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postheadericon My 47th Birthday

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 Yesterday was my 47th birthday and I have to admit it was one of the best birthdays I’ve had in a very long time.  The weather outside was rainy and dreary but I didn’t let it dampen my spirits any at all.  When I got out of the shower, my 5 year old was standing in the bathroom waving a card and saying “Happy Birthday, Mama”.  She wanted me to open the card
right away, but I had to beg for a little time to put my clothes on first.

 Happy Birthday Mamama

Then she tells me she has to go out in the garage to get my present.  This is what she came back with.  The silly goose picked out a bunny rabbit just like hers.  My friend took her out shopping last Thursday evening, and this is what she insisted that I would like most.  The bunny looks mad, but at least I can tell him apart from hers.  Notice the Hobby Lobby gift card?  Thank goodness.


Happy Birthday Mom!

We decided to brave the bad weather and took Leah Rose to the Spring Fling at her preschool.  She had a grand time which you can see here.  We got there just after it started at 10 am
and left just before 1:00.

After we left the school, we dropped Leah off at my mother’s and went to go see “Race to Witch Mountain”.  I thought it was a cute movie with a very simple plot.  In my opinion, it was very entertaining.  When the movie was over, we met Mama, Leah and my son, Ted, at Longhorn’s Steakhouse, my favorite restaurant.  As a general rule, I detest being sung happy birthday to at the restaurants, but Longhorn has a short, sweet birthday lyric and it was over very quickly and quite painless.  Mama brought me a cake, I think it was an Irish Creme Cake.  We forgot to light the candles though, so here’s a picture of the half-eaten cake.  My daughter was highly upset that we forgot to light the candles.


Half Eaten Birthday Cake

I really enjoyed being with my son.  We’ve always had a very quiet relationship, not really talking much.  He’s very quiet by nature, and he gets that honestly from me.  Last night we had a good time joking and laughing.  I am happy to see him starting to open up more and it’s always good to hear him laugh.  This is the first picture we’ve had taken together
since he graduated from high school a few years ago.

 My son, Ted, and Me

I loved my birthday gifts.  I got a new camera tripod and a MyPlace station for my laptop.  Oh, and another Hobby Lobby gift card.  A girl couldn’t ask for more.

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 MyPlace

Thanks to my family and loved ones for spending the day with me and making my birthday very special.

I would like to share some old photos and things that I found recently.  This is me as a baby and birth announcements that my mother was sketching.

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Here is a picture from my 9th birthday party with my closest friends and family.

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Oh, and the bad weather?  Mama had a pond in her yard.  The local rivers have been under flood warnings all weekend and is predicted to continue until Thursday morning.  Rain isn’t forecast again until Thursday.

 

 Karen

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postheadericon It’s My Birthday!

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It's My birthday

I have been receiving birthday wishes all week and I want to thank all my friends for remembering me.  I have one particular birthday wish that I would like to share.  I have a very good friend in Florida, and she has sent me the best birthday wish of all.  I lived in Northwest Florida for almost 11 years and I loved living there.  I love the white sandy beaches, the emerald green Gulf waters.  The sun is brighter and the skies are bluer.  The air is different there than it is in Middle Georgia.

 Beach 1994

Beach 1994

 These pictures were taken during my first trip to the Gulf Coast.

I have posted this before, and I would like to share it again.

WALK ON THE BEACH

As I wander on the beach
In the sun’s fading light
My mind refreshes
And my senses delight.

I stop to gaze
On the horizon afar
And try to reach out
For the first bright star.

I close my eyes
to feel the breeze
Stirring my hair
And feeling at ease.

I dig my toes
In the sand deep
Where the days warmth
Begins to seep.

My ears turn to hear
Waves rolling on shore
And rolling out again
My cares to be no more.

I find a quiet place
To watch for the moon
And settle in to listen
To the ocean’s unceasing tune.

Settling over the waves
Is the moon light ray
Sending away my cares
To a watery grave.

I can now return
To my home and rest
In blissful slumber
And feel ever so blessed.

© Karen  ~ Georgia Angel
4/24/07

Here is what my friend sent to me.  She knew what would be the best present I could receive.

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 Thank you, my dearest friend, for my wonderful birthday wish.

Karen

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