Sep. 5th, 2007 @ 03:16 pm Just another year older.
Once again, I am a prime number. At least in years. Forty-one. Yikes! Now I am solidly (pats belly full of cake) in my forties. And yes, I did find my first gray hair the other day, why do you ask? *prunifying*

I hope I got a chance to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday. I may have even done so more than once if you have multiple journals. Because my memory, she is not so good.

But birthday largesse (and thanks!):

[info]caoilainn and a bashful anonymous person (thank you, unknown sentient being!) sent me e-certificates. Thank you! I shall spend them wisely! If, er, cheesecake and comic books could be considered wise. *g*

[info]lim sent me a fun e-card and the Romanitas enjoyed it muchly. I had to replay it again. And again. And...well, hours of family enjoyment. Thank you!

[info]morganichelle, [info]mskatej and [info]snycock gave me lovely virtual goodies for my LJ user info page. Thank you!

The Romanitas each got me a little something this year. My oldest gave me two pairs of earrings and the youngest gave me a necklace suitable for a six-year old (which she happens to be). It did not fit. "Oh," she said quite innocently as I struggled to clasp it, "Can I have it?" She's been wearing it for the past four days. I think I need to teach her the concept of 'take-backs' and why that is not a good thing. Although, I have a sneaking suspicion that she already knows. I'm not sure whether to be irked by her bad manners or proud of her cunning. Can I be both?

The earrings from my little drag prince (do you know how hard it is to find boy's clothes for a slender, petite, eight-year old girl? Boy's shoes? The skater-boy haircut is a little easier to manage. *g*), on the other hand, are quite me.

Mr. Romany gave me an all-in-one thingiemabob (copier, scanner, printer). I'll figure it out soon. *g*

There is no more cake (home-made lemon by me, free-form icing by the Romanitas). This makes me sad.

crosspost warning: JF, IJ, GJ and LJ.
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From:[info]glossing
Date: September 5th, 2007 - 10:24 pm
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I saw people posting birthday wishes to you, but I didn't know what day it was! Please accept my belated - BUT VERY SINCERE - best wishes and squishy love and hugs. Also, spankings, should you wish.

Littlest Romanita's present amuses me to no end. ♥
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From:[info]romanyg
Date: September 5th, 2007 - 10:55 pm
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Thank you! I think forty-one spanks might hurt a bit. I don't know how the octogenarians handle it! *g*

She amuses me all the time. Sometimes I've a difficult time keeping a stern face when I need to give her the 'This is how we behave in public and with our friends' lecture.
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From:[info]glossing
Date: September 5th, 2007 - 10:58 pm
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No spanks, check. *sadface*

Oh! And what's with the elder Romanita's new look? She sounds *adorable*.
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From:[info]romanyg
Date: September 5th, 2007 - 11:21 pm
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Yes, my childhood trauma makes me a boring person. *g*

Hmm, I don't know if it's so much a new look as I haven't really talked about it? I tend to post more about the wee one because she's the larger than life one in the family. My not-so-wee Romanita has insisted on shopping in the boy's section since I had to first get school clothes for her in kindergarten. She's also told me that she wishes she were a boy. And she was overjoyed, recently, when an acquaintance asked her if she were a boy or a girl. When she asked him why, he told her because she talks like a boy and looks like one. I don't think he meant it as a compliment, but she took it as one.
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From:[info]fodian
Date: September 5th, 2007 - 11:08 pm
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Happy, Happy Birthday wishes! Second cake arriving stat!
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From:[info]romanyg
Date: September 5th, 2007 - 11:23 pm
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Thank you! Yay, more cake! *gets fork ready*
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From:[info]trepkos
Date: September 5th, 2007 - 11:13 pm
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You must be a very kind mummy!
I wouldn't have dared pull a stunt like that, even if I had thought of it!
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From:[info]romanyg
Date: September 5th, 2007 - 11:26 pm
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Hee! I don't know about kind. Maybe shocked. *g* She's quite the bold one and *charming*. She gets away with a lot. Not just with me, but pretty much everyone she knows.
From:[info]roxyrose
Date: September 6th, 2007 - 12:19 am
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Sounds like a very good birthday--and look! Good wishes are still coming! Happy Belated Birthday! *G*
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From:[info]romanyg
Date: September 7th, 2007 - 09:08 pm
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Thank you! The birthday that keeps on giving. Yay! *dances*
From:[info]elizaria
Date: September 6th, 2007 - 10:25 am
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I missed your birthday! And I ever got a notice from LJ this time. I fail.

Wishes you a very late but happy birthday :) Your kids seem awefully cute and clever ;D
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From:[info]romanyg
Date: September 7th, 2007 - 09:36 pm
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Thank you! I'll take birthday wishes any time. *g*

My children amuse me. It's their job. *nods sagely*
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From:[info]moosesal
Date: September 8th, 2007 - 02:43 pm
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Yay sounds like a great day. I'm quite amused by the necklace. My mother (of all people) gave me a sweater several years ago that was 100% not my style. When I just stared at it trying to come up with something nice to say, she said, "Do you not like it? I'll keep it." And then she just took it from me while we were still opening gifts. She did, however, take me shopping after for something more suitable.
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From:[info]romanyg
Date: September 8th, 2007 - 06:08 pm
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Yes, it was! And your mother did the same thing. Hee! My wee one couldn't take me shopping for something more suitable. But I'm sure she would have! Er, maybe. *g*