Thursday, May 24, 2007

happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday to...

ME! And Bob Dylan. And my "twin" from high school, Muggs. And everyone else born on May 24!! Also, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, PATTI & RON! Hope you guys have a great day - and fun weekend.


the west lake garden taken from the porch roof

I love my birthday. I have never been able to understand people who decide to quit celebrating. As they say, getting a year older sure beats the alternative! May is such a great month - our anniversary, Mother's Day, all those great spring blooms, warmer days, my birthday, the first long weekend of summer - what's not to like.

I don't need a big celebration - just best wishes from family and friends and a nice dinner or boat ride or day in the garden. I'm pretty easy to please - but I'm ecstatic that this is MY day.

We're going to a fun little cafe for lunch - they have a limited menu with daily specials and there is usually a quiche or salad that catches my eye. It's raining again today, so I'll probably read this afternoon - no gardening for sure. And tonight we have a couple good movies to choose from. It sounds perfect.

Hope you all have a lovely day too.

14 comments:

Kitt said...

Hey, happy birthday! Hope it's a lovely day for you. With many blooms ahead.

Karen said...

Have a wonderful day today, Kris! I'm with you, I LOVE birthdays:) Today is my son's birthday, too.
Enjoy "your" day!

kris said...

Thanks Kitt - "with many blooms ahead" is a perfect b'day wish for me!!

Karen - thanks - it's off to a very good start! Happy Birthday to your son too.

Patti said...

Happy Birthday!!! I can easily tell that we are SO related!!! Keep it simple!!!

Can't wait to see you Sunday!!!

kris said...

Thanks Patti - can't wait to see you Sunday too! Hope you guys have a really great anniversary!! Love you.

Zoey said...

Happy Birthday, Kris!
I have a friend who just LOVES her b.day, too.
I am one of those on the opposite end. I make no big deal at all. In fact, DH and I rarely buy gifts any more. I can't remember the last time I had a birthday cake. Geez, I guess I am quite the party pooper!
It sounds like you have much more fun!! I am so glad you are enjoying your big day.

Laurie & Chris said...

Happy Birthday Kris!!! We hope that you had a great day, and that you do what you want to do all day.

kris said...

Thanks Zoey and Laurie & Chris! I have had a perfectly lovely day.

Zoey, we quit buying each other gifts too - although I always justify an impulse "must have" purchase with "well, it could be for my birthday..." I'll have to live to be 200 to get all those buys accounted for!! But I have to admit, I am just tickled pink that it's my b'day - and I want everyone to know it!

(With respect to my mom, I am not posting my age - she thinks it makes her sound too old! I feel the same way about my kids turning another year older.) :)

peter hoh said...

Happy Birthday to you, Kris!

It's my birthday, too. How about that.

kris said...

Peter! Happy, happy birthday!!!! I have this incredible talent for remembering people's birthdays - especially if I can associate them with something else. So I will always think of you on the 24th from now on. You can count on getting a birthday comment from me as long as you have a blog!

Hope you are having a great day!

Dave Richards said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Have a great time...birthdays are always special days for us...enjoy your special days!!!!!

kris said...

Hi Dave - thanks for the link to your site - fun stuff.

Trailhead said...

Darn it, and I was away without internet access! Belated good birthday wishes!

kris said...

Thanks trailhead!! I knew you'd be sending me good wishes if you only knew! :)