Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Today is my Birthday!

So, today is my Birthday!  Thanks to my great parents who brought me into this world and brought me up in a loving home!  I love you Mama and Daddy!  I have tears rolling down my face as I type this.  I do not know why today is a weepy day for me. 

The weepies started when I read a facebook post that one of our best friend's daughter was brought to the hospital today.  But, don't be alarmed!  It is good, good, good!  They are going to be proud, 1st time, grandparents today.  She is going to have her baby boy today!  ON my Birthday!  Our prayers are definitely going up for safe delivery for their daughter, Morgan and her tiny precious baby.  I have happy, sentimental weepies.  ON my birthday.  So, don't cry for me Argentina. 

As I was washing dishes, I put my playlist on some sentimental music.  Actually, I kinda consider these particular tunes as a modern type of folk music.  You know..the kind that tell a story.  The tracks that are playing have titles such as, Leave Me Here by Hem,  A Place Called Home by Kim Richey and Simple Life by...The Weepies!  No kidding...The Weepies.  Here is a link to my playlist if you want to check out more of my music choices. 

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When I first discovered Playlist, I would spend hours looking for music that I could use as background for my blog.   Lately, I have posted so many slideshows with a sound file attached.  For that reason, I muted my playlist on my blog page.  I think I have about 3 pages of Playlists.  If you like some of my music, take it!  Who said, "Here honey have some of mine."?  Oh yeah, that was Rizzo from Grease!  :)  Yep, you can create your own Playlist.  It is easy.  I love to find tunes that I really WANT to listen to.  I can't hardly stand Top 40 radio anymore.  That music does not appeal to me.  I guess I am at the age where one might start listening to Country music as an alternative.  I like Country but would not choose to listen to it all day.  Different strokes...ya know?

Well, I am going to put my post on hold for now.  I will pick up a little later today.. be continued. 

It must be a dream!  An elf must have slipped in here and folded my laundry.  And, look how perfectly folded they are.  Who knew?!!!
 I walked into the living room where I left a pile of clean clothes to be folded and what do I see?  I had to do a double take!  My sweet husband folded clothes.  Now, having your hubby fold clothes might not be a shock for you.  But, for this wife/ hubby combination...SHOCKER!  My cousin, Frances told me she loves it when her 'elf hubby' does something for her too.  Early today, Terry asked me if I wanted HIM to take ME to a movie.  He is a movie buff from waaay back and going to the 'movies' is his favorite thing to do.  Then, he asked me if I wanted HIM to take ME out to eat.  ahemmm....They don't call him Big Daddy for nothin'.   Know what I mean?  So, this morning, when he suggested dinner and a movie for MY birthday, it didn't really feel all that special.  But, when he folded the clothes?  That made me feel special.  Yes, I had a Happy Birthday.  I love a Simple Life.

We did go out to eat at the Outback as a family.  I appreciated the good food but much more than that, I loved the company.  Terry and I have spent our entire lives doing everything with our girls.  And, I mean everything!  What ever we did, they went with us.  With the money we saved on babysitting, we spent on family togetherness.  The payoff?  I believe the payoff for us is that we really KNOW our girls.  On the flipside, they really KNOW us.  I am so thankful for every moment and every memory that I hold in my heart from almost 23 years of raising our two daughters.  Now, that they are grown, we do outings separately more than together.  Actually, it is a rare occassion that we all 4 go somewhere together.  My adult children have boyfriends, work and interests of their own.  They do their own 'thang'!  I respect that because I certainly did my 'thang' when I was their age.  For tonight, the four of us sat around the round table at Outback together in our familiar family circle of love and comfortable companionship.