I swore black and blue that any birthday not ending in a zero would be ignored …and I meant it. Past 40, who wants to be reminded of the relentless march of the years? Decade birthdays are different – they are the biggies, and should be celebrated so you have something to remember once you start to drool and forget what day it is…
But what’s a girl to do when her daughter gets her one of these for an un-birthday present?
I’ve been looking at these recumbent exercise bikes since before Christmas, and now I have one. Well, I don’t actually have it yet, but it will be arriving within the next few days so I’m counting it as mine. 🙂
I’m also counting this as an unofficial birthday present :
Apologies for the poor quality of the photo, my lack of skill strikes again. However I think you can sort of see the beauty of the caligraphy. The characters represent my name – Meeka – and were created by a lovely man in Tasmania. Apparently he goes to the local market and does these for free – donations optional.
I don’t live in Tasmania, but another lovely blogger does – Jennifer of Coffee & Camera in Hand. In fact it was Jennifer who first posted about this caligraphy artist. I was so taken with both the concept, and the mystique of this unknown man doing what he loves, just for the sake of it, that I jokingly said I’d love one for myself.
Next thing I know, Jennifer has gone back to the market, found the artist, asked for my name in Kanji, and posted it to me! Thank you Jen, I really, really appreciate it. 😀
And thank you to the unknown artist as well, you remind me of my late father. Until the last year before he died, my Dad would play his violin in the city – just because he wanted to make something beautiful. That is an ideal to live by.
Well, that’s it for this post. I’ve given myself permission to play Final Fantasy XIV ALL day! I’m further being spoiled by having my daughter cook dinner tonight. Life just doesn’t get much better than this, especially on an un-birthday!