Saturday, January 9, 2010

Take a few minutes off today........on me!

Doesn't seem much like a birthday without Mr Z but I have to say my family and friends have been amazing. I looked through my pictures for a shot by Mr Z but found this instead; I was looking for something very peaceful, very tranquil and happy to post today and found the photo above. Maybe this will be a nice relief to those of you snowed in across the country. Maybe it'll just make us all take our minds off what's happening to America these days just for a few minutes. Have a great day.
Okay...I just saw Beamish's blog and can't resist a little politics...check out his latest post. EXCELLENT thinking there and you really should check it out.


Anonymous said...


Have a great day, you deserve it!


Faith said...

Happy birthday, Z. May this year hold good things for you.

Chuck said...

Happy Birthday Z

The picture makes me long for summer, this could be the view from the Lake Michigan shoreline.

namaste said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Z! you are an amazing and wonderful, girl. yes, i said girl. the little people are alive and well in all of us. hope you do something fun for yourself. and recall memories of mr. z that make you smile. love you!

Jan said...

Happy Birthday, Z!

May you continue to grow in strength and grace!

Love you.

David Wyatt said...

God Bless you, Z especially on this day. Thank you for that tranquil pic! Where is the scene from, if I may ask?

Z said...

thanks, everybody. Your wishes mean a lot to me and I'm glad you're enjoying that beautiful scene.

David, that picture was apparently taken somewhere in Germany.

Brooke said...

Yes, a good day to relax!

Happy Birthday, even though a great big something is missing. :)

sue said...

Z - I love the picture. In fact it's kinda weird, but I had started a painting a couple of days ago that could easily be this picture. I printed it out.

Here's a birthday poem for you:

~I'm not sure how long I've known you, Z

~It must be more than a year

~We've had our ups and downs, Z

~But now to me you are quite dear.

~Yes, you may be Conservative, Z

~And me - well, I tend to lean the Liberal way

But that won't stop me from wishing you, Z


(remember that today is the first day of the rest of your life!)

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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Z. Maybe you can treat yourself to some blog-worthy food.


Debbie said...

Happy Birthday. I know it is a sad one, and you feel lonely and everything is different. Nothing I can say will change that.

But you do have friends, family, and memories of the great life you two had together. He would want you to be happy and rejoice that you have another year to live. Another year to enjoy this beautiful world.

Happy birthday and many more!

(That image looks so warm. And here I sit in Tennessee with snow on the ground and temperature 13.)

Right Truth

beamish said...

Happy Birthday Z!

What are you now, 26?

Always On Watch said...

Happy Birthday, dear friend.

I know that this day is difficult for you without Mr. Z. Along those lines, I said a short prayer for you this morning.

cube said...

Even though I don't really know you, I guess I virtually feel for you so much at this time in your life. I know it's not the same, but I feel for you nonetheless. I I hope you don't overlook your blog friends at this time because we are with you.

Z said...

cube, it's odd how close some of us are thought we are only 'virtual' friends, but there is a closeness, isn't there. Thanks for your words.

Debbie, thanks so much. Just got back from lunch with Mom and 2 sisters and a niece...very odd not having Mr. Z there but it was nice to be with happy family members.

Beamish. 27.

Always, thanks SO much...

tio..thanks. I should have had some mac and cheese today, huh?
As it is, the restaurant was i cugini in Santa MOnica which is usually great, but I had to send back the linguine/clams (WAY too much garlic and spice and I have probably sent something back twice in my life)..and then the rigatoni with eggplant was okay but they'd burned the garlic and proceeded to make the dish, so the eggplant tasted burned, too. Ah, well.
The peach Bellini made up for it (with ground frozen peach and peach liquore in the champagne..mmmmm)

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Happy birthday, and God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Much love to you today, Z. Warm thoughts of Mr. Z, too. I know he's loving you on this day...

OOoooohhhweeee! A peach bellini? Your weather is different than mine. I'd make you an Irish coffee if you were here.

