It has been the most low-key, sweetest, stress-free birthday I believe I may have ever had.
I have enjoyed it so very much.
My darling friend Liz Sparks wanted to take me out to lunch and we tried to figure out where and so forth and I finally just texted and said for her to come out here and I'd make sandwiches and we could go to the river and that's exactly what we did. Do you see that beautiful chicken altar? She made it for me. And we talked and talked and talked and talked because that's what you do with people you love to pieces and we dipped in the holy cold water of the Wacissa and then Mr. Moon came down and joined us. He drove the convertible down and when I drove home with him, it began to rain and it was lovely and beautiful and we left the top down and barely got wet at all but still, I felt doubly blessed with holy water, both from the sky and from the earth.
We'd been discussing going out for supper all day long. Again- where? Owen said he would like the Chinese buffet but NOT Cinco de Mayo because that place makes him feel sick and so many places were suggested and finally I just realized that I didn't want to go out. I just want to stay home with my sweetie and not wear a bra and witness the falling rain right here and that's what we're doing. Mr. Moon gave me a beautiful necklace from River Lily in Apalachicola that I admired back in May and how that happened I do not know. Jessie? Lily?
A tiny ginkgo leaf on a string of fresh-water pearls with a pearl dangling from it and it is perfect and I love it. Honestly, I wasn't expecting a darn thing this birthday and I'm not saying that in a martyry sort of way at all. I have everything in the world I need and everything in the world I want and to tell you the truth, I bought myself a pair of red shoes in Asheville that I will be wearing for the rest of my life and after that, I figure that May will wear them because I think she'll like them too and we wear the same size shoe.
My motto is: You CANNOT have a bad time when you're wearing a pair of red shoes.
And to make things even more perfect, I've gotten sweet phone calls from friends including the Official Birthday Phone Call from Lon and Lis who sang happy birthday and get this- Lon had surgery to blast a kidney stone today and had a breathing tube down his throat three hours before he sang to me and if that ain't love, baby, I can't begin to know what love is.
And he sounded great!
He's a professional.
So. Here I am, sixty-two years old and I just feel so lucky and tomorrow I'm going to have lunch at the Indian Buffet with Lily and Jason and the children and hopefully Hank and our friend Anna and I'm having a martini with a pickled okra in it and I'm going to make a pot of chicken stew with yankee dumplings and I'm wearing my necklace and it is still raining. I feel loved and I feel lucky.
Sure can't beat that.
And thank you, Lori. I clucking love you to pieces.
It's been just a wonderful day and possibly one of the best birthdays of my life.
Well, that sounds like the best day ever. Happy Birthday!ReplyDelete
It was mighty nice.Delete
Happy Birthday! I am glad you had a good day the necklace is just lovely. GailReplyDelete
Isn't it a nice necklace? I love it.Delete
Happy Birthday! I just saw a Facebook meme that said, " We need to start thinking about the kind of world we are leaving for Keith Richards" and I giggled and thought of you. Enjoy the evening, Mary!!ReplyDelete
Yep. I get sent that one regularly. There is some truth to the matter.Delete
Happy, Happy birthday dear Ms. Moon!! We all love you to pieces!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jennifer!Delete
Love love love this post. Love the trip to the river, the necklace, the chicken, all of it. Thank you. xxooReplyDelete
I loved the day. It was perfect.Delete
The necklace is beautiful. So is your header picture - did I ever tell you that?ReplyDelete
Joanne- I don't know if you told me that before or not, but thank you!Delete
Happy bday! Those shoes are somethin'.ReplyDelete
I adore them. Plus? They are comfortable.Delete
What a wonderful day! The necklace is beautiful, and I get the part about wanting to stay home. I'll hit the big 6-0 next month, and we'll be spending it with good friends in Branson. I fully intend to have one or six of my hubby's awesome Bloody Mary's, which include the pickled green beans and pearl onions that I canned today. I hope your day-after-your-birthday lunch is perfect, too!ReplyDelete
I'm getting ready to go get ready for that lunch. It should be fun.Delete
Well, what a lovely day :) I'm so glad you felt well, and had a great time xxReplyDelete
Me too, Jo. Thanks.Delete
Happy birthday beautiful Mary, sending you a loving heartfelt squishy hug 😘ReplyDelete
Squishy hugs are the best.Delete
i covet those shoes!!! i always get at least one red pair of shoes for work so i can pretend to be dorothy and click my heels together when i'm fed up with BS....ReplyDelete
I didn't even feel guilty about buying them- that's how much I love them.Delete
Happy birthday Mary Moon! Sounds like it was a good time. I seriously love the new shoes.ReplyDelete
And the leather is like butter.Delete
Happy birthday Ms. Moon!ReplyDelete
I love those shoes, I love most clogs, but they are special.
Happy 'Day after Birthday' xx
They are special, Ms. Bugerlugs. I appreciate your appreciation of them.Delete
Any day without a bra is a good one Happy Birthday. The shoes are glorious. They look like Lancashire Clogs but nicer. Have TV set to tape Keith Richards The Origin of the Species. Do you get that in the US? If not l will put in an official complaint to somebody. Who l don't know but if the drafted Bake Off can cross the pond.....XxxxReplyDelete
Maggi is Battybint. It works without Blogstapo since l commented on Hanks blog. Why? No clue! Maggi xReplyDelete
Drafted not drafted goddamed bake off!ReplyDelete
Seriously the predictivetextstapo is words than the Blogstapo. Dratted Dratted Dratted!ReplyDelete