It’s my birthday today. I am now 31 years old. I kind of feel that it should bother me a bit, but it doesn’t. All I really feel is lucky; I have a lovely family, lovely friends and a home I feel is my forever home; it still needs endless work, but it’s ours and we will get it done.
So, I guess that all I want from this year is to stay lucky. To try to rush as little as possible. And to feel comfortable in my own skin.
I’ve been loved today. Amelia woke up at 6.30 because she was excited about it being my birthday. We (they) opened my cards and gifts. Amelia read out her ‘speech’ which she had written:
‘The only star tonight in the dark sky tonight.’
This filled a full page when Amelia wrote it. I think her speech means something along the lines of loving me as much as the brightest star. That’s how I’ve interpreted it anyway 🙂
And we went for a walk around the country park in Cleethorpes. I like getting out most of all; I am just realising how much it matters to me and to the girls.
We came home, had dinner together. Rosie made us all laugh lots, as always. She called Craig a ‘stupid bum’ which made me smile. Just everything she says I wish I could capture because it’s so lovely in a way I can’t begin to explain.
This afternoon we had visitors. Zara came with her kids to drop off my presents (a candle burner thing which is really pretty, tea light candles and a drainer for the sink (don’t ask!). She stayed for a while and then my in laws came – we caught up with them, which I always enjoy – they are wonderful. Then they went and Sarah and my Mum came for a while.
Then we had tea (steak for me, pizza for the others), and birthday cake. And spoke to Abi on FaceTime.
Overall, it’s been a good day, and it’s been a good year. I’ve been spoilt too – this is what I got:
Craig got me a bottle of cava, and £25 amazon voucher.
The girls got me Lindor chocolates and a book which Amelia picked.
Mum gave me money, but they also paid for us to go for drinks last weekend.
Sarah and Lydia got me 2 CDs (Lucas graham and 21 pilots) some rasberry ripple bath creme and a book.
Elaine got me a Yankee set and money.
Abi got me a white company ‘white pompermo’ candle. It smells beautiful.
I’m now in my pajamas listening to my new cd. And thinking about what to buy with all my birthday money!