Saturday, September 22, 2012

An early celebration.

Looks like the scene from a movie where things are about to get ugly, doesn't it? But it was just my kids - my younger son had lobbied to be allowed to buy an airsoft rifle and he and his brother had set up a course of cans as targets in the back yard.
I took the opportunity of the older son being home to celebrate my birthday a week early. We went out for dinner to celebrate - I got shrimp with candied walnuts and honeydew melon. And a Kirin.
And cake, of course. When my older son saw the cake on the counter he said, "Wait a minute - is it your birthday?  Are you 48?" Honestly. I told him I was turning 50, not 48 and he said, "No way. You are not! Are you sure?" Oh, I'm sure.

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  1. Congratulations on your birthday, and on your son not being able to comprehend your age.

    Ahh - you're just a youngster.

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    1. All relative, I guess? I say the same thing to people younger than me. :-)

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  2. good to announce your age like that. 'okay that's out of the way!' :^)

    happy happy year ahead. i hope it's a gentle best.

    love love
    kj

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    1. I never want to be skittish about owning my age - it just seems silly.

      And thanks.

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  3. Sounds like you have a few good reasons to celebrate. Here's to another fifty years. Happy almost birthday.

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    1. Thank you - and if they're another healthy 50, I'll gladly take 'em.

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  4. Happy Birthday! You certainly look a lot younger than 50! The cake looks delicious. And I love the stripey candles.

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    1. Why thank you! And that cake is actually sinfully rich.

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  5. Happy Birthday, Secret Agent Woman. Fifty is the new 40 :)

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  6. I'm glad your sweet boys were there to celebrate with you!

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    1. Me, too - wouldn't be the same without them.

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  7. Happy Happy Birthday! The ultimate compliment is for your kids to think you are younger than you are. :)

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    1. What's funnier is that he then said, "But that makes Dad like 62!" I said, "No, 59." So he thinks I"m younger than I am and his father is older than he is. Ha!

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  8. Glad your son was home visiting. Look like they were having fun!
    Happy 50th Birthday to you.
    Enjoy the next 10 years to the fullest (you usually do) because turning 60 isn't as much fun!

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    1. Honestly not a birthday I'm looking forward to, but it's not as if I have a choice in the matter.

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  9. And, it's started........all my friends with September birthdays whose parents sent them to school on time are turning 50. I'm right behind you, sister! Happy happy birthday!

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  10. Happy Birthday - very nice to celebrate with your sons.
    Are you going to sign up for AARP - I've been a member for years.
    Oh how was your son's aim?

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    1. No! I just can't. It's too retirey.

      I'm not actually sure - I was busy with a project and not watching.

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  11. You actually told him? I refuse to tell my kids. They'd spread it everywhere.

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    1. Your kids don't know what year you were born?

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  12. An early happy birthday to you! I will be 50 in about 4 months and I'm pretty sure no one will fall out in disbelief ;-)
    I love the photo of the guys...it does look exactly like "that moment"!

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    1. I am just happy that he didn't think I was a lot older!

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  13. sweet of him to come home and even sweeter that he was shaving years off ;)

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