Sunday, October 09, 2011

Birthday Saturday


Bright birthday stars
and waxing gibbous moon
autumn leaves

On Saturday I turned 66. On that gorgeous day I drove to Keene and went to three artist open studios. Check out Luann Udell's website. Her studio was magical, filled with beads, dolls, cloth, kimono, amulets made from polymer clay, wallhangings all tumbled together and collected in stacked receptacles. Her inspiration is the cave of Lascaux.

I sought out the library and found it quite large and impressive. Went to an open house, thumbs down. Bought yarn at the yarn store and books at the bookstore. Ate a box lunch in the park. I conclude that I don't care for most restaurant food. Too rich or something. But you like a meal out now and then.

And at home awaited four packages of birthday gifts mailed from friends and some chicken stew my son made for me. And a big thanks to all of you who sent me happy wishes via Facebook! All in all a wonderful day.

16 comments:

Robin said...

Hi there, Birthday Girl! I am thrilled you had gorgeous Autumnal Weather for your special day!
Nice to be out and about doing what you did....

And, fellow Willow Ball Attendee...oooh....I am so jealous, you are bringing Dostoevsky as one of your dates!!!!!

I have *booked* my dates too! (FIVE - this year!) Still *shopping for dress, shoes and handbag!)

See you at Willow Manor! We will have a toast on the 12th! (I think your dates will get along with mine - a-ha-ha!)

Kiss Bibs,

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Happy Birthday Suki! You sure gave yourself a wonderful day...I especially like the box lunch and artist studio visit! This will be the best year ever!!!

patti said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

I missed your special day, but it sounds delightful and full of autumn joy. I am so glad you had such a day to be happy in...

Katiejane said...

Big Birthday Wishes coming your way, here! Speaking as one who just turned 60, I have to say 66 ain't that old! Wonder why we ever thougt it was? :)

It sounds like you had a pretty nice birthday. I like getting out and looking under rock of nearby towns. You had an artist date with yourself! I'm glad you had a nice day.

Mystic Meandering said...

Well Happy Birthday Suki! Glad you treated yourself! I turned 62 last Weds! :) I picked my sister up from the hospital when she was discharged that afternoon, but managed to get a walk in that morning in my favorite place...

Many well wishes to you for the coming year! Christine

Lynn said...

It sounds like a most perfect day Suki!!! I'm glad you treated yourself so well on your 66th birthday and that your son and friends did as well. You deserve the best! To me you are still a mere babe! As I can be your big sister!

Wishing you many, many, many more healthy and happy and art filled years to enjoy ahead!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A belated Happy Birthday Suki. It sounds like you had an interesting day. I always like a dinner out from time to time. May your fun filled day continue through winter.

marianne said...

Hello
dear!
Happy Birthday sorry I am late....
Glad you had a good day and gifts were waiting for you!
Hope this new year will bring you lots of happiness and a home you love♥

Lisa said...

Hi Suki-
Happy Birthday!!
I love Luann's work too!
Sounds like you had a fun day. And stew from your son. Yipee!
Hugs,
Lisa

Kim said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dear Suki!

What a wonderful day it sounds as though you had in Keene. I know just what you mean about restaurant meals, so your box lunch idea sounds wonderful and you were able to sit in the park and enjoy it as well.

The earth was truly blessed the day you were born and I am so glad you are still able to share so much with us all.

May your year be the most wonderful one yet!

Annie said...

Happy Birthday Suki!!! I am very late with my wishes, I am glad you had a good birthday, hope you have a wonderful birthday week, month and year! xoxo

soulbrush said...

Wishing you a 'belated' and very very happy boifday Suki. With many many more happy ones to come.

Teri said...

I didn't realize it was your birthday but it sounds as if you really made it grand. Happy 66th!

louciao said...

I'm late getting here but my birthday wishes to you are no less sincere for having a happy one and a fulfilling year to come, bringing you all that you truly want. Clever you for giving yourself such a lovely day.

kimmie said...

Happy birthday! Mine is tomorrow :) .... I'll be going out to lunch too :)