Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me

Well, I'm another year older today.  Hard to believe that a whole year  has flown by.  Some big changes for me this year...a move at work, a move to a new home, the first time in my life living in a building, and I am loving it.  Never have I felt so serene.  

Nothing special planned for this weekend. I do hope to do a little shopping for myself.  It's been so long time since I have been able to buy something new to wear.  Actually, it has been a whole year.  I usually shop for myself twice a  year, on my birthday and at Christmas, but this past Christmas we were in the midst of our move and saving for our furniture.  We all decided that this Christmas was going to be one spent just enjoying family and relishing in each other's company.  And it was great.  Just being with my loved ones is enough for me.

But, during our move, the movers lost several bags of my clothes.  I am only now discovering the full extent of the loss.  At first it seemed to be just my winter socks and some of my winter pants.  Now that the weather is warming up, I've discovered that many of my blouses (for this time of year) are missing as well.  It's far too warm out for winter sweaters and not warm enough for summer tops.  So, I'm hoping to find a few new blouses to wear to work.  

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;

Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.

by Christina Rossetti

May you all have a wonderful fun-filled weekend.


  1. Happy Birthday Mary! Wishing you the very best year!

  2. Happy Birthday, have a wonderful day ♥

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mary! Wishing you a bargain finding shopping spree! Have fun and enjoy it!


  4. I am so happy to be the first to wish you a very Happy Birthday! It's my birthday too, you know! March 23 is a very special day! :) Best wishes for a great day and year!

  5. Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful day and an even better weekend!



    Not nice of the movers to *lose* your clothes. (Lose, my foot. They stole 'em and sold 'em, betcha') But it does give a nice reason to pick out new ones.

    Gentle hugs....

  7. Dearest Mary, enjoy your day to the fullest, and I hope you find beautiful clothes for such a beautiful woman!! I would love to bake you a cake! Happy Happy Birthday!!

  8. A very happy birthday to you, and best of luck with the shopping!

  9. I sure wish we were near each other so I could lavish you with Birthday Blessings!!! :)

    May Your Birthday be blessed, and everything you need and more Sister of my Heart!

    Happy, Happy Birthday Mary!

  10. ~brightest of bright birthday wishes and blessings upon you this day and to the new year ahead...

    i am so sorry the movers lost some of your stuff but maybe just maybe there was a good reason for!!!

    make a wonderful wish this night...

    be well my dear friend...much love light and blessings~

  11. Happy Birthday, Mary! May the upcoming year be one of your best, full of love, fun and new clothes!

  12. Happy birthday sweet Mary.....wishing you all the best on this most special of days.



  13. Happy belated birthday! Maybe the loss of clothing is a blessing in disguise to allow yourself the fun of getting some new gorgeous clothes? Hey, any excuse to get a new sparkly shirt, I'm in.