Birthday Wrap Up

I will be back to regular posting (whatever that is!) tomorrow.  Today is a hodgepodge post in the wake of my 24th birthday celebration yesterday.

First things first …

Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday's birthday celebration.  There were two hundred entries in my contest.  I really enjoy giving things away.

#1  The contest winners are as follows:

$100 Amazon Gift Card = Jan

$ 60 Amazon Gift Card = Dogmother

$ 40 Amazon Gift Card = Lorna

$ 40 Amazon Gift Card = Ballerinatoes

Congratulations to all four winners!  Please email me with the email address you would like your gift card sent to and I will get them sent out to you in the next 24 hours.

#2 I had a very nice birthday.  My family surprised me in the morning with this:

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That funny looking thing on the seat is a bow.

I was so excited about my new bike!  First of all, it is RED!  Second, it is an Electra Beach Cruiser … which I've wanted for a few years now.  Third, it has an old lady basket!  I plan to still be cruising the beaches on it when I turn 80 … and since I'm only 24 now that means I have a lot of bike riding years ahead of me.  The only thing missing is a bell and I plan to buy one this week.  Yes, I will be that old lady on the bike at the beach!  The very thought makes me smile.

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Isn't it pretty?  (And it's RED!)

#3  PR had his post-op appointment yesterday with the orthopedic surgeon.  They took X-rays which were very … sobering … to look at.  However, the doc said all the bones are now lined up "perfectly" in PR's ankle.  He also said PR should be 100% for baseball season this year (which is his passion).  I can't even tell you the sense of relief the appointment gave me.  It was the best birthday present I ever could have gotten.  

My kid is going to be okay.

#4  I lifted TWO POUNDS at physical therapy yesterday!  Well, if I'm being honest The Torturer moved my arm for me while I laid on a table with two pounds in my hand, but I sorta did it!  I know it sounds incredibly pathetic to all of you, but it has taken me three and a half years to accomplish this!  I felt happy and proud and excited … even as I swore at The Torturer for the very idea of it.  

I believe I might have said something like, "What's the point of doing this when you are moving my arm for me?"  All the while, inside, I was thinking, "Oh my God, I'm doing it … albeit with help, but I'm doing it!"

Small steps … small steps!!

Go me!

#5  I came home to these after physical therapy:

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Pretty, aren't they?

#6  I had a nice afternoon.  I got a lot of birthday phone calls, cards, and emails from friends and family.  It made me feel loved.  Sometimes it's nice to know people are thinking of you.

#7  Briefcase, PR and I went out to dinner.  It was PR's first real outing since his surgery.  Right before we left I noticed the full moon rising over my mountains.  It was beautiful.  It seemed like a perfect ending to a wonderful day.

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© Twenty Four At Heart

93 Responses to “Birthday Wrap Up”

  1. Suzi

    Love the bike!! Glad you had a great 24th birthday. 🙂

  2. Suzi

    Love the bike!! Glad you had a great 24th birthday. 🙂

  3. Suzi

    Love the bike!! Glad you had a great 24th birthday. 🙂

  4. Lori

    What wonderful gifts and a great day and such good things happening too. I am so thankful to hear your son is healing well and given a good prognosis!

  5. Lori

    What wonderful gifts and a great day and such good things happening too. I am so thankful to hear your son is healing well and given a good prognosis!

  6. Lori

    What wonderful gifts and a great day and such good things happening too. I am so thankful to hear your son is healing well and given a good prognosis!

  7. di

    A red bike! OH YA!! How cool is that for a twenty four year old lady. Totally cool at any age. So what will you be putting in your basket?
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  8. di

    A red bike! OH YA!! How cool is that for a twenty four year old lady. Totally cool at any age. So what will you be putting in your basket?
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  9. di

    A red bike! OH YA!! How cool is that for a twenty four year old lady. Totally cool at any age. So what will you be putting in your basket?
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  10. Joanne

    what a lovely day!! I had the same bike, but mine was called the Betty. It was black and had hot pink and silver flames! I loved it but the angle on the handlebars hurt my wrists (hairdresser issues!)now I have a mountain bike here in Florida were you have to drive twenty miles to even find a hill. funny, huh?

  11. Joanne

    what a lovely day!! I had the same bike, but mine was called the Betty. It was black and had hot pink and silver flames! I loved it but the angle on the handlebars hurt my wrists (hairdresser issues!)now I have a mountain bike here in Florida were you have to drive twenty miles to even find a hill. funny, huh?

  12. Joanne

    what a lovely day!! I had the same bike, but mine was called the Betty. It was black and had hot pink and silver flames! I loved it but the angle on the handlebars hurt my wrists (hairdresser issues!)now I have a mountain bike here in Florida were you have to drive twenty miles to even find a hill. funny, huh?

