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Monday, November 24, 2008

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My birthday gift to myself this year was to celebrate over brunch with a few of my favorite people, who each went home with a little symbol of the sparkle they bring to my life.

It's a wonderful thing to look around a room, and realize you can die anytime with the certainty that you will have a splendid funeral with charming guests, plenty of food, an abundance of kindness and wit, and buckets of flowers. Everything after that is icing and sprinkles.

"Will there be presents?" my sister asked me on the phone yesterday morning as I was putting on my jewelery.

"I hope so," I grinned, feeling deliciously birthday princess-y.

"Good," she said wickedly. "None of that 'no gifts' nonsense."

Anyway, what's a cake without icing and sprinkles?


There were lovely presents. A vintage desk (at last, a real desk!) from my true love. Kitschy-kitty salt and pepper shakers that instantly fell under the category of things to grab in a fire. Chocolates, wine, flowers, and many more pretty things.

I hate to play favorites, but I have to confess that this last present of the day beat all the rest:


As someone with a better grasp of math than me pointed out, my fortieth year is now officially underway.

So far, it rocks.

kyran's 027
(Snapped by Missy.)



Blogger whoorl said...

Forty sure suits you, Kyran. Happy Birthday!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Rowena said...

Love that donut/cake. Boston Kreme! That's what I would have.

I just had my 38th birthday (19th) I think it's a good time of life.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely, happy birthday. Life begins at 40. Or rather, life keeps beginning, but what a difference when we go along with it.

12:48 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

Wow, lookin' good! Reeeal good. Cheers to you! I hope your birthday wishes come true...xo.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Geoff Meeker said...

Thanks for bringing the party to us! Now we can all feel like we were there, celebrating with you.

(Aren't those handmade cards the absolute best?)

1:44 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Happy, Happy Birthday and may there be many, many more!

I'd have gone for the maple dipped but only from Tim Hortons!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Jen K-C said...

Happy Birthday!

8:04 PM  
Blogger Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

Happy birthday! May the year ahead be full of things just as fantastic as those salt and pepper shakers.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Misbehaving said...

It's refreshing to hear about a woman who actually celebrates her birthday as opposed to keeping it a secret from everybody in the veiled attempt that the lack of its recognition will make time stand still.

Happy Birthday Kyran!!

The best is yet to come.

6:30 AM  
Blogger amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

40 looks good! My birthday is today- I love fellow sags! Happy day lovely lady

6:53 AM  
Blogger paper napkin said...

Woo hoo! Happiest of birthdays!

9:22 AM  
Blogger princess emmy said...

I don't care how noble it is to age honestly. As far as I am concerned neither one of us ages a day past 39. Got it. Good.

Happy Birthday, Kiki!

Love, emmy.

12:23 PM  
Blogger LetterB said...

Just wish I could have been there. Happy Birthday, Kyran!!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Waynette Traub said...

Happy Birthday!!!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Loren Christie said...

Happy Birthday!

11:48 AM  

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