Tuesday, 18 March 2014

With age comes wisdom

... "But sometimes age comes alone"  goes the quote by Oscar Wilde. I seem to be proving that saying well.  Last week I celebrated my birthday, another year on the clock.  Not so much wisdom being gained though.
For if I was a wiser woman these things would not have happened in the last few days:

I would not have worn my lovely new Zara suede wedge heeled pointy toed ankle boots to work on the day we had a fire drill and had to trek over to the furthest point of the school field.
I would not have tripped over whilst walking the dog, resulting in two grazed wrists, a cut and bruised knee and wounded pride.
I would not have tried to open the lid of a casserole dish while not wearing oven gloves when said casserole dish had just come out of the oven.
I would not have breathed in just before biting into a birthday chocolate that was covered in icing sugar thus choking on sugar dust.
And I would not have asked for help blowing out my birthday candles 

Yup, I may be a year older but certainly not wiser!

9 comments:

Sian said...

Happy belated birthday!

Being wise is probably pretty boring. Only yesterday I tried to post my car keys instead of a letter. At least I got a laugh out of it :)

Karen said...

Sorry about your mishaps and I wouldn't know you if you turned into sensible Deb!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Haha - sounds like a rough week!

I love this photo of you and your birthday cake, Deb, and it's really cool to me to be able to visualize exactly where you are standing in your house. :o)

PS: Be careful!

Ruth said...

Love the photo! Happy belated birthday and I do hope you and your pride are feeling better after your fall.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great photo! I also forgot to use gloves on a dish that had just come out of the oven. The tips of my fingers are still sore 3 days later.

alexa said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday! And your witty post made me smile - I am sure you are not alone in some of these. Hoping all injuries are now mended :).

Alison said...

Belated Birthday wishes!....hope you've had your share of mishaps for a while!
Alison xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Your post had me smiling and I can empathise. Wishing you a very belated birthday Deb x

S said...

Happy belated birthday. Shame on that chocolate!!