May has lots of celebrations for me since my birthday is on the 19th. It is usually a week or so after Mother's Day. I've had two tea time experiences, plus friends have taken me to a favorite beach side restaurant!
I have a tradition of going to a tea room on or near my birthday. This year my husband took me, we enjoyed tea and all the lovely tea time foods together. They even gave me a big slice of complimentary birthday cake (chocolate.) I had Shakespeare's Afternoon Tea, a three-tired tray with scones, tea sandwiches, pastries and desserts, and a pot of tea. I didn't take pictures at any of my celebrations (Is this blogger losing her touch??) Here's a picture of the tea tray taken at another time:
I'm in our Women's Club and the last meeting of the month of May is always a Tea Party with a decorated hat competition. I won the contest a few years ago so I don't try to enter with an unusual decorated hat. I went to the tea party last Monday.
This is the hat I wore this year:
I decorated it to match the peasant blouse I wore this year:
I receive so many birthday cards and they are very special to me.
This card is from my best friend from high school:
I love to read what cards say, as my friends seem to carefully choose the cards they gave me!
Some cards are religious:
I have a weakness about cards from family and friends and can't throw some of them away!
My daughter has found a new source for greeting cards to write your own words inside the card. Her words were very special to me:
And the other one she sent for Mother's Day this year:
My husband also selects such nice cards with very special words!
I have a big box of cards he has given me for birthday, anniversaries, holidays, etc!
One close friend always underlines words on the cards she gives me:
Another friend sent this special card:
My daughter does paper crafting, she made the cute card above.
I receive a card each year from an 87-year-old friend, she always includes a $2 bill inside the card (she does this for all her friends!) Isn't that a cute idea!
My friends know how to encourage me, look at this nice magnet one gave me:
My family and friends know how to make me smile!
It's been a tough two months with my sister terminally ill and with Hospice. I prayed she wouldn't die on my birthday, and she didn't, my prayer was answered! She is still with us, but back in the hospital.
I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.