Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'll Cry If I Want to


It's my birthday. Sometimes I think I like the days right before and after the big day the best. Yesterday included a trip to the hairdressers to get properly blonded, a birthday lunch at work with a delicious mango/coconut cake to finish and some fabulous presents.

When you work with people around the same table day after day, year after year, they know you the best. They see you happy and sad and tired and stressed. And if you're lucky they love you anyway. I'm lucky.


My good friend Alicia went back to Bolivia this summer and brought me back a hearts desire of mine. A vintage hand dyed hand woven blanket. It's heavy, it was one more suitcase for her to carry, their tickets got messed up and it took 3 days and many trips to the airport for her and her family to get out of the country. And there she was with that blanket. I opened it and I cried.

I best get moving, GG's up, there's a stack of oddly shaped boxes wrapped in construction paper for me to open and then we're off to work.


More later!

19 comments:

  1. happy birthday flower girl jane!

    i can only tell you that it has been a gift to get to know you. what can i say, you are a giver jane. i love you. hugs and kisses across the states. no one let jane work too hard today, you hear!

    ~janet

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  2. Happy birthday you! I bet that cake was really good, did you make it?

    Sue
    xxxxoooo (extra smootches today!)

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  3. Happy Birthday! Hope we'll get to see what was under all that paper?

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  4. Open the present.........

    don't leave us hanging.

    Have a fabulous weekend.

    We'll be over after work

    xxx

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  5. Happy birthday, Jane! You ARE a lucky one. Enjoy it!

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  6. Happiest of birthdays to you Jane.

    It's also my hubby's birthday today, so I'll raise a glass of the good stuff to you as well as him! (and he'll say something like, "who? How did you meet?..Oh you didn't..oh, I see online, right, ok, well happy birthday Jane from blogland!" in a slightly confused way!)

    Blanket is a treasure.

    You are blogger's gold yourself and much beloved. xx

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  7. Happy happy day to you dear flowery Jane... and I cannot wait to see what was inside those amazing looking and fantastically wrapped gifts from GG! Lots of love to you from England this time ...XXXX

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  8. Such cool prezzies - can't wait to hear what's in those packages! Have a happy, g.

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  9. Happy birthday! Don't cry! It's a wonderful blanket.

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  10. Happy birthday! Have fun dancing in B'mo!

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  11. We share the same birthday! I do believe I'm a bit older and so I'll do the crying, okay? Can't wait to hear what was concealed under all that paper. Happy Happy Birthday to you.

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  12. Have a wonderfully happy birthday...and...day after! I am so enjoying our time together so lots of birthday hugs xx

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  13. Happy Birth Day to you (*^O^*) The cake looks yummy!!!^^ Hope you have a great time and enjoy your life. XOXO

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  14. Happy happy birthday darling Jane. Hope you have a wonderful day, and all your birthday wishes come true! (can't wait to find out what's in those boxes...)

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  15. Back again just to say, I used to love chocolate pie!!!

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