Frankly, I tend to forget them. People look in vain for a card or a prettily wrapped parcel. I may have done the shopping, but wrapping and posting on time is an afterthought too far for me.
My children-in-law’s birthdays are only three days apart. So that is some incentive to remember. And I have sorted their presents out this afternoon. All I have to forget now are the cards. Whew.
I asked Dilly if she has plans for Saturday, a meal out or something while they have a chance before the baby arrives. “No, shouldn’t think so” she said. “We’re not big on celebrating birthdays in my family.” Well, she married the right bloke then. Al takes after his mother somewhat in the last-minute preparation department. Except when it’s something hand-made, when he will spend weeks in loving preparation.
It’s my own birthday next month too. It falls on a Sunday and I am rather stunned to discover that I will attend church three times that morning. Once as sidesman, once as organist and once as churchwarden. Multi-tasking at just one service isn’t an option. I take the view that I can, therefore, sin outrageously the rest of the day.
But that is looking well ahead. Tomorrow is far enough for me, just now. It is the day when we will switch the Aga back on. I am looking forward to that very, very much.