There was roast pig and birthday cake.
Wine and dancing.
A gorgeous sunset over the hills.
A warm fire.
Laughter and hugs.
50th birthdays are the best!
I love helping friends celebrate them, especially when it means I get to spend time with my son and daughter-in-law...
Happy birthday, Terri! Thanks for letting me help you celebrate!
Here are a few other sweet!s from the past week...
Monday: a surprise visit from one of your dearest friends and her husband
Tuesday: new home tours and free lunches
Wednesday: exploring old neighborhoods; the forecasted rain waiting until you're home to begin; the sound of rain outside your window
Thursday: your instructor dressing as a flapper in a pink boa straight out of the 1920's for Halloween; splitting a yummy sandwich with your daughter at a vintage grocery store; your mom's laughter; celebrating Halloween by watching "Hot Fuzz" with your son
Friday: winning two door prizes in a row; your very own For Sale sign; a late afternoon walk with your puppies; your son not physically hurt when a girl who was texting runs her car into the back of his car
Saturday: sleeping in for the first time in a long, long time; frisky old puppies; working while rocking on your front porch; your husband finding just the right piece of counter granite you've been looking for for 10 years to go on your kitchen island...and getting rid of the door and red tablecloth you've had there while you waited; helping to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday; spending time with your son and daughter-in-law
Sunday: sleeping in a second day; late Mass, so you can sleep in; meeting people; siblings, so you can support each other when times are tough; getting the last brownie; your precious preemie niece finally getting to go home from the hospital
I hope you all of a long list of sweet!s from the past week. Share them here!
Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.