Even though not in Germany, still get my sign!
Today is a unique day – yep, not my regular groundhog’s day b/c so much is being packed in to today! I can’t quite recall a time when I celebrated my birthday in the sand – well, there were a few years that b-day festivities took place at the beach – with co-workers, acquaintances, and students, and not my family or my overseas family and friends!! Having a wonderful b-day sign to enjoy, a special b-day party hat, party hats for others, balloons, and b-day plates and napkins made for a great start to the day! Worked out, taught for a bit, had lunch with a few Special Forces acquaintances who are going to take me the range, enjoyed a spiced chai tea latte’, and opened my presents that came in the mail! I love all my goodies and can’t thank you enough for thinking of me and sending gifts my way!! Below you can see some of the items that I received 🙂.
Tonight a group of us will head over to the Italian Pizza place for dinner and then we’ll enjoy some cranberry juice while envisioning pouring some vodka in it to truly enjoy its taste and toast to my day! Look forward to next year when I can actually have an adult beverage to celebrate my birthday. Thank you to my fantastic friends in Germany who are heading out to the Klein Konig to have an Andechs in my honor – look forward to skyping with you when you are there, plus celebrating once again upon my return!
Here are few pics from the day! My students seemed to enjoy singing Happy Birthday to me and especially enjoyed the oatmeal raisin cookies that were consumed in place of birthday cake which is hard to come by here! But my acquaintance James at the DFAC, he hooked me up with my b-day cookies!! Ahh, friendliness pays off 🙂 which reminds me, check out the pic of one of my presents – and thank goodness Linus and I share a bond with our special blanket because we both agree on being Outrageously Happy!! You all have made my day just that and I can’t thank you enough for making my Birthday in the Sand a memorable one!
Friends know me well 🙂
Love all my goodies — from decorations to tv series to sportswear to a happy place in my mind!! THANK YOUI!
Love Linus — if only we both could have our blankets with us!
Birthday Photo with Students