Monday, July 14, 2008

Matching socks - who would have thought?

My birthday is this Thursday and it kind of crept up on me... crept up as in I only realized my birthday was coming up a few weeks ago, and trust me, in the past, I had WAY more than a few weeks to dwell on my upcoming festivities :)

I always plan/planned my own birthday party - basically because I figure I know what I want best, why let someone else try to figure it out, and very possibly get it all wrong? Same with birthday presents... may as well let people know what I want (and in return I like to be told what people want)

So this year I realized I'm growing up. It's been years since the annual Larapalooza cottage party that invites were sent out for in January. With these parties went the tendency to drink copious amounts of alcohol in honour of my birthday. Instead we started going out for dinner somewhere nice with friends, and having cake afterwards. This year, not even that is going to happen... and I'm totally fine with that.

I'd always heard that as you get older your birthday gets less and less important and I'm seeing just how true that is. I don't feel the need to do anything particularly special - there isn't really a lot of time and it's too difficult to try to figure it out. And I don't need gifts, just for the sake of getting gifts. Unless there is something that screams "LARA" to you, feel free to just wish me happy birthday, or maybe we can go out for dinner some time.

So I started thinking about how I'm growing up - I will after all be 32 in a few days...
Gone are the days when I had no responsibilities, I cut classes and slept all day, and was a rather good partier. Gone are the days when I made an effort to be a quirky dresser - I now feel kind of silly when my socks look like this (although it does still happen on occasion ;)

(not my socks... random online photo that looks like something I would do. I do not own a cat)

I'm looking forward to dinner out with Eric at my favourite Chinese food restaurant this Thursday night. And to heading to Niagara Falls for Blog Friends Fest this weekend (SO EXCITED) and I'm not disappointed at all that there isn't any big happenings for my birthday - and that's kinda weird ;)

8 comments:

Lida said...

You can make the Blog Friends Fest into an extended Birthday party!

Some kind of Wondermom said...

We can go out and drink copious amounts of alcohol if you want! ;)

Shannon said...

I hope you have a great time in Niagra Falls - it's so great there! I know what you mean about birthdays . . . I am 34 now and it's been less and less about me each year since I had my kids. It's not bad at all, just a process of evolution I guess. I still hope you have a nice birthday and bet you can manage at least a *little* alcohol to celebrate :-)

Shannon said...

p.s. I put a picture of Leah up with the pint sized wonder shirt on! SO cute :-)

sam said...

I really don't care if I do anything for my birthdays anymore... though, it is nice for people (read: HUSBAND) to REMEMBER it's my birthday!

Can't wait to meet you this weekend!

erin said...

Last year, Jason and I spent a day in Kingston doing stuff that we might have done any other weekend... I loved it. I don't need gifts, or a big party; but I do like it if my special someone remembers that it is my birthday. I think this year we are just going out to dinner with some friends.

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday! Have a hoot in niagara!

Nuzzy said...

Ahh unmatched socks.. thats the Lara I remember! haha