Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes - much appreciated - at least some people remembered!!!!!!! I think today is reflective of the benefits of LJ. My husband got the day wrong (yeah, 21 years together, 46 years of birthdays - suddenly my birthday is the 26th - he's stressed, work is crippling him - I'll forgive him, this time ...). My son - he's 18, he obviously didn't programme it into his phone ;), plus one of his best mates just lost his Great-Aunt yesterday (who was more his mum than his biological Mum ever was) - I'll cut him some slack. Thankfully, I have LJ friends with better memories.
One of my brothers rang to wish me happy birthday - only because he would have spoken to my Mum yesterday and she would have reminded him. I ring him every year on his birthday, just because ... it's the little familial things that matter. He asked me how my day was - well, you know, I got up, made breakfast, made lunch for hubbie (he had the day off work - went for a motorbike ride and a bushwalk, and apparently had a really GOOD day, isn't that great?), washed some clothes, hung them out, felt inordinately pleased at kicking the Poms' arse at cricket, logged onto the computer, printed out some readings for uni, replied to comments on LJ, contemplated why we have to have John Howard as a Prime Minister, made lunch, washed up some dishes, thought about how I could make a difference to our country - threw up my hands in despair, went grocery shopping, considered the state of the (I use the term loosely) Federal opposition in this country, made tea, pondered world peace, watched TV, and realised how sad it was that I was excited about the debut of Australian Idol 3 tomorrow night, and then thought - my life isn't very interesting, I'm not that interesting - it was just another day, and I'm another year older, and I suspect I'm feeling extraordinarily sorry for myself. On that note I will retire for the evening. Once again, thank you to all those who sent birthday wishes! Who knows, tomorrow I might try for an upbeat post, and maybe even present a photo of "what I got for my birthday ... but not from my husband or son"!!!!