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Thursday, 17 June 2010

Birthday Post

I knew, in theory, that the 24 year old I married would alter. I never quite understood, though, that one day I would be married to a 50 year old! Happy birthday to him anyway.

Bob has come home, on his way from Hawaii to Portugal where he is going to work on a horse ranch(!), so it feels like my birthday too.

29 comments:

Elisabeth said...

It is amazing how much we/they change over the yers. When i was a young girl at school the nuns taght s that we must not take the attitude when marrying that 'I'll ALTAR him'- note the play on the word alter- because we must accet him as he is, but lo and behold he and we alter anyhow.

Fifty years old is young these days, even sixty like my beloved and soon me. And a shared birthday is always fun, especially when we anticipate our turn to come.

Kim Ayres said...

That cake looks awfully good...

...slobber...

savannah said...

happy birthday to y'all's fine groom, sugar! i wish you both many years together! (and please a nice slice of cake for me...) xoxoxoxo

Carole said...

It is always fun to have more than one thing to celebrate. Woo Hoo.

Scarlet Blue said...

Save me some cake!!
And thank you for supporting MJ.
Sx

Sausage Fingers said...

Happy Birthday and yum on the cake, damn the Atkins diet.....

Alesa Warcan said...

A very happy birthday to your beloved. Have a great multifarious celebration day! : j

newjenny said...

I shall drink a toast to Steve tonight.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Happy Birthday to him - 50? a mere stripling.

Kass said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. The cake looks delicious. Are those strawberries around the edge? Yum.

Eryl Shields said...

Elizabeth ~ what sensible nuns you had to teach you. But you're right, we do alter over time, how dull if we didn't. I remember hearing about, I think Bertrand Russell, being alarmed when on meeting someone he hadn't seen for years he was told: 'you haven't changed a bit!'

No, 50 isn't old, it all depends on attitude and perception. Our son, Bob, was told he looked really good for his age at the weekend: he is 24! but the person who said it was only 17.

Kim ~ that was the cake I made him in 2005! I couldn't find a picture of a more recent one. I'll put up one of today's later so you can slobber all over again.

Savannah ~ a large slice is winging its way through the blogging portal as I type!

Carole ~ it really is!

Scarlet ~ I have wrapped a slice in waxed paper for you.

I'm like surgical stockings, I'll support anyone who looks like they need it. And I really do hope that MJ's blogger issues are resolved.

Sausage ~ the cake diet is just as effective, really!

Alesa ~ a multifarious celebration day! not sure if we quite managed that, it was more of a: 'small slice or big?' kind of day.

Jenny ~ he couldn't ask for more!

Weaver ~ I'll tell him that (that he's a stripling), it should cheer him.

Eryl Shields said...

Kass ~ yes they are, but as I said to Kim above, this is the cake I made in 2005! I'll post today's later, it doesn't have strawberries but is rather larger than anticipated.

Titus said...

Happy Birthday Steve!
Wonderful cake. Having read the posts, may well be visiting you this weekend... mmm, cake.

Need to know more about the Russian Dolls. A card? It's absolutely beautiful.

Horse-ranching? Portugal? How jealous am I?

And the same thing is about to happen to me on the 24th. Scary-weird.

angryparsnip said...

Oh my goodness all the June Birthdays...

I remember when you were sick and he sent me a lovely e-mail even though I knew he must be worried and exhausted.

So from this side of the world... I wish him the most wonderful Birthday.
50 is the new 25, right ?

I am so jealous, first Hawaii and now a horse ranch in Portugal ! wow !
glad your all home.

Love the card...

cheers, parsnip

Eryl Shields said...

Titus ~ I got the card from the national library of Scotland's little shop the other day, they have all sorts of designs: birds in trees, jazzy cats...

The same thing, 50? No way! You just mean birthday, right?

Parsnip ~ with a little help from failing eyesight I'd say 50 could well be the new 25!

Bob has long term plans that include driving down through Europe and into Asia, working in interesting places as he goes. Jealous doesn't even begin to cover my feelings!

Pat said...

Sorry - late Happy Happpy to the birthday boy (he's still a boy to me).
That's a very Eryl birthday cake but I can't work out the thinking behind the candles. Greetings to Bob on his merry travels.

Titus said...

HIS, Eryl, HIS. The Mr's.

Eryl Shields said...

Pat ~ this was his 45th birthday cake (the only one I could find a photo of) and I can't remember the thinking behind the candles. This year I gave him 5, one for each decade as I didn't have 50 in my little stash, or enough space on the cake!

Titus ~ thank god for that! Though I'm still a bit startled: Mr Titus looks very fit and youthful.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Big celebrations Eryl.

Just been catching up on the blog - useful info about backing up blogs - and I do that tin can geranium thing too
xxx

Fab cake!

The Pollinatrix said...

So Happy Birthday to you both then! And congratulations on your long marriage, even if it means being married to a 50-year-old! That made me giggle.

Eryl Shields said...

Lulu ~ I'm only just beginning to recover!

We have Vextasy to thank for that useful info. The geranium in can thing definitely strikes me as a you kind of thing.

Polli ~ thank you! Odd thing time: it just sort of carries on regardless. I keep being taken aback, these days, by how much has passed and I still haven't got round to doing... whatever.

pilgrimchick said...

Happy birthday to him! I hope he enjoyed his day.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Happy Birthday Bob!


I dreamed last night that my body was old and pocked with big old age spots, some of them orange and blue! ha! but my face, head, thoughts were the same as i am now -which is still "not young" at 53, but lawd! In the dream I said, 'what has happened to me? how did this happen so fast?"

The World According To Me said...

Wow that looks a fine cake!
Happy Birthday Bob. And to you too!

Golden West said...

Hi Eryl,

How exciting for your son to be heading to Portugal after a stint on the Big Island! My daughter was in Barcelona for 9 months some years back and being far from home on her own was an excellent experience.

Philip said...

That was properly lovely. What a good thing to come home to.

Eryl Shields said...

Pilgrim ~ thanks, I think he did.

Kat ~ I seem to have confused things by doing my usual and presuming everyone knows what I'm on about! My husband, the one who is now 50, is Stevie and Bob is our son.

Did you wake up sweating?

Worldy ~ cakes are the one thing I'm consistently good at!

Golden ~ I know, isn't he lucky to be able to? I think getting as far away from home is probably the best thing a young person can do for building confidence and responsibility skills.

Philip ~ :)

Terresa said...

Happy Birthday to him!!

My own marriage has undergone some transformations this year, from panic mode to chill and every emotion in between. But just yesterday we both agreed we are soul mates.

Enjoy the cake!

Eryl Shields said...

Terresa ~ that's great to hear. As far as I can see toxic shock is an occupational hazard of the married. The immune system is an amazing thing, however.