Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, July Babies!

Are there any July babies out there? If you're a July baby, this is a celebration for you! I love this sweet poppin and as a July baby -- can someone still be a July baby at almost-sixty-one? -- I was pondering if it described me. I do love laughter and honor -- though honor seems to be an old-fashioned and rare virtue. Great wealth has definitely alluded me and there are moments I am demanding. Quietly brave? It seems very puffed up to describe oneself as brave, though bravery is found in many acts and situations. Some of the bravest people I know carry on quietly in some very difficult circumstances. 

I am blissful that this is a long weekend! I spent time tonight catching up with my friend, Mary. We had pizza, saw a movie -- "Larry  Crowne" with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, two of my favorites -- and had a leisurely walk up Third Avenue, enjoying a sweet summer night. Catching up with friends tomorrow and Monday and having an excursion on Sunday, details and pictures to follow. Hope it's sunny! I'll be mixing in some errands, blog visiting and some decluttering. It feels good, just writing about it. 

I hope the citizens of Blogland have a great and glorious weekend!  


Country Dreaming said...

Sounds like a fun and busy weekend!
Have fun and be safe.


Amrita said...

I love larkspurs, they bloom in our winter. Have a good weekend

Robyn Campbell said...

I think you will have an excellent long weekend. Happy fourth, July baby. :-)

Rebecca said...

I'm glad our paths crossed! I came "over" to check out your blog this morning and am leaving with my optimism tank loaded.

YOU have a great weekend and great month of July! (My sister and one of our daughters celebrate July birthdays...)

Anonymous said...

Your weekend plans sound just lovely. Enjoy every minute!

Ms Sparrow said...

I have two kids born in July--one over 50 and the other approaching 50.
I don't find either of them to be demanding but they hard-working achievers.
I really take vicarious joy in your enjoyment of New York! Thanks for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

I know you're a July baby!

Happy 4th to you too!

Mevely317 said...

Happppppy Birthday month!
I'm hoping to catch Larry Crowe, too. (Heck, I'd probably pay to watch Tom Hanks read the phone directory!).
Have a delicious time!

Mevely317 said...

Hmmm, I probably won't find that movie if I can't even get the title right. Sorry!

Lynda said...

Praying you have an excellent birthday month and year to follow. You are six months older than me. We look forward to reading about your weekend that is planned. Stay cool!

podso said...

Hey, I'm a July baby and some of that description rings true ... I think you could add strong will to that? !!!

And how fun to see Jack Bauer in your photos ... we do miss him still.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Grammy Staffy said...

Happy birthday to you. My daughter and her hubby are also July babies... July produces good people, but then that can be said about every month I guess.

Have a great weekend... and show us pictures... I need my vicarious trip to NY... Riverside, CA just doesn't offer the NY scene.

Happy 4th to you. Hugs, Lura

Sharon said...

Hey Buttercup, guess what?? I'm a July baby too! And that description fits me pretty closely. I am very wealthy, but it has nothing to do with money. I love to laugh, hope that I'm considered honorable and I'm told that back in my career days, I was very demanding. I'm hopeful that it was always in a good way!! Mine is the 30th, when's yours?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy 4th of July weekend, Buttercup! We'll be watching the fireworks on TV -- ever since Macy's moved them to the Hudson River we don't go to see them live. I wish they would alternate back to the East River.


~Kristen~ said...

Happy Birthday Month to you too Buttercup! I, too, am a July Birthday and I can understand that description and it's probably right (although "great wealth" doesn't mean $$ for me, I'm thinking more friends and life circumstances).

Have a great holiday weekend!

Anonymous said...

Not a July baby but a July bride! July 7th we celebrate year 13!

Have a great birthday and know we will be thinking about you!!!

Debbie said...

I am not a July baby, I was close my birthday was the 28th of June. Have a good birthday and a happy 4th. Also thanks for stopping by my blog.

TheNote said...

Happiest July to You, Buttercup Birthday Babe of the Universe!!!!

I'm so glad to have your company along this path - you share the JOY brilliantly.

love & love,

Marydon said...

Carol, you had a lovely weekend. Go see Mr. Popper's Penguins ... fun & enjoyable. We had a good time.

I wish we were closer to celebrate your birthday together.

Last night we had a horrible thunder/lightening storm that literally shook SHOOK our home. Lightening struck a church & burned it down at the foot of our hill. Really sad. It was the minister's first day at his new church, to preach.

May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land ... may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.

Happy 4th, my friend,

Hugs & love,

Anonymous said...

Hey Buttercup, this is Teacherfish- my teacherfishing is on hiatus for the summer and I am trying to blog on my other even more sporadic blog. I know your birthday is this week because its either the day before or after mine. Hope there are sparklers on your birthday cake and the week holds only one good thing after another. I too am bent out of shape about the fireworks being over the Hudson and not the East River.
Have a great week!