Monday, 10 August 2009

Today, 1963

I popped into the world!


OK, maybe "popped" is the wrong word - my HEAD popped out and then the rest got stuck, forcing the midwife to haul me out. Her hand-print remains imprinted on my rib cage to this day! I don't think that this was my mom's idea of fun, as she managed to put a 10 year gap between me and my younger brother, who was something of a surprise!

We now know that I have dyspraxia, which affects physical coordination amongst other things, but as a baby I was just thought of as lazy - didn't crawl, tried to stand up once, sat down hard, cried and didn't try again for 6 months, etc. I guess one thing that helped my laziness was having an older brother who was happy to run and fetch for me. Apparently I used to have variations on "eeerr!" that he understood! I finally had to get my act together when he went to school, leaving me with my mom who did not understand what "eeerr!" meant. Luckily for me, Mrs RC seems to understand this sort of language perfectly well :-)

So, Happy Birthday to ME! I am 46, or thirty-sixteen, or this could be thought of as the 30th anniversary of my 16th birthday! However I think of it, it doesn't really make much difference to me. You can't escape the years, you just do the best you can with them, I'm not quite ready to become "Rocking-Chair Chef!" I will be spending today with the ones I love and looking forward to what my next year will bring.

Have a great week!

13 comments:

Wreggie said...

Happy Birthday!

Kate said...

You have a wonderful day RC! Happy Happy Birthday!

Sitting In Silence said...

A huge Happy Birthday CRC...Hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day spending it with those you love the most...
Cheers Big Ears !
xoxoxoxo

terri said...

Happy Birthday, my friend! Hope it's a fantastic one.

mmg said...

Happy birthday! I hope it was a good one!

agg79 said...

Happy Birthday, old man!
They say that, with age, comes wisdon. Have a great birthday!

Princess of the Universe said...

Sorry I'm late! Happy Birthday!!
xoxo

jenelle said...

This the week of birthdays. Hope and pray that your birthday (week/month) is filled with wonderful memories and opportunities.

Claire said...

Happy late birthday!!!! Love the photo and "Rocking Chair Chef" - you are a "gift" to all of us!!!

Kiki said...

Happy Birthday!!! So glad you popped into the world, its a better place for it!!! I know the year ahead will be full of all sorts of fun!!!

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday RC!!!!!!!! Hope it was awesome!!!!!

kenady said...

hope your day was relaxing and full of all the things you love!

happy belated birthday, CRC!!!

Michele said...

OH My... Dang it all! I haven't been in tune with the Blogosphere for a few weeks, and when I come back I find I missed your birthday! I hope it was a good one, with many more to follow.
Happy Belated Birthday, RC!