Monday, September 24, 2012

They say it's my birthday....

Daddio said yesterday that from now on we're going to reverse our ages.

So for example, say someone was turning.. 51, they would claim they were turning 15.

I'm so on board.

Except for the years when the second number is larger than the first.

I woke up this morning to a delightful coffee pot note...

Inside it read....

It contained a couple of handmade coupons...

(ps...I'm getting an iphone for my birthday)

(and a back rub...tee-hee)

You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.' Jerry Seinfeld 

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey 

The more I praise and celebrate my life, the more there is in life to celebrate...

I love listening to the richest woman in the free world gush wisdom.

Lately, there have been days when I wouldn't wish my life on my worst enemy.

But you know, I woke up this morning, was able bodied enough (barely, you may remember that I'm suffering from Plantar Fasciitis and also from a fracture to my tailbone) to get my ass outta bed, I got an awesome birthday card, ate a candy bar for breakfast, went outside and stared at the stars in the sky.

I thought about my step dad (whose birthday was also September 24th)and how much we all miss him.

He was a gift to my mother and to our family.

I thought about my dad, it appears he is healing.

I thought about my mom, I am leaving on the 6th of October to go to California to fetch her and to bring her "home".

I thought about my wonderful husband, my awesome kids (including the bonus ones).

I thought about how I have the best siblings (including the bonus ones)

I thought about how much I mostly love my job.

And what a nice house I have.

And I thought about my dear dog.

And this blog (and how I may have missed my Poet calling)and all those who stop by and read. 

And this much loved computer,I thought about how truly I do adore this machine(who also celebrates a birthday today) on which I am typing this amazing post.

And in spite of all the bitter, I do have more sweet, much, much more sweet than most people I know.

This morning, at 5am when I ventured outside to let the pooch out to potty there were lots of stars in the sky.

I went back in, got my camera from the counter, I wanted to capture what I was seeing.

I fiddled with the settings and set it in Fireworks mode.

Lots of bright stars appeared to be moving, flashing and shooting.

I said a little prayer for an easier year.

And wished Garry, my dear friend, a Happy Birthday too.


  1. Happy birthday! I like your idea of thinking of all the sweet instead of listing all the bitter.

  2. Thank you Joy for the comment and your birthday wish... xoxo

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    1. Smooches Cathy G... I appreciate you reading and commenting. I did have a wonderful day, I'm blessed, for sure. xoxo

  4. Happy, happy birthday, Koby! Way to count the blessings instead of the candles. Love it & you! - Bethi

    1. Counting blessings instead of candles, oh yeah! Thanks Bethi, that feeling goes both ways babe!! xoxo Thanks for the visit and the sentiment.

  5. Happy Birthday to you Dear Koby! <3
    I love the card you got for your birthday, especially the coupons!! So very sweet!!

    I hope you had a wonderful day!

    1. Thanks Corey, I did have a wonderful day. Thanks for reading and for your comment. xoxo

  6. Happy birthday! Love your card and even better the coupon for the backrub! :) Hope you have a wonderful year with LOTS of blessings to count. Is Mom coming 'home' for good or just a visit?
    Your fan,

    1. "Lots of blessings" sounds better than wonderful. My dear Marmie is coming home for good. I can't wait. I wish it were under better circumstances, but I am so happy to have her so near. xoxo (thanks for the comment)

  7. Happy birthday my sweet eldest bonus sister :) You are a blessing in my life. May this year be full of blessings for you :) xoxo

    1. I could and would and do say the same thing about you dear Kimi... xoxo Thanks for the wish and the comment.

  8. I'm a day behind in my reading, but hope you had a wonderful day!

    1. Hiya Jessi (waving at my computer screen).. I did have a wonderful day, thanks for reading and for your comment, I appreciate you! xoxo


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