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Theme Song Thursday:) That’s What Friends Are For~Happy Birthday Linda Grossman

26 Mar

“Friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other, loving each other and being crazy together.” ― O. Henry, Heart of the West

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Today, a few girlfriends got together to celebrate the birthday of Linda Grossman, .”WORLD’S GREATEST REALTOR.” Personal blatant plug. She’s the best, and I tell everyone just that. We’ve been friends for a long time and she has seen me through some tough times…”And That’s What Friends Are For.”

Happy birthday Linda!
What a lovely vase. I wonder who painted that???
Fine wine for a fine lady.

Montage Monday and Miss Pat’s Birthday

2 Mar

  1. “A birthday is a day that brings
    Much celebration and so we sing,
    A very Happy Birthday to You
    Our life would not be complete without You.”
    ~Catherine Pulsifer
Miss Pat loves Elvis. When she blew out her candle, we almost expected him to walk in the door singing “Love Me Tender.”

Such a sweet lady. Literally, she’s “THE COOKIE LADY,” and we all carry around quite a few extra pounds to prove it.

Now, for my week in a peek. It was a pretty slow, cold, scary week, with hail, crazy winds and constant rain. But, we are still alive and kickin’. Life is good.

Sunday Sermon and the Ghosts of Birthdays Past

11 Jan

“Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. “

Charles Schulz

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Well, it was a cold dark morning and they were calling for snow storms. There was about ten minutes of fluffy flakes and that’s it. I’m not disappointed. I watched Mass in my pajamas.

I was a happy girl. Today’s my birthday. I’m happy to be one year older, still healthy, alive and AMAZING.

Today’s sermon was short and sweet. Jesus was being baptized and God acknowledged His son.

My take on it… I know how it is to have a beloved son, except I have two. Lucky me.

7And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” 9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; 11and a voice came from heaven, “Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased.”

A lot of phone calls, FaceTime and birthday wishes from friends and family. I am truly blessed.

My friend Helene made me this awesome enchilada dinner and I have enough for a couple more days.

Lynne stopped by and left a beautiful gift at my door with a fantastic piece of artwork made jus pt for me with a secret message.

Thank you Lynne,

Ghosts of Birthdays past…

Happy birthday to me! ❤️

A Special Birthday for a Special Lady:) Miss Pat

8 Mar

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

~Oprah Winfrey

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Yesterday, family and friends gathered together to celebrate the 75t birthday of a very special lady. Miss Pat, AKA the Cookie Lady, is literally one of the sweetest ladies around. It could be all that sugar and butter and frosting and cookies that she is busy handling all day, every day.

When her family decided to throw her a big birthday bash, of course, there had to be a surprise visit from Elvis. She thought it was just going to be the stand up card board version…

But, when the “real Elvis” showed up, she was thrilled. Miss Pat is probably the biggest Elvis fan on the planet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXddfp4EXOk

A very happy birthday to a wonderful “sweet” friend, Miss Pat.

Thursday:) This is Miss Pat’s Big Birthday

28 Feb

“Happy Birthday. May each an every moment of your special day be filled with the same joy and happiness you bring to others.”

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Our dear friend Miss Pat was celebrating her birthday today, and many of her best friends celebrated with her at Delaney’s Irish Pub tonight. It was our usual karaoke night, so it was the perfect venue for a big celebration.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7CUvtscgE8

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful friend. Miss Pat is known as “The Cookie Lady,” because she bakes hundreds of cookies every day and shares with everyone and everywhere she goes.

Loretta and I changed the words to “The Candy Man” and sang this to Miss Pat…

Who can take a rainbow (who can take a rainbow)
Wrap it in a sigh (wrap it in a sigh)
Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie
The Cookie Lady can
The Cookie Lady can
The Cookie Lady can
‘Cause she mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
(Makes the world taste good)
(The Cookie Lady makes everything she bakes)
(Satisfying and delicious)
Now you talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes
Oh, who can take tomorrow (who can take tomorrow)
Dip it in a dream (dip it in a dream)
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
The Cookie Lady can
Oh, the Cookie Lady can
The Cookie Lady can
‘Cause she mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
(Makes the world taste good)
(The Cookie Lady makes everything she bakes)
(Satisfying and delicious)
Talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Who can take tomorrow (who can take tomorrow)
Dip it in a dream (dip it in a dream)
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
The Cookie Lady can
The Cookie Lady can
The Cookie Lady can
‘Cause she mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
(Makes the world taste good)
Yes, the Cookie Lady can
‘Cause she mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
(Makes the world taste good)

Happy birthday Pat Richter!

Saturday:) So Many Blessings, and Friends, and Celebrations

12 Jan

“Count your age by friends, not years, your life by smiles, not tears.”

