Stretching It

Rather than just celebrating on Saturday, which was my actual birthday, it seems that I’m spreading the good times out over a few days.

The celebrating actually began last week. Every Wednesday, Motor Man and I have dinner with two other couples that we met through racing. The six of us always celebrate birthdays. With cake. And gifts.

My sweet cousin, Lona, gave me this adorable shirt for my birthday.  “I (heart) Sundae” is printed on it. Do you know how difficult it is to hold a cat and show off the front of a shirt at the same time? I’d like to thank Sundae for not clawing my back during the making of this photo.

Saturday morning, Marshall, Motor Man and I had a birthday breakfast at Bojangles.

Not only do they have good food, but we love the oldies they have playing on Muzak.  Speaking of music, for my birthday, Marshall burned a cd for me of my favorite songs.  I think “eclectic” would be a good description. The artists range from Grateful Dead to Ray Charles to Vicki Lawrence to Zac Brown. Good stuff.

Saturday night, Motor Man and I were at our local race track, where I got a birthday hug from our friend, Mark.

Motor Man and I rode in the pace truck during a couple of the races. The track photographer happened to walk by and took our picture. Thanks, Bruce, (aka Photo Man) at Picyer Photos!

A couple of lunches are planned this week with family and friends.

Hmmm, I could get used to this…wonder just how long I CAN stretch out this celebrating….?

19 responses to “Stretching It

  1. Now that is my kind of birthday!! I don’t understand those folks who shun the celebration … I’ll take it and roll in the days up to – and after – the fun!

    Love the new t-shirt, too 🙂 MJ

  2. YES! Stretch it out and milk it. Wring all the fun and love out of every birthday AND every day!

  3. Stretch it out as much as possible! My b-day is this week too and I plan to do the same 🙂 Looks like you are having a wonderful b-day month!

  4. The one with Sundae is so cute. You all are very photogenic. Last March I sent invitations to a card shower for my mother…she received cards for weeks.

  5. Yay for the birthday fun! And I love that you have a weekly dinner with couple friends. Those are rare and special connections.

  6. Happy birthday! Looks like you’re enjoying it. Cute shirt 🙂

  7. Gotta’ strrrrreeeeeetch it out! I have a birthday soon, too, and I’ll be stretching it out … Might as well celebrate ’til the next one comes around!!

  8. Marshall has an excellent idea….make the celebrations last all year and start all over next year!

  9. Happy Birthday! I say stretch it out as long as possible! Birthdays are so much fun aren’t they? 🙂 I love your blooming flowers!

  10. My boss used to say it was his birthday month and tried to do a little celebrating all month long. He lived until he was about 88, I think. Sounds good to me, mine falls on Father’s Day this year! Let the celebrating begin!
    Happy Birthday (again!) 🙂

  11. Well…..I guess you can stretch it at least until Marshall’s birthday. Glad you have had such a great birthday month so far. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

  12. all year, i’d say!!! you are such a beauty, dianna. and i LOVE that shirt!!!! so cute!

  13. I’m with everyone else…stretch it out until the next one comes then start all over again! I love your new Sundae shirt and the picture of the two of you is adorable. I’m so glad you’re having such a good time. Keep it up, girl!

  14. What fun! Stretch it, girl. Great pic of you and Motor Man in front of the truck. How cool was it to ride in the pace truck? 🙂

  15. OH my gosh, what a fun time *you’ve* been having!
    Love the Sundae Shirt, your cd sounds very awesome (love personalized things like that) and dang! if Motor Man isn’t almost smiling in that last shot! Too cute of the two of ya.

  16. I think I could get used to a long celebration Too, It looks as though it was a fun week, I will have to pass this by dh. Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed Birthday. Thank you for coming by and for taking the time to leave me a sweet note.

  17. birthday months are all the rave…..

    beautiful pictures of you & motor man!!!! you have a radiant smile!!!

  18. Such good fun and stretching out the good times over many days is wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. You deserve it. 🙂
    Great photos and that shirt is a peach. 🙂

  19. love the shirt and the cat on the shoulder. a great idea to continue celebrating, stretch it as far as you can. wow on riding in the pace car. my son worked at bojanges when he was 17 baking the biscuits. he used to bring them home at night and put them in our freezer because they through them out at night. that was in 1985 and they closed the bojangles here, glad they still have them open.

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