Birthday Blast


Yesterday, St. Patrick’s Day, was my birthday. The good thing about having a birthday on a holiday is that everyone remembers it. The bad part is that it’s embarrassing if I forget other people’s birthdays, although Facebook makes sure I know my “friends” birthdays. I heard from all three sons and my granddaughters sang me “Happy Birthday” over the phone.

The shamrock glasses make the outfit.

The shamrock glasses make the outfit.


To go to lunch I put on a few of my St. Patrick’s Day clothes. Over the years I’ve accumulated bracelets, scarves, ties, dresses, earrings, necklaces, etc.
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Elissa, Joan, Laura, and Susan Garvin met at R & R. It’s a two storied restaurant in downtown Scottsdale. It was packed, as was the patio restaurant across the street. It’s Spring Training and all of downtown Scottsdale is overflowing with baseball fans. Susan Garvin and I ordered shamrock-itas. The waitress deflected inquiries as to the contents of the drink. She only said it was served frozen. The drink was delicious. It hit me into an altered state of mind in twenty minutes. I think I had blue cheese sliders and a hot fudge sundae, but I can’t be sure.
Luckily I hadn’t driven. Joan dropped me off and I staggered to my bed for a two hour nap. Sparky and Louie joined me. This picture shows my fuzzy mood.
I had to take a nap after the shamrock-ita because everything was fuzzy.

I had to take a nap after the shamrock-ita because everything was fuzzy.


I awoke to shower and dress for dinner at the Roadie’s house. Since he’s English, I wasn’t sure how my Irish apparel would be received. He was fine with everything but the flashing shamrock, which I shut off.
He made me bangers and mash with special Irish sausages that were laced with garlic. He always cooks from scratch. He marinated the sausages in beer before grilling them. It was yummers!
Bangers and mash and baked beans, a traditional English dinner

Bangers and mash and baked beans, a traditional English dinner


My birthday was grand.

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