First things first - the OPENING DAY for the Christmas in July Swap. I've already heard from two elves who opened their packages....more to come, I'm sure. I'll set up a link party in the next few days so everyone can see the parcels sent.
Now - to my birthday day.
Me at about 2 years old
In one word it was...............................
My BFF had asked what I wanted to do on my special day. I told her I wanted to see "The Secret Life of Pets". Yep - a kids' movie. Am I on the wayward road to wishing I was young again? NOPE. Love right where I'm at, right at this minute. The movie, I must say, was amazingly hysterical! And highly recommended if you want some levity in your life.
When we got to the theater, we were surrounded by children - I mean.....over a hundred little kids from ages 2 to 7 or 8. I looked at BFF and said, "Maybe this was't such a good idea." Well, the children were SO well behaved - no discipline problems AT ALL. Towards the end of the movie one of the characters (who was a real human-hater throughout the film) was snapped up by a little girl and smothered in hugs.....she promised to love him "FOREVER". A little voice from the other side of the theater proclaimed - quite loudly - "That's a good idea!" And after the movie was over, another little voice - this time from the back of the theater said, "That was AWESOME!" And I'd have to agree.
Then, I was treated to lunch....and chauffeured home.
My uncle, who I haven't seen in probably 50 years, his wife (from Florida) and my cousin and his wife (from Arizona) were in the area for their 60th and 35th high school reunions. They came to the house for a visit.
Cousin J, Me, Uncle N
My dear uncle brought me a birthday cake.
I can't remember the last time I had a birthday cake! After their visit, DH and I shared a pizza and some champagne. It was a GREAT day!!! I couldn't have asked for any better.
OK - now - to my studio -