Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Birthday Afterglow

Yesterday this bouquet was delivered to me at work from Mr. B.

I had always wanted to be one of those women who have flowers delivered to them at work.

Especially with an unusual arrangement almost three feet high!

When I got home, a bouquet from Laura was awaiting me, a lively mix of colors and shapes.
She know me well!

The three pink roses?
Totally unexpected.
They were sent by the much maligned contractor, along with a very flattering note, which also thanked me for being such a joy to work with.
I appreciate the flattery...and the flowers..but I still want my house finished, like yesterday!

Bernie had ordered a sponge cake with the lightest of strawberry whip cream icing and white chocolate flowers blooming atop the cake.
It was absolutely delicious!

Rachel had mentioned a modern furniture shop that has these great orange pillows, almost a felted wool and in a rectangular shape. I immediately drooled, and meant to head over to buy some this weekend, but she beat me to it.

We haven't had a chance to get new furniture yet, but the two orange pillows really brighten up the otherwise rather subdue old couches.

I suppose Tiggie will approve as well....being a fan of all things orange like himself.
It was a lovely rainy evening in front of the fire, with the four of us chatting over the upcoming wedding (16 days away!) and Rachel and I examining my collection of vintage 1920's-30's peach silk lingerie. A little girl bonding time while the boys talked business...

This morning it was still raining...then sleeting...then big fat snowflakes began to fall.
The green blushed hillsides are again snuggled in downy white, and the seasonal stream at the bottom of our property is roaringly flowing with icy water.
It would be a great day to linger in front of the fire, read a good book, bake some bread or visit with a friend.
Cozy stuff like that.
Instead I am spending the day in my "cozy" library at work, still blowing and coughing and trying to get well.
Oh well.
It is not such a bad place to be on a day like this either.


Lovella said...

I absolutely loved the bonding time with my dils just before the wedding, and how special that you have vintage lingerie to share. .
Your flowers are spectacular . .I'm so glad your family treated you with love and care . .

Dolores said...

What a wonderful day you had with beautiful flowers, delicious cake and special comapany to share it all with. A Kodak moment - except for the weather.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! Hope you won't get any more snow this spring, we are also having a lovely springtime here in Stockholm! With best regards,Pia P

Dawn said...

Cute cake, Jill.
Looks like you are very much loved.
Happy, happy!

Vicki said...

It sounds like your day turned out to be so nice! I love that you received all the flowers... especially from your contractor! I'd rather receive that replacement cabinet so we can get this show back on the road!

It just doesn't seem possible that the wedding can be getting this close! Hang in there!

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday!
Did you know April is National Straw Hat month. Check it out my blog.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Jill. Great the arrangement in the three foot vase!