Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Good Day

Yesterday was my birthday. It was filled with all good things. The boy bought me a delicious cupcake from Susie Cakes. I left it on my desk last night and this morning it had a very suspicious kitty nose print in it.

I treated myself to a walk on the tide pools with my friend Barbara. I've been going there since I was a little girl and I felt old. My feet weren't too happy about jumping from rock to rock, but I managed to wander about without twisting an ankle or having to be airlifted out like a beached manatee. It was a beautiful day and I got some good ideas for paintings.

My mom took me out for a birthday lunch, Chinese food with a good fortune.

 Other fine presents included a JoAnn's gift card, new towels, curry powder and a fine basil plant. 

 I pinned my cards on the hatstand.

My wonderful hub got me gorgeous flowers and a magnificent set of Calphalon pans. I love them so much I haven't even taken them out of the box. I've just been staring at them like they were a bunch of Faberge eggs. I'll get over it and put them to good use, but dang they are pretty things.

My bestie, Julie, presented me with two vintage cookbooks that belonged to her mother-in-law. Now I'm geeking out over how to make white sauces and table settings. I love reading old books about etiquette and home economics.

This awesome fish was carved and painted by my uber talented friend Barbara Malley. It's a treasure.

And my clever friend, Heather drew a Queen of May cat.

All in all it was a perfect day, filled with phone calls and texts from family and friends. Maybe getting older isn't so bad.

Wishing you a creative week,



 Each day comes bearing its own gifts.  Untie the ribbons.  ~ Ruth Ann Schabacker


  1. Replies
    1. It was, Marcia. All week has been a gift of friends and family.

  2. Wow! Some birthday you had! Happy belated Birthday wishes to you! It looks like you had the perfect day for sure! You are so loved! Lucky lady!
    Blessings for many, many more!


  3. Ooh! Ooh! I forgot to ask you, were either of the vintage books put out by Watson, the spice company? I have a 'cookbook' or theirs full of all types of salads and dressings, mainly. Another old book I had told one to stuff the turkey the night before and put in refrigerator. I mentioned it to a friend and she went ballistic, telling me NOT to do that! LOL The books were old!
    But, I also have a 'household cleaning' book from Watkins, I think. It tells one how to remove the soot from one's wallpaper and how to take the carpet outside, hand it over a line and whack all the dust out of it! It had 'recipes' for cleaning everything! I agree with you about those vintage books! They are neat to read! But, I am glad I live in these times - to an extent. LOL
    The Gutenberg Project, at, has old books you can read online or download. You can even download just the images if you like.
    That's all now.

    1. I love Project Gutenburg. I used to spend all my pocket money on old books. Now I read them online and spend my extra money on beads. hee hee hee.

  4. Happy (belated) birthday to you! It sounds like you were well celebrated! Hooray!

    May is the best month in which to have a birthday. My husband, our daughter, and I all have May birthdays ourselves. :)

  5. Sounds like the real gifts are your fabulous family and friends. Happy belated Birthday!

  6. Belated birthday wishes! I hope you salvaged most of the cupcake from the cat!


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