It’s a Wonderful Life

May 20, 2007

It’s been a rough week.

I’ve been sick and Her Bad Father has been off somewhere in the arctic or the rainforest or over the rainbow or wherever and the hot water pipes just bust and the clothes dryer is broken and one of the cats threw up on the duvet and tomorrow (today? what time is it?) is my birthday and I’m pretty sure that the day is going to be announced, sometime before 6am, by a lot of high-pitched shouting and very probably a wee pink rubber boot tossed at my head. If I’m lucky, I’ll also get to have a cold shower, and maybe some pre-licked Cheerios for breakfast.

So you’d think I’d be cranky. And I am, kinda. But mostly, I’m feeling grateful. Because tomorrow (oh, no, wait, yep, it’s after midnight – today) I’ll celebrate my birthday with my very bestest, most lovedest girl in the world, and we’ll…

eat ice cream…

and blow bubbles…

…and laugh. A lot.

Love, and ice cream, and giggles, and the sweetest, sweetest smile. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

(Except for maybe a hot shower and some really strong sinus medication, or maybe just a really dry double martini or three. You got any of that?)

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    { 82 comments }

    Anonymous May 21, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    oh happy birthday HBM.aww those pics are so cute of wonderbaby.she sure doesn;’t look like a baby anymore.does she.shes moving into toddlerhood.LAVENDULA

    Moppet's Mom May 21, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    jen May 22, 2007 at 12:32 am

    happy, happy birthday. we are so blessed. we are.

    happiest to you.

    urban-urchin May 22, 2007 at 1:00 am

    Happy Happy Birthday!

    theotherbear May 22, 2007 at 1:27 am

    Happy Birthday. Love that last photo in this post!

    albamaria30 May 22, 2007 at 9:12 am

    Birthdays, like everything else, change when you have kids. As you know. Enjoy the love (and those Cheerios sound great) and Happy Birthday!

    Mamma May 22, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Pre-licked cheerios?! De-lish!

    Have a wonderful day! Or as we say in my house…HFB!

    Lawyer Mama May 22, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Ooh! Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a great one.

    BOSSY May 22, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Birthday wishes. Can Bossy have some of that ice cream?

    nomotherearth May 22, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Happy belated birthday! Your weekend sounds a lot like mine – only it was my anniversary, not my birthday. Hope you recover soon!

    Mad Hatter May 22, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Happy belated birthday. Does this mean that you got to be Queen Victoria for a day? I hope the ice cream and bubbles were fun. I also hope there was some dancing. Everyone should dance on their birthday.

    kittenpie May 22, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Ah, Happy Birthday to you. It was so amazing to see how much she’s growing and changing these days.

    canape May 22, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Happy happy happy birthday!

    kristina May 22, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Happy happy birthday to you! It sounds like a beautiful way to celebrate, madness and all.

    Life As I Know It May 22, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Cute pics!
    Happy Birthday!

    Fidget May 22, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    Habby Birfday to you
    Habby Birfday to you
    Habby Birfday Her Bad Mudder
    Habby Birfday too yoooooouuuuuuu

    (i hab a little sinus issue too, I hope you can still enjoy your day)

    Jenn May 22, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    happy (belated) birthday! hope you enjoyed your ice cream, bubbles & giggles :)

    Damselfly May 22, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    Happy birthday! Definitely treat yourself to a hot shower. And hey, maybe instead of olives you can put pre-licked Cheerios in those martinis.

    crazymumma May 22, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Happy Birthday HBM. May the year bring you great joy.

    Mimi May 22, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Happy happy birthday to you. May your meds be effective and your ice cream delicious.

    Multi-tasking Mommy May 22, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    Lisa b May 22, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    I know how you feel. Birthday’s just ain’t what they used to be but would you trade it for anything?
    It was midafternoon before I realised it was my birthday this weekend.

    m May 23, 2007 at 1:48 am

    Oh my, happy belated birthday! I hope it was all you wanted and more (like the showers and martinis)!

    Jaelithe May 23, 2007 at 9:47 am

    Ah, this is quite belated, but Happy Birthday! Am wishing you fully functioning plumbing and appliances, and low pollen counts, for the rest of the year.

    Jen Magnuson May 23, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Happy (belated) birthday! Hope you had a good one. Beautiful pics of your little girl:)

    Bloor West Mama May 23, 2007 at 10:58 am

    Happy Birthday!!!!

    Have a wonderful day with Wonderbaby (maybe now she is more Wondergirl)

    HomeFireBlue May 23, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Ohh, Happy belated Birthday!!

    You got to spend it with the most important person in the world!

    Hope the rest of this week has been going better for you. Pre-licked Cheerios … now that’s a thing.

    -Blue

    TB May 23, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    Happy belated birthday! I’m recently discovering that the shower you get after three days without one is the best shower ever! Hope you got a nice long one for your birthday :o )

    Mrs. Chicky May 23, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    I hope you had a great (fair? okay? eh?) birthday with lots of ice cream and bubbles!

    Karen May 23, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Happy Birthday– enjoy it as much as you can!

    mayberry May 23, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Hey, happy belated! Let the bloglines pile up a few days and see what you miss… hope it was happy.

    Cynthia Samuels May 30, 2007 at 10:14 am

    I sent you a Plaxo BD card – did you get it? Mine is the same day albeit a few years earlier… Happy Niagra Falls, too. I found the Canada side far less commercial so I’m disappointed that it’s gotten just as bad… sigh.

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