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Sunday, June 24, 2007

It's my birthday and I'm having a party...

It's my 50th birthday...50!!! Wow! I can't be that old, now can I???

Actually, I've been celebrating most of the week but today only with the DH...

On Friday, my document migration team treated me to a chocolate mousse cake (a surprise) during our status meeting. I thought it was nice of them to remember me.

Then my girlfriend, Penny, took me to lunch at a very girly restaurant called the Rose Garden. It's a beautiful little place decorated as a Victorian rose garden, pinks and soft greens and creams. Victorian decor abounds in this place and it's a nice place to eat. Penny gave me a bottle of wine called, Bitch. She said that it went with my new age. And she gave me beautiful earrings, a very nice bracelet and a card that made me cry. My boss gave her permission to take me to an extended lunch too, so thank you, Brad.

Yesterday, I got some goodies in the mail. Carol, darling Carol, sent me this lovely fob. I was so moved that I cried. This fob is so beautifully stitched and so tiny. My initials are embedded in the design and it took me awhile to find them. Very clever. Now, I am on the hunt for special scissors and I will think of her every time I snip a thread with scissors that this fob is attached.


On Tuesday, my son and hubby took me and Mike's GF, Jenna, on a dinner cruise. We sailed out of Ithaca on the MV Manhattan for a 3 hour cruise (Oh, Gilligan!!!) up Cayuga Lake. Dinner was scrumptious, the weather and scenery was beautiful and we had a wonderful time!

Some photos...

Jenna and Mike

All of us

Me and Dave

The cruise was a blast! Good food, nice company. Very relaxing.

This morning, David treated me to vanilla cappuccino and cinnamon raisin bagels in the sun room. And he gave me a beautiful card and a gift card to my favorite boutique, and a promise of a new digital SLR when I decide a) when we can afford it...(let's get through the contractor mess) and b) when I actually pick the one that I want. I really want the Canon EOS D but will settle for the Nikon D40...

Tonight, he's made dinner reservations at a place he's not disclosing...when I asked him where he told me that he didn't remember where or how to get there...funny, right!
And I treated myself to a OLN shopping experience. I bought a couple of Little House Needlework patterns, a biscourne pattern and some LizzieKate that were so darling. When they arrive I will take pictures.

So, the day has started lovely and I believe will continue that way!

Go 50!!


Vonna said...

What a delightful family you have Joanie. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like you've been having a grand time and life should always be a celebration :) no matter what age your turning! You make 50 look great!

Carol said...

I'm so glad you had such a nice birthday!! You sure don't look 50!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday Joannie! You're having a ball I can see ;)

Von said...

Hey there, birthday buddy! It sounds like you know how to do birthdays up right! Spreading out the celebrating is the best, especially for a 50th birthday!

Happy Birthday and every day, Joanie!

Tessa said...

Happy, happy birthday. Sounds like you are celebrating in style.
The Rose Garden Restaurant sounds gorgeous and the Cruise sounded fun.
Hope you can make the celebrating last all year Joanie :)

Karoline said...

Happy birthday Joanie :)

Margie said...

happy birthday! It sounds like you've been having a great time :-)

Nancy K. said...

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Joanie,
Happy birthday to you!!!!

And many happy stitching moments.

I hope your day was fantastic, it sounded like it got off to a great start. I loved the pictures you shared, your cadet is so handsome and looks wonderful with his girlfriend.

Take care, Nancy

Chelle said...

Happy birthday Joanie! It sounds like you had a fantastic week of celebrations. I hope I look half as great as you do when I turn 50!

Isabelle said...

Happy birthday Joanie! Sounds like you had a fantastic day. You definitely don't look 50!

I hope you received the bag and purse... I'm getting really nervous about them.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Happy Birthday, it sounds like you had a great day. Sorry this is late, still behind in my blog reading, will catch up one day.!!!


tkdchick said...

Happy Belated Birthday!