Jul 23, 2020

Guess who’s 70?

Yesterday, Wednesday, July 22nd, Colin celebrated a special birthday. Not only because of Covid but because we simply wanted to, we spent the entire day, just the two us, having a fun time.  While Colin went out to pick up his cake ( more about that later ), I was able to set the scene for the rest of the day.

We started with a lovely champagne from Spain.

While he was out I had a short amount of  time to plate some special appetizers ( the last time I made these smoked salmon roll ups was for his 65th ), put up a banner and throw some presents ( after I pulled them out from various hiding spots ) into bags.

Again because of Covid and the fact that my car is still on storage insurance, I did not get out to shop. Plus I did not want to go out and shop. So I managed to pick a few things from Avon and from Amazon and the liquor store.

It looks like a lot but some gifts were simply a dustpan and brush, new silicone loaf pans for his banana bread and of course more fun socks, nothing too fancy, just fun.

Colin loves to open gifts and so I made sure he had lots to open.  It took over an hour. These are socks that look like a piano keyboard.

I even ordered two fancy KN95 masks that hopefully will help keep our glasses from fogging up.

I was able to order this and get it delivered in time. I think that Colin is truly aged to perfection.

The loot included stickers, a pineapple corer, two ladybug food tents, slippers, more socks and some wine and a guitar capo.  His was broken accidentally by a performer last winter, during one of our musical Monday afternoons on the Isla.

I very carefully refolded all the tissue I used so that we can use it yet again. Pretty colours.

Colin’s choice was to have Chinese take out for his birthday dinner. So when ready we called in the order and together drove the 25 minutes there and 25 minutes back, the food was still very hot once we got home. Again Colin’s choice was to watch a movie while we ate.  So we enjoyed our feast and not one but two movies. Quite the party. We finished just short of midnight. I told him that his birthday was ending in six minutes so to make the most of it 😆

This came from his fortune cookie.

Of course there was cake. For the first time ever we had a Dairy Queen ice cream cake. I had never tasted one before. The 7 lit and sparkled right away but the 0 did not want to light.

Colin had given up when suddenly it began to sparkle.

It was a fun day and we really did have a great time. At the end of the night we agreed that it had been a grand celebration.

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22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Guess who’s 70?”

  1. DAVID EVANS says:

    Well, Son of a gun!..I’m the 1st from across the border, we can’t cross to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!…
    Looks as if a swell time was had by all..
    I’ve got 2 yrs. on you…….
    Keep having fun you two!
    David Evans….

  2. Sandie DIXON says:

    Happy birthday Colin. Sounds like a perfect day to me.

  3. SandyM says:

    A belated Happy Birthday to Colin. What a great celebration with super great gifts, too. The candles just want to prolong the sparkle for Colin by lighting one at a time….what a way to celebrate.

  4. KenB says:

    Congrats Colin on your 70th. You are aging gracefully. Stay active.
    All the very best, Ken and Margot

  5. Happy belated Birthday Colin. Contessa you know how to through a birthday party even with limited resources. Hope you guys have many more happy memorable occasions together. Benno and I celebrated yesterday another wedding anniversary and enjoyed some culinary delights.

  6. Carol says:

    a belated Happy Birthday Colin, wishing you many, many more.

  7. Peter says:

    Happy birthday Colin!

  8. Happy Birthday Colin! Glad you had a Safe and Enjoyable day. That sparkler just wanted the excitement to last a little while longer. Nice way of presenting the gifts.

    It’s about time.

  9. Kathryn Tycho says:

    Welcome to the 70’s club Colin!
    Happy Birthday!

  10. Alan Brechin says:

    Senor Colin, happy belated birthday and welcome to the 70’s club. A club made up of men with infinite wisdom and good taste, although it has been said, the older we get, the better we used to be !!
    Best wishes , Alan

  11. Maxx Trails says:

    Happy Birthday Colin! It sounds like it was a great day 🙂

  12. Don & Kathy McKelvay says:

    Given the circumstances of covid I think Colin you had a fantastic birthday – your smile says it all, and Contessa you made it happen.

  13. Linda Sand says:

    Way to go both of you! What a happy day!

  14. Croft Randle says:

    Happy Birthday Colin! The perfect party!

  15. Karen says:

    Awesome ? happy birthday Colin.

  16. Dolores says:

    What fun!!! Even fun to see the pics!! And happy, happy birthday to Colin!!!

  17. Linda and Russell says:

    Feliz compleanos Colin!
    Quite a celebration…love the wine glass.
    I get to celebrate my 68th in Maz this year. Just booked our flights today on AA.
    I told Russell I want to get my hair cut, highlighted, and styled. Then go eat at Ponchos or Casita Maria…with masks of course. Fingers crossed.

  18. Jannose says:

    Happy birthday Colin! Looks like you had a great day. Here is to many more!!

  19. Jim and Barb says:

    Happy birthday, looks like a great celebration!

  20. Carol O'Connell says:

    Happy Birthday, Colin! Looks like your 70’s are off to a great start! Creative and thoughtful presents as well….quite the party 🙂

  21. Cindy says:

    Well you two know how to spend a birthday! Happy belated 70th! Looks like you had a great day!???????

  22. Nancy Beglaw says:

    This is love. Completely and totally. I got such joy reading this post. Thanks so much, Contessa, for sharing this special day with all of us. Happy Birthday Colin!!


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