Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Slice of Life: A Delightful Birthday!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, BethKathleen,
Deb, Melanie, Lanny, and Kelsey
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday
and nurturing our writing lives.

My birthday celebration started with family on Saturday and three slices of cake from Deru, a local restaurant that makes delicious cakes. Chocolate, coconut, and carrot cake (you have to love that alliteration!). And the three candles? They represent the ones place of this birthday year. You figure out how many birthday decades I've celebrated.

Sunday found me gifted with plenty of chocolate from friends at church and yesterday the fun continued with flowers, cards, texts, FB greetings, gifts, and two meals of the day spent with friends and family - breakfast and dinner. That sums up my very delightful birthday! 

Except that I left out the walk at the park with a friend. We planned that for after breakfast, but it was raining. So we decided to watch a movie instead. We planned to watch "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (something I missed seeing in theaters last winter) which was recently added to Amazon Prime.

However, while looking for the movie about Charles Dickens, we stumbled across "Greenfingers." We were immediately drawn in by leads Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, and David Kelly. And the unusual mixture of gardening and prisoners. I liked this review from Mick LaSalle of the San Franciso Chronicle:  "Succeeds in capturing the movement of a soul from hopelessness to humanity." And at the end, you learn it's loosely based on a true story.

After the movie, the sun had come out and we took that walk in the park. I managed to read a bit in the afternoon, and then it was out to dinner with friends. All in all, a totally indulgent, perfect birthday celebration!


  1. What a wonderful celebration! Of you!

  2. Looks like a just right birthday for you!

  3. Happy Birthday! Great celebrations!!With alliteration!!!

  4. This sounds like a wonderful birthday! Happy Birthday to you!

  5. Now that's the way to spend a birthday!

  6. Yummy - three cake celebration. Seems to promise a super sweet year for you.