Short And Sweet

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I didn’t go out today. I didn’t get drunk or do anything foolish. I heard from each of my children, wishing me a happy birthday. I had one family member bring my granddaughter over with a special gift. I spent time with my youngest son today. I baked my own cake, called Pineapple Dump, a recipe from a special friend. I fixed leisurely meals, with the supper including sharing my birthday cake with my brother. He thought that was pretty cool, so he got a bigger piece. The sun shone all day. It was beautiful out, although a bit chilly. I did no house work. I watched the squirrels eat the new treats I got them, and even spotted a black and white speckled bird feasting also on the treats. My brother had no tears today, the dementia gone for today. I had so many, many happy birthday wishes  from bloggers, I was overwhelmed that that many people recognized who I was. All in all, I was just blessed over and over today. A big thank you to all for the special remarks made last night and today. I will treasure them always.

The Adurna Blue Best Follower Award

I have just been nominated by Bird, above link, for the Adurna Blue’s Follower Award. What a way to celebrate my birthday today. A gift I will truly treasure. I love Birds blogs. There is always something interesting to read, and most of them I can connect with. Isn’t this what makes reading the most enjoyable? To connect? To feel like you are right there with them?

I read many blogs daily. I want you to know that everything you write, I enjoy plus it gives me an insight to who you are.

Four blogs that I connect with totally are of course Bird, then  this blogger has a way of pulling me right into her blogs. she never reads any of my postings without giving me her honest thoughts, which I so respect  thank you Viveka!  this blogger is very inspiring to me. he always leaves me wonderful words of uplifting praise and things to think about.   thank you Rob this blogger holds so much compassion and love for human life. i love it. there is always a kind word to follow any of my own blogs. thank you Teresa

Once again, thank you Bird. This is a wonderful gift..You are a special lady to me!!!

The Best Is Not Always Expensive

I wanted to share a blog with you


I thought she was talking about myself. I am not a fancy person. I don’t own fancy houses, or have lots of money in the bank. I am who God hath made. I do not have injections of Botox, nor implants of any kind. I am definitely not a Barbie doll figure type. I have no fancy yards. I do have my brother, God, a nice fire-pit for campfires, a picnic table to share with loved ones who stop by. I do have pretty flowers, and lots of trees. I do have food, so when you stop over you will not go home hungry. I can be great company. I am a good listener. This isn’t very much to others, but to me, it is a lot. It is all of who I am, and I will share with you, a piece of my heart, mind, and soul.

Please copy and paste the above link, and hopefully you will enjoy it also.


I Can Still Say Thank You

Staring at this screen, looking at the bright whiteness waiting for black to come over it with my words. Ashamed of myself for feelings that keep popping up in my mind. Memories of my earlier child hood. Taking for granted that these days would go on forever, never-ending. In one moment, thanking God for all that I have in my life, and the next moment, wishing for what I had before. I am just being silly, but not being able to get over myself, I have decided to write this down, maybe being able to lay this to rest, once and for all. We all have memories of our  childhood. Some of us are lucky to have wonderful memories, and others are struggling with thoughts from the past. Our parents, school teachers, leaders among us, all teach us how to become good, respectable adults in society. They mold us and help us form our opinions for when we are grown. Things that were not taught, I have learned on my own, through many trials and errors. Managing a checkbook, following a list of groceries needed, listing and following a budget for our finances. Knowing how to handle disappointments in life, understanding what follows from our first introduction to sex, understanding and dealing with the fact that not everything remains the same. I have had wonderful miracles in my life, including three children. I have had disappointments also, that only I could learn from. What I didn’t learn was to take each moment in life and treasure them enough. I didn’t learn to say thank you enough, or to embrace people who entered my life and then exited, as though, they were there for the moment, to help me learn something new. I took life for granted, thinking it would never change. I took for granted that people, acquaintances, friends, parents, family would always be there. Now it is too late, or is it? Do you believe that your loved ones are near you? Do you believe that they watch over us, even though they are not here with us physically? There are times that I do believe. I believe that my parents are together, with arms wrapped around each other, looking down on me with smiles on their faces, pride in their eyes, and sometimes tears when they see me going through sad or rough times. Their arms reach out and if I sit still long enough, I can almost feel the warmth touching my shoulder, whispering in my ear, that it will all be alright. Pray and give it to the Lord. What I regret, is that I didn’t thank them enough for what they did for me. My new bike, wonderful birthday parties, letting me have friends for sleep overs, putting a bandage on my knee or elbow. Wiping a tear from my eye. Buying me new clothes for school, paying for my education. Being at my silly school programs, knowing they had other important things to do that night.Speaking to their friends about helping me to get a foot in the door with my first job. Helping me buy my first car. I could go on and on with the wonderful ways my parents were a part of my life. I never said enough. So today is my birthday, and I am now older. My parents and family are no longer with me. I have learned that life doesn’t go on the way you remembered when you were young. I wish to go back in time, when mom was standing in the kitchen frosting my birthday cake, and dad was in the garage putting together a surprise birthday gift. Today, I am grown, and have matured through many teachings in my life. Today, I take nothing for granted. I thank God for all of my wonderful blessings I have. Today, I look up towards the sky, and with an open heart, and a tear in my eyes, I am telling my parents thank you. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for the sufferings that you went through to make me who I am today. Thank you for all the wonderful memories that you have provided me. I love you mom and dad. You were the best. I miss you both but soon we shall all see each other again.