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Sep 14, 2012

...54 y/o... gleh...

Recently- last week- that Once a year Semi-Traumatic anniversary of ones birth Rolled around...
In so Many words- My 54th (yes, 54, Fifty Four, Five Score & Four- well you get the Idea) Birthday...
gleh-

My Daddy had this saying... 'If I Had Known I Was Gonna Live This Long, I'd Took Better Care Of My-Self"

There were two Spur-of-the-Moment Soirees-
One involving Debbie, her middle son Ben, and Copious amounts of Chinese Food...




Big Brown Bags of Chow-Mein, Sweet and Sour, Fried Rice, Kung Pao, and Sesame Noodles...



Oh Yeah- Looks Good !!
Tastes Even Better !!




Ben, wanting me to get thru with the photo-op and 'Lets Get On With The Eating"...




Poor Debbie- what she Has to Put up with !?!


They brought me pressies- a Trifle Bowl, Pringles potato chips, a Huge container of late Blueberries- ummmmm-

And now...
If you are not Easily Frightened...
Or Faint of Heart...
-maybe you should Gird Your Loins, ( that always sounds like you should be tying Pork Chops together with twine to me for Some Reason)...

Here is my hot, sweatty, overwrought and underwhelming, Absolutey NO make-up, hair spray, or other Artifical Enhancement---

Me--- and my pretty B-day card...



...and do try to Ignore the cobwebs in the window corner-
I Saw You---
You looked, didn't you ?

Then the next day Shirley brought over a Scrumptious Supper of 'Southwest Orzo Salad' with sun dried tomatoes and black beans--- Really delicious too !!  (no pics, sorry...)

A Sesame Street Banner ( Age appropriate I'd say)



 Elmo !!    Big Bird !!    Cooookie Monster !!




Elegant Table Setting with a fine selection of Liquid Libation...




Shirley getting ready to take a PiKtsHur of me blowing out candles...
Ah---- Wheeeezeeee...




We even had Confetti Balloons !!

 


Shirley taking my photo whilst I was taking hers... Original eh ?




An outdoor Clock/ Themometer with Wrought Iron around... That we thought was defective/broken...
Until the next day we figured out we put the battery in backwards... 




Bamboo Wind-chime... 




Shirley always remember the Girls too- Here is a Nummery selection of 'Gourmet Seafood Appetizers in a Delicate Sauce'...




Alice partaking of said 'Delicate Sauce'....


Then:
Day Number Three of My Extended Birthday Celebratory  Week...

My Sweet Sister-in-Law Judy...


Can we say Va Va VaRoooommmm ???

She sent me this in the mail...




Can you read the label upside down ?




Cath----




Kidston---




Be still my Pounding Heart !!

A King Size  Duvet Cover !!!!???!!!

I need to add a few more

!!!???!!!





That Crazy Girl !!
Bought Me !!!
 A !!
King Size !!
Duvet Cover !!!

From !!
Cath !!
KIDSTON !!!!

And yes- My Bed will Totally look like the one on the insert... Just add Kitthehs times Three  !!

So All in All it has Been a Momentous Birthday Season...
Truly---
With all the Love, Kind Wishes, Sweet Remembrances, Foods, and Joyous Feeling of Bonhomie...

Well--- It has all left me with a Smile and such a Feeling of...






xoxo

6 comments:

Sherri B. said...

A big Happy Birthday to you..if it will make you feel any better,I am older than you. No, I won't tell you how much older.

Wow, what a great celebration! Looks like you really got spoiled rotten...You deserve it!

Have a lovely weekend, my dear! xo

Kath said...

Happy Birthday! looks like a great celebration!

Jan said...

Belated birthday wishes! What a lovely post. I was feeling more than a little down and reading about your lovely celebrations has left me with a huge smile on my face. Jx

Victoria said...

Happy Birthday (a bit late, but better late than never) and many, many more! It looks like you had a wonderful one. Now you've got me craving Chinese food and a Cath Kidston duvet cover. Alice is darling!

Blessings,

Victoria

Jasper Jazzbones said...

Happy birfday!
You have fabulous friends!! You must be super nice!!

Laurie said...

Well, I just cannot believe what an interesting life you lead and a Cath Kidston duvet cover, too! Wow!