Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Birthday!

You know how women of a "certain age" find it necessary to visit the little girls room throughout the night? Well, somehow I slept right through until the morning of my birthday which made it extra special when I got up Sunday morning and stumbled to the bathroom. And here's what I saw on the door:
.... and here's what I saw inside:
(And no! I didn't use this particular piece because it was done with permanent markers; and I didn't feel it would be appropriate to have to pull down my skivies and stand backwards in front of the full length mirror in order to read my birthday wishes. I just ain't that agile any more!)
Then I went downstairs and this is what I saw in the living room:
What a wonderful way to start my birthday!
After church, I donned my birthday crown. .
I made shortbread cookies using my new-to-me thanksgiving-themed cookie cutters from Value Village; the girls helped. Then, I poured a glass of wine and reclined in the parlor ..... and they baked me a cake and made me killer nachos! Wow! They were soooo good - chicken, olives, onions, peppers & 2 kinds of cheese; served with sour cream and mango salsa!


There was cake (double-layered peach upside down cake) ..... followed by much pleasant groaning ("Oh! I ate too much!); and a movie together (The Social Network -- pretty good).

It was a grand day for my "golden" as Libby says:
Thank you so much friends for all the wonderful birthday wishes. You are a fantastic bunch!


Liane said...

Whoa! What a surprise! You have some wonderful girls there.....Happy Birthday to you - glad to see it was absolutely enjoyable (and yummy!)

ethelmaepotter! said...

A 10-10-10 birthday - how exciting!!!

This shows how very much you are loved; they certainly went to a lot of trouble to make you happy and they were obviously happy, too! My favorite is the TP.

Hope you have a great year and an equally great birthday on 10-10-11!

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy Birthday Sandy! It looks as if you celebrated in style.

Best wishes,
Cathy van E. (Oregon)

Chicken Wrangler said...

That sounds like a very fun start to a new year - hope the rest of the birthday year is marvelous for you!!!

Nezzy said...

Well just look at your cute little self girl! Their spoilin' ya right down to the yummy icin' on your cake. What a grand surprise to wake up to my agile crack me up! Heeehehehehehe

God bless you and have a marvelous week sweetie!!!

Eva Gallant said...

What a great birthday you had!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday 10-10-10!!! Wonderful fun and such sweet girls!

Gail said...

Wow! That was wonderful to celebrate that way. You are very loved.

Happy, happy birthday.

Terra said...

That sounds like an ideal birthday celebration, and 10-10-10 Wow!

Barb said...

Well - you were certainly Queen for the Day! The girls did right by you, that's for sure.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! How very special... You must have felt soooo loved.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

They do say that 10-10-10 is a very lucky day. I guess that must be true as you were treated rather royally there for your special day! Monogrammed toilet paper is something that only the elite can have for sure.

wendy said...

I hope you had a great birthday...and it sounds like you did.
You wear the crown well.

The Words Crafter said...

How very sweet the girls were and how fortunate for all of you to have each other. I'm glad your special day was really special.

I learned yesterday that the date made it happy binary day-a computer thing. Cool that it was also your b-day.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You were certainly Queen for a Day! And on the luckiest day of the year too!