Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Another Year Older...

Today's the day my 'odometer' officially turned over another year!  We had an ice storm during the night and a look out the bedroom window this morning revealed ice everywhere. I 'zoomed' a picture of the street later in the day when the temperature climbed to 34 degrees melting the ice a little bit.  

I was curious what the weather was like the day I was born.  Turns out it was a high of 16 degrees and a low of 9 with no snow or ice.

Jerry and I stayed in all day and didn't venture out once.  The broken water main is still being repaired at The Whitney, so the restaurant will be closed the rest of the week.  I was glad I didn't have to drive into Detroit in the icy weather.

I've been feeling the love from family and friends today with phone calls, cards, e-mails and text messages.  Thank you everyone!

~ A surprise floral delivery ~

Neither one of my sons are home today - Steve's in Florida and Jeremy left for Ohio, but I was in touch with both of them, and Lori [my daughter] came by after work with a yummy carrot birthday cake.

Now to tell you about a birthday present I bought myself!  In September 2017 when a group of tea-lovin' friends gathered at Royal Park Hotel for Afternoon Tea, Teresa came from Ohio with a Mary Frances beaded teapot purse that was absolutely beautiful, but it was retired and no longer available.  I remember searching the Internet to no avail, and eventually I forgot about it. Apparently I asked eBay to contact me if one came up for bidding, because Monday they notified me that one was listed.  I immediately placed a bid and someone else counterbid. Fortunately there was a "Buy it Now" option, so I went that route to avoid a bidding war and the possibility of losing it.  My Mary Frances teapot purse is scheduled to arrive February 12th.  Happy Birthday to me, and it's all your fault, Teresa!  ;-)  


  1. Happy Birthday Phyllis! Enjoy you teapot handbag--so perfect for you!

  2. Happy Birthday and what a gorgeous purse!!!

  3. Happy birthday Phyllis! I hope you had a wonderful day! Beautiful flowers and purse 💕🎂

  4. Happy Birthday, Phyllis!! Your beaded teapot purse is just darling, and so perfect for you. My birthday is this month, also, and I bought a RA February teacup for a gift to me!

  5. Happy Birthday! What a stunning purse! Its perfect for you!

  6. Wishing you a year of happiness and blessings. I love that purse. The carrot cake looks delicious.

  7. What a fun purse! It's the perfect birthday gift for you to give yourself. I'm glad you could stay home and not have to drive in the icy weather, I hope your birthday season is lots of fun and your year is filled with blessings.


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