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The best birthday


Thursday, June 21, 2012

My birthday was so special this year just because of the people that I spent it with, and all the friends I've made at Spark who sent greetings and goodies,and the friends that sent greetings on facebook, and in person.
This year nothing went wrong! Some birthdays have been miserable, followed by near tragic, followed by just too fattening and depressing. But this year was relaxing, enjoyable, and delicious.
My daughter made me a great dinner. We had grilled chicken and pasta with feta cheese with a pesto sauce, and sauteed kale, all of which I LOVE. She was so sweet and checked out my allowable foods online at the EAT RIGHT FOR/4 YOUR TYPE website, and then she and my grandson designed and constructed a multi layer ice cream cake for dessert.
It was a joy spending time with my BELOVED and ADORED grandson, who helped his mom shop for my presents and make the cake. And my daughter's bf is so nice and we get along so well, that he is a pleasure to be with.
I even had a little talk with my daughter about how special it is to spend time with her and how much I would love to see more of her. It's something that I have hinted at so many times, but this time I just came out and told her how special the time is that I spend with her. I guess she needed to hear that because she agreed to make more time for me and her to be together. It's one of those things that when your daughter asks what you would like for a gift and you say, "More time with you," and it gets brushed aside. So this year I told her I would love to have some light weight lounge/sleep gowns for around the house, and THEN, I HAD THE BIG CONVERSATION WITH HER LATER. Its all about timing I guess, and I'm trying to learn that lesson, however late in life it is. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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JILL313 6/22/2012 6:06AM

    Our Children are so special that we do enjoy spending time with them. I have 3 sons and I guess it's not the same bond that a Mom and daughter have. We are close but rarely do anything together. I hope your DD takes your Birthday wish to heart. You made it clear what you want so the rest is mainly up to her. It's wonderful that your birthday was special in so many ways.

Hugs,

Jill

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EATVEGAN 6/22/2012 3:18AM

    So glad you had a wonderful birthday. Time with friends and family is the BEST! Have a wonderful day and many more special times with your daughter and grandson.
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BELDONDOG1 6/21/2012 9:53PM

    So Happy for your Patty! It sounds like a great day and I am very happy that you finally talked to your daughter about spending time with her. I know that would make you the happiest. Take care, Hon! Noel

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TORTILLAFLATS 6/21/2012 9:13PM

    I am glad it was a wonderful day for you! I sure understand that talk. I had to do the same thing with my DD. Did it help? Not! but maybe someday.

Hugs, Gail

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IOWAGRAMMA 6/21/2012 8:06PM

    So happy you had a great day. You are so right about being honest and clear about your feelings. Even if it doesn't lead to changes, at least you know that you got the message across, and it does sound like your DD took it to heart! Good for you and good for her! Happy birthday again, Patty. Love, Jeannie

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 6/21/2012 7:57PM

    Happy Birthday! Glad you had a nice day.
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VINGRAM 6/21/2012 7:56PM

    So glad you had a great birthday! emoticon

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ESILBO 6/21/2012 6:27PM

    VERY HAPPY FOR YOU PAT.
I SHOULD LEARN FROM YOU. I WAS READY TO TEXT MY SON AND GD AND TELL THEM I WAS STILL ALIVE, EVEN IF THEY DON'T NEED SOMETHING. ITS NOT EVEN TRUE BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THAT SOMETIMES.

ILL STOP SO YOU KEEP YOUR JOY AND HAPPINESS AROUND...LOL

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/21/2012 6:20PM

    Happy Birthday! Glad you got to spend such a wonderful day with the people you love.

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