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Subject: It's time to celebrate...
Date Posted: 3/17/2012 10:48 AM ET
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Not only is it St. Patrick's Day, but much more importantly, it's Christa and Kelly P's birthdays -- yes, BOTH of them are a year older today. Obviously, this calls for major celebration. So...

File:Red Wine Glas.jpgFile:300x300 choc rose cake.jpgballoons.jpg Bouquet Of Flowers

Lots of books - Jeremy Mason McGraw

and of course some music: this or this.


Wishing you both much joy (and please save me some wine and cake)!!!


ETA: And for our other Kelly (and anyone else who is abstaining from alcohol):

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Date Posted: 3/17/2012 10:55 AM ET
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Awwwww!  Thank you so much, Deb!  It has already been a truly wonderful birthday weekend.  Yesterday, we found out that DD was accepted to her first choice grad school!  It is very competitive and it was the last piece of the puzzle before she and her fiance could make plans about where to live, etc.  So that was huge.  Plus, I had birthday lunch and shopping with my best friend, took DD and the wedding dress to the alteration shop, got pampered at the beauty salon, and then had birthday dinner out with the family.  Today, I have some errands to run this morning, and then I am going to sit out in the sun and read for awhile.  Time to start on that wedding tan!

I hope my birthday buddy, Kelly, has a most excellant day as well!

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 11:25 AM ET
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Have a great b'day ladies!   It is also my cat Itty's 7th b'day too.

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 12:01 PM ET
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Happy birthday ladies. Lots of books, red wine and chocolate for all.

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Date Posted: 3/17/2012 12:54 PM ET
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Happy Birthday ladies! A fine celebration for you also Itty!  (Tiki has to be your slave all day!)

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 1:27 PM ET
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Happy Birthday, ladies!! And Itty!! :) Christa, that sounds like a fabulous start to the weekend!! Yay!!

The chocolate milk is fabulous and just what I needed Deb. LOL!

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Date Posted: 3/17/2012 1:38 PM ET
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Happy B'day ladies!!! And Christa, congrats to your DD!!

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 2:04 PM ET
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Happy Birthday Christa and Kelly!! I hope both of you have a wonderful day!!

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 2:29 PM ET
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Happy Birthday Ladies!

bday.jpg image by hpelke02

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 2:38 PM ET
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Great news too Christa! Everything's coming right along!!!!!!

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 3:17 PM ET
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Happy Birthday, Christa and Kelly! I hope you both have a wonderful, fun filled day!!

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 3:34 PM ET
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Happy Birthday!!!

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 4:29 PM ET
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Happy Birthday  and Breithlá shona duit

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 4:30 PM ET
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Happy Birfday, Christa and Kelly P! I hope the day is as beautiful in your parts of the world as it is here in southern PA!

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 4:38 PM ET
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Happy Birthday to Christa and Kelly!!

Date Posted: 3/17/2012 5:34 PM ET
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Thank you, all, for your wonderful wishes! And, Happy Birthday to you, Christa! I know getting to spend a fun day with your daughter was a great day indeed! Congratulations to you & your family on all the wonderful happenings & great news coming your way!

I just got off Skype with my daughter, her boyfriend and two other friends. They have made homemade bread & Irish car bomb cupcakes (too many of them & one needs a designated driver if I remember the recipe correctly!) Then later this evening, they are going to make Shepherd's Pie & watch a movie (with Irish characters or overtones or undertones or influence, etc., ... you get the idea). Jennifer & one of the friends are quite a bit Irish; the other two are just along for the good food and good company! :) Anyway, they sang Happy Birthday to me & had a cupcake with candle for me. Jennifer graciously blew out the candle & then ate the cupcake all on my behalf ... she assured me I enjoyed it very much!

I have dinner plans this evening, and am hopeful that a game or two of cards is also in my future - a good steak, good wine & cards with friends is just about a perfect evening for me! Earlier today, I went with to OKC with my very dear friend. We went to lunch, ran a couple of errands and went to Whole Foods Market ... a mark of how old I am when that is a fun destination all on its own!

Special note to Deb: Thank you much for starting this thread this morning & for the gifts of wine, chocolate and song! (I especially liked the songs!)

And, now an Irish toast to each of you. Please lift a figurative glass of your beverage of  choice with me:

There are good ships,

and there are wood ships,

The ships that sail the sea.

But the best ships are friendships,

And may they always be.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!




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Date Posted: 3/17/2012 6:14 PM ET
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I'm with you on trips to Whole Foods, Kelly!  That is definitely "destination shopping" for me and counts as a date night if DH goes with me.  LOL!

Date Posted: 3/18/2012 1:54 AM ET
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Hooray! Many happy returns of the day, ladies!

Date Posted: 3/18/2012 9:40 AM ET
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How lucky can you get - birthdays on St. Patrick's Day.  Bet you both had green celebrations!

Date Posted: 3/18/2012 9:58 AM ET
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ran a couple of errands and went to Whole Foods Market ... a mark of how old I am when that is a fun destination all on its own!

counts as a date night if DH goes with me. LOL!

It is and does here, too!  That's part of our date night once or twice a month.  When we want to splurge a bit for better, fresher, more variety meats/seafood and cheeses.  Or wine. 

Date Posted: 3/19/2012 10:32 AM ET
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Date Posted: 3/19/2012 2:06 PM ET
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I'm with you on trips to Whole Foods, Kelly!  That is definitely "destination shopping" for me and counts as a date night if DH goes with me.  LOL!


+1. Most definitely!

Date Posted: 3/19/2012 3:01 PM ET
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I had fresh green beans and new potatoes last night, courtesy of Whole Foods. I stopped just before foundering on them ... and can't wait for dinner time when I can have leftovers!