Considering it's past midnight on a long Tuesday...which means it's actually Wednesday...which means this post is at least two days late...this sweet! list is going to be a little more blurry and jumbly than most.
My excuse is I'm a whole year older than I was last week...which means time is going by ten times faster.
The biggest sweet! was turning 55 over the weekend, and celebrating with friends and family. Sure, it seems like only yesterday I was turning 50, and all excited about this new decade, but 55 has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
My friend Joanie started the celebration by buying me lunch on Friday, including my first birthday shot (strawberry cheesecake!)
That night, thanks to another friend, Clint, I experienced Austin's Esther's Follies for the first time. I laughed for a solid hour and a half, and didn't want it to end.
Saturday evening several friends joined me for a night of music and dancing, and then Sunday (my actual birthday) I took my mom to lunch ... because it was kind of a big day for her, too, 55 years ago.
(I believe the older you get, the longer you need to drag out the celebrations, don't you?)
All in all, it was a great weekend following a week full of jumbled, blurry sweet!s... and here they are, in no particular order...
a tower of cookies
laughing with your kids over vaudeville acts and magic tricks
hearing Spirit in the Sky, Bang a Gong, Stairway to Heaven, and Respect in one car ride
a friend buying you a ticket to an amazing seminar...and winning a door prize you can give back to him in repayment
a new Realtor friend sending you the audiotape CD's you hoped you'd win instead of the 4-member team in a charity golf tournament, when you don't play golf
roadsides splashed with colorful wildflowers
sitting around a fire pit with friends, listening to music played by another friend's band
texts and emails from friends, wishing you a happy birthday
spotting a mallard couple taking a break in your pond
investing in yourself and your business
watching Game of Thrones with your son
a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" by your goddaughter, nephews, brother- and sister-in-law, via the phone, from Arizona
using your Realtor skills to help a friend who is going through a tough time
birthday cards waiting in your mailbox
the Austin skyline
I hope you all had a week overflowing in sweet!s, even if they got all blurred and jumbled together like mine. Share them here, if you remember them!
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. ~Larry Lorenzoni