Birthdays and Such

And so I turned 40 on Sun­day, which means that it’s been 10 years since the last time I heard my moth­er wish me a hap­py birth­day. I couldn’t sleep the night before my birth­day. Kept think­ing about my moth­er. Made me cry a lit­tle. I only slept for 3.5 hours that night at most, so on my birth­day I was pret­ty out of it. The high­light of the day was hav­ing a qui­et break­fast with my love­ly hus­band at my new favourite break­fast place in town. I had the straw­ber­ry waf­fle pic­tured above. It was deli­cious!

I don’t like mile­stone birth­days. Not look­ing for­ward to my 50th. :-/ But I am look­ing for­ward to my 41st, i.e. my next non-sig­nif­i­cant birth­day no one but me (and pos­si­bly my hus­band because the only way he can stop me from pes­ter­ing him about it all the time is by car­ing) cares about! Only anoth­er year to go. Sigh.

Um, I got dis­tract­ed and now I’m lis­ten­ing to Pachelbel’s Canon in D a.k.a. the wed­ding song. Not sure how I got there. Here, have a lis­ten (no need to watch the cheesy images, just lis­ten):

Hey, I got my Ice­land map today! Yes, a fold­ed paper map! So old school! Sad­ly it’s lack­ing an index, but what­evs. It should be good enough to help us get from point A to point B. It’s going to be our only means of nav­i­ga­tion if we can’t find a Garmin car GPS to bor­row before our trip. We have a Tom­Tom but unfor­tu­nate­ly, they don’t make Ice­land map for Tom­Toms. Rent­ing a GPS in Ice­land for two weeks would cost us as much as it would cost to buy a new Garmin. Wouldn’t be too bad if we actu­al­ly need­ed a new GPS, but we don’t. Our Tom­Tom is good enough for our needs. That is, as long as they don’t involve trav­el­ling in Ice­land.

I ordered a light­weight tri­pod for the trip from Korea last night. I hope it’ll get here before the trip. There’s only, like, 5 weeks left. Damn, I real­ly should’ve ordered it from the States instead. Oh well. I’ll just keep my fin­gers crossed. And toes, too.

We still need to buy some small items for the trip. Like sleep­ing masks, because there’s going to be only 5 hours or so of dark­ness (if it actu­al­ly gets dark, which I’m not sure) when we’re there and we might need them for sleep­ing. Well, my hus­band might need one for sleep­ing. I don’t need total dark­ness to fall asleep because I’m speshul. Um, I’m sure there are oth­er things we need to buy but I can’t think of any right now.

This week­end is going to be the last free week­end for us until the trip. After this week­end, we are booked for a game night, a con­cert, a play, and Mother’s Day (I’m not a moth­er and I don’t have a moth­er any­more but my hus­band still has a mom so…). Not sure what we’re going to do this week­end. Prob­a­bly thrift­ing in Lon­don. Haven’t been that way in a while.

Have I bored you to death yet? If not, I should prob­a­bly stop before you are. Sor­ry for this super ran­dom post. I’ll try to be more inter­est­ing next time. Until then, peace out!

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