Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This has been an amazing day....

Even as I face turning 63 (!!) today, my heart is so filled with joy.

Family and friends have filled my Facebook page with well wishes (...there is nothing like a "Facebook Birthday"!)...my phone has not stopped ringing with wonderful messages and birthday songs being sung (...a little out of tune....but special nonetheless!).....cards, gifts, etc. etc.  It is all a bit overwhelming, but so lovely.

Lunch with some of the Girlies at a fancy schmancy restaurant was delightful as we celebrated together....laughing in between bites of delicious food.

Tonight, Dave will be coming over with some take-out Chinese food which was my request when asked.  No cooking-no dishes....aaaah! And, we have plans to eat out at a fabulous seafood restaurant on Saturday night to continue the celebration.

As if this wasn't all enough....two of my dear, dear friends handed me a homemade card telling me that my present this year was....(deep breath here!) that they were taking me to Paris with them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Unbelievable.  I am still in a bit of shock over the whole thing....The husband has meetings there in February and they have invited me to go along.  I have never been... and to say that I am excited would be the biggest understatement of the year!  The Eiffel Tower, the art, the food, the ambiance....the WINE! Oh my....it is still quite surreal.  How did I get so lucky to have friends like I do?
I may need to purchase a beret and a "How to Speak French" book soon. : )

What a great birthday.

I am so blessed.


Granny Annie said...

Why your posts all make me so sappy is hard to explain but I must add my Happy Birthday greeting for you and say that you are so richly blessed by friends because you are first a wonderful friend yourself.

Grammie said...

Annie...I love a little "sappiness" now and then! I do seem to have that effect on people!?!
Your comments always lift my spirits....I just know that if we lived in the same city we would be chatting together always!
Thank you for being a special blogging friend.

Susan Adcox said...

What a great birthday! I've never been to France either, but it is on my bucket list. I'm afraid I will have to arrange the trip myself, though.