Sunday, July 22, 2012

BIRTHDAY MANIA

aren't you SUPPOSED to put the gift wrap on your head after?

Welp, I have turned 60, a three-day gala.

Thursday, the actual day, I met my girlfriends Christine and Hilary down in Little Tokyo. Here, we took in the origami exhibit at the Japanese American Museum, had dinner at The Spice Table, and generally cackled away the eve.

orgami shoes, anyone?
60 is the new 10!
Christine, c., Hilary, r.
No flies on these gals.
Friday, Christine--guardian  angel, benefactor, and all-around helpmeet--came over to where I was house-sitting and was kind enough to accompany me on a food-shopping run to Jons and a paper-product-shopping run to Smart and Final.




Saturday we had a potluck backyard party. People drifted in bearing insanely great dishes, the food and conversation flowed, the house was beyond beautiful, the spirit was of love.


Erin K. Smith (soon to be the proprietor of a pop-up Tarot-reading truck)
and the ever-stylish Hilary
Patrick and Joan
Lisa G. 
Maudie
I got tons of presents.
roses from my friend Phillip, and
from Father Terry
gift kit from my friend Glenn: cause you want to be AWAKE
while you go through the dark night...
unbelievably great catalogue of the painter William Congdon
from my friend Rita
I put this bracelet, made by jewelry designer Hilary Beane, on my wish list a few months ago.
Hilary and Christine gave it to me AS A GIFT
luxe bath products from Maud
the one and only Maudie also made the chocolate birthday cake
she turned 60 on June 28 and we have celebrated together now for many years
party photos courtesty, btw, of another great friend, Terry K. Carr

blowing out the candles in clown pants
thank you, seriously, for the best birthday ever xxx

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your social sixtieth birthday with the rest of us cloistered away. Great to hear is was a great success and hope it catapults you forward knowing you are loved, near and far, Heather.
    So, from a small cabin in a gorgeous setting in Alaska, after 4 days of solitude, introspection, mediation,I, from some sort of shred history, I emerge to wish you a happy birthday!
    Joanie

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for sharing your social sixtieth birthday with the rest of us cloistered away. Great to hear is was a great success and hope it catapults you forward knowing you are loved, near and far, Heather.
    So, from a small cabin in a gorgeous setting in Alaska, after 4 days of solitude, introspection, mediation,I, from some sort of shred history, I emerge to wish you a happy birthday!
    Joanie

    ReplyDelete
  3. ¡FELICIDADES! I was actually in Segovia, where John of the Cross was buried, on your birthday. Signs and wonders...Yes, coffee is a key ingredient to spiritual attentiveness, at least for some of us! Much love and many happy returns---Victoria

    ReplyDelete
  4. Who's that mouthy broad in the first shot?!

    Seriously, Heather, I'm sitting here with paint still under my fingernails, wishing I'd been there to see your bliss in person. How rich you are, in all the right ways.

    And speaking of paint, props to Rita for getting you the Congdon book.

    ReplyDelete
  5. You are abundantly wealthy with good friends, food and laughter.

    Hope you had a terrific day and you look very attractive.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh I enjoyed that up close, personal and very social recount of your 60th! Thanks for the courage to share Heather and a very happy birthday to you! You looked smashing in the stripes! e.

    ReplyDelete
  7. From a reader who feels blessed to enjoy your work, Happy Birthday and may I say, I hope to look half as fantastic at 60 as you do! many blessings to you and as always, thank you for sharing your many gifts with the rest of us!
    Cheers,
    Dana Laviano
    New Hampshire

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is a
    Hilarious account no pun intended re:your dear friend. Social outreach worked stunningly well, it seems. Friends make a big difference and you've got some....and they do, too! It's YOU!
    Thanks for being there for me,...onward, I say.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is a
    Hilarious account no pun intended re:your dear friend. Social outreach worked stunningly well, it seems. Friends make a big difference and you've got some....and they do, too! It's YOU!
    Thanks for being there for me,...onward, I say.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your posting is a wonderful gift for you to give to us. Can't think of a better thing for you to do on your birthday than pour out the treasure your earthen vessel contains, sharing yourself with those around you, and those you reach in cyberspace.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love Hilary's hair.

    Happy birthday.

    ReplyDelete

I WELCOME your comments!!!