Thursday, August 28, 2008

About Birthdays

It was my birthday yesterday. It was the same as most any other day except that I made chocolate cake the night before so I was able to celebrate with some colleagues at work in the afternoon, and again later last night with one of my dragon boat teams.

So far 39 doesn't feel any different than 38, which didn't feel any different than 37, which didn't feel ... you get the idea. As I was at practice last night, I felt that for a 39 year old, I'm not doing too bad. I can keep up with 20 year olds on the boat and in some of our weight training exercises (yes, alright, not many of them) , I can even surpass them. Anyway - yeah for me!

Two really good things that happened:

- The entire mixed dragon boat team sang happy birthday to me while we were coming in to dock. Their voices boomed across the basin. It was pretty funny.

- This morning when I listenend to my voicemail at work, there was a message from my niece, Darcy. First she sang Happy Birthday. Then she sang Twinkle, Twinkle. Then she said she loved me and wished me happy birthday (I could also hear Wesley in the background making what I will call singing noises). It was so very sweet and funny. I will keep that message for a l-o-n-g time.


Sue Titcombe said...

I love that you made your own cake. I bet it was great!

Wesley was definitely singing along i the background. He loved hearing Happy Birthday last week and sang along then too. When he heard Darcy singing it yesterday he just chimed right in. I wasn't sure if you'd be able to hear him or not because we were out in the backyard. I'm glad you did!

raluca said...

Happy Birthday Stef!

Stef said...

Sue - I wasn't going to miss out on birthday cake on the day, so I took matters into my own hands. The cake was delicious (double chocolate goodness) and I know so because I brought home two empty containers. Hardly even a crumb left :D

Thanks, Luca!