  13. Jan

    CONGRATULATIONS ON LIFTING AT PT! WOOOOO-HOOOO!
    The bike is SO cool! I’m glad you’re getting a bell for it – it needs one. I’m also glad for the good news about PR’s ankle. The flowers are gorgeous – what a lovely birthday you had! I’m tickled pink for you.

  14. Jan

    CONGRATULATIONS ON LIFTING AT PT! WOOOOO-HOOOO!
    The bike is SO cool! I’m glad you’re getting a bell for it – it needs one. I’m also glad for the good news about PR’s ankle. The flowers are gorgeous – what a lovely birthday you had! I’m tickled pink for you.

  15. Jan

    CONGRATULATIONS ON LIFTING AT PT! WOOOOO-HOOOO!
    The bike is SO cool! I’m glad you’re getting a bell for it – it needs one. I’m also glad for the good news about PR’s ankle. The flowers are gorgeous – what a lovely birthday you had! I’m tickled pink for you.

  16. Maureen@IslandRoar

    No, I completely get the weight lifting accomplishment; that is Big, and I’m really happy for you about that!
    Such great news about your precious boy that he is healing and will be able to play baseball. Best present you got, huh?
    I do love the bike, especially the basket; we girls always need a way to carry some stuff around, whether we’re 24 or 80. So glad you had a good b-day. Boy, did you deserve it!

  17. Maureen@IslandRoar

    No, I completely get the weight lifting accomplishment; that is Big, and I’m really happy for you about that!
    Such great news about your precious boy that he is healing and will be able to play baseball. Best present you got, huh?
    I do love the bike, especially the basket; we girls always need a way to carry some stuff around, whether we’re 24 or 80. So glad you had a good b-day. Boy, did you deserve it!

  18. Maureen@IslandRoar

    No, I completely get the weight lifting accomplishment; that is Big, and I’m really happy for you about that!
    Such great news about your precious boy that he is healing and will be able to play baseball. Best present you got, huh?
    I do love the bike, especially the basket; we girls always need a way to carry some stuff around, whether we’re 24 or 80. So glad you had a good b-day. Boy, did you deserve it!

  19. Grace

    Super awesome progress in physical therapy! Glad to hear that PR’s post-op was so positive. And your new red bike? I can just imagine you riding down to the beach with your camera, some wine, and some food in your basket.
    You definitely had a great birthday!

  20. Grace

    Super awesome progress in physical therapy! Glad to hear that PR’s post-op was so positive. And your new red bike? I can just imagine you riding down to the beach with your camera, some wine, and some food in your basket.
    You definitely had a great birthday!

  21. Grace

    Super awesome progress in physical therapy! Glad to hear that PR’s post-op was so positive. And your new red bike? I can just imagine you riding down to the beach with your camera, some wine, and some food in your basket.
    You definitely had a great birthday!

  22. Alan

    Awwww…how nice! A new bike, some flowers & a beautiful moonlit night. Glad you had a wonderful birthday Suz!!! 🙂
    (even though…once again…I didn’t win. *sigh*)

  23. Alan

    Awwww…how nice! A new bike, some flowers & a beautiful moonlit night. Glad you had a wonderful birthday Suz!!! 🙂
    (even though…once again…I didn’t win. *sigh*)

  24. Alan

    Awwww…how nice! A new bike, some flowers & a beautiful moonlit night. Glad you had a wonderful birthday Suz!!! 🙂
    (even though…once again…I didn’t win. *sigh*)

  25. Donna in VA

    Congratulations on the two pounds! Way to go!
    Nice bike!
    And I am very happy to hear that your boy’s ankle is going to be okay and he can get back to baseball in no time flat.
    I’m glad you had such a great birthday!!

  26. Donna in VA

    Congratulations on the two pounds! Way to go!
    Nice bike!
    And I am very happy to hear that your boy’s ankle is going to be okay and he can get back to baseball in no time flat.
    I’m glad you had such a great birthday!!

  27. Donna in VA

    Congratulations on the two pounds! Way to go!
    Nice bike!
    And I am very happy to hear that your boy’s ankle is going to be okay and he can get back to baseball in no time flat.
    I’m glad you had such a great birthday!!

  28. Jenn in Tenn

    Congratulations on your wonderful day that was full of suprises! (LOVE the bike!)

  29. Jenn in Tenn

    Congratulations on your wonderful day that was full of suprises! (LOVE the bike!)

  30. Jenn in Tenn

    Congratulations on your wonderful day that was full of suprises! (LOVE the bike!)

