Wednesday, February 23, 2011

happy birthday to me!!

39...thirty nine...3 tens 9 ones...whichever way you look at it, i am 1 year away from the big 40!!! far from fearing that number i am embracing it...and the best way to embrace it is to have one hell of a party ~_~ after talking with mister moo about my visions for what i would like, i have realised that i best start putting away 10% of each pay cheque to be able to hold this shindig. i really haven't ever celebrated my birthday in a big way with the exception of my 18th when my lovely friends mother held a party for me at their house. it will be nice to do something special and invite everyone i have ever called friend.
anyhow back to the here and now...a few weeks ago i was given the most gorgeous belated Christmas present, wrapped in gold tissue and sweet lace ribbon. Linda gifted me this!
she reinvents (sounds like a good term) gorgeous vintage napkins with beautiful sayings. this one is perfect for me and our new room which has been named the family room. each of the crocheted hearts represent Lili Mia Claudia mick and me. (is that bad grammar?)
i have found the perfect spot for it, my tub chair faces it so not only do i see how pretty it is, i can feel Linda's love each time look at it.
now my birthday was a little low key but i still managed to be thoroughly spoiled by those around me. mick and the girls gave me some new shirts, the authority to buy myself something from the doll and bear show and this gorgeous MOOK (magazine/book)
it is a collection put together by the Frankie magazine group and apart from smelling delicious, in that paper book kinda way, the pages are inspirational to say the least.
sorry bout my photography skills...very limited :)
i am having a wonderful time slowly reading through the stories that come with the pictures and dreaming of the day that i do an interior design could happen right??
talk about being spoilt...i just so happened to do a day of relief teaching on my birthday and the secretary had organised a cake just for me!! how special is that? i love my colleagues they make the troubles of teaching disappear :)
after my day of teaching i came home to find these flowers delivered to my doorstep
one of my closest friends from toowoomba had sent me this pretty bouquet. thanks Miranda you are a doll!! (give Paul a big kiss from me)
on this occasion one of my sisters babysat the girls while mick and i headed out for Thai. because we were rushing around getting ready for dinner i forgot to check the mail box so it wasn't until the next afternoon that i discovered that this was in the mail box!
once again the lovely Linda had showered me with her special kind of love. this sweetly wrapped present and hand made card brought squeals of delight not only from me but my 3 girls who also happen to be Linda's biggest fans ~_~
such a special card!
and here is a rare photo of me modelling the gorgeous necklace that was gifted to me.
here is a closer look...yes it is a little bird cage with tiny eggs and a little door that opens and closes.
two special things about this gift...i spotted that necklace a few weeks ago and had mentioned to linda how much i loved it (she obviously stored it in her gift giving part of her memory)...the second and most amazing thing is that Linda has spent the last week in hospital and the days leading up to her admission too sick to work yet she still managed to get my birthday present to me...kind hearted is too little a sentiment to describe her nature. i am dreaming up ways of repaying her don't you worry.
anyhow, this birthday is now over and dreams of THE BIG ONE are growing...
sweet kisses to you all and blessings for a wonderful second half of the week.


Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh Rosey you made me cry! I love the way your wall hanging looks in your family room and I love the way you necklace looks on you. I also love your deserve a little pampering and there is no need to repay me any other way than just be my friend.
Kiss Noises Linda

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Rosey! Happy Birthday, blogging buddy! :0) Since I hit the big Four Oh last year, you're still a spring chicken! :0) I did the same as you're planning ... decided that after not having an 18th, a 21st or a big wedding, I would have a fun costume party ... we had a ball and I'm sure you will too. All the best for the year ahead - may it hold many wonderful new adventures for you! Bear Hugs! KRIS

soggibottom said...

Have a very happy birthday, you poor ol soul....... all down hill from 40 you know... NEVER IS, only just starting.... have a really good day..
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Lovely to see your babies bless their socks... x x x You don't look 39 3/4 and a bit more (ha ha) to me :-) x x x

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

Happy Birthday!!! You are still so very young but you have all the grown up things - family, house, business, job...! You are WAY ahead of me but not that much older. Celebrate a little every day!!!!!!!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Rosey!!! I love all your gifts- the banner is amazing- and the card is to die for! I think handmade gifts are so wonderful- and I love that you showed us a picture of you! big birthday hugs to you!!!

Kerryanne English said...

Happy birthday Rosey. Sounds like you had a perfect day with lots of love and gifts to put a smile on your face.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

babalisme said...

HAPPPYYY BIIIRTHDAY!! and thinking it must be the first time I see your picture. Oh, if we were neighbors I'll set up a party for you with englih tea party theme. Lots of roses of course!

soggibottom said...

Me again, :-)
Thanks Rosie :-) x x x
Mini drama :-) x
I hope you blew out ALL of the candles you old dear :-) ha ha......