Tuesday, September 18, 2012

On This Day...

Hey Humble Readers...

On September 18th...

14Tiberius is confirmed as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate following the natural death of Augustus
324Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine's sole control over the Roman Empire.
1180Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
1679New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1809 – The Royal Opera House in London opens.
1851 – First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
1919 – The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
1934 – The USSR is admitted to League of Nations.
1975Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
1984Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
1998ICANN is formed.
2009 – The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.
(all info/links above respectfully borrowed from Wikipedia)

And in 1974, at 6:30 in the morning, your friendly neighbourhood wanna-be hobbit took her first breath.  :)

I share my birthday with a bio-aunt (she was 12 when I was born) and she got married on her birthday 8 years later.  I was a flower-girl.

My bio-sister's birthday was yesterday.  I had a step-cousin, whose birthday is tomorrow.

I started college on my 19th birthday. 

The first day of our NYC trip 3 years ago was my birthday.

My Beloved got me the Rachael Ray pasta pot that I have been longing for FOREVER, and 'from the wee-lings' I got a giftcard for my favourite clothing store (where I will be buying my much longed for new bras!).  I know that my Beloved has arranged for a sitter tonight, and that we're going out.

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Sleep Update - last night was better, but not spectacular.  Master Pippin got laid down in his crib just before midnight... and Miss Ginny woke up.  But she was able to settle fairly quickly.  Over the next half hour I was in and out of the nursery a couple of times, just to re-settle Ginny.  Pip was dead to the world.  I woke up at about 3:15 to Ginny squawking.  Got her settled again, and Pip was awake, so I fed him, and then he and I slept in the living room again until 6.  I think once we get past the 3am feedings again, we might be in a pretty good place.  I just feel bad that Ginny, who has always been a great sleeper, is having to be put through this. 


  1. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, dear friend! I hope that you've had a spectacular day and that your evening out is even better! Love and hugs from The Deep South! :D

  2. Happy Birthday, my Sweet Friend! I hope your day is so wonderful, and that you get a great night's sleep to go along with it! Love you!

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope you have a fantabulous nite out!

  4. Happiest of Birthdays!! You deserve a fantastic day & evening out!!

    PS: I'm sorry about the sleep situation..being sleep deprived is no fun for anyone!

  5. Happy Birthday!! I know that pot you are talking about. Awesome gift!!

    (I tried that Country Club Chicken dish that you pinned on pinterest. I don't have dry white wine hanging around so I used cooking wine. May not have been the right choice. the dish was good but not I-need-to-make-this-again good)

  6. Happy Birthday!

    So awesome to have several birthdays lined up around your birthday!

    Hope you had some awesome fun. Also, glad for the marginal improvement in sleep.

  7. Happy birthday my dear friend. Hope you have a lovely night put with Beloved! You deserve it. Hope you're not too tired to enjoy it! ;)

  8. Happy Birthday :) Hi from ICLW! Excited to read the rest of your story

  9. Hello from ICLW and happy b-day to you!!! Wishing you the happiest of b-days!!

    ICLW #3

  10. Hello from ICLW! Happy belated birthday - mine is around the corner and I think September is just a fabulous time for a birthday. :)

  11. Oh so sorry I missed this! Happy (belated) birthday!! Hope it was awesome :)


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