~John Lennon

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Another special day of birthday celebrations. The most amazing part of having so many great friends is that there are endless dinners, lunches and birthday get togethers. I invited a few friends over this evening and we had a wonderful time. Because I was safe at home, I was able to have a few glasses of wine. When I go out to meet friends, I don’t drink and drive so this was a very special occasion. I was home.

I got up early and baked and prepared food, but everyone brought all kinds of food and wine to share, so we had enough for an army, and a very big army, at that.

I received so many cool gifts. My friends really know me. Jerry got me a cool karaoke microphone with built in bling and sparkle…rather like myself. I proceeded to serenade everyone. Then, they all serenaded me with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday.

I am so blessed with the greatest friends in The whole wide world.

The birthday celebrations continue.

Sunday Sermon and Celebrating 60 With Sherri

1 Jul

A fine Sunday morning. I guess we had bad storms here yesterday evening, but we missed that. We were up in Oklahoma celebrating Sherri’s birthday, but I’ll talk about that later.

Today’s Gospel was the story of Jesus and the disciples being turned away in a Samaritan village. On their journey to the next village, they encountered people who wanted to follow them, but they had things to do first.

62 “Jesus said to him, ‘Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

My take on it… Once you choose to be a Christian, or follow any noble path, for that matter, you should never look back or question your decision or your resolve. Always fight the good fight, never give up, stand strong, and never ever look back.

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Now for the celebrating. Last night, Sherri Murphy invited me to join her family for her birthday celebration dinner. We went to Tishomingo, OK for dinner, dancing and good ole country music at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Restaurant and The Dog House dance hall next door.

After a great dinner and lots of laughing, (Sherri was throwing back shots…actually just one) we went next door to the Dog House dance hall. We had so much fun, with a lot of toe tappin’ country music, and singing and dancing. Here’s Sherri in THE DOG HOUSE.

We had a blast and stayed up way past our old people bedtime. Tishomingo is about a one and a half to two hour drive from here. Thank goodness Mr. Murphy was doing the driving. We didn’t get home till well past 1 am, then I didn’t get to sleep till well past 2, with my alarm set for 7.

I got up early to get the brownies in the oven before church. I was invited to the official family and friends birthday party at Sherri’s house, with her dad, grandkids, friends and neighbors. Today is her actual birthday, so of course, I needed to make brownies.

What a great weekend, celebrating, dancing, dining, and laughing with the always charming and ever effervescent Sherri Murphy.

Tuesday:) Today is Jerry’s Soulful 75th Birthday

19 Jun

“Birthdays are good for your health.  Studies show those who have more birthdays live longer.”

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Happy birthday to my dear friend Jerry Horton who celebrated his 75th birthday with about 75 of his dearest friends and family. It was a grand celebration for a wonderful man. I think if anyone was asked to describe Jerry in just one word, that word would be “gentleman.”

Jerry is as colorful a character as the flamboyant clothing he loves to wear. Today, yellow was the color choice of this gregarious man’s garb. There was a wide array of yummy catered food, a well stocked bar, complete with a bartender, and a three piece jazz band. Such a fun party. Classy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDmrWRVx3pQ

Happy 75th birthday to a very sweet colorful character. Love ya

Mr. Jerry.

Montage Monday and Mr. Doug’s Birthday

8 May

“Live life like its somebody’s birthday celebration today. Actually, it is somebody’s birthday every day. So, go celebrate.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Another great busy week, with Empty Bowls fundraiser being the highlight. Or was it my Cinco de Mayo celebration with friends. Ooh, Karaoke was really fun too. My visit with my senior artists at Towne Creek was pretty cool, and then the Murphy’s surprised me with a visit on Black Russian Friday. Oops! The Ranger’s game and concert was so fun. Then, today we celebrated Mr. Doug’s birthday at Delaney’s, and Miss Pat made two cakes, and we sang just enough to embarrass him properly.

Wonderful friends make a wonderful week.

A week in a peek.

Here’s the birthday boy. Happy Birthday Doug Enck!

Wednesday:) What Day Is It? Why It’s My Birthday

11 Jan

“When I look in the mirror every morning, I don’t see an old lady. That’s because I’m old and I can’t find my glasses.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Well, another year has come and gone, and I’m still here savoring every minute. I had a very nice birthday. I received a zillion happy birthday texts, calls, and comments on Facebook.

You know what the best part of getting old is?……. Yah! I don’t know either. But, I do enjoy all the presents and lunches and dinners and attention. I have so many friends, I think I’ll be able to eat free for the entire month.

My sons called, I got to FaceTime with the baby, I talked to Mom and my sisters, and so many friends. Diane took me to lunch and Kathy took me to dinner. Hey, I’m free tomorrow afternoon….just sayin’.

My granddaughter wished me a happy birthday. Well, she actually said, “Dabamanadabawa,” but that’s close enough.

It was a good day. And not to tell my age or anything, but I am now an official Medicare Card Carrying Senior Citizen.