Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A Birthday Full Of Surprises



Hello, dear friends.  I hope all is well in your world.  All is copacetic here. The best day of Quarantine so far occurred on Sunday because it was my birthday.  I share my birthday with the incomparable Carol Burnett. Originally, before the Big Q, the Newlyweds and my #2 were planning to surprise me for my big day.  A girl doesn't turn 40 every day!   

Late afternoon, on the big day, I was instructed to go up to my bedroom for a little while.  When I came down to the sunroom, it was decorated with birthday decor fit for a Queen.
A quarantined Queen, that is.    





Chowdah and Chili could hardly retain their excitement.




The dress code was Quarantine Casual.
It's the latest thing.



We enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and I opened my wonderful presents.


Adorable Jonathon picked this sweatshirt out for me.


After the presents were opened, my #1 handed me her phone and told me to hit the arrow. 




For those of you who have good taste and are unfamiliar with this lady, this is Sonja with a J Morgan, one of the head cases on Real Housewives of New York.  
She also happens to be my favorite housewife.




Here's my reaction.

After the Mister administered CPR on me, we feasted on a yummy dinner of steak and veggies.  Our #2 joined us via Facetime.





The cake was positively delish.  The party crew ordered it from a company in Maryland, and it arrived via FedEx just in the nick of time. 



What a fabulous birthday! 
The only thing missing was my #2. 
Can you guess what I wished for?

Be well.


Until next time...




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I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

45 comments:

  1. What a great day..cute message from Sonja!!

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  2. Happy Birthday! Hope your big birthday plans are only delayed. We will all need to catch up on celebrations and I hope it’s soon.

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  3. Happy Birthday!! I loved the message from Sonja, she did a great job. Save me a piece of that wonderful cake!!

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  4. Glad you had a very special birthday!

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  5. That was a fun birthday present from your daughter. You look wonderful even in leisure clothes! Happy Birthday.

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  6. Happy belated "40th" birthday. What a wonderful birthday you had even in quarantine. xo Laura

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  7. What a great birthday Katie...blessings for this new year of your trip around the sun! That cake....I told Marvin the only thing I want for my birthday is a caramel cake from Sugaree's in New Albany, MS. It has enough sugar to keep me going another year!!

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    1. Arlene - Sugaree's Caramel Cake is THE BEST!!! My husband is from Mississippi and I order him one for his birthday every year. The heat in Dallas in July makes this a challenge, but they are always perfect. You made me hungry for one, but will have to wait until July! xo Sherry

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  8. What a great, fun gift!! Happy Birthday, you don’t look ONE day over 39!!

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  9. Well, look at you, wearing 40 mighty well!!! And, your people did it in grand style. I'd say they made lemonade out of lemons for sure. Have a wonderful year Katie!

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  10. Darling cake. --looks yummy, too.
    The sweatshirt is too cute.
    Happy Birthday and many more to come.

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  11. Hi Katie, we share the same birthday with Carol B. I was by myself since my one and only is 200 miles away with her family. My precious little ones sang happy birthday by phone. I treated myself to takeout and and episode of "Call the Midwife". Happy Bithday!

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  12. Katie,
    Happy Birthday wishes! Darling sweatshirt. Delicious cake. A wish from my favorite housewife too! A great “stay at home” celebration.
    Maxine 🎈

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  14. Happy Birthday! What a gorgeous cake, it looks so delicious!

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  15. Happy Birthday!!! I want that cake!!!

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  16. Oh Katie, what a wonderful birthday filled with so many thoughtful and delightful surprises. Well done, Team Katie, for making one woman very happy! Let the merriment of your birthday continue with a big happy birthday from me!

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  17. Happy belated birthday!! Sure looks like y'all had a great time and the food looks wonderful! Celebrate all week!

