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20 October 2013 @ 11:32 pm
Post-Birthday Update  
Thanks so much to those of you who remembered my birthday yesterday. I received comments and messages from legion11, fiery_fox2, deirdre_c, freaky_nea, jasmasson, adoptedwriter, sandycub, tsuki_no_bara, sweeny_todd, and jeyhawk.

So many festive v-gifts: a chocolate cupcake from desertport , a pink one from deadbeat_nymph (oh how I miss you!), champagne AND balloons from the lovely tuesdaeschild, and a box of chocolates from heliokleia. They're all so pretty!

And clair_de_lune wrote a wonderful Michael/Lincoln story for me. That was such a fantastic surprise!

It was a quiet day at home, with getting some of the house in order and trying to avoid thinking about the milestone involved. We went out to dinner at the Elephant Bar (lobster! For the first time in 10-15 years!), and today we went to Apple Hill where I was too late for Gravensteins (boo) but there were still fresh apple donuts and fritters to be had. Gorgeous day, very nice.

Having it be my 50th birthday was tough, but thanks to the love of friends and family, I survived it!

♥ to you all :)

 
 
 
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on October 21st, 2013 06:52 am (UTC)
50 is fabulous! I hope your next year is the very best.
young-people
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 21st, 2013 06:55 am (UTC)
Hahahaha!

That kind of wrongness is never bad! Plus, young people need to get off my lawn anyway.

Thanks for the note!
CaffieneKitty: ooopsie!caffienekitty on October 21st, 2013 07:03 am (UTC)
Eek! Happy belated birthday!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 21st, 2013 07:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! Boy, I thought 40 was hard, but 50 is much harder!
Maz (or foxxy!): Dusting bunnytuesdaeschild on October 21st, 2013 08:59 am (UTC)
You need to remember 50 is the new 40, my lovely! That's what I tell myself - except I'm a bit ahead of you!!

Glad to hear you did something lovely on your special day though.
*hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 21st, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
There ARE a few people ahead of me past 50, though not many on LJ, but I need to remember that they've moved on and are just living as they please. :)

It was a nice celebration, broken across the two days, and I'm sure next year won't feel quite so horrifying!

Maz (or foxxy!): Cocktailtuesdaeschild on October 22nd, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
I'm still hanging in there on LJ and let's just say I've been there, done that and the t-shirt has long since worn out!! But luckily I do know of someone older than me who's still posting in LJ. :)

So you had a great birthday weekend! *high fives* And next year is likely to be a doddle!
Desireex_disturbed_x on October 21st, 2013 11:39 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! I'm a bit late with it but better late than never!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 21st, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the good wishes! :)
similiesslipsimiliesslip on October 21st, 2013 11:42 am (UTC)
Sorry I'm late. You're a fabulous 50 :) What did you finally decide as a gift? I hope it's something fun :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 21st, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
My husband gave me a shedule for both the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera, to see if we can't find something there. Due to funding issues, the Sacramento Philharmonic and Sacramento Opera combined... but this has led to it being nearly impossible to figure out what they plan to do this year. Put out one event at a time and see how it goes? Schedules/tickets have suddenly become a thing of mystery!

Thanks for the good wishes!
tatdatcmtatdatcm on October 21st, 2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!

Sounds like you had a great day. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 21st, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you, fellow Octoberite! :D
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 21st, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! 50 is very hard to get used to-- worse than 40! But I'm sure I'll get past it eventually. :)
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hairlilycobalt on October 22nd, 2013 03:55 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 22nd, 2013 06:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
heliokleia: RABBID IC - James BONDheliokleia on October 22nd, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
Aww... you're so welcome, my dear Mme Venus; I'm glad that my little somethings had helped to brighten up your this year's very special day of honour a little bit.
*beams*
- Lobster and Apple Donuts, hm?^^ Surrounded by family and friends? - That must've been, indeed, a glorious day!
*nods**nods*

Take care, dear friend.
*huggles* ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2013 06:09 am (UTC)
It was a nice celebration altogether, and your treats made it all the better!

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, now and always. ♥