Last year, here at SLV, I got away with nary a mention.
No one at work even knew when my birthday was. This year I organized a surprise party for my boss and, suddenly, everyone has noted the date.

And my boys...


Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)


The most wonderful sailor shirt with the perfect card and the most fascinating wrapping.



That big-ass soap you like.


One to make me smile.

One to make me cry.

And? A ticket to see my pals in Chicago...


Crazy Mom Tats! said…
Happy Birthday!

I hope your day is lovely, and that you have many more ahead.

Your boys look like wonderful young men.
Susie Sunshine said…
Happy belated Birthday!!!! Glad your family is so very awesome, as your internetIRL friends suck with calendars.

mwahmwahMWAH to my favoritest Bird
RW said…
Canadian wishes for a Happy Birthday!
Susie Sunshine said…
And by "Belated" I mean "when you read this tomorrow,(as you surely will) when it is clearly AFTER your birthday, as today will be way too action-packed to spend even a moment away from all the birthday-related action"
Wendy said…
Happy day from my family to you!!!
Happy Birthday! Those birthday cards were PERFECT!
Miz S said…
Ya freak!
Kathy said…
Yay! Happy birthday to you!!
Ali said…
Happy Birthday!
zephyr said…
Happy Birthday, BB!!
that's a good bunch you live with.
alice c said…
Sending you a Birthday smile
and wishing you a happy year.
Many happy returns!
Your people "get you" and got you the best gifts to celebrate your day.
Suzanne said…
Happy Birthday, bb! Congratulations on successfully completing another trip around sun! Well done, and keep up the good work! You carry it off with such style and panache!

Here's to many more happy, healthy return of the day!

(WV: presoree apparently in honor of your early morning b'day celebration; the real party must be this evening)
Anonymous said…
Wishing you good health, tons of love, and fun fun fun!

And who doesn't love a big ass soap?
Paola said…
Your boys (ALL of them)) are
More hugs, more kisses and much more love from Positano to Tuvalu (my boys join me, of course)
tut-tut said…
perfectly lovely, all of it
Irene said…
happy birthday bb!

and I'm totally forwarding this to my boys :)
Poppy Buxom said…
Awwwww .... your boys are so sweet. All four of them.

But as Susie Sunshine notes above, your internet pals SUCK.

Hippo birdie, bird!

(WV: Kiess. Obviously a typo for xxx)
Mary said…
I'm thinking it is still the 18th there so I am in time to say Happy Birthday ...

and to wish you a wonderful year ahead.
Happy Birthday my little bird!!
Jen on the Edge said…
Happy birthday!
Anonymous said…
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NorahS said…
happy birthday dear bb, happy birthday to you!
Scot said…
I'm gonna quote my best friend who, last month when I turned 54 said to me, "Goddamn! TREES don't live that long, really!"
So there's that.
Yeah, my friends suck, but I still love them.
Can we just beg Alice to send cake?
Veuve said…
Hey, Happy Birthday, Bird! Looks like it was a good one.
I hope you had the most marvellous day. You know, my birthday is just the day before yours. I knew you were lovely and now I know why...
Suse said…
I know I'm a day late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy birthday bloss.
Ginnie said…
Happy belated birthday, bb! Looks like it was perfect.

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