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  18. NO WAY!!!!!! OMG OMG!!!!! The one and only Sonja with a J'!!!!!! How awesome was that??!!!!! I cracked up so hard when I realized who it was..hahahahahahha....best bday surprise EVER. Your girls did good.....Now, you know I'm going to HAVE to do that for my daughter in law for her upcoming bday!!!! Cept it will have to be Ramona...and maybe one of the Dallas ones, since my girl lives in Dallas!!!!
    And now....HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND!!!!! That cake looks to die for and perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner on these you know what quarantine days....
    Here in Loosiana, they just extended until May 15....insert ugly eyes and fingers here.
    YaY for Katie Clooney's birthday. What did George send you??!!

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  19. Wonderful quarantined birthday. The cake looks delicious.

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  20. A birthday for the records! Looks like the crew did a great job. Love the cake. Is there any left?
    Happy Birthday, Katie!!!

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  21. A message from Sonja...that’s rich! Happy Birthday!

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  22. That cake looks delicious! Happy belated birthday. I sure hope your wish comes true.

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  23. So glad you had a great day and fun surprises!

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  24. Happy Birthday Katie! Looks like a very fun day for you on your birthday. I know the only thing you really missed was not having your #2 there. That cake looks out of this world fabulous!

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  25. Happy Birthday! What is the name of the cake company in Maryland? I have two Q birthdays coming up!

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  26. What a fun birthday and surprise from Sonja with a J! Surrounded by family is the best bday gift! Loved the sweatshirt! And, I love the sunroom! laura

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  27. Happy Birthday, Katie. You make 40 look good. Stay safe during this quarantine.
    PS I loved the mask making video by Oh, Kay!funny

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  28. YOUR GIRLS AND SON IN LAW ARE SO TERRIFIC!
    I LOVE THE SWEATSHIRT AND THE PHONE SURPRISE!!!!
    NOTHING BETTER!
    NOW WHY DIDN't THE HUBBY BAKE THE CAKE?IS that ONE THING HE CANNOT DO IN THE KITCHEN?!
    I KNOW WHAT YOU WISHED FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'll DO THE SAME IN JULY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK MADAME WITH SO MUCH COUTH!!!
    COPASETIC was MY FAVORITE WORD when I was a TEEN!I have NEVER SEEN IT SPELLED OUT!
    THANK YOU FOR THAT GIFT!
    BIRTHDAY HUGS IN TRANSIT!!
    XX

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  29. I love Sonja's Cameo birthday wish - and the glittery birthday cake topper (Etsy?)! Perfect! Happy Birthday!

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  30. What a fun surprise! Maybe next year you can join Sonja, Tinsley & the new one for a pool party in Hamptons! πŸ˜‚

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  31. Is Sonja sending you a toaster oven?!? :)
    Looks like you had the best quarantine birthday ever!!!

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  32. Happy Birthday---a few days late, but I believe in month-long birthday celebration.
    What a fun (and memorable birthday). :-)
    Karen

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  33. Happy Birthday Katie! Your celebration was perfect, even though I know not having your whole family was a disappointment, but it looks like you are well loved!
    🎈Jenna

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  34. What a wonderful birthday you had!πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ·πŸŽ‚ H a p p y B i r t h d a y 🎁😍πŸ₯‚
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmwahhhhhhh!!!!πŸ’šMarilyn

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  35. What a wonderful birthday with so many surprises. The cake looks fabulous!

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  36. Happy Birthday! That cake looks amazing! xoxox

    Annie G

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  37. I am a little late, but happy birthday to you...Sonja with a J looks way different when she is not all "glammed" up. I know exactly where the cake is from...it is a version of a Smith Island cake and you are a lucky girl. My college roomie gets one a year for someone's birthday...a couple of years ago I was the recipient...delish. I am typing from my classroom desk aka the ironing board i have set up in my family room for social distance learning.

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  38. Wow - how about THAT for a fabulous celebration!? Congrats on another beautiful super model year! :)

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  39. Look at you being feted by the rich and famous. Nicely done, Sis. A very Happy Birthday to you, again. Delighted to see that you had a very special and worthy day. My (other) sister bought a Happy Birthday banner years ago that had a wee typo. Much to our ever-loving delight, it screamed Happy Birtday. She uses it to this day ...

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  40. How fabulous! Happy Birthday! πŸŽ‚πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

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  41. What a wonderful way to celebrate a 'Quarantined Birthday'. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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