Thursday, July 19, 2007


I'm overwhelmed with the kindness and the generosity of all my friends, both online and personal. I had a fantastic, totally 'me' day, spoiled by everyone. But certainly one of the highlights was just hearing the little yippee's and well wishes for my birthday. I often get nostalgic around my birthday but this year I decided I would just focus on the celebrations. :) Thank you all for your warm wishes - each comment in my last post warmed my heart.

The most memorable event that happened yesterday was the rain. In 39 years, I don't recall it ever raining on my birthday. I know that in the Midwest and east coast, summer rains are par for the course, but in California, our summers are bone dry. Our local news commented that in the recorded history of the bay area, it has never rained on July 18th. I loved it - it really just barely sprinkled, but the cool weather and light precipitation was refreshing. And ending the day with a guiltless slice of chocolate cake and butter cream frosting certainly was the icing. :)

-A beautiful Grace journal from Phin.


Ginnie said...

So glad you had a wonderful day, Mad, and I know exactly how you felt about having rain on your birthday! It rained a bit on mine and I was in heaven. I LOVE the rain.

Happy BirthWEEK again!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

It is a celebration. . . and I am glad you treated it that way.

What a beautiful journal.

Shammickite said...

I hope you went outside and caught some of those precious drizzly raindrops on your tongue... making the birthday like no other birthday in recorded history of the Bay area!!
So now it's the long haul to.... dare I say it??.... f...f...for... four.... fourt... FORTY! hahahah been there, done that!

susan d said...

I missed which day the b-day would be. The 18 July is my dad's birthday, too. See Christina's in-law birthday for a nearly identical experience. haha

40 is the best ever. Much better than 39.

Anonymous said...

...they say rain is tears of joy.

Now I know it is true.

Jodi said...

It sounds like you had a great birthday! Sorry I've been so absent lately...I'm desperately trying to catch up!