Miya yet, but I love her already. She is going to be a very special little lady in my heart and life because not only is her mother one of my closest friends, but Miya is also my birthday partner, and everytime I look at her, I will remember my 31st birthday. Yes, the insignificant 31st birthday has become the one which will be remembered, pour toujours!!
Baby news aside, what else made today special for me were the gifts i received. Oh the gifts. I'm still giddy with joy.
First up, Mr.Dibs got me these.....
|A supa dupa fly manicure and pedicure set because.......|
|Dremel Versatip, which will be useful for jewellery making as it is a butane gas.....|
|So many possibilities with this little monster......|
|Dremel glue gun.....all to add to my already owned.......|
Can you notice the dremel hobby obsession thing going on here? Now all that is missing for me is the hobby table.....Christmas stocking anyone?
Then money from his parents got me this
|Xyron Design runner.....I am so looking forward to ribbon priniting....|
These two are wending their way to me right now. Mr. Post man is being a naughty boy....
|Xyron creative station|
|Xyron sticker maker|
I got myself these just because......
Then I got surprised at work with this
|A sewing box...yay!!|
|and some chocolate cake......yummy!!!|
So a good day for me. I have not done any household chores today because its MY BIRTHDAY, and I can do what I want today. Birthdays are so cool right? imagine being treated this way everyday of the year....oh well maybe not....but we should have more days when everyone dots on you. One of my friends celebrates her birthday month....a whole month, can you imagine. I'm talking to you Vicks, I know you are reading this right now!!
And I leave you , with this song by Neil Hannon called "Lady of a Certain Age".