Another birthday weekend just sped by me — my, my, where do the years go? I’ve stopped worrying about any new wrinkles or another white hair; I’m happy to be mobile. And, most of my memory is where I can still find it.
Daughter Heather, who lives in Palo Alto, came down for the big event, and she planned each detail as a surprise. I spent one day and a “sleep-over” with my Santa Barbara twin sister Elaine and our younger sister Nubby (her nickname) at her San Clemente home. My niece Rebecca, who lives in Santa Barbara, also joined the party. We had more than enough sister giggles to last the entire year.
The next day my daughter whisked me away once again to a fabulous surprise at the incredibly beautiful Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach. As soon as the valet opened my car door and greeted me with, “Happy birthday, Mrs. Neely,” I knew whatever happened next was going to be superb. Indeed it was — an entire day at their beautiful spa with aromatic pampering. Lunching by the spa pool with a view of the ocean was absolutely divine.