I've always felt an affinity with the Irish, simply because the 17th of March is my birthday as well as being St Paddy's day :)
So I turned 22 yesterday!
Don't panic, I'm not one of those people who are all like:
"OMG I'm 22, my life is OVERRRRRRR!!"
In all honesty, I don't really give a monkeys.
That's the problem with birthdays though, they're always a bit over-hyped.
Don't get me wrong, I love my birthday! I still enjoy hearing people wish me a happy birthday and all that jazz, but there's always those landmark ages that card shops so happily advocate, that make you feel if you're anywhere in between, it's not owt major.
So once you've had your sweet 16, reached the big 18 and the adult defining 21st, the next thing you've got to look forward to is 30 really isn't it!? or 40, 50 60 etc.
I'd like to do something big for my 25th I think, only because I'll be a quarter of a century old :O
So at 12am on the 17th of March, the birthday texts began to arrive.
My reaction when I read the first text from M-dawg was
'Oh shit, It's my birthday!
I Forgot that it was my bloomin' birthday!
Bad times brain. You shouldn't be failing me just yet.
I'm not senile, don't panic. It was only because on the Friday, we threw a surprise party for my chum Choti, so I was still so occupied with her party that I forgot that mine was the next day!
So it was a nice little surprise of my own when I remembered it was my birthday :)
Choti is urdu for 'little', as Choti is only 5ft 1 or something :D
(Quick break: we did an 'arabian nights' themed surprise party for Choti. She's getting married in July, so her mum and sister wanted her to have the best birthday ever before she got betrothed and became the perfect little housewife (how sweet of them :D) Anyway, it went well, and she was so surprised that she cried tears of joy! Mission accomplished).
You lot who've been following me for some time will know what birthdays mean in my household.....
You guys should brace yourselves, these cupcakes are NEXT LEVEL!
are they not amazing?
If Cookie Monster was real, I would marry him.
But the treats do not stop there.
My family only went and got me an iPad 3 didn't they!?!
I is in love.
It's so pretty :D
Gosh they spoilt me this year :)
Ohhhh they got me some beautiful flowers as well :D
Which brings me to Spring
Better start taking my hayfever tablets.
Which is a bit of a bitch,
cuz I loves flowers.
So the weathers started to brighten up a little, and the first thing I think about when the sun is shining is my friends :D
Who better to enjoy the lovely warmth with.
But 2012 has been a year of neglect friend wise.
To sum it up;
Uni work+ no monies= lonely aysh
|Ok...I'm not this lonely, but still...Awww!|
4th year of uni has been very demanding, and a lot of my friends graduated uni last year, so are either working or doing something semi-productive with their lives.
So it's pretty hard to find a suitable time for us all to get together and have a proper chill!
I mean this kind of thing is inevitable. Eventually we all have to grow up and get on with our lives, which means we become busier with certain things, therefore having less time for others.
I'm usually pretty good at ringing or texting my mates and keeping in touch, but with so many deadlines to meet at uni, my mind has been focused on doing the best I can with the work I'm doing, so I've not had much time to 'do the rounds' and meet up with my chums.
It's a bit of an eye opener, as it's busy times like these that show me which of my friends are still thinking about me enough to text and asked where I've disappeared to, and which aren't really as arsed and still expect me to initiate all the convos.
Is a wee bit frustrating, but again, thats life really isn't it.
Oh, finally, quickly wanna share this:
"Verily, Heaven lies under the feet of your Mother"
(Prophet Mohammed (saw))
If you follow my blog, you know me and my mummy are besties, and just wanted to quickly wish her, and all the other mummies out there a happy mothers day :D
So you have a flavour of what my mums like, this is what she'll probably be like when I have kids:
Minus the saggy boobs ;)
Ohhhh and I'll leave you on a yummy note (in case the cooke monster cupcakes where not enough)
Chotis birthday cake from her surprise party:
|Wish it wasn't a cake|