Tuesday, December 15, 2009
So I had a birthday. The perpetual problem of having a birthday so close to Christmas is that it's a big hassle for everyone. People are busy preparing for Christmas, attending Christmas parties etc. If I plan a birthday function it's a hassle, so this year I planned nothing but a quiet weekend with The Old Flame.
He managed to surprise me with a gift. A Tupperware mystery box of goodies. I'm difficult to surprise, mostly because I tend to buy myself what I want and need, and also because TOF and I went to Sydney recently to buy each other's gifts, so I thought I knew what I was getting. I didn't, he surprised me and it was lovely.
The day held a surprise garage sale around the corner, a surprise visit to some friends, a surprise purchase of cute underwear at reasonable prices in a chain store (something I've never managed before - the benefits of significant weight loss) and yesterday, a surprise cake from my colleagues. I thought I'd hidden my birthday from my friends at work, forgetting that some of them are also my friends on Facebook.
Jill made a delicious cake which we shared yesterday afternoon.