Sunday, December 16, 2007


Today it is my birthday. I normally ignore it. Not today. I decided last week that I wanted to go out for the day and have lunch out. That is what we are doing. We will finish off by attending a Spiritualist church service this evening.

We normally ignore Xmas too.(And ignore it we do-no tree, no decorations, no presents, no special cooking, no nothing.) This time of year is not a happy time for me. John doesn't like it either. However, this year we are not ignoring it. We are going to Germany and will spend the time with new friends, including Xmas Eve which is the time for doing things.


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Colin, it's my birthday too, although i am now 62!! Best wishes for your trip to Germany.
Margaret McCall
New Zealand

Annick said...

So I wish you a very happy birthday Colin ! Be happy all along this new year. Nest week, it will be mine...... Difficult so close to Christmas ! when I was young, my parents thought that it was good to celebrate Christmas and my birthcay altogether, hard for a child...

Susan said...

Happy birthday Colin, hope you have a great day.

Mary-Lou said...

Happy Birthday! I hope that you will have a really good day! And Christmas in Germany - how lovely, and how I envy you! - have a wonderful time!

LizzieK8 said...

Enjoy your lunch! Many happy returns of the day.

Remember part of the healing thing is to reclaim things that were taken from you. Perhaps at some time you'll explore the idea of taking back the holidays for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Many Happy Returns Colin.

Have a happy and peaceful day.
You have achieved much this past year, you may not think so but also in sharing so much with us you have also shown an inner strength.
May this continue into the coming year and beyond.

Safe journeys on your coming trip and my warmest good wishes to both you and to John.



mad angel said...

Sounds like a great time to start a new chapter and new traditions, Colin!

I wish you the happiest of birthdays, my friend, with many more to come.


Kerry said...

Happy birthday Colin and may you have many, many more!

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday, Colin. I hope you have a very pleasant dinner and quiet day knitting.

kshotz said...

Happy Birthday Colin!! Though I usually just read your blog, I couldn't resist a shout-out on your birthday! I hope Germany is wonderful!
Kim in Iowa, USA

FugueStateKnits said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Colin!
Happy Birthday to you:)
So glad you are here and have joined the human race lo these 49 years.
(And to me, you're still a kid - I'm almost 5 years older than you:))
And Froehliche Weihnachten!
I can understand why Christmas was not a happy time for you, but hope that now you can create your own happy time:)
To me, it's about a spirit becoming a vulnerable human being to show us all how to do it right. Obviously we all didn't catch on. Who knows what the answer is when you're dealing with such deep mysteries? But to me, Christmas is about the unconditional love of Spirit:)
And may the Great Spirit be with you!
Do I sense a spirit of (dare I say?) JOY in your postings???
tee hee....

HunterXan said...

Belated very best of wishes for your birthday and the year ahead, Colin.

And a very Merry Christmas to you, too.

New insights, new friends, new traditions. May your year ahead be wonderful!

nana said...

Happy Birthday, even a day late :-)

hope you had a great day and all was to your liking.

No tree in this house either, but some wintery decorations (snowflakes on the window) and candles, lots of them :-)

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday. It sounds like you made a real outing of it. Happy birthday!

Did you make everyone socks for Christmas?


Debi B said...

Very happy birthday wishes to you, Colin!!!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday, too! We had a nice quiet day with a few presents and some yummy cake. It's always nice to make your own new memories, so I hope you have a great rest of the month!

fairy godmother said...

Happy Birthday! I hope that you had a great day, and I am glad you found a new pool to go to that is much nicer. :-)

trish said...

Woo hooooo! Happy Birthday! It's wonderful that you've decided to "take back" your day.

I am not trying to boss you around, but I do know a lady who just could not face the day of the year that her son died, until she decided to "reclaim it for herself" and she did a skydive on that date. Everyone reclaims in their own time.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthdya Colin. I hope that this year brings you much happiness! :-)


Carol said...

Happy Birthday Colin,
Hope you had a great day :)

Carol in Canada

DJ said...

My Dear Colin, may you have a happy and healthy day, today and every day. Again, wishing you and John a safe and wonderful holiday trip in Germany.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed your birthday have been kept away from the computer by a sick child. Happy Birthday Colin, hope you had a good day.

Stacey said...

Happy belated birthday Colin. I hope you have a wonderful year!

ColorJoy LynnH said...

I turned 49 on November 28. I'm a tiny bit older than you and a continent away.

I'm glad you celebrated. It's good to have a day that is a little different than the rest.

I only know you from Socknitters, but I celebrate that you were born. Sorry I'm a bit late to the party.

LynnH in Lansing, Michigan, USA