My birthday started on Friday, and ended on Tuesday, with just a short break on Sunday. Friday was the birthday dance and festivities at Jitterbugs night out. Many of the most popular jitterbugs and me have their birthdays at this time of year, Timmo, Steph, SendmeJackson, and Corinn were all out there making for a crowded dance circle ... cool!
All these ladies were waiting just to get in line to dance with me.
JennyJitterbug takes her turn.
Emeade got into the act too.
Sheila and I captured Becca when she wasn't looking.
Saturday night BeckyRants had her annual "Look, I'm Making Ice Cream Party". Okay, it is true, this party had zero to do with my birthday, but what the heck... Schmedrick, Mae, and I rode down to Lincoln together, and in a rare treat, Mae drove. BeckyRants made four, count them four different kinds of ice cream, Strawberry, Mint, Vanilla, and Chocolate ... I tried three. Somehow, no one got a picture of the ice cream...
There was the usual party stuff for us, food, dancing ...
... and the obligatory and much liked game of Apples to Apples.
Sunday was a down day, but Monday was the actual birthday. My birthday morning dawned in the colors of light reflected off the jewels and gold of a dragons horde, rays streaming skyward, golden fire, unimpeded by the everyday ... oh, um, yeah, nevermind. I had to work. After work Vivian met me and we went to Bible study together. There I got several cards and a couple gifts, including the birthday glasses. Smeade was rather insistent that they be worn from the time I got them until the end of my party on Tuesday ... I got right not on that.
After Bible study we went over to Ted & Wally's to get some birthday ice cream.
Tuesday was the party day. I spent about four hours during the course of the day taking care of some much overdue lawn work, including getting out the chainsaw and cutting up some wood for the party later. We met at 1830 at Old Chicago downtown Omaha, and hung out and had dinner.
If you don't mind, I'll thank you not to use the term 'old' in my presence on my birthday.
Thanks everyone for showing up!
SmileChild is certain why she doesn't like onions, and not so certain why she is friends with me.
After dinner it was back to my house for a foamy sword fight. I think we all got so excited about it, we forgot to get pictures of it. Then a fire and too many roasted marshmallows.
Guess who likes his gift!!!
JennyJitterbug started this one ... honest.
This one is just here because it is a freakin' cool picture. Who knew Maegmariel was part ghost or that I could pet Cherokee like that.
Mostly I just want to say a big fat
to all my super-cool friends who helped to make this birthday grand, I love you all!
Many thanks to Cornstalker and SmileChild for allowing me to borrow pictures more or less with permission.