Saturday, 23 February 2008

Birthday Treat

Today was my 59th birthday. Well yesterday to be precise. I see it is now 12.45 a.m.as I write so I should have said 'yesterday was my birthday'. But as I've not slept yet I still count it as today. so .....

Today was my 59th birthday. How did I celebrate? You may well ask. I had an extra dose of cough medicine and plenty of decongestants thoughout the day in an endeavour to maintain breathing function. Next to eating it is my favourite activity. I allowed myself a break from a sensible diet and purchased a jam doughnut from the village baker. The texture was interesting. I don't know if it had any flavour. The decongestants don't work that well.

I had several cards and gifts but felt too tired to open them till 4 p.m. A strange birthday. And stranger still to think that this time next year I'll be 60 and a pensioner with a bus pass.

I am very tired after a week of coughing more than sleeping most nights. I feel as if could sleep for a week. But the decongestants have me all wired up...

12 comments:

teeni said...

Awww, poor Kate! What a rotten birthday for you this year. I'm hoping you feel better by the time you read this. I can't believe you are 59 - you look much younger than that. I'm sending good healing thoughts your way, buddy. Get well.

Casdok said...

Many Happy returns!
Hope your cough clears up soon, dosnt sound much fun.

Stinking Billy said...

Penny, how strange, I was wondering only yesterday when your published age would change - and it now happens to have been your birthday?

I'll have to ask Crystal Jigsaw if it means that I am physic. ;-) But don't worry about your next one being a milestone, they are all milestones and you are still a bairn at 59.

In fact, if you hadn't been such a young thing I would have been down Devon way, looking for you.

Belated Happy Birthday!

Henry North London said...

Happy Birthday

The last few days have been a little difficult so I can understand why you feel as you do. I blame it on the eclipse

lady thinker said...

Not too much sympathy now - i have plenty going on feeling sorry for myself. I'm particularly annoyed as I have been taking a daily dose of teaspoon of Manuka honey - it let me down - it failed to ward off all germs!!

Maggie May said...

Happy Birthday! You are still YOUNG! Bus Passes are fab! Like your blog!

Flowerpot said...

very happy birthday and so sorry you've been feeling so rotten - hope you sleep soon.

the mother of this lot said...

Happy Belated Birthday - hope you're feeling better!

merry weather said...

Ah, a very happy birthday for yesterday!! 59 eh? Hope I'm as bright and breezy as you when I'm that age - I would have thought 50 tops frankly big sis:)

(I'm 43 - actually after this half-term I feel about 110...)

rilly super said...

happy birthday a couple of days ago penny and I hope you don't get your favourite things of eating and breathing confused and do the wrong one three times a day

Winchester whisperer said...

Poor you. Hot toddies don't really compensate for champagne. I hope you have another doughnut when you're feeling better.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

A very belated Happy Birthday, andhope you are feeling better now. It's rotten when you can't taste your Birthday cake!! Best regards, Margot xx.