Sunday, September 5, 2010

Party Time....

For the past year, in fact ever since my birthday last year when I was very miserable racing with CG in the rain,  I promised myself that for my next birthday I would be home (no racing,)  and I would throw myself a party to celebrate.  I wanted to surround myself with  friends new and old (all women friends,) and have a good time...

............. And that is precisely what I did yesterday.......


....And I had a blast...

Starting in the morning, (after two large cups of stout Earl Grey, breakfast and a hot bath,) I began my day by preparing food - I LOVE to feed people tasty, nutritious dishes - (always Gluten Free,)  I get tremendous satisfaction from it, and that in turn, feeds my soul.

 

My day truly began to shine when my friend Gioia arrived from Oregon to spend the day with me..., as I puttered about the kitchen, Gioia chatted with me and helped prepare salad and veggies..., I got  to have some quality "Girl time" as CG puts it...  

Just as I was drowning the vanilla cake in torrents of creamy rich caramel sauce (ok, so the cake is not so nutritious, but hey..., it was a special day!) the guests began to arrive...  

It was a small group, and we all fit just perfectly into the new space (everyone had a chair!)  Most people didn't know each other,,, but within minutes everyone had someone to talk to and after a while  I just stood back, observed my dear, sweet friends for a few moments and gave thanks...

It was a great day, a great party shared with a fabulous group of pretty wonderful unique and diverse women, the one thing that they all had in common - their amazing, beautiful hearts.  

Henry Ford once said " my best friends are the friends that bring out the best in me." This is my truth when I say being around each of these women I am able to feel good about myself, I can actually say, I even like myself, I feel lovable and seen and heard and acknowledged for all that is good in me. 

Whenever I see them, this is the gift that they share from their beautiful amazing hearts...  I feel rich in friends...  as Emily Dickinson said so long ago " My friends are my estate." - 

Thank you dear ladies, I love you one and all.

And for tomorrow's post???  Here's a clue..., A Very Special Gift From CG who is my biggest supporter in all my endeavours and especially in writing my daily blog....


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for the memory.... from your dear friend Margaret Mujer.... Love you

Carol said...

So sorry I missed it. Michael's son and his new wife come to visit us in their honey moon and we hosted them a tour to the son's birth place in Pullman for three days. Very unexpected trip in a very special time, being the step-mother, you know how it goes - I have to put them in the first priority. Sorry about missing your party, my very special friend, Neinah. You will understand, don't you?
I love you.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday, Deqr Neinah,

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Belated wishes for all that's best in life.

Rushing in and getting ready to leave to go to the hotel next to Mayo Clinic. Mr. Magpie is having surgery in the morning. I won't write the details here because I put them on my blog, but I would love for you to remember us both in prayer.

Thanks so much!

XO,

Sheila :-)

mcmossbrook said...

Oh Divine Ms N, What a lovely gift YOU gave us on the day (heck isn't that everyday!) to celebrate you! I LOVED, LOVED....yep, LOVED the pass the parcel game. It has now been officially integrated into any and all future party plans! I feel as if I know and love you more!
Sheilas and Hilda Boobs all around - cheers!
Aleta