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Saturday, February 23, 2008

AKA Birthday Girl


Yes...today is my birthday and this year it all seems to revolve around food. Yesterday I took my mom out for lunch as a thank you for creating my birthday; last night Rick and I went out for Japanese food. After church tonight, the two of us will probably go to our favorite neighborhood Mexican restaurant to celebrate. Then tomorrow evening it's a birthday dinner with Lynn, her family, Mom and, of course, Rick at an Italian restaurant near Lynn's house. Sigh...by the time this birthday weekend is over, I'll definitely be another year older AND will probably weigh a whole lot more. How's that for a double whammy!

20 comments:

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday! Have fun and enjoy all the food!

That was sweet - taking your Mom out to thank her for your birthday.

Renee said...

Birthday calories and pounds don't count. ;)

Just enjoy all your attention and don't worry about it until at least a week afterward.

Then return to your sensible diet with exercise and you'll be fine.

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great time.

meno said...

Happy Birthday! You deserve a week long festival.

patches said...

Yes, but you'll only be this age once!

Monique said...

While visiting PEA, I saw you are having your birthday today and just wanted to drop by to wish you a great birthday and many happy returns. Have fun !!

Hope said...

Hi Joan,
I just came over from Pea's blog to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy all that wonderful food!

Hugs,
Hope

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Joan
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuu!

Hope you're having a fabulous day and it sounds like you've had some wonderful celebrations already:-) It's your birthday, enjoy the food...it's not like you eat like that every day! hehe xoxo

Renee said...

re: that recipe & Rick's diet...you could make it healthier by using No-Yolks noodles...low fat cheeses and low fat or veggie toppings...and no bread. Oh and I think the sauce is pretty safe, but you could make your own too.

It would be cool to find out who all made the recipe and how they changed it to suit them. hummm

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday. Sounds as though you are on a very international eating spree for your birthday!!! Have some great chips and salsa for me tonight.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Happy Birthday Joan. I hope you are having a wonderful day. You deserve it!!!
(Hug)

peppylady said...

Happy Birthday

Mary said...

Joan,

Happy Birthday, my friend. I hope you had a wonderful day. May you be abundantly blessed in the coming year and may all your birthday wishes come true.

Blessings,
Mary

Betty said...

Happy Birthday. And, many more.

HRH said...

Happy Birthday!

Linda said...

Happy Day After Your Birthday! I meant to stop in yesterday to leave birthday wishes but got sidetracked at the mall with two teenagers after work. Hope it was the happiest of days and that a very happy year lies before you!

Patti said...

Hope your birthday weekend is sparkling from start to finish, Joan. You deserve to celebrate!

Enjoy ~

Midlife Mom said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY JOAN! Sure sounds like you hit all the good places, my kind of birthday!

Mom said...

Happy birthday. Food is the proper way to celebrate.

Doc said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY !!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Joan! I hope you enjoyed every single bite of all that delicious celebratory food!