Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me

Actually, my birthday was the 15th but I partied too late that day to post about it.

The day started with Sr B and I going for a walk along the beach. We usually only go for about 30 minutes so I didn't put any sunscreen on. Big mistake. We walked all the way to the malecon and back and were gone for 2 hours. I got burned. Fortunately, most of the red is gone and it doesn't hurt.

Neighbours Liz and Bindi planned a potluck supper party. I can't remember the last time I had a birthday party. We always do a family get together at home but it only includes our kids and g'kids. We don't have any other family up where we live. Our family do's are wonderful but there's a difference between having cake and ice cream with your children and a party with people your own age. Neither one is better or worse than the other. Just different.

I received a lovely bouquet of flowers, a bottle of Kahlua and a small bottle of Xtabentun, my new favourite sipping liquer. Along with the Xtabentun, I got a necklace with 3 small beer mugs attached that were to be used as shooter glasses. I didn't do shooters. Xtabentun is far too sweet to shoot. Instead of a party hat, I was given a kid's headband with a bow. Too cute.

Liz and Bindi went way out. They prepared enough food to feed an army. And then there was whatever each guest brought. Everybody was stuffed to the gills. Several bunches of balloons adorned the place.  A birthday cake with a question mark shaped candle for me to blow out was the finishing touch. Everyone who lives in our section of the complex was invited and everyone was able to attend.

I felt so spoiled.


  1. Happy Belated birthday! It sounds like so much FUN!

  2. Well, Happy Belated Birthday.
    Sounds like you had a good one.

  3. Thanks, ladies. It was tons of fun. Lots of good food, good company and much merriment.

  4. Happy birthday to you. That bow looks wonderful with your awesome curls. What does that liqueur taste like? I have always been curious about it.

  5. Thanks, Debbie, for the wishes and the compliment. Xtabentun tastes like licorice (think anisette) and honey. Some brands are heavier on the licorice and others heavier on the honey. I prefer the ones with more licorice. My favourite brand so far is in a bottle that looks like an up-ended doughnut and has a green label in the centre that says Kukulkan Xtabentun.

  6. Happy Birthday, young lady. Sounds like your day was full of food, fun and friends.


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