Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to mmmmmeeeeee, Happy Birthday to me! Yes, another year has come and gone. But, hey, when you’re full of youth like me (heh) what’s one more year? I’m one of those gals that likes to make a big deal of the birthday…always have, always will. I’d spread it out for weeks if I could. This year I get to celebrate for a full 3 days. Woo hoo!
The festivites began last night when we met for our usual Wednesday night cocktails & conversation at the lake. Everyone did a great job of keeping the birthday bash hush, hush…even the daughter. As I was engrossed in conversation with friends the owner of the restaurant (where we get together) comes walking out with a HUGE cake and everyone starts singing. Yay me!
Then the cards and presents started flowing. A very, very dear friend had a ring made especially for my birthday :
Turquoise…my favorite, and my favorite color. Yipee for birthdays! Yes, I have long fingers…and fat knuckles so I need a BIG bonking ring.
YUM. The girl child got me this dark, delicious chocolate.
And my bestest friend, J, who is visiting from Florida got me a fine bottle of vino. I’ll (we’ll) be drinking that this evening.
Sis got me this fine cutting board along with a bag full o’ goodies that I didn’t take pics of. Love the bamboo. Folks, run out and get yourself bamboo utensils and a cutting board – they won’t stain, split, or get moldy. (How’s that for advertising?)
And then the cake (well, what’s left of it):
It was HUGE…and delicious! Thanks, Julie – you’re the best! And that is all that is left. Sorry, I didn’t save enough for everyone. That was it for the pre-birthday festivities. Oh, and then I came home and closed out the day by talking to my love. What could be better?
This morning my child served me breakfast in bed and then we all gathered at the lake for coffee. Now I’m headed to the pool for some birthday relaxation and tanning. Tomorrow evening is the girl’s night/birthday dinner celebration. We’ll be dining lake-side once again and will surely have a grand ol’ time.