Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mr. Z

Our favorite August hotel in Santa Barbara......
I wish that I could bake you another of your favorite German plum tarts and pile it with lots of whipped cream.
z

33 comments:

FrogBurger said...

Big hug to you Z. We people on your blog love you.

Beverly said...

Hugs to you, Z. Thinking of you with lots of love.

Z said...

thank you so much.
FB, I'm glad you met my Mr. Z.
Beverly, I know you know how I'm feeling. thanks for being here.

Z said...

Elbro: sorry about the bougainvillea in the picture! xx

Always On Watch said...

When I saw the title of this posting, I teared up.

May today not be totally sad for you. I know that it's going to be rough, though. Certain dates, birthdays included, make us especially miss those who have gone on ahead of us.

Linda said...

Aw, Happy Birthday, Mr. Z. You went before us, but your lady is so special to us.

Blessings to you today, Z.

Elmers Brother said...

for you I would suffer a thousand bougainvillea

thinking and praying for you today

Beth said...

Good memories I hope help you cope, blessings to you on this day.

Sue said...

God bless you today, and every day, Z! Lots of {{{hugs}}}

FairWitness said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Z. Mrs. Z is celebrating your special day and remembering all your shared with her.

I'm thinking of you, Z.

tha malcontent said...

Thinking of you today.
Love and kisses, to a great Gal.
You are indeed a great lady. And I'm very proud that you are a member of our party.

JINGOIST said...
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JINGOIST said...

Hi Z! Know that He is with you, and W is there with Him. You're in my thoughts and prayers, especially today.

Funny, I just heard Norman Greenbaum's song "Spirit In The Sky" on the radio before I read your post.

Z said...

You guys are all the greatest...I think we have the best 'corner of the conservative blogosphere' BY FAR...because of all of you.

Mr. Z really enjoyed the blog and you've all been SO kind over this last year since he passed on that I wanted to share this day with you. Happily, I have great family and friends who're helping me through it, as they have all year...you're all amongst that bunch and I'm so grateful to you. I wish you ALL could come to bkfst with me and my sister in an hour! :-)

Jingo, you made me smile with "Spirit in the Sky"..
I had posted this, then deleted it because it's so personal, but I'll share it here now because of that 'coincidence' of having just heard that song:
Yesterday, I saw the one and only plum tart (see my post) cooked on the Food Channel as long as I've been watching and noticed...(for years).......then I opened a book a cousin sent me of prose and poetry, just opened in the middle of the 194 pgs, and HAPPENED to open to a gorgeous poem about love and loss....then I put on QVC an hour later and I saw a presentation for the first time this year of something I'd ordered for Mr Z and which arrived the day he died, he never saw it.
How's that for a bunch of very weird "coincidences?"

JINGOIST said...

"How's that for a bunch of very weird coincidences?"

Some "coincidences" aren't.

Z said...

Jingoist, I've known you for many years now, maybe 10? And you never let me down. Thanks...I call these "Godincidences!" You're right..xxx

JINGOIST said...

Z, I'm sure that's a PERFECT word. LOL!

cube said...

Now that I know, I will send a virtual hug your way and hope that this day passes easily.

~Leslie said...

Good thoughts, Z. I am glad you are blessed with lovely memories too.

xx

Anonymous said...

Love and hugs to you ... and "my friend 'Mr. Z'". I know he is looking down from heaven smiling.

Phranp

Speedy G said...

Best wishes, Z!

Z said...

testing

Anonymous said...

Z-Peace be with you on such an emotional day. I'll be praying for you.

tio

Anonymous said...

We remember Mr. Z for all the wonderful fun times spent in his company and for his brilliant mind
that he shared with us also.

He will not pass this way again,but
we will alway remember him.

Happy Birthday to a great guy!
Hugs to you Z as you make your way
through this day.

Know that you are loved.
xox Matisse

Impertinent said...
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Impertinent said...

Ms. Z....my thoughts and prayers are with you today. Mr. Z will always be missed.

And BTW....that's my kind of place too. Ms. Imp and I loved small get away, intimate B&B's like that too.

Jan said...

Well, Z...did you hear the laughter? ;)

I was thinking of you all day, and even bought a pretty plant to put next to my front steps, in honor of Mr. Z,(and you) because I remember that you said that he loved flowers, and was always buying them for you!
xoxo

Jen said...

Loving you, Z, and thinking of Mr. Z.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Mr. Z. A big to you Madame, love you. J'Mac.

Z said...

tio, God bless you for that, thanks. I remember you guys used to talk from time to time and he liked you very much :-)

Matisse, you KNOW how much he loved YOU! (See you Sat. night!)

Imp..that is THE coolest little hotel....we LOVED it..1/2 block from the ocean, like a 'home away from home', very pretty, very quiet. Oh, GOD, I miss those great times.

Jan, we laughed over that, for sure ...I don't think I shared that yet in a comment here so I will:
I'd told Jan via email that my sis was taking me to bkfst this morning and she'd emailed "We'll toast Mr. Z" ...I laughed and said "He's been toasted a lot on his birthday, but the toast has never been BUTTERED before!" (heh!)
My friend Susie and I toasted him with gin martinis last night, MUCh more fun, but not as great as being with my amazingly beautiful and bright kid sis!

And Jan...what a VERY sweet thing to do...Yup, he adored flowers.

Jen, thanks, babe...

JM...merci beaucoup, mon cher ami.xxx

David Wyatt said...

God Bless you, Z. I am thankful you know Christ have & your memories & friends, all gifts from our loving God.

MK said...

"I wish that I could bake you another of your favorite German plum tarts and pile it with lots of whipped cream."

He's waiting for you impatiently Z whilst carrying on the Lords work. :)

Z said...

MK and David, your comments mean a lot. Kind of sad tonight, too.
Thanks xx