Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Michael's Guest Post

First off, big thanks for all the birthday wishes and comments. THANK YOU!
This is a special year, my son turns 25 and me 55. Later I will share a bit with about my son.
Here is how I spent my day.

I received a card earlier in the week from Starbucks offering me a free birthday drink and I saved for that morning and treated myself to a Venti Soya Carmel Macchiato....very delicious.

I purchased balloons which I had delivered at my work place. This created the space into a party all day long.

I also treated myself to a Jade plant. I will nurture it and remember how special I am and grateful for the many blessing of a life well lived.

After work, I met up with friends for our annual dinner get together to celebrate our birthdays at a very small and quaint place called the Black Friars Bistro
My meal was: Black Tiger Shrimp & Roasted Vegetables
in a mild Thai curry with cilantro and coconut milk on a
black pearl medley with candied ginger and Thai basil

Chaucer’s Pub  
After dinner Jane picked me up and we went for a night cap at Chaucer’s Pub

Enjoying the warmth

Thanks Jane, for a wonderful birthday.

"Life itself is a gift.
It's a compliment just being born:
to feel, breathe, think, play, dance, sing,
work, make love, for this particular lifetime.
Today, let's give thanks for life.
For life itself. For simply being born!"

Daphne Rose Kingma
Inspirational Author and Teacher

For You Dad
“You taught me how to talk; you even held my hand and made me walk. You filled my mind with knowledge and understanding that I will never be able to learn if not for you. Thank you for everything!
I love you Dad.” Dane Duhaney

This is Dane and I about 22 years ago. I am most proud of him and the relationship we share. He gave me the ok to share what he wrote in his birthday card to me here

This year he will be 25 and we are planning a big celebration in South Beach Miami.
I feel very special to be included in your lives through Jane’s blog and thank you again for your love and support.
Thanks Jane for giving me this opportunity to share with you blog community of friends. Cheers.

My Vision Board 2012

I leave you with my vision board and a song from Natasha Bedingfield....Unwritten.


Anonymous said...

Hi Michael(jumping up and down) its so wonderful to hear from you. I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday. Your happiness shows all the way to your eyes, and I like that in a person.

Your son is a very handsome man(so are you but don't tell Jane or my husband

Thankyou Jane for sharing Michael's birthday with us today. You are blessed to have each other and at the end of the day that is all we can hope for for ourselves and each other.

Happy Birthday again
Judy - who isn't crazy or a stalker ask Jane she will tell you(just don't ask Mark or sluggy since they rat me out every time)

Jolie said...

Loving the pictures!

Canadian Saver said...

Love the vision board!

I like the idea of getting balloons delivered to work :-)

Hope Michael blogs more!

~Carla~ said...

You are surely blessed, Michael!! :) Glad you had a wonderful birthday!! May you have many, any more!! Hugs!!

Marguerite said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday Michael. I love that you bought yourself balloons. You reminded me that if you want to have fun and be happy you can make that choice for yourself.

Johanna said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us :) and thank you Jane for giving him a bit of space.
I love that song.
Hugs to both of you

Suzy said...

sounds like an awesome bday! love the plant - I used to have one but I totally lack a green thumb LOL - I used to joke that aloe vera was the only plant I couldnt' kill - then it got below 20 here a couple of winters and proved me wrong!


Northern Living Allowance said...

Hi Michael! Thanks so much for sharing with us. What a treat! Also thanks for the reminder that we're special and to treat ourselves accordingly on occasion. I forget that too often.

Out My window said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Birthday.

saving for travel said...

Hi Michael, just read your wonderful post.

You seem to have a really healthy grasp on life and a great up beat attitude.

Beautiful photos.

You deserved a wonderful birthday.

Sft x

Babybluewater said...

What a wonderful guest post. Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing :)