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A Big Day and Lots of Cool Stuff

Last week, I celebrated my birthday.

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When I was a kid, I loved having my birthday.  As an adult, though, I just kind of let my birthday slide into the background of life.  I wasn't all that excited about getting older, and I was never all that comfortable being in the birthday limelight.

Not anymore, though.

The whole cancer thing has changed my way of thinking.  Now. . . I embrace my birthday!  I want more birthdays.  Because that means I'm still around to celebrate!  And there can never - ever - be . . . too many candles!

This year's celebration lasted several days.  Lunches out with friends, dinner out with Tom, a family party yesterday (we missed you, Erin!), and it's about to last several more -- my sister arrives later this week!  I've had a great time.  And you know what else is fun about birthdays?  Cool Stuff!  Like. . .

Plants . . . from my sister

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and my pal, Sandie.

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A great bag (made of woven, dyed grass made by Baskets of Cambodia) from my Mom and Dad.

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This bag is so cool!  The details are perfect

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right down to the inside!

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And Tom got me a rain barrel!

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(This is not my actual rain barrel; this is the photo from the Gardener's Supply Catalog, where he ordered mine.)

It's good to have birthdays.  Bring 'em on!

 

 

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Michelle

Sending you happy birthday wishes! Love the bag :)

margene

Getting older is a gift (or so I keep telling myself). lol
All your gifts are appropriate to the time of year. Come on spring!

Pam

I'm with you on the birthdays! Glad yours was so well celebrated!

Marilyn

We had a friend that always complained about birthdays and getting older. I told him once that it was better than the alternative. Unforturnately he got his wish...he passed away in his 70s.

Your gifts are perfect and I think birthdays are fun...no matter what age you are!

Patty

Wishing you a Happy Happy Belated Birthday! Since your post last year I've enouraged many to celebrate the birthday! I always make the most of mine. And your sister coming can only mean your trip is so very close!

Cookie

It should always be at a least a week of birthday fun. I'm so glad you had a good one. Love that bag! Although, the linky took me to a 404. :?

xo

kmkat

I am particularly fond of the lime-green planter that the croton? from your friend Sandie is in. Is it a vinyl bag turned into a planter or a planter made to look like a bag? Either way, tres cool!

Love the idea of a birthday week!

kim

Happy, Happy Belated Birthday to You, Kym! Your positive attitude always gives me a little lift. By the way, that's the cutest rain barrel ever. After you told us about your new I-pod last year, I asked for a gorgeous green one for my birthday, and I seriously love it for my gym workouts. You have great taste!

kim

Happy, Happy Belated Birthday to You, Kym! Your positive attitude always gives me a little lift. By the way, that's the cutest rain barrel ever. After you told us about your new I-pod last year, I asked for a gorgeous green one for my birthday, and I seriously love it for my gym workouts. You have great taste!

lynn

A little late- but a BIG Happy Birthday to you! Lynn

Diana Troldahl

Happy Birthday! And I love. that. bag.

Jay

Hi There. I really like your site. I lost both my partents to cancer - I wish you well.

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