Jewish Birthday Math
It is Plonit b. Ploni’s birthday. Ploni b. Ploni sends the following birthday greeting:
Happy Birthday. You’re one-third of the way there!
And yes, DadGiraffe really did write that in my birthday card. One of the things that makes him the “longtime, beloved rabbi” of Congregation Fill-in-the-Blank is that his very essence is just so rabbinic. (It’s one of the things that makes him our longtime, beloved dad too!)
Though I am happily embracing forty, today was nothing like I had thought it would be. I am not in London. Beernut still has Asperger’s. And Mother Nature continues to hold PC hostage. On the other hand, BubbeGiraffe and Tante Wmwly took me out for an erev Forty dinner last night (of course last night!), I received so very many birthday messages from friends and family around the world, and the kids were wonderfully behaved for the first two-thirds of the day.
With a glass of a 2007 Merlot in hand and birthday bubble bath at the ready, the first day of my fifth decade draws to a close.