  31. Kristan

    Dude, that bike is sweet! I’m so glad you have such a lovely birthday. 🙂
    And congrats to all the winners!

  32. Kristan

    Dude, that bike is sweet! I’m so glad you have such a lovely birthday. 🙂
    And congrats to all the winners!

  33. Kristan

    Dude, that bike is sweet! I’m so glad you have such a lovely birthday. 🙂
    And congrats to all the winners!

  34. Michelle Pixie

    It sounds like the loveliest of lovely days! I am so envious of your bike…The beach cruiser is on my list of “someday I’ll have one” but hopefully mine will be pink and your basket is so awsome. I love all of the photos!

  35. Michelle Pixie

    It sounds like the loveliest of lovely days! I am so envious of your bike…The beach cruiser is on my list of “someday I’ll have one” but hopefully mine will be pink and your basket is so awsome. I love all of the photos!

  36. Michelle Pixie

    It sounds like the loveliest of lovely days! I am so envious of your bike…The beach cruiser is on my list of “someday I’ll have one” but hopefully mine will be pink and your basket is so awsome. I love all of the photos!

  37. Pseudo

    I’m so happy for you. Loved this post. A big WOOO HOOO for the lifting. The bike is uber cool. The flowers, the full moon, PR being well by baseball season. All well deserved on your birthday 24.

  38. Pseudo

    I’m so happy for you. Loved this post. A big WOOO HOOO for the lifting. The bike is uber cool. The flowers, the full moon, PR being well by baseball season. All well deserved on your birthday 24.

  39. Pseudo

    I’m so happy for you. Loved this post. A big WOOO HOOO for the lifting. The bike is uber cool. The flowers, the full moon, PR being well by baseball season. All well deserved on your birthday 24.

  40. Linda

    Beautiful bike! LOVE the color!
    You GO Girl!!! 2 pounds?!! That is AWESOME! Keep up the good work.

  41. Linda

    Beautiful bike! LOVE the color!
    You GO Girl!!! 2 pounds?!! That is AWESOME! Keep up the good work.

  42. Linda

    Beautiful bike! LOVE the color!
    You GO Girl!!! 2 pounds?!! That is AWESOME! Keep up the good work.

  43. LPC

    Beautiful photos, happy birthday again, and SO GLAD PR’s ankle is looking good.

  44. LPC

    Beautiful photos, happy birthday again, and SO GLAD PR’s ankle is looking good.

  45. LPC

    Beautiful photos, happy birthday again, and SO GLAD PR’s ankle is looking good.

  46. Kelly

    Woooooo Hooooo on PT! That is AWESOME!! Good.For.You! So glad you had a great day. I’d say you certainly deserved it with all you’ve gone through! Happy Birthday Again!

  47. Kelly

    Woooooo Hooooo on PT! That is AWESOME!! Good.For.You! So glad you had a great day. I’d say you certainly deserved it with all you’ve gone through! Happy Birthday Again!

  48. Kelly

    Woooooo Hooooo on PT! That is AWESOME!! Good.For.You! So glad you had a great day. I’d say you certainly deserved it with all you’ve gone through! Happy Birthday Again!

  49. Kelly

    Oh I forgot … LOVE THE BIKE! I am now suffering from Bike Envy. But I need a beach for the beach cruiser. So that means I also have Beach Envy.

  50. Kelly

    Oh I forgot … LOVE THE BIKE! I am now suffering from Bike Envy. But I need a beach for the beach cruiser. So that means I also have Beach Envy.

  51. Kelly

    Oh I forgot … LOVE THE BIKE! I am now suffering from Bike Envy. But I need a beach for the beach cruiser. So that means I also have Beach Envy.

  52. Lorna Harris

    Thank you for my gift certificate – what a lovely surprise this morning!
    I love my beach cruiser – let me know whenever you want to come down to Balboa. We’ll cruise together!
    Sounds like you had a wonderful day 🙂

  53. Lorna Harris

    Thank you for my gift certificate – what a lovely surprise this morning!
    I love my beach cruiser – let me know whenever you want to come down to Balboa. We’ll cruise together!
    Sounds like you had a wonderful day 🙂

  54. Lorna Harris

    Thank you for my gift certificate – what a lovely surprise this morning!
    I love my beach cruiser – let me know whenever you want to come down to Balboa. We’ll cruise together!
    Sounds like you had a wonderful day 🙂

  55. Sandra

    Congrats on all your super duper bday presents and gifts and 2 lb lifting capability. booyah! You’re on fire!
    I totally want a cruiser too. I want one with gears. I live on a hill so I need gears. 🙂 I love your basket. Every cruiser needs a basket.