Anyway, I'm grateful that you were born on this day, 27 years ago!

Law and Order Teacher said...

Happy Birthday. I know Mr.Z is celebrating in heaven and is with you on your day. God bless.

FairWitness said...

Happy Brithday, Z! Glad your family and friends were there to celebrate you. Mr. Z was there, too, Z. He's looking down on you and sending you his love. Let it comfort you to know he's feeling great up there in Heaven, very happy, very much at peace and whole again. He is with God in His paradise. God bless you, dear lady.

FairWitness said...

By the way, Z, it is frigging freezing here in rural WV. Jeanie & I are up to our petoots in snow! And more is falling.... yuck, yuck and triple yuck!

The only decent weather in all of America is where you are. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

An idyllic scene
Fresh, clean, wholesome and serene
Shows optimism.

White sails in the breeze,
Unlike white flags, never show
Surrender to grief.

Blue sky and water
Observed through a veil of trees
Restores faith in Life.

Happy Birthday, dear Z.

~ FreeYhinke

Joe said...

Happy Birthday Z!

May God's richest blessings and grace be with you.

Anonymous said...

Oh well. Maybe that will give you a new idea for a food blog post: The most a meal has ever disappointed you. Happy birthday for another few hours.


Z said...

FT...gorgeous verse..THANK YOU.

FairWitness, beautiful comment, I really appreciate it...and GOOD LUCK with the cold. I have to admit I heard yesterday our San Fernando Valley(just over the hill from West LA where I live) was the warmest spot in the country at 80 degrees! Don't throw things at me, but I LIKE COLD! (not the cold YOU are all getting, but SOME cold:-)

tio...not a bad idea.

Joe, my dear

Brenda Jean said...

Happy Birthday:) I know it must be a hard day without Mr. Z, but it sounds like you have some wonderful friends to cheer you up. {{{HUGS}}}

beamish said...

27! Excuse me! ;)

Hope you had a great birthday, young Z :P

Beth said...

A belated birthday wish from me!

Z said...

thanks so much, everybody.

I did have a 'great birthday', Beamish...I was busy all day long..the stepkids, my family, then the stepkids again....a great day (we went to see YOUNG VICTORIA then we went to one of my favorite restaurants for dinner), but MAN, did it have tearful moments.
I'm just glad the funeral, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, my birthday are OVER.

The kids leave this alone again is something I never wanted to do. But, here I'll be.


cube said...

Happy Birthday. You are a Carpricorn, like me. I'd bet we could butt heads over a few things, but still come out friends at the end. Hope you had a good day.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I'm sorry I missed your birthday, Z. Happy Birthday. And now comes the tough part, when you're no longer so distracted and actually alone with your own personal thoughts.

God bless you and keep you safe. And sane.


Z said...

Cube..'but heads' RAMS, huh? :-) but, friends, yes...

BZ...'sane'....good point. xxx

FrogBurger said...

Happy Bday! I missed it by a day. You were born two days before my bro. It reminds me I can't forget my brother either.

Z said...

Sue..that is one of the nicest poems anybody's ever written for me. And I FORGOT to mention it here.
I printed it out, I sent it to Pris..I saved it in a GeeeeZ file of special comments and forgot to SAY ANYTHING HERE.
What you must have thought of me. I am SO SORRY.
Thank you, my friend....I am so grateful for it. You're dear to me, too. Honestly.

sue said...

Z - Thank you for mentioning my poem, and for the apology.

It was written with only the best intentions - but that's all I can ever do.

Now let's continue on, and may you have many more happy birthdays!!!


sue said...

Z - I also wanted to mention that I am planning to do a painting of the picture at the top of your birthday blog - with the sailboat.

I already have a fairly large canvas for it and purchased some paints that I thought would go well. I can't wait to get started.

Susannah said...

I'm a little late, but Happy, Happy Birthday Z! May you have many, many more!

love, love

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