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This is a post just celebrating the wonderful birthday I had last week, and the kindness of the people who made it so. *hugs*

     Getting treated out by my mom to breakfast the morning after at the exquisite dining hall in the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite was quite a delight--my meal was fabulous!

     My cousin Diane sent me a bunch of trail mix packages (which I enjoyed on my Florida trip) and though it got to my parents' house a day late for me to actually take it along--it's the thought that counts, right? =)

     It wasn't quite birthday-related, but stopping by a Jamba Juice in the little adorable town of Oakhurst on our way to Yosemite after I'd been craving a smoothie for a couple weeks was quite a treat. (And Cindy gave me money toward the next time I have a craving...)

     My delightful coworker Dawn, who e-mailed me for my birthday even though I might not have e-mail reception...and then she left a message on my home phone for me to find when I got back, and regretted she couldn't leave it at 6:22 pm 6-22. She's so priceless!

     Can't forget my dad serenading me on my cell phone, as I didn't have reception much those days. I'm saving that message! And my boss did a written one by e-mail for me to find when I got back to work.

     Yes, and though my dad and sister-in-law were a day early in their birthday wishes, at least my brother wasn't confused! ;D

     Already gushed about the wonderful package my aunt sent me in advance, but it deserves another mention, since I'm still enjoying the blueberry preserves, granola, spanish candy, and need to remember to thaw out the remaining hamantashen...

     Can't leave out the wonderful, insanely rich chocolate cake my brother and sister-in-law got for me after I got back from Yosemite. And all the fun I'm going to have with the gift cards I got...

     Of course what made it most memorable was getting to celebrate it in the beauty of Yosemite valley, with visits to Yosemite, Vernal, and Bridalveil Falls, and then wrapping up the day with a star-watching session on Glacier Point. It's been too many years since I've seen the Milky Way so clearly--what a gift in itself!

     So even though it wasn't a 'big year' in any way, and I wasn't expecting to do much in that regard, it certainly ended up being very special and memorable. Thanks again to all who had a part!
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On June 28th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
Oh, goodness, I'm sorry! I completely forgot it was your birthday! Happy belated birthday, hun! It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, though!

*sends good thoughts*
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On June 28th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
I did indeed, thanks! It's not like I had much web access out there anyway. Late is always better than never! ;D
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On June 28th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC), diapers4three commented:
;)
I KNEW your birthday was on 6-22. I just happened to think that 6-22 came a day earlier than it really did!! ;)
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On June 28th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Re: ;)
Makes sense to me! The Towners keep telling me the only way they can tell the days apart now is that the "big paper" comes on Sunday! ;)

Edited at 2011-06-28 10:35 pm (UTC)
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On June 29th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
It was such a wonderful trip and a great to celebrate your birthday.
I enjoyed seeing the photos you put up.
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On June 29th, 2011 10:46 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thanks for looking! I want to get some from you when you come out--like the one of us in front of the yucca. =)
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On June 30th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thanks! =D It was fabulous.

Hope the house-moving is going well!