Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME




As you may recall, I am the middle child. As if that didn't give me enough issues, I was born the week before Christmas. I never had birthday parties or presents. I always heard, well, Christmas is in a week . . . that works okay when you are a little kid and think you will have extra gifties under the tree! Then as I grew older, it didn't mean that much to me. Wrong! Everyone likes to be remembered. These days my folks remember my birthday with a song and occasional small pressie and the ever popular Christmas is in a week trick.
Then I met Luscious Larry. The man who renewed my faith in men. He always makes my birthdays special. He told me last night that one of the things that makes Christmas special for him is that my birthday is a week before. So, everything is already decorated and colorful. He told me the reason he made a big wooden star to be lit in the front yard was because of me. He said I shine. Awwww- ain't I lucky?

Now for some serious stuff about birthdays . . . For all the years I spent wallowing in the self pity of being the middle child and getting blamed for big brother's or little sister's mishaps, for all the years of no party or cake, I adopted the attitude that birthdays are just another day. Then, the Lord reminded me in the gentle way that only He can, that this IS a special day. That this is the day He chose for me to enter this world. Not the day that the doctor's determined, but, Him. So, this is a great day. I have all my body parts - two legs to walk on, two eyes to see from, my health is good and my mind - well, no comment about my brain. LOL. But that being said, think on this. Each birthday is another gift from God. wow!
Since it is my birthday, I want to give you a gift! Yes, I know, I know, Christmas is in a week - wouldn't you like an extra gift for no other reason other than that I am happy to be alive, well and kicking? Sign in on the comment thingie and I will put everyone's name in a basket and get someone in my wonderfully dysfunctional family to pull a name out. I will send the winner a little pressie. Names to be drawn on: December 23. That is this Sunday. Better hurry!

Now for a gift for EVERYONE . . . I found this lovely website called Pink Pig. I have been far too greedy in not sharing this with all of you until now. Sweet Debbie started her blogging last week. Gals, you HAVE to go to her blog and then click on her store. She has the most delicious antiques and collectibles! I wish I could go in person and drool over it, but I will be satisfied to mop up my keyboard instead. I have purchased several of the hand carved and painted Santas (my birthday gift to me).


Her blog addy is:
http://pinkpigantiques.blogspot.com/
Be sure and tell her that Blondie sent you. Trust me, you will LOVE her stuff!!!

13 comments:

http://loveconquersall.typepad.com/my_weblog/ said...

**"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BLONDIE...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU..(and many more!!)**

Notice, I did not sing to you when talking to you this morning. Thought I would spare you my voice..lol!! Hope you have a blessed day;-))

Hugs my friend,
xoxo Jeannene

Wild Rose said...

Happy Birthday Blondie ~ I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Marie x

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Blondie! Happy Birthday to you! I used to feel the same way about my birthday on the 15th until my hubby came along. Now my daughter and oldest son spoil me too. No more of that, "this is for your birthday and Christmas anymore".
So I hope your day was as wonderful as you are. Big Birthday Hugs to you!

Robin said...

Happy Birthday to you, my precious friend !!! You always say we are Kindred Spirits and I believe it oh yes, but the fact that I am also a middle child ...right smack dab in the middle with an older brother by 2 years 9 he passed away when he was 23) and a baby sister 8 years younger than me..... Wow,,,,,we share something that unless you are a middle child , you do not understand.....
God Bless you BIG TIME on this special day !!! You are such a dear sweet person and I pray for a Wonderful, Happy, "Colorful" Day !!!
Hugs and Kisses xxoxoxoxox
Robin

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!

Sounds like your sweet hubby is surely making a BIG difference in your birthdays these days!
AWESOME!!!
I'm glad you found such a sweet guy to take such great care of you!
You are surely blessed!
I can't wait to read all about your day! Did he spoil ya more?

Have a great week!
SherryB in AZ

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Happy "29th" Birthday darlin'!!!!
;> )
~Peanut

The Primitive Lady said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLONDIE! May you have a day filled with lots and lots of love and happiness!
Big hugs,
Carol

Donna said...

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN!!!! YOU AND BRAD PITT !!!!! LOL LOL Some of us get ALL the Breaks!!! lol lol
Your Lucious Larry is an absolute treasure!!! And I'd Love to enter the contest but I feel like that wouldn't be fair...I just won my beautiful angel...let someone else feel what I felt...joy!
SO, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sweetheart and hope you enjoyed every minute of it. And yes, I to got to open my eyes this morning....a gift..every minute of it...love and light and happiness to you!

Kat449 said...

Hey Chickie...Happy Birthday. Im so happy that you were finally blessed with the beauty of believeing and accepting your birthday should indeed be CELEBRATED and not just tolerated... may you have a lifetime and a day full of light and wonder. You so deserve it....Hugs, Kat

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Belated Birthday wishes, Blondie, from one middle kid to another.
:-)
Hope your day was wonderful--who could go wrong with shrimp and a night out with someone with your true love.
Blessings~
Cathy

Atticbabys said...

Happy Belated Blondie!!!
Sounds like it was the very special day that you deserved!
Being a middle child also, I could totally relate!
Birthday blessings,
Nan

cherbear said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART.....................THE REASON YOU SPARKLE AND WARM THE HEART IS BECAUSE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS SO CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS......IT MAKES YOU SPECIAL!!!....SORRY MY BIRTHDAY WISH WAS LATE BUT MUCH LOVE.....

Cook said...

I'm late as usual but still want to say Happy Birthday to a very special friend and sister in Christ.

love you Blonde-One!