Birthday celebrations have been ongoing for me during our Florida vacation for a couple of weeks and I'm proud to say that as of today, I am officially a senior! Sixty-five, and proud of it... but I wonder where the time has gone?
The celebration started on February 15 with an afternoon tea at The Wisteria Tea Room in Fort Myers with our youngest daughter and granddaughter.
Birthdays are filled with yesterday’s memories, today’s joys and tomorrow’s dreams.
Hubby gifted me with a ruby necklace and a cross for my Valentine's/birthday gift.
The weather in Florida this February has been better than any other year - in the 80s almost every day producing gorgeous sunsets like this one on the canal at the back of our rental house.
Hubby and I came home from our after dinner walk with the dog one night to excited whispers from the grands and a party table set up.
We put on our party hats.. (granddaughter Alexandra on reading week)
and had a decadent chocolate fudge cake with chocolate dipped strawberries on top.
Birthdays are ordinary days sprinkled with stardust.
Sometimes the guests at a party have too much fun! lol Above is our grandson Sam with 6 hats on, there's one sticking out the back too.
Decadent macarons from Le Macaron were picked up for tea one day.
Lavender and pistachio were my selections with a cup of Earl Grey tea.
After filling in a temporary form for the US mail, I received a birthday card with a dishcloth and new variety of tea to try from my sweet blogging sister Kitty in Texas. The cloth is perfect for a doily on my teacart back at home, so pretty in my colours.
Tonight we're getting dressed up to go out for a nice dinner as Alexandra heads back to northern Ontario tomorrow. I'll have the birthday cards from our card and tea exchange group to look forward to when we go back home next week and other surprises that have been hinted at.
A few other bloggers have their birthday this month and a shout out to them for best wishes.
My lavender sis Diane at Lavender Dreams has already celebrated, as has Phyllis at The Relevant Tea Leaf.
Kitty at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen celebrates tomorrow.
I'm sure there are many more, please include in your comment if you are a February woman.
Each birthday is a new beginning, full of promise and opportunity
and the chance to make dreams come true.
Take time for tea.