Friday, February 11, 2011

Chocolate Cake and Absent Mind

You all are just the loveliest circle of blog friends a girl could ask for, I hope you all know that. I received so many birthday wishes, lovely notes and a few sneaky gifts that I couldn't help but be a victim of the warm fuzzies. Thank you all for taking the time to leave me lots of loving, even though I'm closer to the big 3-0 (I'm 28 now and honestly? I doubt I'll mind 30 one bit) I still plan to continue being as mischievous, spontaneous and the best faery friend I can be for in the words of Peter Pan "If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

My birthday was wonderful, if not exactly the day of self pampering I had originally planned. It began with a few extra winks in my cozy warm bed, some coffee and a fresh muffin. The middle was spent getting paperwork that the mortgage underwriters just realized they needed together and heading to a job interview which while I believe it went well am unsure of the day-job fruit it will bear as it was with a temp agency. I made a pit stop by my former coffeebucks place of employment and saw two of the girls I used to work with, one of whom I've become friends with but rarely see due to her ludicrously hectic work/school schedule. I received the gift of free coffee and a bit of chatter before heading home to relax as planned.

But, as are the way of plans, they like to turn tail and run! I ended up being too fidgety to relax and instead opted to pack boxes, eat a delicious avocado and tomato sandwich and work on a goblin art doll whose poor arm had broken when I was clothing him! During of all this, my lovely husband arrived home with a chocolatey, chocolate cake for me and swept me off for dinner.

In the midst of all of this, the fact that I am today's February Fairies blogger completely slipped my mind! I will be back with a post a bit later, that I was reminded of several times by my wee green skinned friend yesterday. Oh, absent mindedness.

P.S. If you have never or haven't in a long while, read 'Peter Pan' by J.M. Barrie. It is so rich with fairy lore, nostalgia and reasons to not turn into a stuffy old grown-up that you'll be the better for it. <3 Conversely, if you've no time to read, I highly, highly recommend the 2003 live action movie of the same name, it was so beautifully done that I won't even pretend I didn't shed a few tears.


  1. Happy Belated birthday! I've been reading a load of Peter Pan quotes lately... "To die would be an awfully big adventure." Sooo, dreamy and lovely. And I agree wholeheartely, that version of the movie was wonderful :)

  2. Peter Pan is one of my old time faves. I think that the fact that my Piano Man was playing for a production of Peter Pan when I met him gave me a hint that he was going to be The One (my cousin laughed at me when I told her that lol).

    Don't worry about getting closer to 30. I've been there for 3 years, 4 in April, and I'm loving it. You are only as old as you allow yourself to be.

  3. Sounds like a perfect day! Happy Birthday!

  4. I'm so glad you were able to honor yourself on your birthday, Danni! And as for loving "Peter Pan" even before I knew there was "Wendy Darling" I was living with the fae, dreaming about mermaids, wanting a pet wolf and so when I first read the book as a little girl. I said "that's me they're talking about" lol..and what's funny is that my middle name is "Jane" which is what Wendy from Peter Pans daughter was named. My parents didn't think of that consciously though. Peter Pan and I will have a long relationship :)

  5. Danni, I was walking down the street today and it just occured to me that it had been your birthday and I hadn't called over to say congrats! Sorry, and belated wishes. Sounds like you had a great day! And 28- we'll be the same age for exactly five days :) (I'll be 29, only just realised you asked me that in that last email I didn't reply to. I really am useless!) Oh, and it's only been a few years since I last visited Neverland, but I think I may pop over for another visit some day soon.

  6. ~danni...i wish i could have come over and played during your special day...chocolatey cake...did you save a slice??? sounds like you had a beautiful day filled with only happiness...just as it should be...i wish for you a wonderful year ahead...may you be blessed with love always surrounding you filling your heart each and every day...moments that forever take your breath away...may you continue always to create memories you will long to savor and remember...and may your health be only at it strongest...brightest of birthday wishes and blessings my dear sweet magical friend~

  7. I'm glad you had a good birthday. Eat a piece of cake for me. :) I am going to proceed you into the realm of thirty, as I am headed there next month, but like you it is really not bothering me. I had friends who melted down, but personally I am looking at it as the next chapter of my life, and heading there with high expectations. :) Blessings to you, lovely.


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