Birthdays………. a celebration or just another day?

Do you celebrate your birthday, especially in later years, or do you see it as just another day of the week that just happens to notch up another year in age?

As a kid, birthdays were looked forward to with excitement at the prospect of parties and games, special tea and cake, and of course presents.

In latter years, parties and presents took a back seat, but it was nice to mark the day with a special treat or meal out so that I didn’t have to cook.
I’ve written four posts about Dorothy Poole, one of which was about her birthday, and although I haven’t written anything about her for quite a while, she’s still there in my mind for a few more posts to come.

Birthdays of note for me have been a bit of a washout, though for my 50th Hubby and I did have a lovely chinese meal out, just the two of us, as I didn’t want any fuss.
My sister is the one for celebratory parties, her next will be in 3 years when she hits 70.
My 60th coincided with our Silver Wedding Anniversary and MSM had Maggie for us overnight so that we could have a night in a hotel. I had a luxury bath with lashings of bubbles and came out all pink and pruny. We ate strawberries and chocolates watching TV in bed, and the following day pigged out on a fabulous breakfast.

It’s Hubby’s birthday today, and he doesn’t like to celebrate, seeing it as just another day. He’s happy at the thought of going to bed with a younger woman for the next six months though!
However, I like to mark the day for him. Nothing fancy, but I made him a cheeky card (all DIY paint pots and brushes etc) and gave him a small token gift which we’ll hang up tomorrow. We’ve been out today and had lunch, so the diet is on pause for  24 hours.
Happy Birthday Love.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Birthdays………. a celebration or just another day?

  1. Paula Light says:

    HB to your hubby! 🎉🎈

    Personally I don’t care. It’s sweet that my girls remember and get me some books on my list or whatever, but I could do without the cake my friends get. No one needs a fancy cake at our age and I feel guilty dumping the leftovers in the trash. But I’m not going to nosh on thousands of calories of cake for the next week by myself.

    • It was nice to go out for a meal just the two of us, (well Maggie came too and had some). We had thought of a takeaway, but it meant eating later in the day which plays hell with our reflux issues, so it was a midday meal where we could sit outside and everything was freshly cooked. Desseet came from the cake shop in the shape of one sticky danish for him and a custard slice for me. Diet resumes tomorrow.

  2. Happy birthday to Hubby may this year be a good one.

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    Wishing your hubby a happy, healthy birthday. As for me, I never liked birthday parties, even as a kid.

  4. Sadje says:

    Happy birthday to your husband. I love to celebrate birthdays, mine or of anyone in the family. I also love to get presents 🎁!

  5. My mom has always insisted that I be home for my birthday, even when I lived 3,000 miles away. I usually try to do that for her. 🙂

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