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Whew! What a wonderful 55 Birthday Celebration!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I received two set of flowers from set wasn't right so they sent another one! Then in the afternoon after her work a dear friend brought over a candy bouquet. How she touched me with remembering it was my birthday. We had a wonderful lunch with both offices. I was blown away with all the thoughtfulness from those around me.

Mom and I went out and she got me a beautiful heart necklace and bought one for herself.

We are meeting up with my son and daughter in law for dinner tonight. It has been a nice milestone!

Off to making it another great day!

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JSMIMI8 5/15/2012 9:44AM

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!

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EDITOR 5/15/2012 5:49AM

    Yeah, good! The only thing that would have made it better was a 1000 point spin on the SP wheel.

I am glad people remembered you on your BD.

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Today I reach another Milestone

Monday, May 14, 2012

Today I'm 55! Was pondering a little last did I get to this age so quickly? What practises in my life are beneficial to me and what do I need to change or work harder on? I think it's always good to do some evaluations a long the way of life.

Had a beautiful day yesterday. Went to second service and then went on our adventure. Drove around the countryside for 2 hours north. Mom enjoyed the countryside drive. Had made reservations at Cafe Veranda in Jackson Center Ohio. They had been featured recently in the Newspaper. It exceeded my expectations. It was a wonderful Victorian type restaurant with a Tuscan decor with cloth napkins and crystal goblets. A nice atmosphere. They even had seating on the Verandah...and it was very nice for those who were outside. We had chosen to eat inside. They had a wonderful buffet. Salads, french toast casserole, chicken, beef tenderloin, stir fried vegetables etc etc. and wonderful mini desserts and chocolate covered strawberries and fresh fruit. The food really had a nice taste. Just a lovely day. Then we drove around Indian Lake. Saw several sets of Momma ducks with babies at various stages. Thought they'd be about the same sizes but there was a definite difference in duckling ages. Mom really enjoyed the ride through the countryside. Somehow I got myself commited to taking her shopping to get myself something tonight for my birthday. I thoughgt I committed to taking her sometime this week and not tonight. Oh well...I'm not a big shopper. Not sure if we are taking me to get something or taking her to go shopping but we will get through it. I also need to get over there and plant flowers we bought her for mother's day! I grumble about my mother in law and yet she gave me a beautiful Birthday card. She says such nice things about me to others. I need to clean up my act...was pondering that last night when I was doing some thinking. I need to be more thankful and grumble less.

Co-workers taking me to lunch today for my Birthday. Our boss pays for us to go out for lunch on our B-days. I grumble about him and yet he does nice things for us.

Sounds like I need to check the words coming out of my mouth more. I grumble about others instead of keeping my mouth shut. Realize I need to work on that!

Off to make it a great day!

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ABETTERBETTY 5/14/2012 10:02PM

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a good day yesterday. Enjoy shopping tonight.

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AVANELL 5/14/2012 8:58AM

    Happy Birthday! May you have a wonderful day filled with God's peace and blessings!

Enjoy your birthday meal!

God Bless!

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CAT609 5/14/2012 6:57AM

    Happy happy Birthday! Have a great day, enjoy! emoticon emoticon

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SONSHINE52 5/14/2012 6:42AM


God bless you. Enjoy!!


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EDITOR 5/14/2012 6:08AM

    My DH always says when we hit 55 that is the speed limit. Happy traveling to another safe birthdy, Kathleen!

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Friday Friday!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Boss gave us half day off and gift certificate for Massages or whatever we wanted at a local spa at Christmas. So the three of us took today off at noon! Going for an hour massage and 1/2 hour facial. Never had one of those ...not really facial as the facial person was booked but a mud mask....should be interesting. Have had a stiff neck for a couple of days so looking forward to it.

Got home at 8:30 last night. Spent some time with mom and we went out to dinner instead of exercise...I was beat tired after work. Got home and felt really wiped out so took two generic Tylenol PM's and went to bed and slept pretty feeling more rested today.

