Happy Birthday Zuzu. Don't let the rain get you down. I always refer to it as a birth week or month if necessary. Alternate margaritas and mudslingers (mudslides?) and have a great day, week, month, and YEAR!
Nery, you're such a good pal. I think I've seen you wish me a happy birthday in at least four places today.
I'm sure you know, Louise, that Pirl calls my mudslides mudslingers because she assumes I'm always dissing someone as I drink. And you know, she's right! So many people to criticize, so little time... Such a pretty poppy, by the way.
Steph, I know that's a McGredy floribunda, but which one? Priscilla Burton? It's gorgeous.
As it turned out, I was not housebound. I had a fabulous day. The nursery jaunt had been planned by Joanne, a friend from Guernsey. When I expressed my disappointment that the rain would keep us from going out, she said we had to go to all of the planned places anyway. As she put it, "if we Brits didn't go out in the rain, we'd never be able to leave the house." So we went to four nurseries and then out for a hot fudge sundae. I bought six clematis plants, lots of begonias, and many lily bulbs, and the owner of one of my favorite nurseries gave me a lovely blue hosta for my birthday.
As soon as Joanne brought me home, Thalia arrived by surprise to take me out for sushi. She brought a bagful of silly but wonderful gifts, including jars of Smuckers Goober Strawberry and Goober Grape and some cheese and salami from the deli, which her children had trimmed into heart shapes in honor of St. Valentine's Day. The cheese and salami were actually gifts for the cats, but I think they'll share them with me.
What lovely friends you have. Glad your day was so great, you sure packed a lot of fabulous into it. Cheese and salami trimmed into heart shapes for you, now that shows how special you are to others! :-)
Kitty, I am so sorry...please tell Mercky that I mistook the entire situation. My Daisy would never allow herself to be caught in such an unladylike postition. Now Jazz, on the other hand relishes his total freedom to do as he pleases.
JD...what a lovely thought, and bet Zuzu appreciates the beautiful blond holding the sign.