Tuesday, March 4, 2014

To The Victor....

I'm not saying I was actually victorious over my birthday blahs this year, but I had help from people I dearly love to give me smiles and make the weekend a nice continuing celebration. So I had a few "spoils" to this victory...like a spring garden in my kitchen:
Jack brought me a beautiful basket full of my favorite spring blooms...tulips, daffodils, and yummy smelling hyathincs..(I hope I spelled that correctly!) They are all opened and looking lovely and brought a hint of what's to (hopefully) arrive in a few months here! The bulbs can be planted in the fall for blooming next year...so thoughtful! He also got me another gift but was hesitant to give it to me.  As long as I don't have to feed or clothe it I said it would be fine! It's a Bissel spot cleaner..he knows how much I love to clean carpets! I really do! This will help with the Eddy and Squeak mishaps! However, it is an appliance of sorts and I think he was nervous about that! No worries! My best friend Donna stopped by on Friday afternoon to bring goodies and gifts. Larry came too and he and Jack gabbed away while I enjoyed admiring my gifts.
She makes the most beautiful wreaths and made this one for my front door! It's so pretty and looks great! Nice way to greet visitors with a fresh spring look!
She also made this clever and so fun necklace.  The medallions have special words that she put on them...like "joy", "God", "friends", and my initials...love it! Gifts made with your hands are so, so special...Thanks Donna! But that wasn't all...nooooo...she stopped by the new cupcake place in Ashland and picked out some scrumptious treats:
Now, I'm not saying I tried every one...well, OK, I tried every one...except the one in the pretty package.  Why? Well, first I'll show you what it was:
It was a cupcake with sprinkles and a candle to put on top.  I had put them in the fridge and my Granddaughter Addy found it.  All little kiddos (and big ones too!) are attracted to sprinkles and candles..and she ate it and declared it yummy! They all were and it was so nice of Donna to bring them. They made the perfect birthday cake!  I also received a new movie and fun homemade cards from my son and his family out west. The cards were adorable and also hilarious...love them! My Mom sent me a lovely necklace and the sweetest card.  She wrote some really touching thoughts in there..I know I'll keep it and treasure it forever.  Thank you all for making my day special.  Oh, Mother Nature also gave me a gift! The snow storm we were expecting did arrive, but the total amount of snow was only a few inches. That was a gift!  Then to top it all off, my Granddaughter Driana stopped by on Saturday and cut my hair! Thanks honey, I love it!
Good hair and smiles all around!

16 comments:

joanne said...

how in the world did I miss your special day? All wrapped up in my own little world I guess. Well, Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you have some very special people in your life who happen to think you are very special...love all your sweet gifts. Glad you enjoyed your day.

Becky Jerdee said...

You look so cute, Kathy...great haircut!

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, YaYa! Spring is in the air in Ohio, Ashland, and I'm very happy to find you in better spirits. The aroma of those beautiful fresh flowers and those lucious cakes would be enough to turn anybody's mood around. Jack and Donna came up with the perfect gift ideas for your extended birthday celebration. That wreath is spectacular. How could you stay depressed when you read those words written by your mother? A fine woman she is. Driana put the icing on the cake (figuratively speaking) by giving you a hair cut that's second to none. You look lovely and youthful, dear friend, and don't you forget it!

I hope your week just continues to get better and better. It's March and winter is on the run. Longer, warmer and brighter days are surely ahead. God bless!

selvageedge said...

Looks like you had a lovely day. I love that your birthday cake got swiped. Too funny!

acorn hollow said...

What a wonderful birthday you have!!! and you look fabulous!!!!
Cathy

Cindy said...

So glad you ended up having quite a nice birthday!! Love the flowers from your hubby -- we could all use some Spring and I love tulips! Those cupcakes also look amazing and so do you with your fresh hairstyle!!

Julia said...

I love your hair cut Yaya. You look hot...
Such nice gifts from people who love you very much.
I love that idea with blooming spring bulbs in a basket and a spot cleaner. At least, your husband was diplomatic and thoughtful I like useful gifts that last.

Take care.Hugs,
JB

Mrs Catch said...

Happy Birthday, Yaya. Your flowers are gorgeous. I'm a huge fan of flowers - for any reason. Hope to see a few more pics come spring. Your garden is always so beautiful.

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Hope said...

Hi Yaya! how are you? very happy belated birthday! looks like you received some very special attention from some extra special people in your life. and what wonderful gifts! happy that you had an awesome birthday! take care!

Hilary said...

What a lovely way to spend your birthday. So many thoughtful and fun gifts. I'm impressed that he hesitated before gifting you with the cleaning implement.. so many wouldn't understand that. And your granddaughter did a great job.. your hair looks wonderful. Happy Just After Your Birthday!

Donna said...

I should have noticed the cute haircut! It looks so cute...didn't I say that just today??

Donna said...

That Addie....lol!!!

111 LaLa Lane said...

wonderful birthday treats, indeed! And, you're as pretty as ever.

Sweet Tea said...

Happy Birthday YaYa!
No birthday blahs allowed - OK?
Looks like you celebrated well and are fully loved! Let the celebration continue...BTW, your hair look "Mah-ve-lous"!

Munir said...

I am so happy for you for getting so many nice birthday gifts.

Birthdays can make us feel happy too. I am sure you know that but this society of ours makes us feel bad as we get older. Therefore on the one day that is ours we end up feeling miserable. If we decide that we are not going to let society control us we can be as happy as a little kid. I have learned this after turning fifty and now that I am in my sixties, I laugh on my birthday and at my own hardships.
So, GOD WILLING next year We will see ALL SMILES on you. May you stay healthy and fit and HAPPY along with your hubby and kids and grand kids, your siblings and your adorable Mom.