Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to meee.....



I'm a new year's eve baby, and this year decided to throw myself a party to celebrate the end of a fairly awful year and to ring in the new year with good friends and a hopeful attitude.

My dear, dear friend Dara came up from Philadelphia for the weekend to celebrate with me, and we had a great time. Saturday night was a wonderful meal at Tournesol in Long Island City, then watching the "Little Miss Sunshine" DVD -- we laughed ourselves silly! On Sunday, Dara took me to Communitea for a birthday breakfast, then we did a pre-party apartment cleaning and straightening up. At lunchtime, it was off to Central Park for a long walk, fueled by chocolate chip cookies from Dean & DeLuca. And on the way home, we stopped at Daffy's where I found a fun, slinky sequined dress for ...gasp!...$19.99!!!!

Here are Dara and I, in my kitchen, in all our party fabulousness:


Angela brought the birthday cake (yum!), along with her cousin Catherine, visiting from Nova Scotia.


And, of course, there were knitters! Jolie and Gwen, from the LICKnit group.

And Jill and Ruth, from the Tuesday night Stitch-n-Bitch at The Point in the West Village, along with Colette, Scrabble player extraordinaire and fellow LIC knitter.


It was a fun, fun evening, capped off at midnight with a spectacular view of the Central Park fireworks. (At that point, I was a trifle overserved and so did not take any photos of the fireworks, but take my word for it -- they were amazing!)

Happy new year!

6 comments:

twatson said...

Stitch n' Bitch reminds me of a cranky emergency room doctor I met one time...

Anyways, happy b-day.

Carolyn said...

Great photos. So glad to hear you ended the year on a high, and had such a good birthday.

mia said...

Wow! Awesome dress, You look lovely! Happy birthday and a very happy 2007.

Melissa said...

happy new year! i'm sorry i missed the festivities!

sulu-design said...

How did I not know it was your birthday?!? I'm so sorry I missed it - but it sounds like it was fabulous. You look amazing - and only $19.99!!!

Yvonne said...

Sounds like you found the ideal way to celebrate your birthday and a brand new year. Lets hope it is a good one!