Friday, January 23, 2009


Can it be true? I don't feel "almost sixty" and I have a lot of friends that are, let's just say, "sixty plus". The Gaggle of Giggling Gals ( we are all Realtors, so this party has become rather exclusive to just Realtors over the years) sponsored this party at my house last Thursday. At one time we all worked together, but over the years changes have taken place and we have changed brokerages, but we all gather to giggle and talk Real Estate. The truth is if they sponsor and I host then I can drink all the wine I want, which is sometimes as much as 2 glasses, lol. We had Ina Gartens Seafood Stew ( which is even better than my old version..could it be the whole bottle of wine and the Sambucca??) and Banana Cream Pie from a bakery in Providence. We also had a delicious salad that I dreamt up. Hearts of Romaine with mango and thinly sliced red onion and a balsamic honey vinagrette. My friends always laugh because I am not a big "salad person" but I make up the best combinations. I have to say it was delicious and I have become a big Mango fan...thanks to my friend Jano and her daughter Zid ( Elizabeth).

I thought I had destroyed all the photographic evidence, but in the interest of honest journalism I am posting the picture; let's hope it doesn't break anyones' computer. My friend Diane is behind the camera and my friend Lynn... where is Lynn hiding, what about Anita? In real life I am much thinner and cuter, at least I hope I am.

Lisa (without a blog) could you send me your email address so we can talk about Vermont? I am feeling homesick.



  1. Happy Happy Birthday, Janet Dear! Age is just a number, not a state of mind.

  2. we're famous! and part of the party through salad! thanks! i think i'll whip up a salad like that this weekend! it looks like you had a super time, and you deserve it! have a wonderful year!jkj

  3. Happy Birthday Janet!! I am 55....and I feel 25. You look beautiful in that picture!!

  4. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Janet! I just hit 52 a few weeks ago. your party looks like so much fun & sooo delicious by the descriptions of what you ate! Did you get that pie at pastiche?? banana cream is my favorite-hope you enjoyed a lot for me too! you ladies look awesome & happy~:) chris p.s. we MUST be passing each other in cars as we shop! my friend & I actually got home goods burnout after christmas so I wasn't excited about stopping on our way home. I'm so glad we did!:)

  5. Happy Happy Birthday!!!! if it is any consolation...I am 37...and this week feeling about 73~
    I hope you have a wonderful day!

  6. Happy Birthday Janet! Looks like fun with the girls! I don't worry about age at all...because inside I still feel 25! Thanks for stopping by my place today! It was good to hear from you!

  7. Happy Belated Birthday, my friend!!!

    Best wishes to you in this new year :)


  8. Janet,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment on my blog. I am enjoying reading your past posts and I will come back and read here often. Oh, happy belated birthday!

  9. You are plenty cute, just as you are! And "getting close to 60" is the new "getting close to 40," right? Happy, happy birthday, dear Janet!!!

  10. Hi Janet,

    I hope its not to late to wish you a happy birthday. I'm 52 and getting close to 53. Age is only a number.
    I always enjoy stopping by for a visit.
    Have a great day,

  11. Happy (belated) birthday, Janet!! Looks like you had a great time. This picture made me grin. :-)

  12. Belated Happy Birthday Janet, and many, many more! I've had a lot more than you already and have to admit it's not at all bad!

    Looks like you had a fun time and the food sounded wonderful.

  13. I think it looks like so much fun. 58 is NOT old....bah. It's the new 25 right? RIGHT?
    There is nothing like a get together with girlfriends. I am so sorry I was late in wishing you a happy day. I feel just awful about that...should have remembered...and do NOT say I was having a senior moment or I will swat you with my cane.


  14. Oh, and thinner and cuter my ample fanny. You ARE thin (thinner than me for sure!) and waaay cute. Like for sure.

  15. Janet,

    Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday. May you have many years of happiness and goodness in your life.



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