Today is my birthday. So why am I not elated? I don’t know. I have woken up with a splitting headache and grumpy as hell.
“I think you must be in your forties by now,” said Rupert when he woke up, which didn’t help matters.
I suppose the fact is it is just like any other day; the remote control still doesn’t work, we’ve run out of milk, my amazon rating is crap and the bills still need paying. But there is the pressure of having to make it special. Or feeling depressed if it’s not special. And terribly sorry for myself.
What to do to make it special? An episode of Sex and the City I think. And maybe they will have bought a cake at work. Obviously I won’t be eating any. Fat and old is no way to go through life. Well, maybe just a sliver.
As George Harrison said: “All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.”
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2008
Have a wonderful birthday Helena – have some champagne, get your nails done, buy a new lipgloss – and remember it’s a lot lot colder here in France so being tanned and warm is a much better look!
Enjoy! Jo x
You have a lovely family, a devoted husband, a successful life and more experiences under your belt than most people get in a lifetime. Celebrate your birthday and think of the phrase “in your forties” as a glass-half-full sort of thing.
Happy birthday – I’m sure that your next year will be just as lovely as the previous ones.
Thanks, I a beginning to feel less sorry for myself!
Drink wine, eat cake and burn it off with passion.
Happy belated Birthday!
And don’t feel so sad please! You are 40 and fabulous! (Didn’t you learn anything from Sex and the City?!)
Sorry, I’m a mum…I’m used to scolding people…
You are a fabulous, talented, gorgeous woman…AND you changed my life…after I had the baby and was feeling the blues and looking like…well a woman that just had a baby…I bought your book and put it into practice and immediately felt fantastic about life and myself!
I can’t even imagime you being grumpy. your books bring so much pleasure and motivation and encouragement. When I’m down I just pick up 2 lipstics and a lover and somehow things seem better.
Heartiest congratulations!! a bit late but nevermind – that’s not lost that comes at last! There is no time more fitting to say THANK U!
Thank you Elena, what a lovely thing to say.
Happy Belated Birthday Helena.
I’m always glad to celebrate another birthday. Better to still be on the twig to do so. xx