Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy birthday to me!

It's my birthday! Yay for me being born! Thank God my parents weren't so fastidious with the birth control, ya know what I mean? (My mom, bless her heart for thinking I'd actually be concerned about this sort of thing, once told me: "You weren't an accident, honey. You were a pleasant surprise")

So what are the plans, you ask? Well, a few days ago I realized that my birthday was coming up, and fast, and I had a bit of a meltdown. For one thing, Jorge and Milo are still away, and I have spent every birthday with my husband for the last 7 years. But even worse, I suddenly realized I have almost no friend left here.

This has been the year of the friend diaspora. They're dropping like flies. First Cassandra - that was a blow - then Ann, Christine, Alisha, Emily...Each departure takes a little bit out of me. Then last week I got the news that Amy is leaving soon, too, and I just about lost it. While it's cool to have 'couple friends' and all that, I really need my girlfriends - people who know me as me, on my own, not as a mom or half of a married couple.

I was a bit lost - I sure didn't want to spend my birthday alone, but I didn't exaclty wan tto have to throw myself a party. That seems laml. And wouldn't you know it - my girls pulled through for me, with dinner, drinks, and hopefully dancing (there's a Michael Jackson tribute party tonight). And we've decided to suck in a few ladies that I don't know all that well, but who seem cool. The plan is to start rebuilding the ranks. So tonight is ladies night, people, and I plan to live it up. Hope you all have a fun weekend as well.

5 comments:

Joan said...

You just moon dance the night away with your girlie buddies. Have a good one.

Chris Johnson said...

Happy Birthday, Gwyneth! I'm sorry we couldn't reach you on the phone today. Here's today's Malawi news from Google: (1) Malawi finally allows ex-president to travel abroad, (2) Malawi's green revolution, and (3) (my favorite) Elephants rescued in Malawi. I'm glad your day ended up better than you expected! :-)

Daniel I. said...

Happy Birthday!!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday to my fellow 7/11 birthday girl. Hope that you had a wonderful night out with the girls!

Cecily said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful girls night out!