And Then There Were 31

27 Jul

Words seldom fail me.

This is one such time.

Or maybe it’s best to shut up and soak in memories of what was unequivocally the Best Birthday Ever. A startling midnight surprise followed by TLC and pampering followed by a sun-dappled lunch with my visiting uncle and aunt, then yet another super-indulgent surprise followed by dinner with close friends and my favorite little man and coming home to more gifts, yes that’s just the gist and I’m still floating.

Real life can wait a little longer.

As can the words.

I’m not done counting my blessings for having that much happy in a birthday.

27 Responses to “And Then There Were 31”

  1. D July 27, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    Belated Happy Birthday!

  2. Shivani July 27, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    Happy Budday to you OJ! And I’m glad you had such a happy one 🙂

  3. Sunshine July 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    belated happy happy bday!!!! 😀

    sounds like a good one – give us details! 🙂

  4. sunayanaroy July 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    Aww, you deserved it, Jimjam. Hoping it’s a sign of the year to come. 😉

  5. dipali July 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    Sounds terrific, OJ. Hope you have a wonderful year too!

  6. Pallavi July 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    Waaaah. I couldn’t wish! I had set a reminder, but happened to be outside, with your number not on my phone.
    It’s only now that I think I could have hunted it down from the GMail app on my cellphone 😦
    Anyway, I see that you enjoyed yourself thoroughly. Keep floating! Hugs.

  7. Minal July 27, 2009 at 5:12 pm #

    Happy Bday OJ
    Looks like you really had a blast!

  8. sukanya July 27, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    happy to you OJ…

  9. Prashanti July 27, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    belated happy budday !!!!! when was ur bday btw ?? I am a july born too 🙂

  10. Anamika July 27, 2009 at 10:13 pm #

    Happy Birthday!!

  11. M...... July 27, 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    Belated Happy Happy Birthday!! Sounds like a super awesome birthday!!!
    Tearing open gifts with friends and family is one of my favorite things to do 😀

    *The parents and the brother have been banned from clubbing Diwali gifts with the Birthday….and yes all of em need to be a surprise 😀 *

  12. Orange Jammies July 28, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    D: Thank you, D.

    Shivani: Me too. 🙂

    Sunshine: No, no. No deets. Don’t want my beautiful gift jinxed. 😉

    sunayanaroy: Tere muhn mein rosogolla payesh.

    dipali: Thanks, I hope so too!

    Pallavi: Would’ve been lovely to talk. You don’t have to wait until next year, you know. 🙂

    Minal: I did!

    sukanya: Thanks, Sukanya.

    Prashanti: July 25th. When’s yours?

    Anamika: Thank you.

    M…: Ah, you’re a pataka baby then. 🙂

  13. rajni20000 July 28, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    Happy B’day.Sorry I missed it!

  14. rajni20000 July 28, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    Did u meet Gul di?
    I think u mentioned her coming in one of your posts below.

  15. Prashanti July 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    Hey mine was on the 21st but but but my husband’s was on the 25th !!!!! Cool coincidence huh !!!!

  16. Nitya July 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    So you put the happy into happy birthday? Awesome!

  17. Miss M July 29, 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    Happy belated birthday OJ! More like super duper belated! 🙂

    And thanks to you.. I am going to Myrah the next time I’m in town! It looks amazing. And the prices seem pretty reasonable too.

  18. Piper.. July 29, 2009 at 7:05 pm #

    Happy Bday OJ(better late than never I spose!) 🙂 Hope you have the bestest year ahead! Hugs

  19. Orange Jammies July 29, 2009 at 10:54 pm #

    rajni20000: Yes, I did. :mrgreen: And I haven’t stopped grinning since.

    Prashanti: 🙂 And my uncle’s birthday is on the 21st, so you have company too!

    Nitya: I did nothing. It was all the Boy’s doing.

    Miss M: You do that. It’s so totally worth it.

    Piper..: Thanks, girl! Hope you’re well.

  20. Mom Gone Mad July 30, 2009 at 5:14 am #

    Terrific happy-making post:-)

    Happy Budday, OJ!

    The kinda gal who volunteers to turn up at an airport with shaving gel deserves only the beshtesht of buddays;-)

  21. Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? July 30, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    This post made me feel all warm and happy!!

    I hope the day was just a warm-up to the year ahead!

    You sure do deserve it!!

  22. rajni20000 July 30, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    Say hello to her from me, if she’s still here.I can’t access yahoo profiles.

  23. Orange Jammies July 31, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    Mom Gone Mad: Thank you! 🙂 How was your trip?

    M4: Glad to disseminate le fuzzies.

    rajni20000: She went back yesterday.

  24. CEEJ August 3, 2009 at 4:11 am #

    Dear OJ,

    Happy Happy Belated Birthday! You deserve a wonderful day my friend – you deserve a day as beautiful as your writing. I’m so glad you got it.

  25. Orange Jammies August 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    CEEJ: Ceej, my dear boy, I also deserve to have you visit. When is that happening? Sending bear hugs your way until then.

  26. Nino's Mum August 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    Happy belated b’day OJ: I was in your town (and your side of town) a couple of weeks back: saddled with a sick baby and in-laws and I dwaddled about calling: did not know what to say.
    But I look at Mumbai anew and with nostalgic love, because you live there. hugs.

  27. Orange Jammies August 24, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Nino’s Mum: You don’t have to say anything! I’m usually more than happy to do the honors. Please do call the next time around.

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