“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


the day before yesterday nothing happened

there were roses very red
and a cupcake very swirly
and happy birthday.
there were storms very black
and winds very bossy
and at lunch the waitress turned the too-loud music down
and remembered the extra tomatoes on my salad.

it was all i asked for.



  1. :)

    i am full of only short paragraphs this week, but they seem to say all that is needed. it was perfect.

  2. Ohhh happy birthday my dear! Sounds like the perfect day! xoxo

  3. Sounds like just the ticket, Happy Birthday. x

  4. happy birthday! mine is coming up too but when you are born near Thanksgiving there is not much tadoo about it. i never fail to remember my beloved dad telling me my birth really messed up his deer hunting! said with a big toothy smile. i haven't seen that smile in 34 years, but each birthday i remember that. i would give up a few birthdays to see that smile once again.

  5. I am so happy you had a birthday that "was all i asked for". May you continue the perfectness of the celebration all through the month. Happy Birthday to you, can you hear me singing. I love singing that song at every possible day, it makes me happy as I hope it make you happy too.

  6. Sometimes that's more than enough. Happy (belated) birthday ~ beautiful here at your place.

  7. Happy unbelievably unforgivably belated birthday, Debi!
    That is an adorable little cupcake.
    The little things make everything so very sweet.


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