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Monday, March 21, 2011

A Happy Birthday

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I have officially hit a milestone….another birthday!! We decided to celebrate my special birthday dinner on Sunday since Stephen was off and could join us. We had a nice meal at Longhorn Steakhouse and spent the remainder of the day relaxing and enjoying this beautiful time of the year.

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Mike asked me what I wanted for my birthday and being the good rv’er that I am…. I really couldn’t think of one thing I actually needed so I went for the birds. We took a trip to Wild Birds Unlimited in Peachtree City where I picked out a neat new feeder that you can put a seed cake on. It is spiral and has little perches for the birds to sit on with a top to protect the seed from the rain.

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As with most new things it takes the birds a few days to venture in to dine. I am hoping they will like it.

Later in the day we feasted on the traditional birthday cake. Did I say it was diet time??? It’s diet time!!!!

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The cake was delicious and we had the good insight to order only a small cake. Mike is NOT suppose to be eating lots of sugar so we didn’t want any temptations hanging around.

All in all it has been a really nice birthday….quiet, calm and relaxing!!! Just right!!

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The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~Lucille Ball

 

20 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

Happy Birthday Gerri. The cake looks wonderful.

Judy and Emma said...

Happy Birthday, Gerri! Guess you're going to follow Lucy's advice and not tell us your age? :)

Sue and Doug said...

I know I already wished you a Happy Birthday on Facebook!...but I will just repeat myself again..Happy Birthday, Gerri..looks like you had a great day!..the cake looks delicious!..hope the birds arrive soon to snack on your new feeder!

Weldon and Sandy said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love all them bird feeders you have in your yard.

Rick and Paulette said...

Happy Birthday, Gerri! What a great looking Birthday Cake too.

Merikay said...

Best wishes and hope you see many more happy and healthy years!

Donna K said...

Happy Birthday - and many more.

Carol K said...

A modest piece of delicious cake for the humans and a yummy treat for the birds. Your birthday celebration sounds great!

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Happy birthday Gerri! I love that you chose a present for the birds. I'm sure you will enjoy that far more than another item that will just weigh you down. The cake looked delicious. I hope you enjoyed your special day. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday! :) Looks like you had a wonderful day! Hope it is the beginning of a wonderful year!! :)

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gerri, you aren't getting older, just better, The bird feeder was a great choice of gifts, Poor Mike, I know what he's going through, I love cakes & pies, and with this darn Diabeties I can't have them either.I'm so lucky to have Donna who bakes and improvises with sugarless recipes, Splenda now has brown sugar and powdered sugar, which is expensive, but she can make me an occasional treat and it won't hurt my numbers. Enjoy you day. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

JOJO said...

Happy Birthday Gerri. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
Hope the birds enjoy your present soon

Judi said...

Happy Birthday, Gerri. Sounds like a perfect day for you and I know the birds will appreciate your Birthday, as well.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Happy Birthday!

Dennis and Donna said...

Happy Birthday..I'm with you..I love to feed the birds....and a new feeder would be a great thing!

pidge said...

Happy Birthday!! That cake looks so good. Stay safe.

Toyin O. said...

The cake looks yummy, Happy Birthday!!!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! The gift I love and the cake must be as good as it looks..

Mike McFall said...

Happy "LATE" Birthday. I don't have them any more,,,I don't want to get any older. I'm old enough! Neat bird feeder,,,,, hope your YEAR is a GRAT ONE!!!

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