Thursday, 19 February 2009

Another lovely day

On this date last year my post title was Lovely Day and I embedded the Bill Withers song of the same name. Yes, folks, it's my birthday once again! Now, you can't ask me my age - you know girls don't tell - but I have to say that growing older isn't as bad as it's cracked up to be. Really, I feel wonderful, and blessed. I know too many good people who didn't make it this far, so I'm grateful for every year that I continue to have the gift of life; I try to remember that it's precious and should not be wasted. Writers... write!

The virgin orchid isn't putting on a special show for me like it did last year, and neither is the purple petrea which has just a couple flowers scattered here and there, but! Two orchids that have been sitting on the mango tree sulking for years are now in bloom.



So, how has my day been this far?
  • A friend I love (and hate) dearly sent me a text message at 2-something AM to wish me a happy birthday. Cool!
  • I woke (again) to sunshine and birdsong. Looks like the rains are giving us a breather.
  • Happy Birthday wishes from my mom...
  • Text message from my niece, the Chicken...
  • Confirm after-work get together with Vaughn, my pesky writer friend...
  • Phone greetings from brother and sister-in-law...
  • Text from lovely son; he's coming by later, after his photo shoot. Yay! :)
  • I trot over to Facebook and find birthday message from my son's friend in the UK. Shout outs to Hannah!
  • Kim, lovely blog pal, wrote on my wall...
  • Jared McCallister, columnist with the NY Daily News, posted this photo on my wall! Isn't it de-lovely? Isn't it de-lightful?

Not a bad start to the day! I'm off to get ready for work now - but first, my musical pick of the day... (Embedding music from YouTube seems to be a thing of the past so I'll have to settle for the link.)

22 comments:

JJ said...

Oh Liane, Happy, happy birthday to you. I hope you have a lovely rest of the day.

(I am such a facebook fraud)

Guanaguanare said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday Liane...and many, many more!!! You are such a beautiful spirit. It is your birthday and somehow you've made me feel that it's my happy birthday too. Thank you for sharing the joy.
"I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life..."

Love the song by Dido, the blooming orchids and that amazing photo from your friend, Jared. Don't give up on the Virgins. Our Virgins used to bloom in March. Thank you also for the comment you left me. I'm off singing to enjoy the rest of your birthday!

"...and then you call me and it's not so bad, it's not so bad..."
Blessings, blessings, blessings

GirlBlue said...

Happy Birthday :)
Sounds as if its going well for you

Debs said...

Oh, I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

I can't get over your gorgeous orchids. I love them, but have to buy them over here as they don't grow on trees, as it were.

I'm in the middle of Forever My Lady, and love, love, loving it.x

Lane said...

Happy Birthday Liane!

Those beautiful orchids were waiting just for you.

I hope you have a wonderful day. xx

akalol said...

Happy Birthday Liane and hope you have many more like this one except you don't go to work or age :)

Your birthday is so close to mine but maybe different years.

Kaz Augustin said...

Beautiful flowers and a happy happy birthday to you, Liane! Enjoy!

KeVin K. said...

Okay, you know I really did get you something for your birthday. Just forgot to ship the blasted thing. (I can see it under the sideboard now. It used to be by the door, but I kept not taking it to the post office.)

How long does it take packages to get from North Carolina to Trinidad? Six months? Eight?
It'll get there eventually, I promise.

Meanwhile: Happy birthday, kid.

wordtryst said...

JJ, thank you! It was lovely indeed. As for FB, being a fraud there is healthy for your word count. :D

Guanaguanare, having you share it makes me very, very happy. Thank you! And I sang along with you all day! (I'll expect those Virgin blooms next month.)

wordtryst said...

GirlBlue, hullo there! Good to see you across here! Yes, I'm looking at life from the cup-half-full angle these days.

Debs, it was wonderful! The orchids are my mom's, and they're scandalously beautiful. (I told Jeff that you like his novel and he's beside himself.)

Lane, thank you! That was very sweet of those orchids. :)

akalol, no work and no aging? That would be perfect... :) Are you a fish too? What date? Many of my favourite people are fish!

Kaz, thank you!

wordtryst said...

KeVin, your approach to mailing sounds an awful lot like mine! :) Thank you, and remember, it's the thought that counts.

(North Carolina to Trinidad? Hm, let me think... I'll check the camel couriers and get back to you on that.)

PJ said...

Happy belated birthday, Liane. I hope you had a great day.

Flowerpot said...

a very very happy belated birthday Liane - hope the day was as wonderful as you deserve.

wordtryst said...

PJ, Flowerpot, it was indeed, and the joy I get from having my blog friends share it played no small part! (((hugs)))

Debi said...

None the less heartfelt for being late - happy birthday, dear Liane.

Hope the celebrations continue and that the year ahead is filled with good things for you. xxx

akalol said...

I share the same birthday as Julio José Iglesias Jr., Don Quarrie, George Harrison and Téa Leoni :)

wordtryst said...

Debi, thank you, and I wish the same for you. The birthday officially ends on Wednesday when the country goes back to work. Yes, it's carnival time again. Hope you return some day because one visit just isn't enough! (...says she who goes nowhere near the madness...)

akalol, you're in good company - I think! Well, Téa anyway!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Happy belated birthday. Glad to hear you had such a great day!

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I wish you many more blossoms to brighten your days.

wordtryst said...

nyc/caribbean ragazza - thank you!

Sandra, merci beaucoup, and wishing you an early spring. The flowers never fail to give me a lift!

Stephe said...

I didn't mean to miss your birthday, my dear. Please forgive me! And trust that I shall lash myself accordingly. :(

You're right about getting older. Believe me, I have NO problem with it. In fact, I feel the better for it, by george. I'm proud of my age.

And I'm proud of you, amazing woman that you are. *big hugs*

wordtryst said...

Stephe, thank you! **hugs back** You're pretty amazing yourself!