Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Birthdays

I don't care for birthdays very much -- specifically, my own. Sigh. It's mostly a case of no apparent interest among my circle of friends and acquaintances so I mostly just ignore it. Yesterday was my 65th birthday. The only person who remembered it was my long time (pre-blogging) 'net friend Hal aka AlwaysQuestion. Thanks, Hal!!!!

I kept thinking about how I was going to spend my day and had pretty much decided that I was just going to do what I needed to do sooooooooo I headed to the laundromat to drop off my laundry which Bryce had loaded into my car because of the post-surgery limits imposed on me and the nice folks there kindly unloaded it. (Today, I'll go pick it up -- all sorted and neatly folded.) From there I went to the grocery to pick up a few items to restock the larder. As I was passing the in-store bakery, a light bulb lit up in my poor damaged brain and I decided to give myself a birthday party and found a small chocolate, whipped cream-filled cake and went on to finish my shopping. When I got home Bryce came bounding to my car to unload my groceries and I told him that he, his mom, and Racy Gracie and Baby Ana were invited for birthday cake after supper. Michelle called to verify a bit later.

At around 6:30, they all showed up with dear D.O.G. in tow and ready to beg for his dog cookies. They had birthday balloon, presents and hugs and I, of course was delighted. Michelle and the kids gave me a gift card to the Greek restaurant in our hood (serious yum!) AND a great new sign for my kitchen: I only have a kitchen because it came with the house." ;) Michelle's mom sent along a card with good wishes and cash.

Ana was absolutely precious as a two-year-old can be. The cake was great and everyone inhaled it before heading home to do homework. It was just a small party but it was great fun and one of the best birthdays I've had in years.

Question of the day:

Racy Gracie asked, "Kay? Why do you only have five candles on your cake?

Kay: Because if I put 65 candles on my cake, the firemen would have to come and put it out!

She giggled a lot.

As I said, it was a fun day!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!

Kay

29 comments:

  1. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you and may the year bring you continued health and much happiness. As someone who even forgets my own birthday sometimes (really), I can only say that the lack of responses has only to do with mismanagement and nothing to do with your birthday.

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    1. Thanks!!!!! I mostly try to forget my birthday but someone wiser than I said, "There is no cure for the common birthday"!

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  2. Happy Birthday!
    Sometimes, the impromptu celebrations are the very best.

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  3. The best parties are the ones that are unplanned and thrown together at the last minute. I'm glad you had a great birthday.

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    1. The kids made it really great!!!!

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  4. A belated Happy Birthday ,Kay!!Loved the candle story.Kids are a lot of fun at that age.

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    1. I always remember a line from the film, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: "And don't put candles on my cake -- it would look like the burnin' of Atlanta!!!"

      Thanks!!!!! Michelle's kids are the best.

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  5. I copied the words from your birthday sign -- "I only have a kitchen because it came with the house." I am going to post these words in my kitchen. Those are my personal sentiments about kitchens exactly. My mother was a fabulous baker but it certainly didn't rub off on me.

    I like how your 65th birthday unfolded. No pre-planning. It was a true happening.

    Best to you at 65!

    -- barbara

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    1. Thanks, Barbara!!!! It was great!!!! Actually, I'm an excellent cook -- I just hate cooking for one so I've pretty much given it up!!!! My ex-husband gained 30 pounds the first two years we were married!!!!

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  6. Happy Belated Birthday, Kay. I've always known that impromptu parties are the best. Glad you had a good time.

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    1. Thanks!!!!! I was delighted how it worked out -- especially how busy Michelle is these days!!!

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  7. I am glad you had a fabulous birthday. Glad it was fun for you this year. Also, belated happy birthday..

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    1. Thanks!!!! It was a delight!!!

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  8. See a day full of the best around you and good laughter.. Happy Birthday, Kay..

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  9. You don't look a day over forty!

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    1. Awwwww shucks that photo is about five or six years old. I haven't had one I liked as well since then!!!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Kay. Impromptu birthday parties are always, as Friko said, the best. Hope you have many more.

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    1. After the last few weeks, when I had to take a look at my mortality in the face, there was a need to celebrate a bit. That I had such great folks to share it with was awesome.

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  11. A belated Happy Birthday, Kay. Those spontaneous birthday parties are always the best. :)

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  12. Anonymous9:40 PM

    You did a super job of assuring your own happy birthday. I hope that you are as proud of you as I am! (I want a clone of your sign, please. For years, I said that if I ever built another house it would have no kitchen. I've built two since then. Unfortunately, this one has a kitchen. I did not really mind that the last house had a kitchen as, living alone, I was not forced to use it!)
    Cop Car
    P.S. Happy 66th birthday, since I'm too late for this one. Our lone grandchild was born on your birthday - in 1983.

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  13. you made something wonderful and fun happen for yourself just by getting the cake. I like impulsive moments the most

    Happy Birthday dear wonderful lady

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  14. happy birthday, kay! what an inspired moment in the grocery store!!
    glad you had such a great time!! love the sign, btw!!

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  15. Happy, happy 65th---it sounds like a great way to celebrate it.

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  16. Happy belated birthday Kay...nice little celebration for a very dear lady. ~Joy

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  17. Hey, you have the same birthday as my husband....he is a few years younger. But HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    I love the questions of the little ones. We put all 5_ candles on husband's cake and made him blow them out. The little granddaughters were amazed...that there were so many candles, and that "Bop" was able to blow all of them out in one try!
    Take every birthday you can and celebrate every one!! :)

    aka alwaysinthebackrow

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  18. I must add my congratulations on turning this birthday from sadness to gladness. How wonderful of you to buy that little cake and give your friends the opportunity to celebrate with you.

    So Happy 65th and my birthday wish for you is more little celebrations in the coming years.

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  19. Happy Birthday to you! My own was on the 23rd, and I've decided to start reading my age backwards. I am therefore 36 and you are 56!

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  20. Belated Happy Birthday to you! Don't we all appreciate having these birthdays roll around, when we consider the alternative. Sounds like a fun day developed. Here's wishing you many more good bloggin' years.

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