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.