Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Mother's Day and happy birthday to me

Today is my birthday. I'm 39 years old.

As a kid I didn't like having my birthday so close to Mother's Day every year. I felt like I had to share the spotlight. Selfish, I know but what kid wouldn't be? Now that I'm a mother, I love having my birthday right around Mother's Day because instead of two smaller gifts, I almost always get one larger gift. And John has been on a roll the last few years. This year he has outdone himself.

In fact I'm posting this from my gift: my new iPad.

LOVING IT!!!

I'm trying out the Blogsy app. So far it is much better than the iPhone app Blogpress. I'll give a fuller review after I play around a bit more.

And while I remain a traditionalist about books, I did find myself reading from the Kobo app before going to sleep last night. I can't see myself using my iPad for my bedtime reading frequently but it will be great for reading in the living room while ignoring my children. Especially today when I plan to have lots of tea, reading and by the end of the day, a martini of some sort. I am almost 40 after all.

6 comments:

Julie said...

oooh, can i join you for that maritini?

happy 39th k!

little b said...

Happy happy birthday, kk! But if you're almost 40, that means I'll soon be almost 40 too.

John said...

You are 39 years old according to a piece of paper. Otherwise you are that rare person with a capacity to love, to care, to be curious, to be engaged, and to be "Reybs" that has not changed one bit since I met you as a 26 year-old. And you are still the most beautiful woman I know.

I am glad there are 3 more of you to make the world a better place.

Marnie said...

Happy birthday, Karen!!! And happy mother's day too. You are a great friend and I admire you for your creativity, sense of humour and adventure, and to be so full of life. Let's rock on to forty, baby!

Shan said...

I wish I could join you for that martini! Happy birthday my friend. I feel so lucky to have met you. Thank goodness for the internet...

suffonsifisms said...

A belated happy birthday and Mother's Day, Karen! I have to admit, I've been considering the Kobo or Kindle but haven't quite convinced myself. Looking forward to reading your review of the iPad. I've already passed the 40 mark and the martinis are still flowing...it's really not so bad. :) Great blog. Glad I finally got your link. Isobel