Thursday, December 16, 2010

The most dreaded day of the year

So, this dreaded day has arrived. For those of you who read regularly or tweet or know me in real life, you will know how much I absolutely dread my birthday- which just happens to be today. I don't know why- but I have ALWAYS been like this, since I was really small. The first documented version of the birthday blues hit when I was not even school age.

If I've been sour or horrid towards you over the last few weeks, please understand that it is merely my birthday blues getting in the way of a good time. For that I apologise, but want to warn you, if you continue to know me, this could be a yearly occurance!

Luckily I've taken the day off work so I can mope- and have tried to incorporate suggestions into how to make my birthday better. So, I am trying to ignore the fact that my birthday is today, and have booked at Sake for lunch- something I have been looking forward to for a long time. Next year, if I'm feeling even more confident that I can beat the B.B's, I may even attempt a festive themed gathering to coincide to keep my mind completely off the whole thing!

Not sure about any other plans, but maybe I'll just take it easy, try to forget how old I'm turning and pretend that today is just an ordinary day. Except it isn't. 

Sorry for such a solemn post, but I must go now. My moping awaits!! 

Photos of Sake coming soon- something which I am super excited about! In other news- I made a really simple but lovely breakfast on the weekend- so thought I would share with you. Poached eggs, with field mushrooms and chives, served with tomato jam and unknown green spinach type thing grown in my own garden.

Eggs came from A & T Poultry (Noosa Farmer's Markets)
Mushrooms came from Mushroom lady at Noosa Farmer's Markets
Green stuff and chives came from the garden
Tomato Jam from Comfort at my Table

So, tell me readers, do you dread your birthday like I do, or love it- and celebrate a whole birthday week like some of my friends?

14 fabulous comments:

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Have birthday to us! I don't dread it but I like to keep my birthday low key with just a handful of love ones. Sake is great place and I am sure you will enjoy your lunch! Have a great one.

Ally said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Had to do it.

I always celebrate my birthday somehow, but there are always some tears.

Ladybird said...

Happy Birthday GG - think of yourself like a good wine getting better with age! :) I don't mind getting older to be honest - I figure there's no fighting it, so we might as well embrace it!

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

Happy Birthday GG. I hope you have a wonderful day and are able to wash away those birthday blues.

I don't dread my birthday at all, but certainly don't celebrate for a whole week. My boyfriend makes a big deal of my birthdays and makes them very special, which I love.

Andy Longnecker said...

Happy birthday GG!

And I hope you didn't get caught in that massive storm while at lunch today!

greenbeenfood said...

well happy birthday i think...... bubbles help break the blues!!?

The InTolerant Chef said...

Make the most of your special day. If you can't at least remember it only comes oncce a year and there are 364 other ones to celebrate.

MelbaToast said...

Oooo - so sad that you dread your birthday. I've found the best way to enjoy it is to do whatever you want...don't try to do things that other people want you to do. I usually take a day off work, sleep in, see a chick flick and grab some lunch. Chin up buttercup...

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Haha, "unknown green spinach type thing grown in my own garden" - I'm just hoping it is indeed edible!

And happy birthday once again =)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry to hear that you don't look forward to it-hubby is a bit like that too!

Indie.Tea said...

Happy birthday!
And your lunch looks lovely.
I used to love my birthday, but last year it was disappointing...I can't even hardly remember it now. Its never a week-long thing with me, just a quiet celebration :)

Indie.Tea said...

I mean breakfast looks lovely!

rhubarbwhine said...

I hate my birthday, hate the fuss if anyone makes one, feel dpressed if they don't, then feel massive let down when it's over. I used to be the same at Christmas, but I am better with that since becoming a parent.

Anna Johnston said...

So happy to hear you marked the occasion by getting to Sake. The BB are a thing for sure, the energy leading up to it, the day & then as the old year we've lived dies & is buried (metaphorically) is just time moving on I think. I too get wistful around that time too.

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