Monday, March 03, 2008

I lead a glamorous life

This thought occurred to me yesterday as I was on my hands and knees in the bathroom cleaning the floor, and wondering why exactly it was that I was doing this on what was ostensibly my doubly special day...birthday AND Mother's Day.

But later, when I had finished cooking a big dinner for all my family, and I found myself drinking rose verve cliquot champagne I decided life wasn't so bad after all. We were not only celebrating the two occasions already mentioned, but were wondering how on earth my mum and dad had succeeded in staying married for 50 years? It was their Golden Wedding Anniversary at the weekend too, and the mystery of how they made that milestone is one of the big questions of our time. As my friend of many years past said of my teenage years when I was with her on Saturday evening - the many many rows between my parents were memorable.

I could now attempt to make this blog a bit more interesting and make out I was mentally scarred by all those years of living in the middle of a battle field - only I wasn't.

And now I have a week off work and tomorrow Reidski and I will be in the very glamorous city of Paris. Our first night there will be spent in an Irish bar watching Celtic. Yes, I really do lead such a glamorous life!

Now to go and see if I can bribe the local garage into giving me a valid MOT certificate.

11 comments:

Gill said...

Happy birthday for yesterday JJ and have fun in Paris

The Fatalist said...

Enjoy Paris. I've decided i'm going back there at the end of the month after all, even if I can't really afford it. (4 games in 3 days, what more needs to be said?)
It's a great city...totally wasted on the French!

Ms Heathen said...

Happy birthday, JJ - and thank you for stopping by my blog.

I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris.

Steve said...

Happy Birthday. Happy Paris. Happy.

cookie monster said...

Happy Birthday JJ, I see the Gills gave you an early present the other week!

Have a good un, looking forward to reading your report when you get back....

Moo said...

Oh, I'm so behind with all the news round here! Happy Belated Birthday my lovely, hope you have a fab time...Paris is gorgeous - one of my favourite places! xx

Kev said...

Hope you're enjoying yer birthday trip to Paris and that it wasn't ruined having to watch Ginger McWhinger's Dismal XI huff an puff their way through 90 minutes at the Nou Camp.

JoeInVegas said...

One of the main features of mental scaring is the inability to recognize that you are scarred. Like with crazy people that think they are the ones totally sane and everyone else is crazy. Not to say that anyone else is crazy, but . . .

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Hope you had a nice time in Paris and that Pierre Reidski didn't try too much French stuff on you. You know:-
a) French kiss
b) French letter
c) French stick
(In that order!)

cookie monster said...

Did you get an Eiffel of Paris?

Steg said...

Birthday? Gah & oops!

Hope you had a lovely day.