The international celebration of the anniversary of my birth has now drawn to a close. The day started with many greetings from Facebook game buddies from all over the world. Never mind that half of them can't remember whether yesterday was today or tomorrow depending on time zone, it was all good fun.
My one meeting was canceled so I gave myself permission to have the day off and lazed through the morning sipping my coffee and reading. Suddenly the doorbell rang and who should be on my doorstep but the florist delivering a gorgeous bouquet of birthday flowers from my son and daughter-in-law. I love fresh flowers, but unfortunately, so do the cats. I spent much of the morning chasing Pippin off of the table, greenery firmly clutched between his teeth! I finally resorted to a couple of quick blasts in the face with a spray of water and he's been less inclined to snack. I did put the flowers on a high shelf overnight.
Next thing I knew, the mail arrived with an awesome card from my daughter. I told her that tears of happiness are a good thing (and it wasn't just because the card arrived on time :-) She just visited Colorado and went to some great yarn stores in Estes Park. She's supposed to write us a review on her blog someday. We've discussed before the joys of adult children and I had two wonderful reminders today.
My new business partners took me out to lunch and insisted that I partake in a warm chocolate chip brownie with ice cream, fudge and caramel sauces. Not wanting to spurn their gracious offering, I nibbled on a few dozen bites.
My husband arrived home with a surprise bag containing the exact bluetooth headpiece I wanted for my new phone. It is amazing what sending those Amazon wish lists can do! Now I too can appear to talk to invisible people in public. He offered to take me to dinner but I was too stuffed from my dessert, so have a rain check for later in the week. He ate left over Chinese, which means three nights this week I don't have to cook (what a shame).
I had e-mail greetings and calls throughout the day, which is the best part of the day for me. I didn't think much about being a year older, I thought about the richness of my life and the special people that are a part of it.