Thursday, January 31, 2013


A year ago today, my friends and family threw me an epic surprise party for my birthday. Many of my most favorite people ever were there and I felt totally spoiled.  Our friend, R, is co-owner of the amazing Essencia Artisian Bakery back home. R made an amazing tiramisu that my family called "crack cake." Yeah. It was that good.  

I think a lot of extra effort when into the party because we all knew our family would be on a plane to Myanmar soon after. The evening was special + in fact, one of the best days of my entire life.

Today has been lovely, too. I woke up to my daughter giving me a cute little book and The Husband giving me two new beautiful writing notebooks. (I always can use notebooks!) While getting F ready for school, she reached into the fridge and then told me to close my eyes. She handed me one of her little gold coin chocolates and told me "Happy Birthday." It was very sweet.

Later, I was able to Skype with one of my besties in the USA for about 30 minutes before I left for Yangon's International Irradwady Literary Festival that started today. There, I got to listen to some wonderful poets read their work from the contemporary Myanmar poetry anthology, Bones Will Crow.  There were surprise meet-ups with a few friends. I made a date with myself for lunch and am now sitting at 50th Street Cafe in Yangon eating super yummy samosas and having a coffee while enjoying their wifi.

Not a bad day.

Tonight, The Husband arranged dinner out, so that should be fun and I'm looking forward to it.

Happy February 1st. Happy Imbolc. Happy Friday!!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Oh, Becky! Happy, happy birthday to you! I'm so glad you had a fun day and I hope your night out with your husband was just splendiferous! Blessings to you for a year of health and happiness!

  2. Oh, my Happy Birthday! It sounds like it was wonderful. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Birthday, dear one! :)

    1. Awww, Indigene. I just love you! Thank you for your sweet, happy birthday wishes!


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