Butrflynet's 58th birthday today 2-28-2012 fixing dinner for 5 friends & 3 dogs tonight

Reply Wed 29 Feb, 2012 07:28 am

I missed the party.. like usual!

happy birthday. I hope your dinner went well and that you had a fantastic day!
Reply Wed 29 Feb, 2012 11:00 am
On Tuesday, Albuquerque endured very strong winds all day, but everyone made it to the birthday party.

Butrflynet worked hard to prepare a delicious dinner, but she had a great time. Diane helped to get the food on the table. Michael and Beva washed the dishes after dinner so we didn't have to do it. They all sang "happy birthday" to Butrflynet. Don't we have good friends?

We told everyone before the party NOT to bring gifts. Did they obey? NO! Diane gave Butrflynet a beautiful necklace of stones of many colors. Barbara brought a fishing pole with all of the needed parts so Butrlynet can go fishing with her. She also made the most beautiful birthday cake we had ever seen. What a baker and decorator she is. Michael and Beva brought a sweet-smelling flower in a pot that Butrflynet can plant in her garden when it warms a bit. Michael brought a lovely birthday cake, too so we had two cakes. Sal had tastes of both cakes and we were glad he felt good enough to come to our party. The dear man had been miserable with sines infection for three days. The doggies behaved very well and got a few drops of food and lots of hugs from everyone.

Butrflynet will have time today to read all the happy birthday wishes from all of you.


Reply Wed 29 Feb, 2012 12:02 pm
Thank you. I met Michael and Beva in Taos, but never did understand her name. I blame the crumbey hearing aid.
Reply Wed 29 Feb, 2012 12:44 pm
Sounds like you had a lovely birthday dinner, Butrflynet. Maybe by today, you'll have some room for another wee piece of cake.
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Reply Wed 29 Feb, 2012 08:37 pm
So so so sorry I'm late!
Happy birthday Lady BFN!
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Reply Wed 29 Feb, 2012 09:03 pm
Happy birthday, butterfly. Your recipe is wonderful. We used to make a similar flank steak - under a sauce of garlic, chopped parsley and butter in the 1960s for our "tea parties". Let me suggest that you serve your next offering with sliced fried potatoes.
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Reply Wed 29 Feb, 2012 11:20 pm
Thanks for all the great birthday wishes. I took a couple days off from the internet, one to prepare the house and dinner for the party and another to let my body recover from it.

The dusty wind storms here have my head feeling like a helium balloon and every joint in my body feeling like a lead balloon. I guess I really am getting older.

Diane and Sally dog followed me home from the dog park today and we all finished off the rest of one of the cakes.

I haven't caught up with all the posts I missed during my hiatus to find out if our A2K friends and their families in the region of all those tornadoes in the mid-west are safe. We're due for a second wave of wind storms here on Thursday and through most of the weekend so don't let your guards (or NOAA radios) down.
Reply Thu 1 Mar, 2012 02:25 am
roger wrote:

Thank you. I met Michael and Beva in Taos, but never did understand her name. I blame the crumbey hearing aid.

Clever little rat, aren't you?

Where's your damn Rat?
Reply Thu 1 Mar, 2012 02:29 am
Since the 3 dogs can't speak:

Reply Thu 1 Mar, 2012 10:51 am
Heh, they can't speak, but they sure can sing. Almost every day that Diane and I are at the dog park, we get all three of them singing and howling together. We get to laughing so hard with the three of them that we can't talk. Dolly and Sally are great howlers while Maddy provides the melodious yapping.

I keep saying I need to make a video of it. One of these days I'll remember to do so.
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Reply Thu 1 Mar, 2012 12:16 pm
Maybe when the place mellows out a bit, he'll be back. Rats are sensitive little creatures, you know.
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Finn dAbuzz
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 03:40 pm
Belated birthday wishes.

My 58th was March 1

Does this mean we share the same astrological sign?

I knew astrology was hokum.

Hope you had a great day.

Feels a bit weird being this old doesn't it. I feel like I'm a lot younger but my body sometimes tells me otherwise, and when I look in the mirror I always wonder who the old coot looking at me might be.

Better than the alternative of course.

Many more for both of us!
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 04:32 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Happy 58th Finn!

What is even more shocking is that this year also marks the 40th anniversary of our high school graduations.

Any big plans for a class reunion from your peers? Mine are still thinking about it.
Finn dAbuzz
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 05:47 pm
Not to seem immodest, but I skipped a grade and so my 40th was last year.

I didn't go.

First of all it would have meant spending a fair size of money on travelling back to New York and secondly there really wasn't anyone I wanted to see.

I'm sure that if I had gone I would have enjoyed reconnecting with some people with whom I actually never connected in HS, but it didn't seem worth it.

Around our 30th or 35th I spoke with someone who I considered a "best friend" in school. I found he had completely lost his sense of humor, which was the basis of our past friendship. It soured me on reunions.

My sister-in-law went to her 40th two years ago and sent me pictures. We went to the same HS and I hung around with a lot of kids in her class.

Seeing the stark difference between what they looked like now and what they looked like in my memory was disturbing.

I would rather think of them in their youth.

I have kept up with my closest friend from school all of these years (he was a year ahead of me; with my sister-in-law), until he blew off my daughter's wedding a a couple of years ago.

For most of my life I've found friendships to be almost sacred, but these day I find that Family trumps Friends.

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Reply Tue 6 Mar, 2012 05:06 pm
Awww!! Sad

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUTRFLYNET!! I'm so so so so so sorry I missed it! Embarrassed

Do you like chocolate?



Mr. Green
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Reply Sat 10 Jan, 2015 01:05 am
A day shy of being only 14 and 1/2.
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