Busy weekend. Corvette Gathering in St. Mary's hubby wants me to go with him to and then dinner with the group on the way home. Then Sunday going to second service and then taking Mom and myself out on an adventure. Saw a neat restaurant Cafe Verandah featured in newspaper. About an hour a way and looks like an old Victorian House...looks like a B & B. Sounds really neat and so got reservations. They have seatings on this special day and since the noon one was the 2 pm seating. So Mom will enjoy the ride through the countryside. It is a very pretty ride. It will give her something special and me too!

My birthday is Monday and the girls in both offices are going out for my BD and boss pays for it. I grumble about him and yet he occasionally does nice things for us.

Did get a noontime walk in and it was nice.

Off to make it a great day!

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AVANELL 5/11/2012 9:12AM

    Wow! Sounds like a great day and weekend ahead of you! Enjoy your massage and facial! That will set the tone for your weekend. Time away with Hubby is always good and then a special time to celebrate Mother's Day with your mother! Have a great time!

God Bless!


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ROG190 5/11/2012 6:06AM

    nice enjoy

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EDITOR 5/11/2012 6:00AM

    Your posts are always interesting, Kathleen! So busy, yet balanced.

I love seeing it will be your birthday on Monday. I think that is the highlight of today's post and me running ahead of everyone on here to be the first to wish you a blessed and fulfilling birthday.

May the good Lord bless you!


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Thursday Morning

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Had a rough night last night. Something didn't agree with me....I ate a lot of carrots at work yesterday and don't know if that did it or not.. Had trouble once before when I did that...

Finally went back to bed at 1:30 and decided to forgo exercise this AM in favor of sleeping until 6. I feel guilty but think it was best as I'm alone at work today.

Feeling much better today but weak. It is OK not to exercise once in awhile but boy do I feel guilty. Hope to get a lunchtime walk in and relieve stress. Notice that AM exericse really helps focus my brain and gets me going for the day.

Off to make it a great day!

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AVANELL 5/10/2012 1:14PM

    Praying that you will feel better soon so you can get back to your routine! Some days are just not as good as others, but we can always look forward to a better tomorrow!

God Bless!


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EDITOR 5/10/2012 9:16AM

    I thought you hit the snooze alarm. I am glad to see you are caring for you, that you are alone at work, and that you are putting yourself ahead occasionally by paying attention to your needs and body. An off day for you, but you will pull through this because prayers are lifting you up.

Lord, help this child of Yours to get through this day. Amen

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Fabulous Wednesday

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Just co-worker and I today. Part-timer off today. Thursday I'm by myself.

Worked in the yard a little last night. Friend had mailed me fern startings last fall and I came across them in the garage and they were starting to grow and since we've had rain thought it would be a good time to get them in the ground. My poppies are blooming and my iris are still going strong. Flowers are so pretty this spring. A Lilac tree that my son brought home as a stick in kindergarten is just loaded with blooms this year. I am enjoying all the beauty this spring. Everywhere I look it seems God is blessing me with beauty. I wish they lasted longer. My Lily of the Valley smell so sweet...ahhh! My peonies...all but on bush have buds on them getting ready to bloom...

Oh yah how could I foget...I was determined not to drink Mt Dew yesterday...and I didn't. Just started on that habit at work...never drank it before but liked the sweet taste in the afternoon. Just drank water all day like I used to do. Getting back on track.

Off to make it a great day...still gotta pick up a mother's day card for mom and get it in the mail. She enjoys getting cards.

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AVANELL 5/9/2012 9:15AM

    Isn't Spring beautiful?! All the pretty flowers are radiantly displaying the glory of God!

emoticon on your victory over the Mtn Dew yesterday! That's great! Keep up the good work.

Have a wonderful day!


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EDITOR 5/9/2012 6:05AM

    Your yard sounds as lovely as you do! I've got ferns and lilacs in my yard and just love to step outside and say hello to them. (Yep, I talk to all plants) Used to have a green thumb too. Anything that requires grat sunshine doesn't happen here.

You didn't do the Dew? My hubby drank at least 4 of them yesterday. Hmmmm. Makes me want to ask, "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?"


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