28 February 2008

Happy Birthday To Me

I am thinking I don't have the flu - but a really bad cold. I actually feel better this morning than last night - but still icky. Before going to bed last night, I was on my Google homepage, and saw a picture pop up of myself as a wee one! It was a preview to the most excellent birthday blog tribute that I have ever received by my soulmate, Idgyernielouiseethel. It would be the delight of my life to one day stand in front of the Eiffel Tower and make those faces with her! Geesh - we are a mess together.
The birthday morning started when I came out my bedroom door to a world full of curled ribbon streamers. birthday cards, lit candles, a ready coffee pot and all kinds of other things my offspring know make me exceedingly delighted. They really are the most awesome kids.
Then rounds of phone calls started, and emails. It is truly great to be loved.
I have some birthday thoughts - things that are on my mind, and things that are important to articulate if for no one else but myself today, but I am not sure my congested head can make sense of any of it, so I will try back later. For the record, I am 38. I don't mind - I'm healthier and happier now with my life than ever before, and although I may trade that for just a moment to revisit my youthful body and the energy of my younger years, I would not for a second trade away what I know deep within myself to be true and real and the grounding I have found in the love of the Lord, that has only come with these passing years.
Happy Birthday to me!


  1. Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy your day. Take care of that cold and yay you don't have the flu!

  2. Love that cartoon. How do you find things like that?
    Glad you don't have the flu. Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Well done, Ken, Bug & Kully! Good job on the birthday morning surprise for your Mama. Take good care of her. Ruth, glad you are feeling better, enjoy your day! Love, Idgy. :)

  4. Am glad you're feeling better. Man, I'm jealous! I read the birthday tribute from your "soulmate" and that kind of friendship is hard to come by. You deserve it! Enjoy the rest of your day.

  5. Julie,
    Happy Birthday. Hope you had a great day!!
    Norman & Carol

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Jewels!!!!!! And can you please explain the poem above??? Is everything OK??

  7. Happy Birthday a day late! I am terrible with birthday's, however I do know that today being February 29th my brother-in-law turns 8!! That one is hard to forget. Love ya tons and hope your cold drifts away on the next set of clouds that go by. *HUGS*

  8. Happy Birthday Jules, you old woman, you. :)


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