Monday, October 18, 2010

The Years fly by so quickly...


To Me!
...or so it seems.
Today is my birthday and it has started out as a glorious day.
The heat has broken and the air is cool and crisp this morning.

Last night I celebrated the passing of another year with my family. First, we had dinner at the White Chocolate Grill. Then to a wine bar for libations and board games. We played Old Maid and Go Fish, which brought back memories from traveling in our camper when the children were wee tots. Card games have always been a family favorite and we shared lots of laughs over Crazy Eights and BS.

Presents abounded.  A decorative iron butterfly and precious little gnome (inside family joke!) from the kids. DH took care of the photography habit with an electronic picture viewing frame, camera backpack, tripod and lens organizers.
Someone forgot to tell him women like sparkly things! But honestly, these presents spoke more to my real inner person than jewelry ever could.  Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't have turned it down.
How will I spend my day? Promised myself the gift of health for my birthday.
So today is a day for making doctor's appointments for all the parts of me that seem to be breaking down with age. I'll include a hair appt. to cover up the grey that has invaded my head.
I joined a gym and will go 'workout' for the first time in many years today.
Let's hope I follow through with this one.  A special friend is going to help me try to stick with it.
And then,
I will sew.

15 comments:

Elin said...

Happy birthday!!!
I will return to our small blocks in some days, have some other things that I MUST do first!

Anne-Mette said...

Happy happy birthday to you. I wish you the very best for the time to come and hope, that you will enjoy your day :-).

Loris said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great celebration. Here's for a grand year too!

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope your day was everything you dreamed AND....may your tomorrow not be sore. LOL

Stray Stitches said...

Happy Birthday, Cheryl. May you have many more years of sewing ahead of you!!

Linda C said...

A very happy birthday to you. Wishing l was writing to say you won the quilt, but no such luck. The winner was extremely thrilled with her win. Will have some photos posted by this afternoon.

Elyte said...

Happy birthday Cheryl and wishing you many more!
That raffle quilt would have been a perfect gift for you, but not this time.
Love your new photo.

Brigitte said...

Happy birthday Cheryl. You had a great day by the sounds of it.
www.quiltsampler.blogspot.com

Aunt 'Reen said...

Cheryl - wishing you a VERY Happy Birthday!
Glad you had a wonderful celebration last night with your family! Love seeing all those beautiful pictures!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Sending you wishes for a very happy birthday! It sounds like you had a terrific evening last night. The White Chocolate Grill sounds like a yummy place to eat! Nice of you to share the fun family pics, too! Hope you had an equally fun birthday today!

Rosie said...

Love your family photos. Best wishes always!

Rena Kay said...

Happy Birthday Cheryl. Love the pictures of you and family. Everyone looks GREAT! I wish you many more happy celebrations.

PIYPL Friend,
Kay

Karen said...

How did I miss this?
Happy Belated Birthday wishes to you, Cheryl! Looks like you had a wonderful evening with family. The White Chocolate Grill??? Sounds interesting.

I hope the following year is filled with all the people and things you love.

And I love your new header photo, too!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

"Happy Birthday", wishes for you today too Cheryl! Thanks for sharing the birthday celebration with your family--- you made more wonderful "memories" for sure! Old maid is just about the best. Love the face of the recipient that gets her---(usually me)---when I play with the grandchildren. :(

Your new header photo is beautiful. Looking up for a good year in 2011!!!

Carolyn :)

Cheryll said...

Again from one Cheryll to another Cheryl and another Libran to another... HaPpY BiRtHdAy !!
Could we be twins?
Hope you had a GrEaT day..& many more!
:)