Monday, March 26, 2012

And What a Wonderful Weekend It Was!

Time is a very healing place, one in which you can grow. 

-Denise Tanner -

I just cannot believe this weekend is over already. My birthday has come and gone, and today I come to work another year older...and, old enough now to apply for a half-price fare. Wow!!!  Sixty-five.  Seems like only yesterday I was  young 'country bumpkin' getting my first taste of the Big Apple. Time flies so quickly it is important that we do not waste it.  Time lost cannot be regained.  We must make the most of every moment, every experience, rather than enter our 'golden years' with too many regrets.

My birthday was really special.  At work I was made to feel like 'Queen for a Day'.  Anyone remember that show?  It goes back quite a few years.  My grandma never missed it and got me hooked as well. The  flowers were a birthday gift from my co-workers.  Sent pictures from my cell phone to my son's phone, and he emailed them to me.  I really do have to take the time to get that wire for my camera.  Heck, right about now I don't even know where the camera is.  

The psychiatrist bought 3 pizza pies and another co-worker bought the above strawberry shortcake.  It was really good...and different.  The cake itself was pound cake, the icing real cream.  The strawberries were so ripe and sweet.  I could go for a piece right about now.  Another co-worker bought me a 10-pack of Pepsi.  I know, not the best gift for someone trying to lose weight, but it's the thought that counts.  She knows how addicted I am.  Another co-worker gifted me with the following scarf.  It's hard to see it in the photo, but it's all sparkly and 'springy'.

On Saturday I got up early and headed to my favorite discount store before the rain.  And did I ever find bargains!  I bought 6 summer tops, 3 skirts, a purse, wallet, 2 pairs of slippers, 6 undies, 2 bras, 2 6-pack packages bright colored summer socks,  3 long glass beaded necklaces, and 3 summer nightgowns...all for $146.   See?  You can find bargains here in the city. LOL!!!

Sunday my both of my sons came over.  My eldest gave me a $50 Amazon card to purchase books for my Kindle and my youngest brought me a basket of bath supplies.  For dinner we had a pasta dish, and I baked a chocolate cake.  Yummy!  Even my kitty got a gift...a new bed, and she is loving it.  It was nice to get all those gifts, yes, but for me, the most important part of it was the quality time we spent together as a family...the laughter, the joy of being in each other's company. It's so rare that we are all together.  Family time is so, so important, but it was all over, far too quickly...

...but, the memories I have of this birthday, I will cherish forever.


  1. Your birthday sounds wonderful! It's so nice to feel loved and appreciated, isn't it? Annnnd - discounts from now on!!!!!!!!

    You got FANTASTIC deals in the city! Now, that's an art. Really.

    And I do remember Queen for a Day. It was my favorite show! (later I went onto loving pageants,) and then I was referred to as "the queen" at work and people would buy my all kinds of queen things, like crowns and scepters.

    And all because of my exposure to that show and the belief that anyone can be queen one day. :)

    And now you are!! Hail Hail!

  2. glad you had such a wonderful time

  3. Wow! What a fabulous haul of goodies! Even your cat got in on the action, LOL.

  4. Awwww Hon, what a delightful post! All round!!! Delightful!!!

    So glad you had so much delight, on this weekend. Lovely! You deserve it. Hope it keeps you high, the whole coming week.

    Gentle hugs.....

  5. Sounds like a wonderful day!
    Love and light,

  6. ~mary...i am so delighted that you were celebrated in such a wonderful way...just as it should be and oh so happy you were able to treat yourself to some new a beautiful year ahead for you!!! much love light and blessings~

  7. A happy post about a wonderful weekend! Glad it all went great. That strawberry shortcake looks delicious! Fab finds for you at the store, that is totally super and you will feel super in your new clothes!! I remember watching Queen for a Day, that was a fun show, the ladies always cried and they always seemed to win washing machines.

  8. Happy birthday, Mary! It sounds like the perfect celebration -- a party, family, some 'me' time, new clothes, your favorite foods. And you're right about cherishing each day, no matter what happens. Better to be on the right side of the dirt, hm?

  9. Oh Mary...I'm so happy for you...beautiful flowers, a lovely cake, and new clothes to boot. Wow...what's more it was spent with people who love doesn't get any better than that!!! :)
    I stuck a little something in the mail for you today...just so you know! :)
    I do remember Queen for a Day! Funny the things we remember from way back when and how they creep into our now, eh? I bet that show would be a great hit now.
    Sending you mega birthday blessings and lots of love Sister! xoxoxo