OT: A birthday at the beach


Here I am, sitting in the dark of the condo’s living room, tapping away. I was so tired last night I fell asleep with this computer in my lap while the Alabama-Tennessee football game was on. This is an amazing feat when you consider my oldest sister, ever the enthusiastic Bama supporter, was yelling, leaping, clapping and in general making lots of noise (we won). Even with our own red-haired Mouth of the South lustily cheering her team on, I still zonked out.   I guess you could say I was bloody knackered. 😉

Benny saw I had dropped off and  gently suggested I go to bed. Having already cleaned my face, brushed my teeth and taken out my contacts, I shuffled off to don my PJs and slip between the sheets. I actually fell asleep before 10 p.m., which is a rarity for me. And then I woke up three hours later, which is not–a rarity, that is. *sigh* Oh, well, it’s not as if I have to get up and go to work in a few hours, right?

On a happier note, the weather was beautiful when we arrived here. The condo unit is on the 9th floor, giving you a spectacular view from the balcony of the blue waters of the Gulf and the strip of sugar white beach. Benny filmed the sunset with his videocam.

Benny and I along with my two sisters and BIL enjoyed a delicious supper of Chicken Bruschetta, risotto, (even Gordon Ramsey would approve of my sis’s risotto–perfect texture and perfectly delicious), a Caesar salad and garlic toast, topped off with Mr. Fedoralady’s yummy German chocolate birthday cake for dessert.  Benny seemed to enjoy digging through his bag filled with miniature candy treats, gummi bears, almond crescent cookies and, of course, his Doctor Who DVD featuring the Doctor of his youth, Tom Baker.  Here is some fan art celebrating my favorite fellow in all the world–my dearest Benny.

Back to regularly scheduled programming later this morning. I might be asleep but WP, good Lord willing and the Creek don’t rise, will automatically post Mr. A for me. 😉

That’s Fedoralady’s middle sister checking out the contents of Hubby’s goodie bag.

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

24 responses »

  1. Thanks for posting these. It looks like Benny had a great birthday! He certainly deserves his treats and his wish come true. I hope you get back to sleep and get some good ZZZs.

  2. Happy Birthday Benny, even if late! Thanks for the photos Angie. Mmmmm Bruschetta and risotto, really good supper! what a delicious cake 🙂
    Have a good Sunday .

  3. All the very best to Benny!!! It looks as if he had a really good time! And that looks like one delicioussss cake! Yum yum! Hope you managed to go back to sleep!

    • Thanks, Judit. I think he enjoyed himself. 😀 Thankfully, I did eventually get back to sleep. Benny was awake when I went back to bed and we had a nice chat and snuggled for a while. It’s another beautiful day here and we’re about to enjoy breakfast together. More later!!

  4. The cake looks delicious and I’ll bet that Benny thoroughly enjoyed his piece and maybe was able to sneak a second. 🙂 Digging through a bag of goodies is more fun than just opening a wrapped present. He looks like he’s having a fine time. Give him a hug from all of us. He’s quite a guy…

    • He was so full of the good supper he only managed to eat one (generous-sized) piece. 😉 I enjoy doing the gift bags like that into which I can sneak fun things. I used to put together Christmas stockings for my late parents and sneak them into the farmhouse and hang them up without them knowing I had been there. 😉 I gave him that big hug and he gave me a big smile. 😀 He is indeed quite a guy and very special to our family.

  5. Happy birthday to a fellow Libra! Looks like everyone is having a lovely time at the beach! We’re having such nice weather here in Southern VA, that my friend’s taking the boat out one more time…with me in the front as usual! There’s something about the water that is sooooo relaxing!

    • I think the only other time I posted a pic was one of him playing with our little great-niece and that’s been quite a while. I think he’s pretty danged cute, myself. 😉 I have been passing on all the birthday greetings to him. I told my sister he has his own unofficial online fan club LOL

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