What a great day!

We Kramer’s don’t celebrate much. No x-mas or Hanukkahs or Valentines Day but boy-howdy do we ever like to celebrate birthdays in our house!! Last year was such a milestone birthday. The big 4-0. It was such a big deal – not so much the 40 part but the surpassing my mothers age of 39. Bitter-sweet.

This year. I wanted to be melllloooowwww… and it started off with a wonderful gift from Gerry at mid-night. I pulled back the duvet cover to climb into bed to find it covered in $20 and $50 bills. OH MY LORD! My husband knows me so well! *laugh*

This morning started out with a bang. A nice phone call from my Auntie Bonnie. Tons of well wishes from twitter/facebook/myspace friends. Got lovely twitter messages from Jane Wiedlin and Kathy Valentine … OF THE FREAKING GO-GO’S!!

Then it happened.
The call I’ve waited 364 days for… every year my parents call me on my birthday and sing to me. I don’t know when it started to be a tradition but it’s the best part of my birthday. This year my parents are in Europe on vacation and I wasn’t expecting them to call me from across the pond but when I answered the phone THERE THEY WERE on the other end! I actually got a little teary this year while they sang, I’m so lucky to have such thoughtful parents.

Then it was off to Mattick Farm to play Mini-Golf. I’ve had mini-golf on the brain since the dog in a hot car incident last weekend and was jonesing to play. It started out fun. There was a wizard or a troll or some sort of something that you had to golf through …
Then things got a little “ruff”.
Then after a few holes we realized that the troll/wizard was the only fun thing to do on this mini-golf course. Every other hole had a log or a rock as an obstacle. WHAT?
We quickly bailed and headed downtown to grab some lunch from Cafe Bliss and had a little picnic in our backyard.
Fergus really digs Sunflower sprouts.
Tired from the mini-golf and full from the yummy meal I accidentally had a nap. I blame Fergus.
Later in the evening we headed downtown to Re-Bar to have a birthday dinner thanks to a gift-card I got from our realtor (thanks Dominque).

We had the hummus & chutney starter with pita bread. YUM!
Enjoyed a Monks Curry on brown rice. Double yum!
And decided that after 20 years of not drinking … that I would have a glass of wine. Yup. I broke my edge. Triple yum! 🙂On the walk home I was feeling a little tipsy and not wanting the night to end just yet so I managed to secretly steer Gerry towards the Karaoke place (where you can sing in a private room). Gerry’s always resisted karaoke but since it was my birthday … he couldn’t say no. The funny thing is … once we got going … he wouldn’t stop! *laugh*
I tried singing We Got The Beat but holy shit – that’s a tough song to sing! Kudos to Belinda!Top 3 Favourite songs to sing at Karaokee.
1. Anarchy in the UK
2. Holiday in The Sun
3. My Sharona

All in all … it was a super fantastic wonderful day. Even with the crappy mini-golf. 🙂

I have a blessed life.

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0 Responses to What a great day!

  1. Miranda says:

    that looks like a really wonderful birthday!!

    i was just at matticks for mini golf friday, you're right pretty un-eventful. no castle at the end or anything!

    where did you go that you got to sing sex pistols karaoke??


  2. Miranda says:

    PS-love your hair!

  3. amy kirtay says:

    I hope you had an amazing birthday Sarah! You deserve it!!!

  4. MikeyPod says:

    Great post!

    I just turned 40 too, somehow empowering…..yes???

  5. Crys T says:

    Happy belated b-day Sarah! I'm glad you had such a great time.

    And yeah, MikePod, being 40+ is quite empowering. I'll be 46 in Sept. & I feel better about myself than I ever have.

  6. Maria Rose says:

    Weeeeeeeeeee. I am glad you had such a great day!

  7. Ana says:

    I love the photo of fergus and the alfalfa sprouts. It reminded me of the dog I was fostering for a few months. She was my little dinosaur chomper. She loved Spinach!

    So happy to hear your birthday was great!

  8. Red says:

    Good for you to keep on cruisin' into your 40's. I love mine, but am ever so slowly creeping closer to my 50's.

    Ah well, just another decade to conquer. Glad your day went well.

  9. Scott says:

    Happy Birthday Sarah! Glad to hear you had a great day.

  10. AKM says:

    HB, Sarah! It sounds like you had a stellar day. I lurve the pic of you and Fergus napping (under the covers! So cute!) and it cracks me up that Gerry always resisted karaoke only to be sucked in! Hee hee!

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