I was making plans for a lunch birthday celebration on the 21st. I will reach the tender age of six decades plus three monsoons.
Had settled for a nice Caribbean lunch with a very dear friend. Just now, checking my emails, I received one from my lovely daughter and the subject was “Happy Birthday.” I thought, probably she has the date mixed up, so I proceeded to open the ecard. Very, very nice, and then the first line was SURPRISE! I will be singing the birthday song in person. I am arriving in Orlando on your birthday. I read it twice to get it. I started laughing and laughing and more laughing. I thought, Oh, my God, she is coming to be with me on my birthday! Have to clean the one and only toilet, wash sheets, and get everything ready for my little sunshine. I love her so.
I couldn’t have asked for anything better. My dearest friend is letting me enjoy the time with my lovely daughter and we will celebrate next week. I am so blessed. The festivities have already started!
Wanted to share with all of you my happiness and being grateful for still being around and among delightful people.
So…it was today…19 October, 2011…a day of a happy surprise.
Your Happy Contessa
“Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me”….rehearsing before I eat some cake too.