Well, my friends, today I celebrate 45 years of life.
Here was my groovy self at the tender age of 8. I still remember how upset my mom was that I didn't have the presence of mind to take my purse off my shoulder before this school photo was taken.
The festivities continued yesterday with my in-laws bursting into the house bearing gifts and singing loudly and delightfully off-key to me.
Today, I'm cancelling school. (Hey, that means more writing time! Yippee!!!) GrammaJ is taking me out to lunch (MORE free food...Score!) and then we're going to the grand opening of a relocated Goodwill store.
Hey, nothing says says Happy Birthday like shopping for used clothing, right?
Then, we'll swing by and pick up Grammy and head over to an open house at "The Coloniel Keeping Room". This place is only a mile or so from my house and I've been passing it for years. But I never went in because I never knew exactly what it was - A bed and breakfast? A craft shop? An antique store? Then I noticed that they have a new, more explanatory sign up. They sell pine furniture and quilts, etc.
I love pine furniture and quilts, etc.! Even better, they recently had an ad in the paper announcing an open house this weekend with free wassail.
Isn't wassail fun to say?
Wassail, Wassail, Wassail, Wassail, Wassail, Wassail, Wassail.
I'd be a fool to pass up free birthday wassail!
What can it be? What can it BE???
The gift is a way cool watch. It's shiny and pretty and water proof and has a glowy dial and it won't turn green because my sweet family spent more than $6 on it! Better than the gift, though, are the gift givers. :D
Ooooo, Looky! A word puzzle book from Funsocksgirl and J-Man. I justify the time I spend puzzling by reminding everyone that it helps prevent senility. (Where have I heard that before?) I justify the time I spend puzzling by reminding everyone that it helps prevent senility.
And here we are admiring the itty bitty birthday candle holder.
Here it is in action. Ooooooo. Aaaaaaaaaw. Isn't pretty with my birthday flowers?
A pretty Shirt from the Folks. They also gave me some groovy socks and earrings to match!
It's been (and still is) a very Happy Birthday indeed!
Ah, and I have yet another day of celebration tomorrow because Scout FINALLY got his plane ticket and is coming home for a visit. I know we won't see much of him - he has an important agenda while he's here - but we'll get in some precious time and LOTS of photos in between his runs to see friends and hang with his 3 beautiful children.
Happy birthday to ME!