Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Celebratory Weekend

Yesterday was my 45th birthday. The kids and I celebrated by taking every single mode of public transportation possible (trains, trolleys, buses, a water taxi, and two ferries) to two of the Boston Harbor Islands and going to see the movie Up. It was a wonderful day, the kids' whining was minimal, the weather was beautiful, and my energy was good. I went to bed early the night before and dreamt about not being able to walk. I'm very grateful it was only an MS nightmare and that we made it back to Boston proper before the rains arrived.

Today is my ex-husband's wedding day. Our marriage began with an elopement the day before my 34th birthday. Apparently, he likes June weddings. Today's wedding actually has guests and I certainly hope it lasts. Truly. Our marriage produced two great kids but, otherwise, it sucked. I really need to believe that there is someone for everyone. If the ex found true love forever, that must mean that I can, too.

Since the kids are at the wedding and my invitation must have been lost in the mail, I decided to have a celebration of my own. I'm having a few friends over this evening for a Not-My-Wedding-Day-Belated-Birthday Party. We will all dress in ugly wedding attire and play board games. That seems about right, don't you think?

P.S. I still don't have any good photos of our Not My Wedding Belated Birthday Party attire but we looked pretty awesome and had a blast. There was tacky polyester and taffeta, lots of cleavage, snacks, Scrabble, a mini marathon of Weeds (which had to be written by someone who used to smoke a lot of pot but doesn't anymore), and, thanks to Nancy, a yummy penis cake, complete with chocolate sprinkled testicles. I hope someone has the photo of me blowing out the candles on this cake. :-)


  1. So jealous that I can't be there tonight. Have a wonderfully tacky birthday celebration. xoxoxo

  2. Seems like I'm always running behind!
    happy belated B/D Jules... I almost dug out the ol' wedding album to show my son, but sat still until the urge had passed.

  3. Well, happy gosh darned 45th birthday!! Even if I AM late to the party...

    What a coolio way to celebrate...crappy wedding attire!

  4. Sounds like a fun party. I love the picture. I want to wear my wedding dress again sometime. It is gorgeous. Maybe I will post a picture one of these days.

  5. Sounds like my kind of party. Enjoy and know a birthday is better than a wedding any day! Weddings you have to share the presents.