Saturday, January 8, 2011

Love Me Tender with a Birthday Bouquet, Lamb Chops, & a Happy, Happy Day!

This vibrant and redolent bouquet was delivered to my door this morning, signed:
We love you, Robin & Tim! I offer a sincere and warm thank you to
my sister-in-law and her husband in NC.
We had a grand Christmas with them and now THIS! It is beautiful!
News flash: I have had another birthday, and it was a big one!
No, the young cashier did not ask for my ID when I purchased some sherry and tawny port, but on the up side, my students from years past can still recognize me! Of every ten outings I make anywhere near home, I would say nine will surely put me face to face with a person I have had as a student. What a blessing that they always want to stop and visit for a moment!!

I have also had these adorable nesting sheep added to my existing herd of woolly Colin's Creatures. (Click here for his website.) I think this makes seven!
I shall need to round them up and do a head count.
Thank you, Cameron & Little Lisa Lou Who!

No Elvis sightings, but NPR played a lovely instrumental of "Love Me Tender" as one of their transition pieces this morning. And the young lady who gave me a facial (a birthday treat earlier this week) revealed to me that her father was indeed an Elvis Impersonator!
Weehhhhhhll, Thank You Vehhhry Much!


Rowan said...

Happy Birthday! You obviously had a lovely day. I love your sheep, they are very lifelike.I must have a look at Colin's Creatures.

Country Girl said...

What a happy post. And happy belated birthday to you.

Country Girl said...

Wanted to add that it is a tribute to you that your former students want to stop and chat. Icing on the cake ~

Char said...

happy belated birthday!!!

i love my sirius radio with an all elvis station!

Derrick said...

So glad to hear you've had a Happy Birthday, FireLight. Many more of them! I've been looking at Colin's site. The sheep are beautifully detailed and fun. The best kind of farmyard to have!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

what a lovely post, my friend

and happy belated birthday

kary and teddy

Gaston Studio said...

Happy, happy birthday!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Sounds as if you had a beautiful day. Extra big birthday hugs from the manor! xxoo

Karen @ PasGrand-Chose said...

Happy (late) birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely day - I wish you a very happy year!
Lots of good wishes

Cait O'Connor said...

Very many happy returns.

I love your header pic by the way,

Sandra said...

Beeeyooouuutifulll flowers! Belated Happy Birthday!

alaine@éclectique said...

Belated Birthday greetings! We're both Capricorns; mine was the 9th! Those sheep are gorgeous! I went to Colin's site and notice that he even has Aussie sheep...what a lovely gift!

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