Thursday, May 1, 2008


Birthdays. Birthdays are marvelous days. Not just because you have friends and family calling you up and wishing you birthday greetings. Not just because you receive little notes in the mail sending you love across the distance. Not just because your love gives you birthday kisses in the morning, even though you look afright. Birthdays, for me, are special days in which you get to stop and gather up what the year has brought you, like an arm full of flowers. It's a unique New Years day, for you, just you! It's a day to think about where you want to be in the coming months, what you want to accomplish, what you want to create. My fingers begin to twitch when I think about all of these things, I want to start writing it all down in my journal.

I've had such a full year: was married at the end of May, moved to Madison, survived a year of law school with my husband, started Red Otter, started my blog, ended an old job, started a new one, grieved a death in the family and celebrated the birthdays of my little nephew and niece! Whoosh! So full! Thank you all for being apart of this year with me!

Sending you heaps of love today, on my birthday!

*this image is from the Tweed Museum of Art


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a fun day! I hope you get everything that you wish for! My birthday is next Saturday! May's great month indeed!

(and I LOVE that painting you featured! It is so beautiful!)

Nuthatch Notes said...

The beginning of May brings such happy things! Warm breezes, the first few colorful flowers, the opening of little tree buds, birds singing happuly and Your Birthday! Make it a special one! Happy Birthday Jay!

T said...

Happy Birthday Jewels!!! I hope this year brings you more blessings than you know what to do with! You are a beautiful soul and I am glad to know you!

Mrs.French said...

What a lovely tribute to birthdays. Happy Birthday to you and I can't wait to hear about your big surprise!

wunderbug said...

happy happy miss julia! hope this year is one of the best you've had thus far!

love and sprinkles to you.

Julia said...

Thank you all for your wonderful birthday wishes :) You made my day!

picciolo said...

oh I'm late, I'm so sorry. But Happy Happy Birthday to you, it sounds like on the whole you have had a great year. I won't sing as my voice isn't as tuneful as yours, but lots of wonderful wishes for the year to come are winging their way over to you.
: )

Anonymous said...

And speaking of birthdays... come see what I've in store for the shop!! :)

I hope you have a marvelous weekend!

Waterrose said...

OH I missed your b'day....but I have a special eye candy cake for you!


I wish you could taste...they are divine!

ThePeachTree said...

What a year :) HAPPY Birth to you my lady!!! I love you!!