Saturday, July 26, 2008

Birthday Memory

I have never been a real fan of celebrating my birthday with other people - nothing to do with turning older - just that they never quite feel right. Maybe I have difficulty in accepting the love of others, maybe it doesn't work out just they way I wanted, maybe ....

Last year was great because I was with my Dad for the first time in forever but I now usually take the day off work and go and spend time with me, cooking something off my 'once a year list' and doing whatever comes up.

My other favorite birthday was an un-birthday I had with John. His plan was to give me my present, take me out to a posh restaurant and shower me with champagne. I was decidedly bah-humbug about it all so we decided to have an un-birthday. There would be no presents. There would be no birthday wishes, 'un' or otherwise. There would only be the two of us so I wouldn't accidentally run into someone who might know the significance of the day. Instead of a restaurant we had fish and chips on a beach (twice - lunch and dinner). Instead of champagne, we had beer. Everything that came up that might be birthday-related, we did the opposite.

It was perfect :-)

3 comments:

Indigo-Daisy said...

They don't come any better than that! It sounds like the perfect way to celebrate.

Abbey said...

Beautiful memories MG.Im not good at birthdays either. I think its a self esteem thing with me. I like the unbirthday..lol

kyles said...

gosh, for a moment there i thought i had forgotten your birthday....grins xo