Monday, January 9, 2017

My Birthday

Daughter and her flatmates came for New Year and my birthday instead of Christmas.
I am so happy they did plus the weather flying was so much better.
They live in the land of snow and with high temps of 1 somedays.
Goodness that is so cold I can't even think of that.

On my Birthday
daughter made espresso my favorite, and a brunch breakfast.
Then we went to Saguaro National Park East. Daughter bought me my forever Senior Pass 
we took the tram ticket up the mountain. 
They took a few trails down to the river and one loop.
Her flatmates have never been to the Sonoran Desert and enjoyed every day here.
Next post will have photos of the Saguaro National Park East.

 Daughter also cooked a Japanese New Year Day Dinner for us.
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Ozon with Tangelo peel, I love mochi in this soup !

 Wonderful gifts. 
Stephanie drew thehamish for me, Jory found the little rabbit.
They all found the plant and pot at B and B Cactus.
 Birthday card from Japanese Family.
Granddaughter was worried I would not know what it said.
Mumjallia does not read Japanese she said.
Heart thump !
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 So she drew on the back of the card for me.
Mia and me, a drawing of a bear, greeting and explanations, a side view of the bear 


 Mia is giving Mamajilla a present, Mia and I  looking at the stars and lots of hearts .
No better present.




 Daughter made pretty espresso.

I think I know how to use the new espresso machine, maybe ?

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Here is your pretty to start the week.


My favorite comic with fun post on my birthday.

My sweet baboo Watson so elegant. A perfect fit. I can see him driving a 1940 MG roadster.

thehamish cutiepie !
He would drive my VW convertible. 

Yes, you both look so gud !

espresso. . . parsnip
music. . . Losing Things,  The Beautiful South
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9 January is Static Electricity Day !

36 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! Watson looks like he belongs in an Evelyn Waugh novel! Love thehamish in his cap too. Your grand daughter's drawings are just perfect. X

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  2. Hi, Gayle!

    Happy birthday to you, dear friend! What a marvelous celebration you had with family visiting, imaginative gifts, creative cards and that wonderful meal. Mrs. Shady is always on the lookout for exotic recipes and I will show her this post with your Japanese dinner. In 2014 we visited the main part of Saguaro National Park. I am eager to see your post on the East portion.

    Once again, happy birthday, Gayle!

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    1. We had a fabulous day.
      Son make a Indian fish soup, my favorite

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  3. If only he could talk 'human' - he would have so much to say. Happy Birthday.

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    1. I wish I could talk to him.
      He went to doctors today and in two week he has lost 2 pounds. I am so upset

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  4. Happy Birthday!
    Mia's drawings are precious. :)

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  5. Happy Birthday, and pretty flowers!

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  6. That all looked and sounded like a good birthday, except where was the cake? Happy birthday Gayle.

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    1. We meant to have cake but didn't, All three are vegans (one because she is more allergic than I am) and Daughter is a fabulous vegan chef and baker but time slipped away.

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  7. Happy, happy birthday to you, what fun to have your daughter there to pamper you. As always the Hamish looks stylish, he can drive my husband's Miata too. Love his little portrait.

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    1. She shopped and cooked everything and it was so good.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Gayle!

    Watson and Hamish both look quite dashing!

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  9. I have no idea what ozon or mochi is...but it looks delish and this Yankee gal would dig into it in a heartbeat! Wishing you a wonderful birthday dear friend Gayle. Such wonderful cards and wishes given to you from your nearest and dearest! How wonderful. Hugs! X

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    1. The name of the special soup and mochi is gluttonous pounded rice.
      So very good.

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  10. Happy Birthday!!!! When is the actual day? And all that food looks so wonderful. And the flowers....I just adore lilies! How gorgeous!

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    1. Birthday was the 4th and I loved my flowers, plants, gifts and fabulous cooking !

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  11. Happy Birthday, from one Capricorn to another ! You had such a lovely day and such beautiful cards and gifts. The drawing of thehamish is such a good likeness to his handsome self.

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    1. Steph sat in the bedroom and drew that for me.
      She really got thehamish personality.

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  12. Happy birthday to you, Gayle! Wow, everything looks so beautiful - gifts, card, meal, and espresso. Drawing of thehamish is fantastic! Love Mia-chan's drawing, too. That is adorable!
    I couldn't help but noticing Atom cup behind espresso :-)

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    1. We have been to the Museum twice now and bought the cup there

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  13. Happy birthday Gayle. Love the cards you got and that Expresso looks verry good.
    Take care,
    Roos

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    1. Daughter worked her way through University working as a barista.

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  14. Let's keep the Birthday tempo going! Many Happy Returns to you, Parsnip! xo

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  15. Happy Birthday. Looks like it was a lovely one.

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  16. I was such a nice day.
    I just posted photo of the tram ride on today's post.

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