14 March 2011

Another Year

Well, here we are.  On this date 55 years ago, I showed up.  I have no idea the time of day or night.  (Yes, I could look it up on my birth certificate, but it's filed away in the vault with the other papyri records, and hard to find.)  According to my mother, when my parents brought me home on St. Patrick's Day, my sister Mary Ellen said, "She's nice, but I would rather have a puppy."  When this story was told when I was a kid, my sister Nancy would always add, "But we ended up with a dog anyway."

Why yes, I do come from a family of comedians, thank you.

I have had a good birthday weekend, and am enjoying my day today.  For dinner, I requested barbecue sandwiches (Tim makes yummy vegetarian barbecue!), and a white cake with chocolate frosting, which is looking pretty delicious, I have to say.  I've gotten a ton of birthday wishes on Facebook, which is a very nice feeling, as well as some of the early wishes I've gotten from people commenting here.  (Thank you so much, by the way!)

So yes, I'm older.  I'm wiser in some ways, though I wish it was in more of the ways that would be useful.  But I still love birthdays, and no matter how you look at it, it's still better than the alternative.


Happy Birthday to me!

15 comments:

Kathleen said...

Happy happy birthday, Bridget! May all your birthday wishes come true.

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Marie said...

Yes, Happy Birthday to You! (Vegetarian barbecue? Down here in the south that's not just an oxymorom, it's not even a concept. From a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore.)

sprite said...

Happy, happy birthday! May the celebration spill over to the rest of the week!

mary said...

Happy Birthday Bridget! Glad you had a nice day.

Maureen said...

I sent wishes on facebook, but I'll double up by sending them here as well.

Happy Birthday!!

PS - I raised (and ate) a timbit in your honour today ;-)

knitseashore said...

A very happy birthday!! I didn't know that you were vegetarian. It's nice to know someone else who is!

janna said...

Happy Birthday!

Lynn said...

Congrats on 55 years. And a white cake with chocolate frosting sounds yummy!!!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

So happy to hear your B-Day celebration has been enjoyable ~ your sister's comment made me laugh ~ apparently she'd had a sheltered childhood and thought all puppies were cuddly and enjoyable ;)

Channon said...

I hope it was a very happy birthday. Vegetarian BBQ? Do tell...

Kate! said...

Happy birthday! I'd love to hear more about veggie bar-b-que! Sounds yummy!

Marji said...

White cake with chocolate frosting is the BEST.

I will be 58 on my next birthday, Infant.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Happy Birthday- you totally have to mark the occasion, whether you're 5 or 55.

Hope it was great!

Carrie#K said...

Happy belated birthday, Bridget!

Sisters.

Vegetarian barbeque?