Wait a minute. No it didn't. Rainy and cold, it was a perfect day for me. I love rainy days. No dog walking first thing or urgency to go anywhere other than a different spot on my mattress. Hubby agreed.
Monday morning, Pretend Daughter Emily came for her regular breakfast visit. This time, we shared lunch rather than breakfast and she blessed me with a lovely fall bouquet. She is a November Gal as well and we shall do her birthday next week. November People stick together.
As you can see, the flowers went well with some of my other gifts: Chocolate Iced Chocolate Brownies, Extremely cool vase from Sweet Sharon and more chocolate from Crazy Dee. My friends know me.
Crazy Dee had called earlier this week to reserve me for The Actual Day. She did not allow Hubby to come with. She is crazy that way. CD did take me to my favorite spot for lunch and brought a BIG bag of wonderful, me-like gifts to celebrate. She knew she better. When I am by myself in her kitchen, I tend to place 'reminders' on her planning calendar. I conveniently let her know how many shopping days are left till the Big Day. Nice of me, yes? Do not worry. She is worse about her birthday than I am about mine. We have a good time out doing each other.
On the way home from lunch, in the midst of pouring rain, a lone garage sale was taking place in a wee little town. Lots of fabric and the most wonderful milk pitcher and matching tea pot. These type of kismetian opportunities are special little kudos from God. Only God could have arranged that sale on this day in that community. In the rain. And cold. And I do believe I might have been the only one that went to it. I did wake up the 'proprietor' in her van as I knocked on the door of the rented space that was the garage sale door. I have the most fun.
After I was home for awhile, the doorbell rang. Huzzah! Another gift! Neighbor Natalie brought by her Little Neighbor Meisa, to give me a vintage Coca Cola sign! I was very touched by her acknowledging My Day. And this year, I didn't even have a sign in the yard! Extraordinary!
I had a bit of time before Youngest Son escorted me to our local Mexican Restaurant for supper. The rain was turning colder and I turned to one of birthday presents for a little warmth. Earl Grey Lavender Tea sounded just right.
After festive feasting with YS, I came home to wrap my mind around my new dining room curtain material. A day off of other people's work, I indulged myself by measuring, cutting and making the curtain and cutting out more for cushions.
The hours of the evening ticked on while I wrapped up the day reading my Facebook wishes and counting myself well blessed by the incredible people in my life.
So here's to year Fifty Eight!
May I do it justice!!
[Postscript: Next Day: One beautiful sculpted angel for my creche crafted and created by Rabbit Rita! A post unto itself! Birthday Brownies received in the mail from the consistently amazing Most Loving Friend. I receive brownies for most life occasions from her: birth, bereavement, birthday, bed and breakfast jaunts etc etc. She is swell. Sigh.]