Saturday, May 4, 2013

I Put Another Candle on My Birthday Cake

When I was in high school I used to think that anyone in their 50's was soooo old, but boy oh boy, not anymore  LOL  My husband says I'm still a "Spring Chicken!"  :)  Thanks Jimmy.  I don't know if I'd go that far though.  
My birthday fell on Easter Sunday this year, so to celebrate, my daughter Dani took me on a surprise day- trip during her Spring break, up to one of my favorite cities, Claremont, for a leisurely two hours of smelling oils and designing our own scents and having the salesperson put them into lotions and diffusers for us.  Mine was a mixture of gardenia, orange and patchouli.  Now it's making me and my home smell so good.  Then she treated me to lunch at a super upscale burger place for a delicious lunch.  Thanks Dani for such a wonderful surprise-filled day.

My husband Jim bought me a beautiful new set of golf clubs complete with bag.  I'm really enjoying the new driver, I can actually hit the ball now farther then 100 yards LOL.

And to celebrate with my son Zach, I drove up to his place in Pasadena the day before my birthday, and he drove me all over L.A. and Hollywood to visit my favorite places, with a stop at one of our favorite burger houses for a lettuce wrapped avocado burger and sweet potato fries.   And knowing how much I enjoy gardening, we puttered in his little garden area with his new greenhouse, arranging his orchids and succulents, and doing a bit of weeding.  Have I mentioned how much I love to weed?  So therapeutic!

Then we ended the day at a terrific cacti and succulent farm close to his house.  Rows and rows of plants from all over the world and good looking clay pots to house them in made by a local Pasadena potter.  Both of us came home with several new plants to love and take care of.    
I couldn't have asked for a more excellent time with all of you.  Thank you all for making my 57th a memorable one.  Love you guys.


  1. Sounds like you had a great birthday - remember, age is just a number so keep enjoying life!!! Ellen

  2. Belated very late Happy Birthday. I just want to tell you how young you look for 57. Hope you had a good birthday! Hugs Nat