Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lily sings me a song for my birthday...

"Happy Birthday to you
you're 102
you still go to pre-school
you miss your mommy
your mommy's at work
she fired a jerk
she hired a monkey
to do your homework."

It was a special day here at Shiny Red Houses because today was my birthday.

I know you want to know so I'll tell you. I turned 37.

My day started beautifully because I was able to sleep until 9:30. Those of you who are mothers know that the gift of sleeping late is precious indeed.

Know what I love about having a birthday in July? There's almost always a new Harry Potter book or movie coming out. This year is no exception so we went to see the new Harry Potter movie.

There is so much to be learned from Harry Potter. For example, sexy bad boys would make lousy husbands.

Take Sirius Black. Sexy in that disheveled motorcycle riding devil-may-care wizard fighting for the forces of good kind of way. Very fun for maybe a week and then the dark brooding would get to be too much.

Even Harry is too tortured for me.

Know who I would run off with and marry? George and Fred. The Weasley twins are smart and funny. Seriously, those boys know how to laugh! Ladies, let me tell you that funny is much more important in the long run than brooding.

No, I would not marry both of them. I'm not that kind of girl. One Weasley twin would be enough for me.

Anyway, I ate popcorn for breakfast and lunch and had an ice cream cake for dessert. Such decadence.

I find myself enjoying getting older. I love my family, my house, my dogs. I have all that I need for a happy life.

It's not perfect, please understand that.

But it is definitely happily ever after.


marie said...

Happy Birthday Sara! Happy "happily ever after" too!

Interesting lesson from Harry Potter ~ I hadn't thought of that one, but I totally see where you're coming from and I agree.
Laughing is way better than brooding. Lots of Harry Potter fans at my house ~ I can't wait to share this with them.

TJIC said...


21 years ago your folks took us to the restaurant in the World Trade Center for your 16th birthday.

Over a fifth of a century ago!

mgster said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a good, a GREAT one! And I agree, funny is always the right choice. Sexy and brooding are scary to me. LOL

Elizabeth said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sara !!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to you!! Sounds like you did things that you enjoy, and you were serenaded with a sweet little ditty too!
Don't think me weird, but I always found Lucius Malfoy strangely attractive...

Dolly said...

Happy Birthday dear Sara!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugz, Dolly

Lisa said...

Oh i LOVE George and Fred!! OH Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you had Harry and the gang! It was supposed to be released last Nov,the day after my 40th birthday! I was soooooo upset when WB changed that! Now I hope they just hurry the next two since there are no more books to look for!
Happy Birthday!
Hugs, Lisa
OH LOVE Lilly's song!!

Saguaro Chick said...

1. Sounds like a great birthday to me! You can never go wrong with ice cream cake. And, yes, save those corners for yourself. It was for YOUR birthday, those should be YOUR corners....
2. Sorry to hear about the air conditioning unit falling out the window, just glad YOU did not fall out the window! Yikes!
3) Love that rug! Looks fantastic, and yes it really brings out the black in the room, it is perfect for that space!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday Dear Sara!!!

Hope it was as special as you are...
I love all that you are sharing - thank you for inspiring me!

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