Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Happy Birthday

April turned 40 last Saturday. It's been a tough year for her and Perry with him losing a job, finding a job, only to have the project on which he was working yanked from under him last month. Plus, they lost cat Jenny in the late spring. They have added Carli to their family but Perry is still without gainful employment. I'll believe the recession is over when my friends are back at work.

Hence, the whole idea of a birthday "party" was almost anathema to April. I believe it's at such time that you need to celebrate something and a birthday is perfect, especially a milestone birthday. It doesn't have to be lavish. It should just be a time to get together with friends, have pot luck and play games.

And open boxes into which has been stuffed a rather large...

April said it popped out of the box as it was supposed to. Of course, having seen Perry's in September, she knew what the large box contained.

I also sent her favorites: caramels and red and black licorice bites. I know she has dental work going on and can't eat these right now, but they will be waiting to be consumed when the temporary crown becomes permanent.

Pilchard and Mija, for some reason, didn't play with the string. Rather, they started chewing on it. As it's really not good for cats to ingest curling ribbon, I wound up putting the balloon up where they couldn't get it. Out of sight, out of mind.

So, Happy Birthday, April. Even in a bad economy, birthdays give us reason to celebrate the person and an excuse to have cake and ice cream.

Beverage: Assam Tea


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