My Very Special Day

Photo taken by my husband at Ditka's in Chicago
@DianneN (78124)
United States
June 20, 2016 12:07pm CST
Today is very special to me for many reasons. It is my 39th birthday, again. It is the summer solstice- the first day of summer. It will be a full moon, the first in 68 years on the summer solstice. This evening we have reservations at Tarry Lodge, a Mario Batali restaurant, in downtown New Haven, in the heart of Yale University. My hubby, younger son and his fiancé, my brother, and sister-in-law will join me. I've been honored with phone calls, texts, Facebook messages, gifts, and a visit just now, with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, from my younger son. So if you don't hear from me tonight, you'll know I'll be looking at the moon, welcoming in the summer, and another new year.
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 16
I've said it elsewhere, but I'll say it again - happy birthday. Have a lovely evening - I'll have to remember to have a look at that moon.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Thank you again! I hope you saw that beautiful full moon last night.
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
21 Jun 16
@DianneN I forgot to look until I was going to bed and it was already light (4am)
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@jaboUK I'm sure you can see it tonight, weather permitting. It can still be pretty.
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@sunrisefan (17914)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
Happy birthday, Ms. Dianne :) The heavy rain last night ruined what would have been a moonlit night with the full moon. Enjoy your birthday dinner with loved ones.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Thank you. Hopefully, you can see it soon.
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@sunrisefan (17914)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
@DianneN You're welcome, Ms. Dianne. It's early dawn at our end and sky is still threatening with rain.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@sunrisefan So sorry. I hate when a special event takes place in the sky and I can't see it.
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@Juliaacv (30330)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I thought just a few days ago that I should look at the calendar and see what day the 20th falls so that I could PM you, but I forgot. I'm sorry, but you have my most sincere wishes for the happiest birthday and year to follow. It sounds like you'll have a wonderful time with your family members out for supper-enjoy and I hope that they have a wonderful dessert menu for you to choose from!
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Many thanks, Julia. Not to worry. I celebrate all month long. Lol! I had an incredible day, and a wonderful dinner. My hubby ordered my favorite birthday cake from the bakery, dropped it off at my son's house, and my son arrived before us and gave it to the staff to surprise me after dinner. We drove home with the top down and viewed the moon. All said and done, it was a fab day. Back to reality today.
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@Juliaacv (30330)
• Canada
21 Jun 16
@DianneN How very thoughtful, you must have been so happy! And the meal, was it just as wonderful as the company and the birthday celebration itself? Its nice that you were able to enjoy the full moon, it was a bit too cloudy to really see it here. I'm sure that you'll continue to enjoy festivities for the rest of the month.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@Juliaacv There is so much happening. The Geek Squad is coming today, the lawncare people will be here later or tomorrow, and we're waiting for the gas company to return with longer copper tubing to hook into our gas grill. And that is just for today. Ugh! Yesterday was perfect in every way. Next year, we'll probably have a hurricane on my bday. Lol!
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 16
Don’t forget your camera, we’d all love to see that full moon from your perspective.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
20 Jun 16
I'm not a photographer and it would look like a white dot if I use my phone or iPad. Hopefully, you'll be able to see it from your area with your own eyes.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 16
Well yes @DianneN I'll see it but I've come to realize that without humidity the moon just doesn't look all that big.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 16
Ahhh @DianneN then everything musta looked good
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@Marcyaz (35670)
• United States
20 Jun 16
I just have to say Happy Birthday 39 year old. lol Hope you have a nice dinner with your family and lots of hugs and kisses. You have one more year of being 39. lol
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Thank you! It was a wonderful birthday, one I won't forget for about one year. Lol!
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@Marcyaz (35670)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@DianneN Your Welcome and next year I get to say Happy Birthday 39 years again. lol
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Hopefully! Lol!
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
20 Jun 16
Happy Birthday Dianne, what a great day to be born, the first day of Summer. Enjoy your dinner and do not forget your camera.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Thank you. It will be a very special day, in more ways than one. Can't wait to see the moon!
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
21 Jun 16
@DianneN We were able to see the moon, it was not pink, but very big and bright.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@LadyDuck We saw it, too. It was gorgeous! I'm glad you saw it, Anna.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
20 Jun 16
Hope you will enjoy this special day.Crown it with a good dinner if you can.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Thank you. We are going to have a great dinner. I want to crown it with a big birthday cake!
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
20 Jun 16
@DianneN Enjoy,would like to hear about it tomorrow, on my way to bed soon.
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@Corbin5 (106320)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Well, happy 39th birthday once again. So pleased you have a lovely evening planned!
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Lol! Thank you!
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@Vjvals (932)
• Roseville, California
20 Jun 16
Happy Birthday and have a great day
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Thank you! So far, so good!
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@andriaperry (50798)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Happy Birthday!
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Thanks so much!
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@DeborahDiane (21589)
• Laguna Woods, California
21 Jun 16
Happy birthday! I love celebrating my 39th birthday ... over and over again ... too! LOL
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Thank you! I had such a fun day and evening. I love being so young.
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• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jun 16
@DianneN - I'm glad your celebration turned out well. I love being so young, too!
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones!
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Thank you! We all had so much fun. Now, back to reality.
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@DianneN Your welcome! Glad you all had so much fun! Reality it is.
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@nomus24g (22932)
• India
20 Jun 16
Many many Happy returns of the day...may this special day bring happiness to you. Blessings!!
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Thank you!
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@nomus24g (22932)
• India
20 Jun 16
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@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
21 Jun 16
I am sure you had a wonderful birthday celebration with your friends and family. Happy birthday Dianne .
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Thank you Thelma! It was lots of fun!!!!!
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@responsiveme (16224)
• India
21 Jun 16
Happy birthday again . Have a wonderful time.:)
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Thank you, again! We all had a wonderful time!
@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
Happy birthday DianneN. Wishing you all the best in the world. I was celebrating my 26th birthday again too last June 8 hahaha.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Thank you and belated 26th birthday wishes. Lol!!!
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@rina110383 (24134)
21 Jun 16
Happy birthday Dianne!
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Thank you!
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jun 16
A very Happy Birthday to you. I'm sure you'll have a lovely evening.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Thank you. It was a wonderful and magical day, but back to reality today.
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• United States
20 Jun 16
Happy birthday to you!! June babies! Enjoy your lovely day and dinner! It is definitely feeling like summer here!
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Thank you, fellow birthday girl! I had so much fun. Too bad it's over. I love summer!
• United States
20 Jun 16
Congratulation and best wishes on your birthday!! sounds like a great evening planned at that Mario Batali restaurant
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Many thanks. It was so good, we must return!