Monday, March 31, 2008

Impromptu Party Plan

Plans have a way of changing themselves. Originally, Diann and I were to be basking together in the warm sunshine of California for her birthday. I pictured the two of us walking side by side along the beach, sipping cooling beverages, wearing fancy flip-flops (I bought both of us a pair of beaded ones), leisurely shopping ventures, eating when we wanted to, laughing over silly memories, and just relaxing together away from our full schedules. But, that was not to be. What did happen though, was every bit as sweet. Even if it was on a cold, drizzly raining Sunday afternoon in Chicago...we got together in spite of plans changing. For the first time, Larry and Anne witnessed our sister ritual of themed gifts. It was a lovely, memorable time.
Nothing like an impromptu party. Nothing like Irish music. Nothing like a sister. I guess an Irish blessing might be appropriate here:
A sunbeam to warm you, Good luck to charm you,
A Sheltering angel, So nothing can harm you,
Laughter to cheer you, Faithful friends near you,
And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.
Happy Birthday to the best sis in the world!


simplicity said...

I always love hearing about the adventures you and your sister embark on and I love the Irish music.

Way to make the most of ever changing circumstances!

The Lindahl News said...

Thanks, Simplicity! Diann and I do have our adventures. Maybe we will be able to get off to California - or elsewhere - another time.

Jed and Anne said...

I had such a fun time with y'all. What a pleasant surprise to get to join in on the party

cellothug said...

Happy Birthday, Diann! Thanks for sharing your pictures and music. Yes, California does sound nice right about now...