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Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy 62nd to Me

First Published 11 Jan 2012

today is THE BIG DAY!

61  62 years ago today
moi was born.

I suppose I could say,
today is the 60th 61st anniversary of
my 1st birthday party!
When I looked at the picture
of Lee (4 years, 1 month, 6 days older) and I,
I noticed that Mom had her good dishes out.
Makes me smile
that she did it for my 1st birthday . . .
and it didn't make
a diddly-squat matter to me.
I probably wondered what was going on!

Every year,
when I wake up,
I sing two songs . . . normally to myself.

1st: Today is a Day That is Filled With Surprises
which was the song that Jimmy sang
on the old,
and I mean OLD, as in original,
Mickey Mouse Club
Anything Can Happen Day.

No, I don't sing ALL of it,
just the beginning, "Today is a day that is filled with surprises."
Then, ALL DAY,
this is the melody I have running around in my brain.

2nd: The Beatles Birthday Song
Wanna Sing it with me today?
If you don't know the words
they are below the video.
You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too--yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party.
I would like you to dance--Birthday
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance-Birthday
I would like you to dance--Birthday
You say it's your birthday
Well it's my birthday too--yeah
You say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Saturday morning I woke up
and said to my hubby,
"Husband, in 3 more days I will be
6 months away from applying for Social Security."
LOLOL . . .
what a funny way to look at my birthday.
So, I guess this is the
NEXT to the BIG ONE!

Today I woke up and wondered,
"Will my 1st Social Security check
make it to the bank in March?"
I guess this makes this birthday the
That is, one of the BIG ONES . . 
it follows 16th, 25th, 50th, 60th.

See, the government already has my picture
with my 1st check in hand.
 Next year, This year, I shall become wealthy . . .
thank you US govt. and
the Social Security Administration.
ROFLMFAO ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

go eat
 ice cream


for me.

With my luck,
the hubby will forget to make the required
boxed Angel Food cake today!
He made it yesterday . . . 
I guess my  making it for myself last year
bothered him.
Personally, I think it's funny . . . 
didn't bother me at all.

But, if I'm lucky,
I can still find some peppermint ice cream,
the other required element,
for a perfect day!
Found Edy's Limited Edition
Peppermint Ice Cream
over Christmas Vacation.
Bought it put it in the freezer for today :)

Oh, I forgot to tell you.
One year on Mother's Day,
Mom gave me a pair of Garnet Stud earrings.
When I asked her why, her response was,
"Without you and Lee, I wouldn't be a Mother."

how cool was that?


  1. Happy Birthday!!! You are now 62 years young.

  2. Happy Birthday...suggestion..you might want to add your join button closer to the top. Right now its at the bottom of your blog:-) Hope you have a wonderful day and may God bless you and your furbabies:-)

  3. meemeeemmeeee --
    Happy Birthday to you,
    happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday dear Paula,
    Happy Birthday to you!

    Every time I see a speckled cake - I think of you! Enjoy your cake and ice cream.

  4. Happy Be-Lated Birthday, Paula! :) You and I have VERY similar tastes in cake and Ice Cream. Glad to have found you here on the blog side of things! Keri/KinnicChick

  5. Happy belated Birthday. I hope you had a great day. :)


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