Thursday, February 09, 2012

It's February 9th ... time for another trip around the sun!

Okay, all you Parrotheads ... it's time for another Trip Around the Sun!

While many may be dreaming of palm trees and beach sand, I'm wondering where my annual order of snow has gone. We had a few flurries and slight accumulation yesterday -- all gone today -- but for a winter that has seen practically nothing as far as the white stuff, there may as well be sand out there and, yes Krystle, flip flops for all!

I may be disappointed on the snow front this year but I'm truly blessed and a rich person when it comes to friends and family. Thanks for all the birthday greetings on Facebook and in person and just remember ... my birthday counting is going backwards these days!

I share a birthday with some very interesting people including two classmates from high school -- ladies who shared those crazy youthful days, fellow blogger and financial wizard Jim Bacon (who's looking good for such an old man ... ducking!), another childhood friend from our days as little kids, and I just found out that Democrat Terry McAuliffe's birthday is today, too. Who knew?

Though there may be no snow this year, I still remember my most perfect birthday the year I turned 27 and spent the weekend at Wintergreen where my boyfriend/now-husband and I skied with friends as the snow gently fell all day. We celebrated at the end of the day with a cake that had a pile of snow (icing) in the middle with two red skis stuck in the snow bank, and grilled steaks on the deck as the snow continued to fall. It was a memorable day I will never forget and, for this winter baby, it was the perfect birthday.

And lookie there ... the florist delivery guy just came by and left a beautiful flower arrangement from my dearie who has never missed sending flowers on my birthday beginning when we started dating all those years ago. The arrangement is chocked full of a variety of blooms in purple and pink shades from the folks at River Hill Gardens Florist who always do such a nice job.

As the sign in Tappahannock's Lowery's Restaurant said, "Never regret growing older. Just think of the alternative." Enjoy your day!

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell
Birthday flowers
February 9, 2012

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