Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The 29th anniversary of my 30th birthday

Today is my birthday.  [looking at the computer day & time. Yup, it's still July 25th].  I had a very lovely time.

All three of our daughters called to wish me a Happy Birthday and to chat about what was going on in their lives.  [They already know what's going on in my: I sew.]

Mr. Pirate, as usual, pulled out all the stops to celebrate my special day.  He spared no expense on my behalf.

1. He took me to Orchard Supply Hardware, where they were having a Customer Appreciation Day with free hot dogs and sodas.

2.  Then we went to Costco to return an item AND to treat me with the free samples.  We also got some translucent crates to help organize my fabric stash.

3.  Finally, we went to Trader Joe's where we had some free coffee and their sampling of Mandarin Orange Chicken over rice.

My man really looks out for me.  :-)

Back on the ol' homestead, Mr. Pirate oven-baked some chicken for dinner ... wonderful stuff.

A friend from around the corner came over to visit.  We had champagne and the homemade orange-flavored cupcakes with orange buttercream frosting that she and one of her sons made just for my birthday.

It was simply a lovely day.  :-)


  1. Happy Belated Birthday Shelley! Glad is was a good one!

  2. Meant to say "Glad IT was a good one"! ---

  3. Ah, yes, life in the fast lane :-)
    Happy Birthday! Your celebration sounds good to me; I don't like a big fuss made over me.

  4. Happy Belated BD. We are traveling today and will stop by Trader Joe's tomorrow, I love their Cuban sandwiches. You are blessed to have a man that took you to so many yummy places!