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Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy birthday to me!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) Longaberger baskets
(2) hot coffee
(3) animals playing in the snow

Today is my birthday, I've reach the ripe ole age of 65 - yes!  That means three significant things to me - (1) I'm eligible for a reduction in my DC property taxes - 50%!
(2) I can get the "senior citizen" rate when booking flights, and the most important thing
(3) I got the Birthday Dollar!

This birthday dollar is very important to me, you can read the full story on this post

Yesterday was a snow clean-up party kind of day in my neighborhood!  Some cars got dug out...

and another dig-out of the sidewalks
someone had music playing, you could hear it for a long way... and notice the beer cooling in the snow at the bottom right of this picture!  I like that kind of neighborhood comeraderie!

I didn't participate in the shoveling, but I hung out at my neighbor's for awhile and enjoyed a delicious bowl of 18 bean soup.  I took over some of my quilts for an impromptu show-n-tell, and saw this super cute quilt that 3-month-old Colin's grandmother made for him...
so cute!  She's a self-taught quilter who made her first quilt when she had her first grandchild - three years ago!

Yesterday was a no-sew day for me, just a hang out and watch Netflix kind of day.  Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. Happy birthday! I love Colin's quilt - such a great baby quilt.

  2. Happy birthday!! Wow, what a reduction in property taxes!! You are still a young thing! I have you beat by 10 years.

  3. Happy birthday! My grandson is working on a 6 month internship for the state attorney in D.C.

  4. Happy birthday! Thanks for all the pleasure I get from reading your happy blog!

  5. Happy Birthday. You have five more years to go until you become a "senior" here so don't start feeling old yet. The quilt is so cute and will be much loved for sure.

  6. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you had a super wonderful day. That sure is a whole lotta snow! I'm glad I don't have to try and shovel all that.

  7. Happy Birthday, my cyber friend! Sorry I'm a day late. Hoping you had a wonderful day!!!

  8. Happy Belated Birthday Linda. Hope you had a wonderful day.


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