Monday, October 5

it's my day of birth

So I'm 39 today, and what a crazy day it has been.

Not in the fun-crazy-when-you're-20-something way. In the mama way. The Wildflower didn't get to bed until 1:30am *shakes fists at Aries full moon* and after 4 days of superextra clingy child, I was struggling. My brain required breathing space and there was only one way I found to get it - by staying up till 5:30am! I know, I know... I figured that I'm always tired anyway and I needed mental space more than sleep at this moment.

And what did I do? I gave myself a birthday pressie - a brand spanking new blog template. I'm such a nerd.
A tough one too! I'm still working on it, need to do lots of link adding to the menus above.

And I wanted your ideas. That space above, the glider content. What can I put there, what would you want to see if you dropped by here?
I was thinking inspirations (like my old posts - crochet, paintings, creative stuffs), or stories/posts from other sites? Or both??

Flowers from Husband, wildflowers from lovely Den, and then we spent a few hours strolling along the bay, eating savoury pastries and ice-cream and taking the Wildflower for a swing. Glorious sun-drenched cloudless sky, with Autumn breezes... sigh.

And for the FIRST. TIME. EVER. At almost 18 months old, the Wildflower is out with her dad for a looong walk. Alone, without me. He was apprehensive but I think it being my birthday didn't allow for any excuses.


  1. It's my boyfriend's b'day, too! Happy Birthday!! Love the new template. And yes, I love the idea of crocheting and past posts...etc.

  2. Happy Birthday!
    Great timing for a fresh start on your blog!
    Looks funky!
    Enjoy the rest of your day...the ice cream and pastries sound divine as well as a little solitude for you!

  3. Happy Birthday!!

    And I LOVE your new layout. I don't really have any suggestions, but I sure do like it... :-)

  4. OH MY GAWD!!! Having just traversed the perils of the Straits of Template I can fully APPRECIATE the ENORMITY of this one!!!! OOOOOOOOHHHH!!!

    Happiest of Happy Birthdays Dear One...

    And I GET the 5:30am thing...SO get it....


  5. Happy birthday!! Many blessings to you. I was unsure what I was going to be doing today, but now I know, I'll be going down to the sea. :-)

    Oh and I LOVE the new template. It's gorgeous.

  6. Happy birthday - hope the Wildflower enjoyed her walk with Daddy, and that you got some headspace while it happened. 18 months is a long time! :)

  7. Happy Birthday and many blessing to you, especially on your special day!

  8. birthday blessings xxxxxxxx

  9. happy birthday dear mon! :)

    hope you get some more good rest and relaxation soon~~~

    oh and i love your new blog look!

  10. Whoa, first walk alone with Dad?? It's about time!

    Happy birthday! October birthdays rock! (Mine is in just nine days...hey we are nine years and nine days apart! I have no idea if there is any significance to that, but I do like the number nine). I wish I could give you a present. :)

    I love your menu at top. I'll let you know if I can think of anything for it.

  11. Happy Birthday!

    The new look is great : )

    Melissa S.

  12. Happy birthday my friend. xx I will be 39 next month, so let me know how you like it. lol

    The new template looks great!

  13. Happy Birthday!!! It looks great. I can't believe you did this in the middle of the night. A change on mine is long overdue, but I'm a bit frozen up about it. I'm impressed you can do all this in blogspot, wordpress does seem a bit of a pain...
    I love your description of your birthday, and the first daddy/daughter afternoon! That's a big moment...

  14. Happy Hippy Birthday! hehee...and bloody well done on the blog template Mon! It's looking delectable. That would take me days of florid swearing and the throwing of objects at walls.

    5.30am? Yeah, I totally get it. Sleep - meh.

    And a good day to be getting a little space for the first time in 18 months.

  15. You can only imagine which part of this post I am doing imaginary cartwheels for. Way to go! 39 will be your best year, I'm sure of it! xoxo

  16. Happy Birth Day!!

    Lovely new look...I was a bit surprised when I clicked over, but I have always enjoyed and relished your templates!

  17. Happy Birthday!! Hope you enjoyed your special day:) Love the new look of your blog too!

  18. Missed this yesterday. Happy birthday! It sounds like it was a lovely, lovely day!

    This is one complex template. Now that we've just gone through the process together with mine, I get how much work this is, and I can't believe you did it overnight! Kudos!!


  19. I love that Daddy & daughter had their first walk. More walks for them and more space for you I say. I miss your old blog already tho... LOVED that template - though I know you're going to wow me with all the funky things it can do... Can't read the strapline so well now - I love what you are connecting to so I'm sad it's harder to read. Love the labels tho... Get the sense you are 'getting back to your roots' amigo? Hippy Burpday again. Bread & Butter pud coming up soon...

  20. Thanks everyone. You're all so fab!

  21. Happy birthday Mon! Love the template. It *does* look complicated but very snazzy!

  22. Happy Birthday, Mon!! THe new blog look is great! Hope you've been able to get a bit of sleepsleep by now.

  23. Happy Birthday, Mon! I'm not sure I have it in me to bless, BUT I'm sending you a big breath of friendship and bestest wishes in this beautiful, crazy life.


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