Friday, March 28, 2014

Hoppy Friday!

Hoppy Friday! Did you have a good week? I did. Of course it flew by like it normally does, but so many things to be grateful and happy about.


First, yesterday was my 46th birthday. I had a fun day with my friend, Lydia. We've been friends since 1997. It's hard to believe it's been 17 years already. We had a wonderful lunch and then laughed over a coffee, about how we are aging and agreed that face creams after the age of 45 are useless. I'm grateful to have dear friends to grow old with and grateful for the smile wrinkles I get from spending time with them. :)


So many things I have thought about with this birthday. So many things I have learned over the years and so many things I find I really just don't care about any more. Funny how what was important at 26 is meaningless at 46.


One thing that never changes in all the years is my deep, never ending love for bunnies. It's been forty years that I have had this love affair with these little creatures.


It's always an adventure with them. A joyous, happy, heart breaking, wonderful, precious adventure.


This was a quilt I really liked at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival. I'm a fan of Alice in Wonderland (like you couldn't guess).


"Off with her head." I feel like I want to do that some days when I look in the mirror, but then I smile and remember the adventures that got me to this, my 46th year.


Hoppy Friday!

xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies


29 comments:

Christine M said...

Happy birthday Shell. I hope you got really spoilt for your special day. Hugs, Christine xxx

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday and what cute pictures xx

Raewyn said...

Big Birthday wishes for yesterday Michelle. I hope you had a great day! (You sound so wise!!)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Hoppy Birthday Michelle. Glad to hear you had a lovely day. x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You are beautiful, and the lines that we acquire are well-deserved for the time we've put in to laugh, to cry, to work until way past our beauty sleep time, and more. Many more beautiful birthdays to you, darling Michelle, and I will be 56 in April, and I am grateful every day that I've made it this far still feeling like a young woman, but also growing UP with more ideas and hopes.

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, my friend. Bunnies and all other lovely creatures are such a gift, aren't they?

Jindi's Cottage said...

Hoppy Birthday for yesterday...what a lovely way to spend your day...

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Hey hey! Happy Birthday Girlfriend! You will have a great year ahead!! Looks like you had fun at the quilt show!,

Jules Woolford said...

Glad you had such a lovely, fun day with Lydia.

Getting older is actually very freeing, and I say 'Eat the cream, don't put it on your face@:)!)xxx

tink's mom said...

Hoppy,hoppy Birthday to you. Glad you had a wonderful day. Glad also that you are there for bunnies everywhere. They need people like you. To many happy and healthy years to come. Me and Tink

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!! It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I have a best friend that I've known since 1999. I love being with her, even though she lives over 1000 miles away. She is coming next week to visit for a couple of days, and I can't wait! It's wonderful to have such a dear friend. Enjoy your year. They only get better :-)

Barb said...

Happy Late Birthday!!!! Another year come and gone....

Tina said...

I NEVER would have guessed your age! You look more like 35 to me!! I love your pictures today - they make me smile. Wishing you a wonderful birthday and a perfect year to go with it!!!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday... and at 46 you are just a baby...

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Happy Birthday! I've enjoyed reading your lovely post & you look terrific! Have a super day!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Michelle....love your blog and your bunnies....a fan and reader from Ontario, Canada ...Janet

Lana said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! and you LOOK MARVELOUS!!!!
i mean really...look at that sweet dimple. GORGEOUS!

Annette F Tait said...

xxx <3 HB beautiful!

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday! I always smile when I read your posts...you are a happy gal and I love how your enthusiasm jumps off the page. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Judy1522 said...

Happy Birthday! You share a birtday with my sister. Yes, it is nice to get to an age where you find that certain things that were important are not any more. I am glad you had a great day with your friend.

DIGBY said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! I am also a March baby, I turned 58 on the 22nd. I enjoyed reading your thoughts about turning 46. I'm glad you enjoyed your day with your friend. Friends are so important. May the Faeries Shine Upon You! Cynthia

Natascha said...

Happy Birthday!!!Shell! Best Wishes to you! I can so relate as I turn 46 next week! I'm trying hard to not focus on the number, because when you say it out loud, it sounds so much older than I feel.

Maree: said...

Happy Birthday Michelle Hope it was a Good One!

JudyCinNC said...

Birthdays are wonderful and I sure hope yours was as spectacular as you are!!! Thinking of you on this happy, hoppy day. Judy C

Gai Butler said...

A very Happy (late) Birthday to You!!! You share a birth date with my daughter so, when we celebrate with her in the future, I will also be thinking of you :)

Rabbits' Guy said...

One word. CAKE!

(Happy Birthday)

patricia rubinelli said...

happy happy birthday wonderous woman!!!!!!!!!!! it's been too many forevers and countless days. i don't know where to start and the comment section isn't my preferred way to get back in touch. but since i don't have your email=computer crash. i also don't have access to my own emails so i only use this one: prubinelli@gmail.com i can't get into my own blog either!!! nuage has had a leg amputated. i quit work to stay home with him full time. he forced me to finally open my etsy store. DONE!! it's called "invisible toast". people are loving it and i'm so happy to be working from home now...the boat, yes we live on a BOAT! please email me a quickie when you get a chance. i can see you're ridiculously busy, so no big deal if you don't have chances anymore. i am so happy for you!!! you're doing it all!!! so much love, patricia, nuage and tolly girl

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Happy belated birthday dear Shell! Hope it was hopping with good times and that you had a wondrous day celebrating YOU! Lots of birthday {{hugs}}, Deb

StitchinByTheLake said...

A belated happy birthday wish to you Shell - and many more! I agree that with each birthday we become a bit more introspective. Every year I drop off a few more of the unimportant worries and pick up the important joys. It seems to be that when I was 27 I was very busy, at 37 I was busier, at 47 I was busier still, at 57 I tried to slow down and it didn't work, and now at 67 I finally get it - to slow down and enjoy what and who is around me takes a conscious effort on my part. I've never been sad at getting older and I have to say that I'm still not. Each birthday brings something new to love. blessings, marlene

speedyrabbit said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday Michelle,46?you look beautiful!xx Rachel