Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

Yesterday was my birthday.

It was really great.  Here's why:

 * My daughter in college with some help from her roommate made me a customized birthday video and put in on facebook.  If you haven't seen it, you can ask to be my friend and take a look.  It is really special.  Technology is awesome when you are far away from people you love.
(Bronwyn is on the right, her roommate, Asia, on the left.)

 * Throughout the day I got lots of e-mails and facebook messages from family and friends.  They were all very special and so much more meaningful since I am so far away!  Thanks, everyone!

 * I am staying at the house of some friends of ours in the state of São Paulo.  On my birthday, I had a delicious lunch that I didn't have to cook OR clean up after.  That is rare!
(Giovanni eating his beans and rice.  Can you tell how much he enjoyed it?)

 * After lunch, I gave myself a birthday present.  While Giovanni was taking a nap, I got a book and floated around in the pool reading for an hour or two.  I can't think of anything more relaxing than that.  (by the way, the book is called "The Book Thief" - Cheryl, you were right - I'm loving it.)

 * Then at night we went out for pizza and birthday cake.  Yummy!

 * I went to sleep listening to rain pounding on the roof.  A perfect ending to a great day.


  1. Looks like you had a great birthday ~ I'm jealous of the pool time. We are expecting snow (again) here tonight. I'm so ready for Spring. So glad you got to enjoy your special day.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday!!!
    Love You,