Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Birthday Blues

It's my birthday today - and it's a big one. I'm fifty years old today. I've never been one to care whether or not people knew my age, and I always thought the "staying 29" thing was kind of dumb. Why tell people you're younger than you are? Then you just end up looking old for your supposed age.

In spite of the fact that I'm not upset about turning fifty, I am rather grumpy today. (This is almost certainly related to the date of the month, so take my grumpiness for what it's worth - mostly just a response to those ghastly hormones.) It does seem like turning fifty should be a cause for celebration, or at least an opportunity to have a special day, but that's certainly not likely to be my experience.

My day, so far, has involved driving into town and spending two hours in the bank. It could have been worse, of course. (Even on my hormonal days I try to remain optimistic.) I could have had car trouble. I could have had to do all the shopping, as well as the banking, but instead Boo and Gus went into town with me and handled the shopping while I was stuck in the bank (for two hours).

Sooo, I guess I'll just try to get over my bad attitude. Besides, Rachel is making a pan of fudge for me, instead of a birthday cake. It's hard to stay grumpy, even on a hormonal day, when there's chocolate fudge in the offing.

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday! Sorry you had to spend two hours at the bank, but homemade fudge, that is birthday-worthy.

Anne Dye said...

Happy Birthday! Wishing you a great year! Hopefully that fudge will get you off to a good start! I hope this can at least make you smile... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiehDcVZ-vA

Anonymous said...

homemade chocolate fudge is indeed a great cure for the 'blahs'. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wish I could be there to celebrate with you, hope your family loves on you a bit tonight.

XO
Johanna

Kris Thede said...

Happy Birthday. Waving from Haiti. Hope you enjoy your fudge! Fauche.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, dear one. It's always hard when a bummer birthday and important birthday collide! But know you are loved. From what I've heard, two hours at your bank is considered a short stay! Sit back, have an extra piece of fudge and let someone else clean up!! Jane Mc.

Cindy in California said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I agree...chocolate helps almost everything. I hope you enjoyed the fudge!

Pam Llewellyn said...

Hmmmm..... my previous post didn't show up. Oh, well.... I hope you remembered to pop over to your Facebook page and check it out, because you had LOTS of birthday wishes over there!! Hope you had a great day, in spite of the bank ordeal!

Love, Pam

Laurie Matherne said...

Trish, we are only a year apart. I am 49, and I am not pleased. I wish you peace, love, understanding, and a chocolate bar larger than your head. Soon, my friend, I am coming to see you. First I have a trip to the US to take.

Missus Wookie said...

I almost always organize my birthday onto a different day - this year is an exception. Maybe do that and have more fudge and perhaps a cake? Without the bank...

Anonymous said...

Happy happy birthday Trish! You are deeply loved by God and lots of people. Hope the fudge helped make your day extra special! And I agree with Jane, let someone else do the clean-up. : ) Love Beth and all the Webbs
PS Charlie may be coming to Honduras with the McSweeneys. He's working hard to raise his funds. Maybe I'll hide in his suitcase!!