some things DO improve with age.

Today is my birthday. let it be known.

i plan to do a big heap of nothing. followed by more lounging. Mr. Belle is in charge of food. I am not dressed at 1:10 pm. i may or may not make a chocolate cake this afternoon. There may be a bath and a nap in my future (i think Mr. B bought me bubble bath and fluffy socks, at my request).

Here are some virtual gifts i’ve received so far from sober penpals.

HappierLikeThis: "Here's a birthday reminder of your sober bakery!"
HappierLikeThis: “Here’s a birthday reminder of your sober bakery!”
DonnaG: "As a gift I went and took a photo of one if the kangaroos that live on the property. There are many."
DonnaG: “As a gift I went and took a photo of one if the kangaroos that live on the property. There are many.”
BlueH20Girl: "Happy, happy Birthday, Belle! Best wishes for a day full of relaxation and chocolate!"
BlueH20Girl: “Happy, happy Birthday, Belle! Best wishes for a day full of relaxation and chocolate!”
Momma Bee
Momma Bee
Carrie: "Many happy returns, lots of love, wishing you happiness and cake..."
Carrie: “Many happy returns, lots of love, wishing you happiness and cake…”

all is well.

Belle

I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • Sent my sober missive earlier, didn’t realize today was your day of days! Hope it is the happiest birthday ever! All the best to Belle!

  • Happy birthday! Happy birthday to someone who has inspired & supported so many, who deserves 28947 gallons of ice cream in a tub fit for the Queen. Pardon my language but – – you fucking rock, birthday girl! XO

  • Happy Birthday to you too! Today is my birthday as well. I am a “lurker” of your blog for the last month or so;) Sagittarius rock… Day 85 for me and I am confident I will make 100 and will join the challenge for the next 100. Life is good

  • Happy Birthday, Belle! Enjoy your lovely day!!
    I love all of your Birthday messages…Charlie Brown is still so cool!
    Jenny G.

  • Happy Birthday! I second Anonymous’ comment on ice cream in the tub. There’s something decadent and wonderful-sounding about that! 🙂