Friday, February 08, 2008

And there were margaritas



What is this stack of cards and envelopes? It isn't Christmas. So that can only mean one thing. I'm having yet another birthday. I know. I can't believe it myself. Wasn't it just a couple of months ago that I had one?

Thanks to my friend Mendy all the boiz and most of the grrls in my knitting group showed up to celebrate (venerate?) me. I had met up with my friend Mario earlier for happy hour margaritas at Rudy's Mexican Restaurant. Chris brought the fixings for more margaritas. They were excellent! There was a fantastic chocolate mousse cake, with discreetly few candles, and lots of presents and cards. Even some family heirloom Mardi Gras beads (with an R rated medallion). Thanks, Andy. And tulips from Renee and some new dpns and a book (Zen and the Art of Knitting) from Mario. A new indoor/outdoor thermometer from Judy. She remembered that I had wanted one of those, even if I didn't remember. And still to come, several lunch/dinner engagements with Thom, Mendy and Chris. Boy, I hope I didn't leave anyone out.

Obviously I didn't get much knitting done. One round on a new pair of socks, and that one I had to tink. It was great to be there with all those warm-hearted knitting friends and to just relax into the glow.

In case anyone asks, 69 is the new... ummm...48?

19 comments:

Margie said...

De-lurking to wish you a very happy birthday, Larry!!! Here's to a great year!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Larry,

I was so sorry I had to miss, although since I'm coughing and hacking, you're probably better off that I had to inflict that on someone other than you.

Need to point out, though, that 69 is the new 45.

Happy, happy birthday!

Rena

lexa said...

Happy birthday!

sue said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday Larry. The years seem to go by faster each year dont they.

Monika said...

Happy Birthday, Larry! It's great to have friends to celebrate with! My dad turns 70 in a couple of weeks, and they started celebrating already! :o)

handknitter said...

Oh, man! Nobody drinks margaritas around here. I'm jealous! I did have some birthday cake today, though. Not mine, but we'll pretend that it was yours. Happy birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Larry!
You barely look 49...
xoxox
Greta

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Larry. I celebrated mine by working at the polls on Tuesday. Yours sounds like more fun.

Charlotte

Bron said...

Happy Birthday!!!

mehitabel said...

Glad you had a happy day! I find that they tend to come around all too often. I'll resist the temptation to make any comments about how this is the beginning of your 70th year... If I did, you'd probably remind me that I'm right behind you!

Lisa said...

It's always great to start celebrating your birthday in Margaritaville. Happy 39th! (hey, it worked for Jack Benny!). Also, your Tofutsies socks look great.

mary said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Glad it was full of celebration and that there are a few more days of celebration to come.

Bess said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

LizzieK8 said...

Many happy returns of the day! With all those Margaritas, maybe no knitting was a good thing.

dragon knitter said...

happy birthday larry! as for the # of candles on your cake, i have a story for you. my mom recently celebrated her 80th birthday, and we went out to eat. they let us bring a cake, and i put only one candle on it. however, it was black, and a tombstone, and it said "over the hill, too many to count!"

she laughed and laughed. my mom had a sense of humor that way (she has a t-shirt that says "made in the usa (a long time ago)")

ColorJoy LynnH said...

What good friends you keep. The beads are incredibly beautiful, and this is merely a web photo. What a thoughtful gift.

I can't live without my indoor/outdoor thermometer, I think I'm addicted to looking at it constantly. I am never quite the right temperature... and when it finally hits my favorite temp of 84F every year, I have a little celebration! Whatever.. This is Michigan where it's supposed to be mean-cold tonight after a couple of days at freezing.

Happy happy everything!

Anonymous said...

Belated Happy Birthday!

- Susan S

katherine said...

Happy belated Birthday!

Margaritas sound like an eminently sensible way to celebrate the event!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! 69 is way younger than it sounds (ask me how I know).
Joan in Reno