My (45th) Birthday

Saturday, December 26th 2015 – 45th Birthday

After all were in bed in Plymouth Christmas night, Dear Hubsand builds me a fire:

 

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Christmas Birthday Fire

 

After nearly tropical temperatures leading up to Christmas, the cold front finally arrives in a single instant when the wind changes direction, bringing a sudden chill.  We have to move our chairs to the other side of the fire pit and EVERYTHING.

In the morning on the pullout couch I awake pinned between Dear Hubsand and one of my kids WHILE being crushed by the most spectacularly obese cat  -Henry-  of whom I paradoxically can NOT get enough.

Here is Hubsand vaguely approximating my condition later the same day:

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“DLove almost looks small compared to these guys”  

[caption by Gavin]

 

I love my birthday because nobody ever has plans the day AFTER Christmas.   It’s just about the most low-pressure, unstructured day of the year.  As such, there was time for Jenga with the kids:

 

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“Cheese”

 

I mean, Jenga with all THESE kids:

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Kids and Birthday Jenga

 

This year was a grand break in tradition in that I actually tried -and partially succeeded- in wrangling family together for something.  Here we are gathered for one split second in the pub:

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Me, Aunt Jane Ann, CJ, Amanda, James, Paul, Miles, Pops, [Zachary], Gavin, Liz, Mom

Then to Boston Improv!

Zachary on Stage at Boston Improv

Zachary on Stage at Boston Improv

 

Then back home where Paul prepared a spectacular Sushi Feast:

Spectacular Sushi Feast

 

Unfortunately Mom couldn’t make it, but everyone else loved it, including these two kindred spirits here:

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Really?!

 

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You don’t SAY!

 

Thanks everyone, especially DLove, for my wonderful (ahem…45th) Birthday!!!

About circuskitchen

performing artist, mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece... just a regular extraordinary person
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One Response to My (45th) Birthday

  1. Baba/Bubble Wow says:

    And, best of all, at 45 you have the hubsand, the gorgeous kids, the home ownership, the career, the family, good health, beauty, loads of blonde hair, energy, good friends…you won the lottery!

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