Thursday, December 07, 2006

My Birthday

Well, winter decided to really arrive for my birthday yesterday with temperatures of -10 degrees and a few snowflakes in the morning.

But that didn't stop Justin and I from going down to the Sunset Grill on Queen Street East for French Toast! This is Justin taking a picture of us with my brand new camera!

And then, because we're crazy, we decided to see what it was like down at the beach in that kind of weather. The lighting was extraordinary but so was the wind!

So we came home and warmed up with some hot chocolate, popcorn and Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, which I was a teensy bit disappointed in when I saw it in the theatre and is my least favourite of the books but for some reason I am mad for this holiday season!

Then we headed out to the movies and saw The History Boys. We enjoyed it, but I didn't love it the way I expected to, as a complete sucker for "inspirational teacher" movies. Still, it sparked lots of discussion about the nature of history, of learning, of education, of opinion...

And all of that simply had to take place over beers at our favourite local spot, Sarah's. What a beautiful day! And as if that wasn't all enough, my sister Suzie even put a birthday message for me on her blog. Thanks, Suzie! And I came home to 3 birthday messages, one after the other, from my Mom, Suzie and Shannon, all of whom sang me Happy Birthday. And I've got more celebrations tonight with family and friends!


Birthday's rock.

14 comments:

melba said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY beautiful girl!!!

What a great day! It sounds like you are off to a FAB year! I am glad to be part of that year!

I am glad we are friends Jamie. I really honor your spirit and place in this world and in my life!!!

:)

XOXO,
Melba

la vie en rose said...

!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Shannon said...

YAY for birthdays!!! Sounds like you had an excellent one! Woohoo!!!

Zoely said...

Happy happy birthday sweetie!

Sacred Suzie said...

What an amazing day you had! I love that you braved the beaches on a cold day, how wonderfully adventurous of you both. Hey, you moved your tree! LOL. You're very welcome for the birthday post, it was my pleasure. I love birthdays and think they should be celebrated 100%. Wish I could be there to give you a bday hug but at least you got a chorus of singing when you got home.

Laini Taylor said...

Happy birthday!! Sounds like a wonderful day! And a whole, full day of fun -- so great!

swampgrrl said...

happy birthday, you goddess!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful day :)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I´ll drink some mulled wine tonight and say CHEERS to you - my beautiful friend in Canada! To a wonderful year and hopefully many more to come!

Alexandra S said...

A very, very Happy Birthday to you!!!!! That sounds like a perfect way to spend a b'day- french toast, movie at home, beach in winter (I will take the beach in winter any day almost over summer personally!)- wishing you a wonderful next year of love and life and discovery!

Jessie said...

your birthday sounds wonderful!!! i love knowing that our b-days are so close to one another and i gotta say THANK YOU for the very sweet e-card you sent me. i'm embarrassed to say that it brought tears to my eyes just because it was so absolutely perfect.

lots of love to you sweet girl. here's to a fabulous new year!
;)

Anonymous said...

Wow!! What a fun birthday it sounds like you had!!

Happy Birthday a little late!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jamie,

Belated birthday greetings. Our family leaves singing message, too. Isn't that a lot of fun?

You are such a great addition to the planet, Jamie. So special, so happy, so caring, so creative with this material that we call life.

That photo by the water is just stunning.

krista- the silent k said...

Happy Belated!