Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oops



I didn't mean to cheat or anything, by celebrating my birthday yesterday, however, that's how it turned out. Some friends dropped by to help polish off the buttermilk country cake. One of them is engaged; she brought with her a selection of dresses she might wear on her wedding day. Seriously GREAT of her, don't you think? So there was cake, tea, and a fashion show! Right here in my living room! How cool is that? Then another friend arrived, also for cake and tea. It was a full house - so much fun.

After that, we went out. I had two martinis - yeah - TWO! - some fish 'n chips, then went home and drank water for two hours before passing out (I mean, going to sleep) nice and early.

Today I'll be working all day, which is how I planned to honor this rite of passage into the age of 58. I might sneak out after work to the Matchbox for one more martini. Maybe. On the other hand, I might have already experienced my quota of celebratory activity. Yesterday was pretty festive, so maybe I've done all that's necessary to mark the passage of another year. Ya think?

I am very lucky, rich in friends and family, good health and humor. I live in a beautiful house on a beautiful street in a city in which spring is just about to pop. There's no doubt that I'm happier than I've ever been. Life is good and I am grateful. L'chaim!

30 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

For you I wish that each year you may feel as you do today - "happier than you've ever been". :)

Today is my daughter's birthday as well. My favorite and most special day, of course it's yours as well.

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks! And happiest birthday to your daughter.

B.K. said...

This was a wonderful birthday story! I hope that you enjoy healing people today. It is your gift and there's not a better day to use that gift. :)

linda said...

Personally, I think you should celebrate as if each day is your birthday!

I'll tip a toast to you today!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

wow, spring getting ready to pop! mother nature is giving you a wonderful birthday gift!!

have a wonderful day, and you know there is NO quota on celebratory activity!!

namaste! reya sunshine!!!

ellen abbott said...

my birthday always makes me happy even if there is no party, no presents. it's always my day and I do only what I want. sometimes that is work but most often it's just a day off to putter around and enjoy.

so I wish a wonderfully happy day for you today Reya. this is a good day for me too because this is the day you came into the world.

Vicki said...

My hope for you~ for each day forward may they all be as happy, blessed and fun as you have been there for so many... So much love my friend! Enjoy!

steven said...

reya thankyou for the gift of your presence. i say, let the party last the year. it began early - let it finish late! with my love of course. steven

Gary said...

Happy Birthday Darling Reya! I always celebrate for a while before and after the actual day but nothing beats that magical feeling of the day itself. Have a fantastic day and know that many, many friends are thinking of you. xo

Tom said...

happy happy birthday! maybe spring will come early this year. that would be a great present

Elizabeth said...

All sounds pretty damn good to me!
Cheers
and virtual cake ( the kind that's sweet and sweet and no--cal).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

You seem to have achieved a wonderful balance between the spiritual and the earth-based (maybe there really isn't a split at all.....!)
love from e and r and buster

Linda Sue said...

Happy Birthday Reya!

Dan Gurney said...

If I lived on your street, I'd pick up my ukulele, amble over to your place and sing you the Irish version of Happy Birthday:

Happy Birthday, happy birthday,
We love you.

Happy birthday and may all your dreams come true,

When you blow out the candles
One light stays aglow,
That's the love light in your eyes
Where'er you go.

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday! Glad it was great!

Kerry said...

happybirthdaytoyou, happybirthdaytoyou, happyBIRTHDAY
dear REYA,
happy birrrrthday to you...

and many more...

Jo said...

Wait just a second here. Just because you had one fabulous celebration, there's no reason to stop. Celebrate today, and again tomorrow, and every day after that.

I had a martini at dinner last night in your honor, and David and I toasted you (and my father, who departed on that date, as well).

L'Chaim! with love,
xoxo

Pauline said...

No better felling than "Life is good!" Happy birthday!

Marinela Reka said...

This was a beautiful birthday story!

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Minka said...

Happay birthday!And I absolutely agree with Jo: Who cares if you celebrated it yesterday? Just celebrate it again! And again! And ...
:)

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Reya!!!! Have a beautifully happy day.

Jo said...

Sorry to comment twice, but...I love Dan Gurney's song!!

Happy Birthday yet again, and keep that love light burning! ♥

C.M. Jackson said...

happy birthday!!!

The Bug said...

I love to watch other people try on clothes (almost as much as I hate to try them on myself). It sounds like a pretty fabulous celebration, but there's no reason to stop unless you just want to. Why, I usually have a birthday week!

Meri said...

Happiness and lots of joy juice to you!

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow!! THANK YOU for all these wonderful wishes.

I'm with you, Jo - Dan's song is awesome. I heard a few different versions of Happy Birthday today.

Yeah.

John Hayes said...

A happy birthday here on your wonderful blog!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks John!!

Linda said...

Being 58 means you need to celebrate 58 times, Reya! How wonderful to see you so joyful, surrounded by so much love and your wonderful life! This is a great time of the year to be born.... the same time as spring! =D

Cyndy said...

Happy Birthday Reya! It sounds like great weather is in store for your entire birthday WEEK, so keep on celebrating!

karen said...

Hope you celebrated again! Great to hear you sounding so happy :)