Thursday, December 16, 2010

Are we supposed to blog about our birthdays

 Ok, this is very ambiguous.
Do we blog about our birthdays?
Today is mine.
I'm 47 years old.
I share today's birthday with one of  my favorite authors.


She's 235.
47 doesn't seem so daunting after typing that.

Thought I'd share some of my day with you.
Seeing as we do that for each other.

I really LOVE having people say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me.

It makes me feel like a Queen.
Queen of the universe.
Or a small island.

Here's my day:

Woke up to maple sausage and eggs. 
EC loves to cook.
Then EC took the boys out all morning to the mall.
Christmas time.
Did you read what I said?
To buy me some presents.
He attempted this feat yesterday too.
The mall.
The mall.
Sweaty with people.

Do you remember that show with Angela Lansbury?
Dial M for Murder?
actually I just googled it.
she was in a different show.
keep reading, you'll get the point.

They came home with nothin'.

I never go to the mall.
It's like dialing that letter for me.
I'm more of a boutique,
small shop,
talk with the owner,
kinda gal.

He was doing this with the boys while I was DECORATING,

While he was at the mall.

Poor guy.

The boys came home.
The two young ones got to their school work,
after having a show down
one in which I nearly threw one young son across the family room.
not kidding.
EC took a nap.

I did laundry.
Made lunch.
Tried to get back into the HEAVEN that I was just experiencing.
Couldn't find it.

Then I started tickling the boys.
One was crying over having to do his math.
I slithered over to him, look down at his weepy face and tickled the bajeebers out of him.

I mean, honestly.
This is my birthday.
There's gotta be some fun.

Then the other son refused to do his school work.
I sent him to his room.
Then went in after a few minutes,
still looking for heaven
and told him that if he keeps up "the grumps" I'll do to him what I just did to his brother out in the other room.

"Please, MOM!!!!  Please!!!!  Tickle me!"

You asked for it.

Once school was underway I felt like ROSE
All scattered and couldn't focus on anything
and since I was still searching for heaven, which by now,
is in lower case
and slightly slanted,
wandered around the cluttered house
hating dog hair.

Then came the cake.
EC ordered it and went to pick it up.
It's sweet.

 LOVE it when men do these kinds of things.
I don't why.
But it gives me that sweet smile kinda feeling.

We didn't eat dinner.
Just had cake.
How 'bout that?
Living on the edge in our house these days.

Then came the presents.
Just what I needed.
There is a purple pair.
A pair with polka dots.
A pair with navy and turquoise stripes.
Another pair that looks like snowflakes, but the jazzy kind of snow flakes.
And orange wool hikers.

My feet have found HEAVEN!


  1. Happy Birthday to you... happy birthday to you... happy birthday dear Kolein...happy birthday to you! Chachacha! Just be glad you can't hear me!

    Sounds like you found a little slice of heaven, today! Orange hikers are right up my alley.

    Blessings to you on your special day!

  2. Happy Birthday Kolein!!!! I love your "slice of life" account of it. I think I know what you mean about heaven... luv how you described it.

  3. Ahh, it's your birthday. Happy Birthday to you... (I'm singing my Marilyn Monroe rendition right now) Ya, you were in the "decorating zone" alright. I love that.
    Have a wonderful rest of the night!

  4. Happy Birthday Kolein!! Glad you found your little bit of heaven. The cake was a sweet touch. :)

    My twig snowflakes post is up...come see! And thanks for the inspiration! :)

  5. Happy Birthday!! Great post. I just love birthdays - so glad you celebrated the right way (with a cake & candles). You should always feel extra special on your special day.

  6. Happy birthday to Queen Kolein! I'm thinkin you need to be treated like a queen each and every day. I am so glad your feet found heaven. I bet your tummy did too with that cake.

    God bless you, my sweet and funny friend.

  7. Kolein!

    Thiiiiiis is your birthday song, it isn't very LONG...hey!

    Wow! I had no idea. I love it that it's your birthday--sounds like a typical birthday at our house when my kids were still home.

    The socks sound marvelous!
    Hope it was heaven. Happy Birthday Kolein!

  8. You're da best! The absolute bestest gal ev-vah!
    Happy Birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday friend! Glad your toes are all toasty like on your special day. :)

    I love those alone days. I haven't had one in a VERY long time. Maybe around Christmas I may land some. And when/if I do, I'm pullin' on some wooly socks. :)


  10. Happy Birthday to you Kolein!
    (I know it was yesterday but now you get an extra day :)

    I am glad you and your feet found some heaven!

    Sweet cake :)

  11. Happy Belated Birthday Girl!! Enjoyed your post... it "tickled" me! Hey... And I go around my house (everyday) hating dog hair! The cake... I like that way of living on the edge!! Keep them feetsies warm!!


  12. Sounds like you and your feet had a lovely day. I love it when my boys cook for me. I don't need anything fancy. Just so I don't have to do it. I will have a house full this year. It should be interesting!

  13. Aww, Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm late to the party, can we still celebrate?
    Sounds like you found a slice of heaven several times for your birthday; mommy alone time, play time with the kids, birthday cake for dinner (now THAT is my kinda heaven) and fun sockies to keep your tootsies happy.
    Yes indeed, sounds likd a very good birthday.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    btw, Jane Austen is my daughter's favorite author too.
    oh, and now that it's the weekend, i gotta go figure out how to get focused to finish my decorating. Wish me luck!

  14. Happy Birthday!
    En Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met je Verjaardag! too.
    I am so glad you made and found your own piece of heaven on your birthday. And that hubby of yours is a keeper for sure. Going to the mall and getting you a cake!


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