What Day Is It?

Hi there, Kids! 😀

If you have a chance to regularly read the comments here, then you know that Kelly Ann usually gives us a little weekly report on what “holidays” are scheduled for that week. It’s always fun to read the variety on her list, and it’s very sweet of her to take the time to compile it for us.

For example, this week in one of her comments, she let us know that

Monday was National Sausage Pizza Day (along with Columbus Day).

Tuesday was International Moment of Frustration Scream Day (Crystal says: “Gosh, don’t ya just love that one?”)

Wednesday was National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day

Friday (tomorrow) will be Boss’s Day

Of course there can’t be “holidays” EVERY day of the week, but there’s an interesting coincidence about this week’s list!

Did you happen to notice there wasn’t anything for today – Thursday? 😉

Could the reason be that today is . . . .


Please join me in wishing Carol a very
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – filled with fun and sweet surprises! 😀

(I’d love to wish YOU a happy birthday on your day, too. Just click here to let me know the date!)



Many Happy Returns

It’s his birthday…

But each year, I feel as if I’ve received the gift – having him in my life! 😀

My heart can’t help but cherish the day my soul mate arrived on earth.

This year is one of those “milestone” birthdays for Sir Beads.

How many candles? Well, let’s just say he’s close to retiring. Though to look at him, you might not believe it.

What’s a birthday without a favorite dinner?

The guy loves ribs so we went to a place that prepares them just right . . . and with plenty of napkins. 😉

Next, he chose something that is not traditionally a birthday dessert – strawberry shortcake! It was soooo good and the slivered almonds were a nice touch.

My birthday is just around the corner….

I may just have to go for the shortcake this time, too. 😀



Daddy’s Little Girl

If you’ve been with me for several months now, you may have noticed that I refer to my Mum and both grandmothers from time to time. These ladies were a loving influence on me as I was growing up.

It occurs to me, though, that I haven’t mentioned the men who were also there during those years. I’d like to correct that and begin with my father.

party-hats1 Today is his 83rd birthday. Imagine having a birthday on April Fool’s Day! He does have a wonderful sense of humor, so perhaps there’s a connection there. 😉


My Dad is the epitome of what Tom Brokaw described as The Greatest Generation. He has spent his life “doing the right thing” – as a young boy with a mother who was ill, as a teenager serving his country during a war, as a young husband holding a job by day and studying for a college degree by night, as the father of six children who worked hard to make a good life for them, as a grandfather who is proud of his grandchildren and who has been married to their grandmother for 58 years – all of this and so much more.

I could tell you many stories . . . like the time he swooped in and saved me from a crabby nun when I was 6 years old, or the evenings he spent at the kitchen table helping me with algebra, or how he sang “Daddy’s Little Girl” to me at my wedding, or that he bought and installed a decorative window for my home as a gift on my 25th wedding anniversary. The list goes on and on.

I hope you’ll indulge me today, Dear Bloggers, as I dedicate this post to a very special father.

Happy Birthday, Dad!!!

I love you a million trillion. 🙂