Friday, 14 October 2011, Day 325/365.
This time a week ago it was my birthday. Another year has passed and as usual I’m wondering where the last year went?
It was the last day of school holidays so I didn’t work and JJ didn’t go into vacation care so we spent the day together. It was a pretty relaxed day with a bit of domestic stuff like grocery shopping thrown in.
And it was good to just have the day with him without having to go anywhere. My sister popped in for a little while with a present for both of us (JJ’s belated birthday present) and a beer each for herself and me.
Then from about 6.30pm onwards people popped in as I’d arranged a night out.
My sister came over to babysit while I went out with The Surfer and some friends.
Oh, and before we went out The Surfer gave me a cigar box ukulele for my birthday. I love it. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I’ve seen cigar box ukes that are flatter, but never one quite like this. It came from Tennessee apparently.
I had a great night out. Five of us had dinner before other friends turned up at the venue I’d chosen. It was very relaxed and I was very relaxed. I’d just sent an email to my friends asking them to come along. The dinner group just sort of evolved organically and I had no real idea who was turning up later.
Normally I would stress out a little bit wondering who would turn up, or if anyone would turn up but I didn’t this time.
All in all I had a lovely birthday. And I do enjoy my birthdays.