From Too Many Chefs -

May 26, 2006
Happy Birthday To Me!

imac.jpg Thirty-nine years ago today, my mother checked into St. Joseph's Hospital in Chicago. Her doctor wanted to go away for the weekend and so they had decided that the 26th would be a good day for me to meet the world. It was a pretty lucky day for me back then and I'm feeling pretty lucky today too. On the list of intangible but most important pieces of luck, I have a wonderful family - husband, son, sister, brother, mother and father, not to mention the extended and loving group of cousins, aunts, uncles, great-nephews and great-niece and nieces. (Did I miss anyone?) I also have pretty good health for a 39 year old body. I have a job which I find fulfilling and interesting and a hobby which is all that and more. And friends, such good friends.

And then, to top it off, people GIVE me things. Like my far too generous husband, the Critic, who couldn't wait until this morning to give me my brand new iMac (on which I am typing this). And a new friend, Eileen, who met me in the Parc Monceau this morning so that our children could play and gave me this lovely little book of brunch recipes. I am so going to have to invite her and her family over soon for brunch.

I am truly blessed. I hope all of you are having as good a day as I am.

(P.S. if anyone has a suggestion for a great restaurant in Paris that doesn't require reservations on a Friday night, shoot it my way - we still haven't decided where we are going!)

Posted by Meg in Sussex at May 26, 2006 7:52 AM

Happy Birthday, and enjoy your iMac! I'd bring you a cake, but I don't have very good luck carrying pastries through the streets of Paris.

(Since it's a holiday weekend, a lot of people split and you might not have much trouble getting in somewhere without a reservation too far in advance.)

Posted by David on May 26, 2006 at 8:22 AM

I came here second!

Happy Birthday!!! And lucky you!

Posted by Alisa on May 26, 2006 at 8:49 AM

Meg, I wish you the happiest of birthdays. And I must say you look fab for 39! I never would have guessed it. All the best to you on your 39th!

Posted by Michele on May 26, 2006 at 10:01 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by Alanna on May 26, 2006 at 10:06 AM

Thanks everyone! (And especially Michele - I'm blushing!)

Posted by Meg in Paris on May 26, 2006 at 10:23 AM

Happy Birthday, Meg! Glad you are happy on the big day.

Posted by Bryan on May 26, 2006 at 11:08 AM

gâtée, va!

Posted by penglobe on May 26, 2006 at 3:55 PM

Happy birthday to you!
I just got the same little book, te recpies look's great!
A bientôt

Posted by ooishigal on May 27, 2006 at 3:11 AM

Hey Meg. Happy Birthday!!!! David told me to try this to reach you. Hope you're having a great day.
Meg, when you have a second, can you drop me a note about next week in Paris?


Posted by marcy on May 27, 2006 at 11:58 AM

Hoping you had the happiest of birthdays, Meg!

Posted by Elsa on May 28, 2006 at 9:22 AM