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Happy Birthday To Me

I have written before that I just love my birthday!  I’m beside myself with joy.  I rarely get presents simply because that’s not how we roll in our family.  We enjoy each other and eat and if any one wants to buy gifts we do – not because we have to.  Such freedom to love.

So, today is my birthday and I am older!  I went out for Pie with my good friend D.

The Upper Crust, Overland Park, Kansas

The Upper Crust, Overland Park, Kansas

I had Gooseberry Pie for the first time in my life and I loved it.  Tart and yummy!  And this pie shop is so quaint.  http://www.uppercrustpiebakery.com/




Myself - ackwardly trying to take a pic with D

Myself – ackwardly trying to take a pic with D


And then we went to 10,000 Villages.  If you haven’t been to a 10,000 Villages store then you really need to find one.  They are so much fun to see the crafts from all over the world and the history of these stores can be found on their web site: http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/about-history/

And because it’s my birthday I give to YOU a weekend song:




Autumn and Birthdays

I have always loved Autumn – when in August you get that first smell of autumn coming – it’s in the air, the breeze, the leaves and the grass.  It’s just everywhere.  That fresh smell of crisp dying earthy things.  Ahhhh, sweet aroma.  I know it’s still hot in August when you first sense the coming of fall and still hot in September and part of October in some places, but that smell is still there just waiting for it’s full appearance when the air turns as crisp as a Granny Smith Apple!  Yum.

Autumn marks the time for the cider mills to open and sell their wonderful fresh pressed cider and apple doughnuts! Arg, I LOVE it!  Autumn also marks the time to pull out warmer clothes that are as comforting as a snuggly blanket AND SHOES!  Real shoes with real SOCKS!

Now for the most important time for me……. TADA!  My birthday!  I was born in October – the first half and I just love my birthday!  I love to celebrate everyone’s birthday actually.  But mine is the best.  I don’t even know why I feel that way.  When I was very young my mom did the usual kid parties – I don’t think they lasted too long into our growing up but I remember the friends coming and the decorations and her delicious marble cake with butter cream frosting!  And presents and the party dress with the petty coat that crinkled like paper and twirled really nice with my black shiny patent leather Mary Jane shoes!!!

But I haven’t had a party in YEARS – when I was 51 my husband threw a surprise party – that was nice.  But as the kids get older and have families and jobs and bills – I don’t get the presents or the cake (unless I make it) and definitely not the party dress!

I think it’s the nostalgic thoughts and memories combined with the autumn weather – a change of seasons – whatever it may be I just love my birthday!!!  So there!

Of course I always “hope” for the presents that I think should come – but they are more expensive now then ever and a bit far out – but one can always hope!

Yes, one can always hope and dream and remember ……. ahhhhh I love Autumn!