Celebrating me!

Yes, it's that day again! Today, I will have completed the first year of the second half of my life or at least that is the way I like to look at it. Happy birthday, me!


Some of you might remember my post from last year on this day. Medha had had something rather profound to say then. This year? She couldn't remember whether my birthday was on the 1st or the 2nd. And quite honestly, it did not bother me. It's just another day, another reminder that time waits for nobody. In which case, it should have bothered me but given that I was rather happy with my warm sake, that depressing thought eluded me at the time.


The past year has been very interesting. There have been many changes and a fair amount of disturbing news; all of which I had thought would be difficult to get accustomed to. But one learns to pick up the important threads and weave them back into the fabric of life. Darning helps but there are some holes and rips that are so frayed that it is best to let go.

On a lighter note, I think that while I have grown as a parent, I have also grown more exasperated. Those of you with a hormonally charged tween will know what I mean!

There are no pearls of wisdom forthcoming from me today. I am happy and that, for me, is enough. I am off to celebrate the rest of the day with my family. Feel free to join in the celebrations and cook some goodies for me!

Yeah! Happy Birthday, me!

29 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Happy Birthday!

bee said...

happy birthday, dear manisha.

Anjali said...

Wish you a happy birthday!

Priya said...

Happy Birthday!! A very very happy birthday...!

groovygrrl said...

Happy Birthday, Manisha!

Chandrika said...

Happy Birthday !!!

Springer Kneeblood said...

Yes, happy birthday to you! You're wonderful, beautiful, and a remarkable woman! I know this only because I like what I find here! I hope your birthday celebration is all it SHOULD be, Manisha!

Priyanka said...

Happy B'day Manisha

Bharti said...

Happy Birthday Manisha!

Pelicano said...

Happy Birthday to you, dear Manisha!

Anita said...

Ah, dear Manisha - so you're older! Big deal. And I am still older! :D
Happy Birthday!

sra said...

Happy Birthday!

Purnima said...

Wishing you a Happy Budday! Lovely pic!(u share urs wt my better half n Gandhiji! :D)

Nirmala said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday and many moe happy returns of this day! This blog is dear to me and I love coming back and checking for new posts (than subscribing to the feeder) atleast every day! Wishing you wonderful days ahead dear!

shabari said...

wish u a very happy birthday manisha!!!!
hope u had a cozy day! and i will take care:)

Sia said...

many many happy returns of the day manisha :)

arundati said...

wishing you a Rocking year ahead!!

Mamatha said...

Many happy returns of the day dear Manisha.

indosungod said...

Happy Birthday! Manisha.

TBC said...

Belated birthday wishes, Manisha!

delhibelle said...

Happy Birthday, Manisha

Srivalli said...

Many happy birthday dear manisha...its that time of the year already!...wow...:))

Red Chillies said...

Belated birthday wishes Manisha.

Manisha said...

Thanks a ton for the warm wishes! You guys helped make my day special!

We had a very low-key celebration. We watched the debate as we ate dinner - usually a no-no in our home. It helped that I was nursing a very potent drink in my hands: equal portions of vodka and kahlua over ice.


Springer, *blush* :-D

Anita, that's the best part. No matter how old I become, you will always be older!

Purnima, belated wishes to your hubby. Please let's not use the G word this year. OK?!

Nirmala, thanks! You're a sweetie! Please do my ego a favor and subscribe to the feed even if you com here every day! :-D

Shabari, peek in and say hello from time to time, ok? Write to me if you think that will help.

musical said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Manisha! Sending your way loads of sunshine, chai ka pyala and a big big smile :).

Hugs,
musical.

Aparna said...

I'm a little late here, but am wishing a Happy Birthday all the same.:)
As someone who just turned older about 10 days back, your post rings more bells than one. Especially the tween and her suddenly remembering it was my birthday when prompted by her dad.:D
But like you said, Its really not a big deal.

Jen Yu said...

happy belated, my dear! you need to stick around for a long time. wisdom like yours is hard to come by :) not to mention that you rock.

Laavanya said...

Happy Birthday Manisha. I remember your post from last year and the lovely words from Medha.

Rachna said...

awwww, sweeeet, happy belated bday to you.... i can see the effect the lip balm has on those lips!!