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Red Shoe Ramblings » Birthday Sunday, Happy Funday

Birthday Sunday, Happy Funday


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(I felt the urge to channel Dr. Seuss in the subject line.)

Happy Birthday, Sandy!

Today is my li’l sister’s birthday. The collage above is one I did last year, which is kind of cheating I guess, but I still really like those photos!

I hope you have a great day, Sandy! And here’s something to make you smile - no matter how old you are, you’ll always be younger than me. :-)

A couple of days ago I mentioned the questions that Holly posted for the Getting to Know You feature at Create a Connection. I didn’t do them that day, but since they have (or at least start with) a birthday-ish theme, I figured I’d do them on Sandy’s birthday.

1) What is your most memorable birthday? Tell us what you remember, your feelings, why it stands out in your mind.

I don’t think I have a single “most memorable” birthday. I’ve had good ones, I’ve had bad ones, I’ve had in between ones.

A couple of them that I remember enjoying a lot would be my 25th, which was the first birthday I had after J and I started dating, because I remember it was unseasonably warm for mid-March that year, and after he took me to dinner that night, we went to a little local park and we played. Teeter-totter, slide, and my favorite - the swings, seeing how high we could go like a couple of little kids. I remember how much fun that was to throw off being grown-ups together for a little while.

And I liked my 40th a lot. I got together with some friends at one friend’s house and there was cake and flowers and balloons and a surprise quilt they’d made for me. (Ok, not really a total surprise…I suspected. But I didn’t know what it would look like, so that part was a surprise.)

2)  What is the best gift you’ve received for your birthday?

Well, that quilt was good. I also love my current camera and it was technically a birthday gift, even though I chose which one I wanted. Or wait a minute…maybe it was a Christmas gift. Hhhmm…I lose track.

3)  How do you celebrate July 4 or July 1?

By staying home so that the crowds and noise don’t make me feel homicidal!!!

4) What do you value most about where you live? What do you do to show your appreciation? If you’ve never thought about it, what could you do to show your appreciation?

I value the quiet, the privacy, and the fact that housing costs are low enough here to allow us to have this much land - and thus the quiet and privacy. To show my appreciation, I revel in that quiet and privacy. I revel in the fact that I can throw open the windows and sing at the top of my lungs or walk naked onto my porch and no one is going to see or care.

Here’s today’s Daily Art Thang, second in the QAL series.

Queen Anne

“Queen Anne’s Lace: Take Two” (clickable if you want to see it larger in a new window)

8 Responses to “Birthday Sunday, Happy Funday”

  1. on 08 Jul 2007 at 11:07 am suzi-k

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    oooh queen annes lace is up there with blue irises as my BEST flowers! And as far as the whole “fix the ailing /missing blogs” epic goes, I must tell you that your tenacity and ability to stick to things and see them through is something that often shines through in your blog, this is yet another example. I really admire this about you. I wonder if there is a silly quiz somewhere about “what kind of dog would you be?” I bet with your determination and ability to hang on, you would be a bull terrier (but much prettier!!!) I would be something goofy and lolloping, neither of us would be a poodle!

  2. on 08 Jul 2007 at 11:59 am Star

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    Birthdays. The days just come and go for me. There is usually dinner out, always nice cards, sometimes gifts and sometimes not. Really the special part of birthdays for me is honoring the special relationship my brother and I have; our birthdays are on the same day two years apart and we just keep getting closer as the years go by.

    July 4. We’re mostly homebodies. Crowds are not my thing.

    Appreciation. Though not my ideal living location, I appreciate that shopping is convenient, we have lots of walking/biking trails nearby, and rural areas are a stone’s throw away. Also, my husband and I are able to commute together which is nice.

  3. on 08 Jul 2007 at 12:28 pm JanePoe (aka Deborah)

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    Great pic of you and your sister! Love the QAL too. ~JP

  4. on 08 Jul 2007 at 8:03 pm kristen

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    I always love reading your answers Deb and the photo of you and your sis.

  5. on 09 Jul 2007 at 12:06 am holli

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    Happy birthday to your sister!! I envy the relationships you have with your siblings. I do I do I do.

    I miss having land. Growing up on acreage on a lake was so wonderful.. then living in the city was a big shock to my system. It’s been nice having a yard - but it hasn’t seemed like mine to “do stuff to.” Still - knowing we’re going to someplace even smaller.. I’m not really looking forward. I guess I’ll just live vicariously through you.

  6. on 09 Jul 2007 at 8:46 am Vanessa

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    ok, so I probably shouldn’t be saying this but I’m a little concerned there’s a possibility that on one of those mornings when you go waltzing out naked onto your porch singing at the top of your lungs you might come face to face with the postman… eeek :0
    i too envy your relationships with your siblings…
    and your vast land and flower garden :)
    happy bday to sandy
    Vx

  7. on 09 Jul 2007 at 12:33 pm daisies

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    I hope Sandy had a wonderful birthday : ) I adore that collage you did, such fantastic photos :)

  8. on 09 Jul 2007 at 3:30 pm JC

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    Happy belated to your sis.

    I have a sudden urge to go find a swingset…