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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A Fun Day Ahead

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all you Irish folks and Irish-wanna-be's!

In addition to the holiday, today is also my two beautiful daughters' birthday. We'll have a bigger family celebration over the weekend, when their brother and sister-in-law are able to come over. Today, I have a few surprises in store for them. They didn't want to be part of the planning this year but instead wanted to be surprised. I used part of our grocery budget for a secret breakfast item and favorite dinner item. They know there's something, just not what the something is/are. (These are items that I rarely ever buy.) And I will use a gift card for an additional surprise today followed by a movie streamed through Roku tonight. It should be a fun day and evening for the two of them.

I hope you have a great day today and enjoy lots of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, soda bread, or whatever ticks the boxes for you!


  1. Happy Birthday to your two girls! My son is also turning 22 today and we are having a family party as well. Our kids seem to enjoy the simple celebrations we have had over the years, and this year my son wants a make your own sandwich theme so I have even less to do lol.

    1. Hi Trina,
      Happy belated birthday to your son! What a great idea your son had for how he wanted to celebrate. I hope you all had a wonderful day.

  2. It does sound like a fun day. Happy Birthday to your daughters, Lili, and Happy Birthday to your son, Trina.

  3. Lili, your daughters sound like my kids. They love little surprises. It is as much fun for the surprise-giver as the surprise-receiver, isn't it? :) A wonderful birthday to both girls. I've been reading your blog long enough to remember them being in high school--maybe middle school?

    Happy birthday to Trina's son, too.

    My hubby (in a Love Languages move--usually weekdays are my times to cook) has corned beef and cabbage in the crockpot right now.

    1. Hi Kris,
      What a wonderful gesture of service by you hubby!
      I think my daughters really enjoyed their birthday. I tried to sprinkle little surprises throughout the day. And yes, it was as much for me as I think them!
      Julia and Grace were in high school when I began this blog. They are now post-college. It's been almost 9 years of blogging and yours and my friendship, here.
      Have a great day!

  4. Happy Birthday to your daughters! You seem to put so much thought and love into celebrations and gifts, and I am sure that they feel your love deeply.

    1. Thank you, Cat! I think they do. I hope that I'm also leaving lots of memories.
      Enjoy your day, Cat!

  5. What a fun day - Happy Birthday to your two lucky daughters!

  6. Happy Birthday Lili's daughters! I hope your day is enjoyable!

    1. Hi Alice,
      Thank you. We did have an enjoyable day.
      Wishing you a great day, Alice!


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