Saturday, April 3, 2010
My birthday was Friday…and it was a grand day!
( the photo to left is of Chole`, the cute little girl of Annie, a dear friend of mine. There family nickname for me is PJ....it made my day)
I took the day off, so I got to sleep in for an hour. I started my day off by finishing a book that I was reading ( and no there was no real ending). Then my friend Cristian came over and we went over to Lowe's to get the last finishing touches for my garden. When we got back we proceed to plant all my plants. A couple of flowers, some ivy, mint, thyme, cilantro, Thai basil, basil, chives, sage, lambs ear.
It took us a little while but we did it! And it looks great….if I do say so myself! Eddo ( my gnome) found a new home among the ivy! He looks quite hansom there.
After we finished all the garden activities I got ready to go out to dinner. It turned out a sneaky roommate and some sneaky friends planed a surprise party\dinner for me. So, Cristian, me and Kari showed up at the local Mexican restaurant and there were my friends and a gluten free birthday cake !!!!! ( I am gluten free if you didn’t know). It was lovely…..good food, great friends, gluten free cake and unfortunately sombrero. ( you know….when all the waiters come over clapping, and singing and then they put the sombrero on your head…) . We finished eating then went back to my place to hangout. There was lots of laughter, stories, a bookcase was assembled, old friends meet new friends and did I mention there was lots of laughter?!
I enjoyed my birthday, I felt like the whole day was my gift from Jesus. He was reminding me that love is abundant…in every aspect of my life.
The day was filled with lovely cards with words that said “ I love you” but with out having to actually say those words. ( if that makes scenes). There were gifts of books, journals, owls, bookmarks, bookstore gift cards, promises of spending a future day together, some of my favorite soap, phone calls, face book messages, laughter, tears and flowers. What more could a girl ask for?