"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Day of Days


I reached a new decade back in December.  One that didn't really bother me all that much as I am not very vain.  What are you gonna do?  Nevertheless, it was the best birthday ever.  I went to lunch with my daughters and friends, got the nicest gifts and had the best time.  And, nobody said a word about my surprise birthday party that night at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant, sneaky little devils.  They were all there having fun, grinning like Cheshire cats and no one had even let it slip.  I've never had a surprise party before.  It was wonderful.  All my children, husband, sister and her significant other, friends and their children were there.  I love them all.  My cake was a beautiful cake/mousse concoction covered in cherry blossoms ( this because my daughter knew how much I was moved by the movie) and I got a copy of the movie too.  My daughter had even sent out printed invitations with cherry blossoms inscribed and on the back a picture of me in the field and a line from the poem THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Frost that I quote from time to time.  My friends and family are so thoughtful, so wonderful.  I adore them. It was the best day and night.  "someday I shall be telling this tale ages and ages hence, two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."  I, I took the one less traveled by and now I'm lost on the farm.

6 comments:

  1. Yay! Happy Birthday! Love starting off a new year with people I love, celebrating life! May all your wishes come true this year and the years that follow and may they be truly blessed and many!

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  2. Well, Happy, Happy Birthday. That was wonderful!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your happiness, old friend.

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  4. Happy Birthday
    must be great sure you enjoyed it lot

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  5. Sorry I missed the big day, but wishes still apply old friend...and yes I love that quote as well, used to have it written on the wall of my stairwell, it just says it all doesn't it.

    Yes, that lil' silkie is just the cutest and a very good job done as well, a lucky find!!!

    And btw...now I'm lusting for chili, must try this recipe...YUMMM...however, I add cocao, plus the beans n tomaters...sounds great with the dumplins.

    s

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  6. a heartfelt belated birthday... sounds like a wonderful day. my favorite Robert Frost poem...

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