I have a very good life! I have good friends and a great family.
Today was my 71st birthday. We started out with our usual Friday morning breakfast with friends. They had birthday cards for me, a small gift, and one of them bought my breakfast! Thanks, Jan!
It was almost 11:00 when we got home. I puttered a bit and then took my Kindle and went out into the garden to sit and read.
After lunch we went to the See's candy store where I redeemed a gift certificate I had been holding on to for quite a while and picked up a pound of dark chocolates. Then we went to Starbucks and I got my free Vente latte, extra hot, and brought it home to the patio, where I enjoyed chocolate and coffee while I worked the newspaper puzzles, with Josy Cat at my feet.
Tom went off to pick up Jake, while I sat in my patio rocker and read some more. About 4:00 Jake and Tom arrived back home and I moved back inside where Jake was ensconced on the couch with his feet up.
At 5:00 Jill and the kids arrived and there was the usual clamor of confusing conversations typical of our gatherings while some sport or another was playing on the TV.
We moved our picnic set up off the patio and into the shade. Tom cooked.
The kids played.
Come and eat!
Caught sneaking a chip.
The crazy crew NOT posing.
Time for a brew.
Hmmmm. Let me think about that. Nope. Brews and pain pills don't mix.
This one doesn't need to be any goofier. Oh, I should say that at this point, Irene has my camera.
She went flower photoing.
Irene and I amused each other with a bit of wacky Birthday Queen drama.
She requested that I keep my royal jewels and amulet in place as we moved inside to have cake, "because I looked so good!"
Happy Birthday to me!
Tom took Jake home. Jill and the kids left, and Josy and I were now alone in a quiet house. Gotta' know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em. Perfect timing.
It was a very good day in a very good year in a very good life.