Friday, April 25, 2014
We tore it up last night here in Lloyd. Lon and Lis got in and before I knew it there was chicken salad and crackers on a pretty plate and then martinis were shaken up and chickens were introduced and it was so sweet and so fun.
Oh, the joy of having this woman here to share hearts with.
And her sweet husband, too. I swear, these are the best people in the world and it is pure joy to get to spend this weekend, Lis's birthday weekend, with them. We've been doing this for going on twenty years now and you have no idea how grateful I am for that.
I made Lis a pretty little spice cake and decorated it with pansies and pecans and every birthday candle I could find in the house including the fishy one and the star you see above. Why were there no pictures? I do not know.
I asked Lis if she'd made a wish before she blew out the candles.
"No," she said, "but my wish already came true."
We've had some French toast and bacon this morning and are slowly getting ready to head down to Aplalachicola for two nights. We'll be staying at the venerable old Gibson and our plans include shopping, playing cards, dining out. Lis helped me pack which means I'm heavy on the skirts and velvet. She has influenced my life so much, this woman. She has taught me more than I even know.
So. Happy Birthday, Lis, and thank you for sharing it with us.
It is a good day in North Florida and it was a good day, the day Lis was born.
Happy Friday, y'all.