The birthday rules

by Cellobella on Monday, October 27, 2008 · 20 comments

Dear Hugamuga and Dippity,

This is what I expect on my birthday.  

Be aware this is the minimum requirement of you, feel free to exceed expectations.

1.  I expect you to enter my bedroom (after knocking) and wish me a happy birthday before I get up.   Cup of black tea optional but welcome.

2.  I expect a card, handmade or bought, with a loving wish.

3.  I expect not to have to nag you all day to clean up after yourselves or to contribute to the general tidiness of the house.

That’s it.


Your mother


Yes, it’s my birthday.  Groover somehow managed to find a dress that fits me perfectly with the perfect hemlength.  Totally impressive, especially because I really didn’t want to have to iron on my birthday and some serious wardrobe gazing was before me had I got the pool lounger I asked for.

I also received a lovely pair of silver earings, an ipod nano and a voucher for a facial and product from Jurlique, lots of text messages and phone calls and generally I felt loved. :)

I do like having to work on my birthday. First of all we have a thing where the birthday person has to bring in a cake.

This is a fine thing.

It alerts everyone that it’s your birthday and you always have a cake YOU like on your birthday.

When I came home my little darlings had rallied and I was greeted with a clean(ish) house, another charm for my Pandora bracelet and a homemade card.

Then we all went out to dinner.

All this and I’m STILL in my early 40s.


James October 27, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Happy Birthday my fellow Scorp!

Heather October 28, 2008 at 1:03 am

Sounds like an awesome birthday! What I always ask for is for my kids not to fight for just one day! I never get that present!?!

Sprite's Keeper October 28, 2008 at 1:16 am

Happy birthday! I hope you get all you ask for and I think a little cheating on HASAY is called for on a day like today. :-)

Dina October 28, 2008 at 2:56 am

Happy Birthday!!!

Casey October 28, 2008 at 3:13 am

Happy birthday! It sounds like you have great kids to do all that for you. I’m not even here to nag you about HASAY but I’ll be back to do it again tomorrow! Glad you had such a great day. BTW, I love the new design (and the picture in this post is great!).

Comedy Plus October 28, 2008 at 4:20 am

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Cellobella,
Happy Birthday to you.

I hope the kids do what you expect of them. :)

Ken Armstrong October 28, 2008 at 7:51 am

So… is it your birthday or something?


Great photos… glowing… you’re not… never mind!

Cath October 28, 2008 at 8:13 am

Happy Birthday!
Love you,

jen October 28, 2008 at 9:00 am

Happy birthday to you! I too celebrated my birthday at work this year and it was a great day getting treated like royalty.

Sounds like you got a good birthday present haul too. I want to see that dress!

feline October 28, 2008 at 11:12 am

happy birthday Lady Sultana!


Guera October 28, 2008 at 11:19 am

Happy Birthday for yesterday! Sound like you had a great day. :)

Trish October 28, 2008 at 11:26 am

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !!!

That’s about all I ever ask for on my birthday, too. Which isn’t much different from what I ask for every day of the year, it’s just that on my birthday I cross my fingers they’ll actually comply ;-)

river October 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Happy Birthday. I never tell anyone at work when it’s my birthday

Ian October 28, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Happy birthday for yesterday!

PlanningQueen October 28, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Happy Birthday. I have been reading blogs a lot from my reader lately and only just realised that you have a new design. It looks great.

Kat@MotherFonker October 29, 2008 at 5:47 am

Happy bday cellobella.

lets have cake over at club hasay!

Cape Cod Gal October 29, 2008 at 7:54 am

Just dropping by from that evil diet club HASAY to say EAT CAKE!!! It’s your b-day, baby. No calories today!!! Hope you have a great day!

Jennifer October 29, 2008 at 10:50 am

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a fantastic day :) So spoiled – as it should be!

hazelblackberry October 29, 2008 at 11:32 am

Happy birthday, Cellobella. And you don’t look a day over…..

Andrew October 31, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Happy Birthday! Yours was only 2 days before mine :P

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