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Birthday Weekending

I’m going to make a bold statement. If I ran the world all birthdays would be on Saturdays. Logistically, I’m not entirely sure how that would work. But if I ran the world I’d have someone super smart to figure that part out.

My point, in case you aren’t getting it, is that when your birthday falls on a Saturday is it

Case in point:

Friday Night Snacks on Birthday Eve. What? It’s a thing.

A whole lovely day of doing whatever you want because it’s Saturday. And your birthday. Doing what I wanted included hanging around the house, going for a great walk with Dale (and having two people come out of their houses to greet me and wish me a happy birthday, I love living in a small town), taking the Mustang out for a top down ride, and having a very small dinner party with friends.

There were great apps. I took this photo before Rose got here with her delicious stuffed mushrooms but you get the idea.

It was warm enough to enjoy dinner under the pergola.

I made lasagna, which I must say was terrific, Sean brought roasted vegetables, there was wine and laughter and it was completely perfect.

Speaking of perfect, check out that cake! Sean made it and it’s a 4 layer cake that’s a lot of work, a true labor of love. And really, what says I love you more than baking a birthday cake?

Sunday, my first day of my 55th year and the last day of summer, was a lazy day. There was football. I finished a book that made me cry in a very good way. And there was a beautiful pink and purple sky. It was the perfect way to end a really perfect birthday weekend.

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  1. You left out those belated birthday wishes you get just when you think the birthday train has left the station! Happy belated birthday!

  2. What a wonderful birthday weekend! I hope you enjoyed your very Happy Birthday, and your 56th year is off to a terrific start!

  3. If I ran the world, all birthday celebrations would be multi-day affairs — true Birthday Extravaganzas!!! I hope you continue the celebration for days to come. XOXO
    (Also . . . I have those same shoes that appear in your photo there!)
    (And another Also . . . THAT CAKE!!!!)

  4. I am with Kym on Multi-Day-Birthday-Extravaganza’s!! (But it looks like that is exactly what you did!) May this be your best year yet! XOXO

  5. Birthdays are the best days! So happy you had a terrific weekend Carole and Mother Nature came through completely! I agree…keep the celebration going! xo

  6. Happy Birthday, Carole! Mine was on Friday and I had similar thoughts about a Friday birthday…dinner & a show with friends on Friday evening and another great dinner out with family on Saturday evening! I wish you all the best in the coming year!

  7. It does look perfect, Carole, no doubt. I love the napkins! I certainly didn’t think I would get this old this quickly. In the vein of encouragement, I can tell you that the older I get the more I like myself, feel contented and at peace with my life. I hope you feel the same way. Getting older definitely has benefits, but they are not always visible. I hope this week continues as it began.

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