  56. Sandra

    Congrats on all your super duper bday presents and gifts and 2 lb lifting capability. booyah! You’re on fire!
    I totally want a cruiser too. I want one with gears. I live on a hill so I need gears. 🙂 I love your basket. Every cruiser needs a basket.

  57. Sandra

    Congrats on all your super duper bday presents and gifts and 2 lb lifting capability. booyah! You’re on fire!
    I totally want a cruiser too. I want one with gears. I live on a hill so I need gears. 🙂 I love your basket. Every cruiser needs a basket.

  58. Kel

    Glad you had a wonderful birthday. The bike is awesome! And the flowers are beautiful. Also glad your son is healing well.

  59. Kel

    Glad you had a wonderful birthday. The bike is awesome! And the flowers are beautiful. Also glad your son is healing well.

  60. Kel

    Glad you had a wonderful birthday. The bike is awesome! And the flowers are beautiful. Also glad your son is healing well.

  61. Lorna

    Thanks for the gift certificate! Your birthday sounded like the best day you’ve had in a long time. A great gift for you!

  62. Lorna

    Thanks for the gift certificate! Your birthday sounded like the best day you’ve had in a long time. A great gift for you!

  63. Lorna

    Thanks for the gift certificate! Your birthday sounded like the best day you’ve had in a long time. A great gift for you!

  64. stephen

    Tuesday=trash pick up day here. It’s not my favorite thing, but at 6 this morning the drudgery was lifted by that moon. Big, bright, full moon over the lake. WOW! I call it “jewels upon the water,” when the reflection on the surface of the lake just sparkles. Like a million diamonds calling back to the stars. I just stood at the end of the driveway and gawked. I felt a little sorry for those who weren’t seeing what I was. I’m glad you felt it too. steve

  65. stephen

    Tuesday=trash pick up day here. It’s not my favorite thing, but at 6 this morning the drudgery was lifted by that moon. Big, bright, full moon over the lake. WOW! I call it “jewels upon the water,” when the reflection on the surface of the lake just sparkles. Like a million diamonds calling back to the stars. I just stood at the end of the driveway and gawked. I felt a little sorry for those who weren’t seeing what I was. I’m glad you felt it too. steve

  66. stephen

    Tuesday=trash pick up day here. It’s not my favorite thing, but at 6 this morning the drudgery was lifted by that moon. Big, bright, full moon over the lake. WOW! I call it “jewels upon the water,” when the reflection on the surface of the lake just sparkles. Like a million diamonds calling back to the stars. I just stood at the end of the driveway and gawked. I felt a little sorry for those who weren’t seeing what I was. I’m glad you felt it too. steve

  67. Kari-Mel

    I’m thrilled you had a fabulous birthday! I had every intention of posting this yesterday but was sidelined. You had fabulous accomplishments and good news about your son. That right there is awesome – the bike and flowers were just bonus to what was already an amazing day! And get that bell – that bike totally deserves one!

  68. Kari-Mel

    I’m thrilled you had a fabulous birthday! I had every intention of posting this yesterday but was sidelined. You had fabulous accomplishments and good news about your son. That right there is awesome – the bike and flowers were just bonus to what was already an amazing day! And get that bell – that bike totally deserves one!

  69. Kari-Mel

    I’m thrilled you had a fabulous birthday! I had every intention of posting this yesterday but was sidelined. You had fabulous accomplishments and good news about your son. That right there is awesome – the bike and flowers were just bonus to what was already an amazing day! And get that bell – that bike totally deserves one!

  70. Tracy Davis

    Oh my gosh I love your bike!!! and it’s RED!!! LOVE IT!!! The flower, so beautiful! Congrats on the “2 lbs” !! And lots of healing prayers and thoughts and vibes to your son xo

  71. Tracy Davis

    Oh my gosh I love your bike!!! and it’s RED!!! LOVE IT!!! The flower, so beautiful! Congrats on the “2 lbs” !! And lots of healing prayers and thoughts and vibes to your son xo

  72. Tracy Davis

    Oh my gosh I love your bike!!! and it’s RED!!! LOVE IT!!! The flower, so beautiful! Congrats on the “2 lbs” !! And lots of healing prayers and thoughts and vibes to your son xo

  73. jessica

    happy, happy, happy, happy day. You’re right, one day at a time and sometimes, one minute at a time

  74. jessica

    happy, happy, happy, happy day. You’re right, one day at a time and sometimes, one minute at a time

  75. jessica

    happy, happy, happy, happy day. You’re right, one day at a time and sometimes, one minute at a time

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