Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another year older...and deeper in debt!

I may be aging myself here by making the title of my post today a reference to an old, old, old, way old song, but since this post is about my birthday I suppose it's fitting.

Wow, I had to go and google that song just to make sure it was as old and I said; and it is. The song about a coal miner was first released in 1946 by Merle Travis. The version I remember was recorded in 1955 by Tennessee Ernie Ford! Hey, wait, I'm way tooooooooo young to even know who these singers were! I think it's just that I'm very musically educated, cause I know it's not because I'm old!

Anyway, I'm another year older...and really, aren't we all deeper in debt? As long as we're all in the same boat together it's not so bad.

Yesterday was my big, bad, 53rd birthday, and I have to tell ya, it was a great day! One of the best birthday's I've ever celebrated. Lots of birthday greetings and phone calls. Even before I left to go to work; huh? what? Well of course I went to work on my birthday, why wouldn't I? Actually I'm taking Monday off to compensate, but more about that later.

Back to what I was saying, even before I left to go to work I received a call from my brother Fred who had his birthday the day before mine so he never has any excuse to forget mine :-)   Then I received a call from my dear, sweet, precious Aunt Ninfa who never forgets to give me a call, she's so wonderful and thoughtful! Oh and I must give a shout-out to my equally wonderful, thoughtful, special cousin Stella who sent me the most awesome present ever. I'll share that with you guys next week when I have time to photograph it. Thanks Stella!

Then I got to work and my co-worker Angelica had made for me a low-carb cheesecake, just take a gander at this deliciousness! I know the photo is not the best, it's from my cell phone camera, but look at all those luscious strawberries! Yum! Thanks Angelica!

My co-workers also got me flowers and they all signed a card and sang to me while I sat there with a sappy smile :-)            You thought I was kidding huh? Nope, proof below of that sappy smile! Oh and we got Starbucks too! I was a happy camper!

I also received a million and one birthday greetings on facebook...and even though everyone gets them, they still make you feel really special and loved!

After work my family took me to dinner at Chili's and that was fun and tasty. They of course had to tell the waiter it was my birthday so they could come over and embarrass me by singing to me one of those silly little birthday songs....but we did get a free brownie with vanilla ice cream on it (which didn't do me any good because I can't eat it due to the carbs, although between you and me, I did take a small spoonful *shhhh*).

This weekend I'm heading off to Vegas for a romantic get-a-way weekend with a new gentleman friend *giggle*. I swear I'm all giggly and silly, but I'm having the time of my life and this birthday definitely was one of the best so far! Photos from Vegas to follow next week! Tune in!


  1. Happy birthday, Alicia! I hope you ate some of that cake for looks amazing.

    I hope you have an amazingly romantic getaway. :)

  2. Happy Birthday Alicia! Looks like you are having a great celebration! I hope you have a fabulously romantic weekend in Vegas with your new gentleman!

    ~ Tracy

  3. Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you are a very popular girl!!
    Have a wonderful time in Vegas!!

  4. Vegas is such a fun place to celebrate - have a grand time!

  5. Happy Birthday to you, Alicia!
    What does one wish for in Life - to love and be loved in return. You seem to be getting lots of love from your family and coworkers.
    Have a successful romantic weekend in Las Vegas!

  6. Wow! Happy, Happy Birthday, sweetie!! (I may be late but there's no shortage of love behind it, trust me!)

    It sounds like you had a lovely day, even if you DID have to work. (I believe there should be a law against this.)

    I hope you have a fabulous time in 'Vegas! You deserve nothing but happiness! Rock on, baby!

  7. Happy belated birthday, Alicia. I hope that cake tasted as good as it looks. You made me giggle for you. Well, it sounds like you won't want to be interrupted on your trip to Vegas so I will have to meet you some other time but I hope you have a really good time. I'm sure you will. :) Enjoy that romance.

  8. Happy belated birthday! Glad to hear that ir was a great day for you.

  9. I would not call that a sappy smile. It looks like a very earnest smile of a lovely woman who appreciates the kindness that people show her.


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