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March 15, 2010

Birthday Musings.

Its nice when the birthday falls on a weekend. Especially if its your 32nd!! :) Decided to forget the fact that I'm getting old(er) and went to Flums to do some sledging. Poor man's Skiing, I call it. :) Theres a 3 km sledge run there which I ve been wanting to go for a long time. So after an hour drive, a 20 min cable car ride, a 10 mins bus ride and another 5 mins cable car ride, Ashu and I reached the top. Rented a huge wooden sledge and weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! We tumbled, we fell, we rolled, we were scared but we survived. Ashu swore she ll never ever sledge ever again! We both took charge of Antu while Hd went to sledge. He came back in 10 mins saying he had a blast! I was tempted to go solo. So after a hearty lunch, I went again. This time it was much more fun because I was nt worried that I ll kill my own child! But in my defense, I saw 5 year olds sledding in their own sledges unaccompanied. And overtaking me! I also saw a guy who went past me, hit the barrier on the right, flew up and fell on the other side. Thankfully, he was OK. But I had my heart in my mouth the rest of the way. Towards the end, the slopes merge and the skiers and the snowboarders and us were all using the same run and it was scary, to say the least. But then whats the fun if its not? :)

I also baked myself a yummy zucchini cake this year. Ashu slipped a birthday card she made under the bathroom door. Antu was clueless. Hd did nt disappoint. I went
Wiiiiiiiiiii when I opened his gift. ;) Friends of mine took me to dinner the previous night while Hd was home with the girls. I had a blast. Went to this restaurant called Movie. Stepped into a child unfriendly place after ages. Once in a while, its nice to dine somewhere where they don't have high chairs, you know what I mean? The food was awesome. The ambience was great with studio lights, film roll menu cards, red carpet,.. the whole nine Hollywood yards.

As always, birthday reflections happened. I could nt think of anything I could do to improve my life, so stopped trying! ;) Being content is so under rated these days. So I want to admit that I am content. And I am exactly where I want to be in my life. I think that's the advantage when one is not ambitious. I'm happy being an average Jane. Here's to everyone like me! *clink*

34 comments:

Shankari said...

Happy Birthday Boo! Wishing you many many more years of content average jane-ness :)

utbtkids said...

Happy Birthday!!! As usual, I knew the date, but was shocked that the date sneaked up on me on Sat.

Sumana said...

Belated wishes and wonderful you got to sled. I mean you took the courage to do that. After 1 skiing session, I like Ashu swore to all the gods that I will never ever try again.

bouncingbubble said...

Belated wishes!looks like u've had a super time!

rrmom said...

Happy B'day boo.

Parul said...

Boo, baby, happy happy though a little belated! What fun about the skiing, girl, I wish I could do it. In fact, I think I will put it on my to-do list for the next few years.

Sojourner said...

HAppy birthday and many happy returns! :)

ambulisamma said...

Belated birthday wishes Boo.Believe you had a blast skiing.
And its always electronic stuff from Hd for you is it?

Me said...

Happy Birthday Boo!!!

Being content is so under rated these days. ... I keep saying this all the time.

MLC said...

many happy returns of the day!

ranj said...

Belated B'day wishes! Zucchini cake? Sounds interesting! recipe please?

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Happy Birthday Boo !!
You are one lucky lady to be content in life ! Most crib :) Enjoy !

Lakshmi said...

Happy Birthday! What a nice way to celebrate...

PV said...

Happy Birthday Boo !!

You went on a sledge all by yourself - wow !!

To quote from VTV - "You are one awesome woman" !

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Boo! The most important lesson is to be content with what you have, and you got that nailed already. so you are all set. :)

-San

Momo's Ma said...

Happy belated birthday wishes. u sure had a gala time skiing n all. wow.

ummon said...

happy birthday! zuccini cake? really?!

Balaji said...

Belated wishes. Sounds like u had a well-deserved blast :)

PS: a pat on the back to Hd for the wonderful gift

preethi said...

Happy Birthday Boo! love your blog.

Nithya Sriram said...

Happy bday Boo.Glad that u had a blast !

artnavy said...

happy bday!
"content" is very very good rating

Madura said...

appy birdhdey!

MindfulMeanderer said...

happy birthday! :) so the 3 of you will be wiiiing a lot!! :) boxing n golf are fun.

Rush said...

Happy birthday, boo!

Sands said...

Happy b'day Boo. Sounds like a fun day :)

Sini said...

Happy Birthday Boo! What a nice way to celebrate!
Love your blog!

B o o said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely wishes!

Parul - Sledging not skiing. tried skiing and sucked at it.

Ambulis Amma - for the past few years, yes. :)

ranj - here you go - http://southernfood.about.com/od/zucchinibread/r/bl30418m.htm

Ummon - thats the reaction i got from most of my friends. "bleh" is the exact word they used! ;) But it was good. moist, soft and yummy! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to our favourite average Jane... neengellaam averagenna naangellam?! ada ada enne thanadakkam ungalukku!
-Vidya

mnamma said...

Happy 32nd Boo!!!! wishing you many many more :)

dipali said...
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dipali said...

Here's wishing you many more contented birthdays:)

inbavalli said...

Happy (belated) B'day! Being content is fabulous :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Boo,

Many happy returns of the day!
I have delurked to wish you...
I immesnsely enjoy your blog and your sense of humor.
From your blog, the readers get an idea if what a lovely and joyful person you are.

Munchkin said...

Belated Happy Birthday Boo. Wwish you the same contentment lifelong :)