Friday, September 19, 2008
Cakes & Candles
If you know me even a little, you know that I love to celebrate life. Any reason will do and most of them are also a good enough reason to shed a happy tear: a new job, new baby, getting back in touch with an old friend, even Hallmark commercials. So, it won't come as a surprise that I really, really love birthdays. I believe in doing it up big. Why go simple when you can be outrageous? Why celebrate quietly when you can have a party? Thank God my husband understands.
Team Lawson celebrates birthdays for an entire week. Because, why celebrate once when seven celebrations will do? If you are wondering, I also love whoopee cushions, roller coasters, silly putty, cupcakes, balloons tied to mailboxes... I go for anything that brings a laugh or is a harbinger of joy. Balloons. I especially love balloons.
Sometimes my mind wanders off onto the most delightful tangents. Anyway.
This is officially my birthday weekend even though my actual birthday isn't till Tuesday. Jeffrey and Sloane have been busy cooking up some plans. I have been working like mad all week (hence, very little blogging) so that I wouldn't need to work this weekend. We are leaving early in the morning to drive to Kansas City, which is four hours away. The Plaza Art Show is going on and the shopping is always great. We're going to do everything I want to do. Shopping, browsing for hours in a bookstore, spending money I've set aside for Paper Source and Anthropologie, yummy bagel breakfasts, leisurely trips to the art museums, poking around all the delightful shops, taking pictures of the fountains. Whatever I want. We have a hotel room and all day Sunday, too. I can hardly wait! I do love my rural home, but I adore a city. I could drive in old neighborhoods for hours just looking at houses. Hey! I think I will. It's my party, after all.
I'll be back soon with pictures of my weekend. I hope that yours is filled with the things you love. For me that's good food, great dessert, presents, art museums, books, house gawking, and a little art shopping. What are the things you most love to do?
The wonderful art was created by Lisa Kaus. See more of her enchanting work here.
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