Weekend Winks – Celebrating and Reuniting

You know those annoying people who constantly remind everyone around them that their birthday is quickly approaching?

Yep, I’m usually one of them. Like celebrate for a month one of them. Like remind people Christmas day that the date of my birth is precisely three months away. But because of crazy life, I don’t think I’ve mentioned it once (lucky for you)…until this weekend.

Huffin' and puffin' and blowin' that candle out.

Huffin’ and puffin’ and blowin’ that candle out.

Snail mail is one of my all time fave things to receive and I wasn’t disappointed upon visiting my mailbox Friday after work. I was gifted cards and presents from family and friends, which completely made this gal’s long Friday feel fabulous.

Welcome home

Of course I had to rip them right open.

Happy to me!

Happy! Happy! Happy!

What does one do before a birthday week?

Celebrate the arrival of Saturday with mimosas, naturally.

Breakfast of birthday celebrating champions!

Breakfast of birthday celebrating champions!

While I was gulping the morning away, my Ma was up in Iowa getting ready to head back to Nashville after visiting the twins for spring break.

Gigi mania in Iowa

A Gigi sandwich between the bebes.

Thing is, my niece wasn’t about to let Gigi go home without a fight.

Goodbye my love!

Goodbye my love!

My dogphew Gunner even got on the sad train, delivering his best facial performance ever.

So easy. Best puppy eyes.

Puppy dog eyes at their finest.

While Gigi was making everyone cry in Iowa, I set out to clean up the last disastrous room in my mini manse (you know, since I’ve lived here for eight months now…).

Eh...I can do later

My personal landfill.

But visions of pre-birthday cocktails filled my head and so I simply closed the door and prepared for my evening out.

Which started out like this…

Happy PBD to me.

Lip lickin’ good.

And continued on with this…

Lip lickin' good.

Drink me.

Two martinis in when sat at the table, I was pretty sure the restaurant thought I was a Nashville celebrity due to the table decor.

Special treatment

Yep. I’m somebody.

Until I realized every other table either had birthday or anniversary confetti strewn all over.

Hey oh!

Who cares, I still got cake!

What’s a gal to do that never wants a party to end?

I kept it going in my elastic waisted threads (damn you birthday cake!), sipping a nightcap martini out of my gorgeous new leopard glass.

Sunday was a special reunion day, so I dressed up for the occasion.

Sunday best.

Sunday best.

You know how New Cat has been ill with eye, ear and throat issues the past three weeks? And how I have been away from the little fur ball love of my life just as long due to the possibility of him catching one of the three ailments?

Sick no more.

High maintenance New Cat finally healed.

I got my bear back!

Reunited and it feels so good!

Reunited and it feels so good!

Being that he was forced to sit on his very own private screened in porch, as well as peruse a house twice the size of my mini manse, Tedstar was exhausted and headed right for his bed.

REclaiming territory

Reclaiming territory.

Once his five-hour nap concluded, he mustered up the energy to eat a bowl of food and move to the couch for the rest of the evening.

Endless hours of...

Vacation is exhausting.

Now that I have Mr. Ted E. Bear back, my upcoming week full of birthday celebrating will be complete.

Looking for last-minute gift ideas?

You know the way to my heart would be through a cocktail (or four).

Nothing a drink can't fix!

Nothing a drink can’t fix!

Or, you could send me this must-have-for-me flask that my friend Todzilla spotted over the weekend (wonder why he thought of moi?).

Never ending period.

I will be having a never-ending period.

Better hurry though as you’re running out of time.


Yep. I’m a grown ass woman with a bday countdown.

Here’s hoping you have a fabulous week!

Have I mentioned it’s my birthday tomorrow?

Cheers –



57 thoughts on “Weekend Winks – Celebrating and Reuniting

  1. Jolene says:

    Happy Birthday Week!!

    I think these type of posts remind me that you def show the fam and feline love..gotta love it!
    Have a mimosa on me!

  3. John says:

    Have a good birthday! Love the flasks… yum 😉

  4. Happy Birthday Week, fellow Marchian!

  5. amberafrica says:

    Happy happy birthday 🙂

  6. Nancy says:

    Yes I know your birthday is tomorrow and my card will be late, sorry. I sure will be thinking of you and your birthday buddy! I love your weekend style. I hate weekend now, didn’t use too. Do you think you can improve this old gal? Love and Happy Birthday!

  7. Well, your bday is tomorrow and my son’s was Saturday and he was in NY so I didn’t get to make him a cake and smother him with grossmomkisses so all he was able to do was to pass on the cost of whatever he was buying for himself so I could pay for it all. Oh, the joys of being a mom! Happy Bday!

    • HA! Sounds about right. I was wondering how Angel Boy’s birthday was going and if you were able to be a part of it. Now that just leaves more grossmomkisses for you to slather on him when you see him next! And might I say that you totally made my birthday? I had little tears of joy opening all of my fun from you. Love! XOXO

  8. markbialczak says:

    Happy birthday to the Nashvillian who celebrates like you’re supposed to celebrate. Tomorrow may you really light it up, candles and otherwise, CBXB.

  9. Somebody is spoiled rotten, just like her cat. He has his own little bed? Lol. That’s pretty cool. Happy early birthday to you! Have fun this week!

  10. Trying to process the concept of tampon flasks…

  11. Herman says:

    Happy Birthday! Bowie says “Meow!” Have a fantastic day…

  12. Happy Birthday to you. ♥♥♫♪Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday !!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ I hope you get really spoilt rotten. 🙂 xx

  13. Tracy says:

    Happy Birthday to YOU!

  14. Ooo! Love this! I hope you have the best birthday! 🙂

  15. JMC813 says:

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY GIRL!!!! Hope you have the best ever. Glad to see the whole brood is reunited at the mini manse. NC Tux’s eyes look clear as day. Bet it took Ted all of 30 seconds to find his KING of the household groove again!!!. Have a great one friend. You deserve it!

    • Appreciate it! Ted took over in .0002 seconds. I kinda felt bad for NC but we’re settling in nicely now. It’s what I asked they do for my birthday and because they’re such angels, they simply wait until I leave the mini manse and then the fur flies (I know because it’s everywhere upon my return!).

  16. OMG Happy Almost Birthday To You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And it is all about Ted’s bed. Really. LOVE!

  17. st sahm says:

    Happy belated birthday! 3 olive martini and sparkles. You doin’ it right, beauty!!

  18. kellisamson says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday to my wild and crazy Nashville girl! So glad you got the best gift of all: Ted. Wishing you a year of shenanigans! xo

  19. Phil Lanoue says:

    Hey it just occurred to me, don’t you have a birthday coming up soon?
    Cake, cats, and martinis, it doesn’t get any better! HBD!

  20. Hey Nashville Lady — have a mimosa (or three) and a martini (or seven) for me, while you are continuing the celebration, of course !!! 😉

  21. The Regular Guy NYC says:

    Happy Birthday you sexy thang! Now go get some birthday bootay!

  22. I hope you’ve been having fun celebrating the whole week. Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!

  23. SerachShiro says:

    Ooh I’m sorry that I didn’t congratulate you on your blog (I love it still too when I have my day ) bu tat least I did it on Instagram 🙂 ! I think you had a great day, because you will lets it come ……hahaha 🙂 ! I’m Happy that New Cat is well again and that you have back your loveable Tedstar, (it was so cute and fun to see him on his bed) ! Wishing you a very and very lovely evening, Sérach Xxx

    • Thank you Serach! I love having Teddy back and New Cat healthy – so it was a fabulous birthday all around! Tedstar is really funny when he is all snuggled up in his bed. Because of course the world revolves around him! XOXO

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