Monday, January 23, 2006

Learnings

1. I'm not yet old enough to not secretly enjoy my birthday.

2. I miss having someone turn up at my doorstep with cake at midnight.

3. Finding one's way around using mapquest directions ain't so scary after all. Except when it's dark and rainy and nothing looks the way it does during the day.

4. Quietly, sneakily, my house is taking on the feeling of a home. Things have Their Own Places, cabinets Contain Things, the boiler's hum-and-gurgle routine has become Only Background for my pottering around, or reading, and has ceased to annoy.

5. I used to love twilight, once. Dusk once stood for the reluctant close to a happy afternoon of play and stories, coming home and skolling half a bottle of cold water straight out of the fridge, bath, homework, dinner, TV, reading. Or perhaps it stood for coming home. But yesterday, as I watched the sun set over dull brown rooftops, and my room turn from gold to ink and shadows lengthen, I felt mopey.

9 comments:

shuchika said...

looks like you had a lonely birthday.

belated happy birthday and its great to have updated your post.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Dittos Shuchika.

vanlal said...

Belated happy birthday, progga.

Next Year in Jersey?! ;-)

Ph said...

Happy Birthday. Hugs.

GG said...

Hi - came by via Srirupa's Blog. Happy Birthday - and you will NEVER stop secretly enjoying birthdays...ever!

yesbob said...

Friends on wb7 at 7:00 !!
and happy b'day !!

shakester said...

happy birthday progs! when was it!?

and b'days are never meant to be not enjoyed...secretly, mpingly or otherwise...

progga said...

Thankee all. Shuchika, it wasn't lonely, it was just different.

JAP, I have been Taking Stock of my life (and making christmas cards on the side - I'm thinking of getting into it on a full-time basis, because I can now draw reasonably non-lop-sided Santas).

Posts will happen soon. I'm also working on the "legal alien" guidebook on the side. Not to mention trying to do some work as well to justify my existence and presence here.

Soon, soon.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

OK i'm super late! But happy belated birthday! Totally relate to the bit about a house becoming a home!-