Monday, August 31, 2009

What did she do on...A SUPER DUPER BIRTHDAY???

This past birthday certainly started out like no other...It felt like there was a ticker/confetti parade going on when I logged on in the early hours of my birthday and saw all those wonderful Happy Birthdays from so many wonderful people!! Of course I cried and smiled and oohed and aahed....
The day before my birthday a sweet and thoughtful friend sent me some beautiful flowers (I still need to download my pictures) and then later on my step/heart daughter Kelly gave me some flowers and a miniature rose plant (hopefully one that Oliver won't eat this time).....
After looking at my blog I got the most wonderful call on my cell phone singing Happy Birthday to me....

I did NOT go for any thrills like these and more power to people who can...

After having gone out with Michael for breakfast, I found a beautiful message with a sung Happy Birthday again from a dear friend...

Here's where Michael and I went for my birthday breakfast and a buy one get one free deal too!...

After a little shopping (very little as it was pouring, but I like the rain), we decided it was siesta time, so we took a little snooze...just wish Michael's head was a little lighter (guess there's too many brains in there?)...

Later on we finished the cake I made the day before...I even requested that we have me make the cake as so often we don't eat all of the other bought cakes or they end up less than good. But not to worry, Michael did ALOT of helping with the was home made orange sponge cake with real whipped cream (even in the center after I cut it in half) and sweetened orange zest on top....mmm, yummy. Crazy Kelly said that if there is any left she'd take some to work on Monday...there was none left on SATURDAY!!

Uh oh...nope, we didn't take a second nap, but this does look like me throwing an arm over Michael...

For dinner we went to the only place that I eat steak (remember I am a HUGE chicken fan) and my dinner looked pretty much like this, only I chose the tasty salad instead of the green beans (plus lots of butter on my potato)...

This is the name of my 'steak restaurant' and it was the 7 oz. Victoria fillet...mmm, mmm yummy...

Here's another thing we did NOT do, although Jackie from Teacher's Pet would just LOVE this...actually, just looking at this would probably freak Michael as he has a fear of heights...hmmm...this could actually CAUSE that fear in someone....
Now here's my idea of getting a thrill...not really as I do some silly stuff (like the time I made Michael bob for apples in the bath tub) but it doesn't usually involve possible loss of limbs...

Now, poor Wanda was lamenting that no one took her award that she offered, so here it is but I captured it too little and it won't enlarge well, but I AM keeping it with my other valuables, Wanda and thank you for sharing it !!.....

This is yet another thrill I won't be trying...sure hope the brakes are good on that ride...
Reading about thrills is safer for your health and/or body unless the reading causes high blood pressure....

While I am not afraid of snakes, I don't 'long' for their company and this guy doesn't look like an evening of fun, except maybe for Jackie and then of course Wanda (who is really Snow White in disguise)...

Think I have thrilled everyone (esp. Diana who wanted to know about my BIG day) MORE THAN YOU WERE READY TO BE THRILLED, so calm down and take an elephant tranquilizer and all will be well!

Now, would I forget to give you the 'thrill' of some chuckles??? Hopefully never...

A man asked his wife, "What would you most like for your birthday?" She said, "I'd love to be ten again." On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and they went to a theme park. He put her on every ride in the park - the Death Slide, The Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear. She had a go on every ride there was. She staggered out of the theme park five hours later, her head reeling and her stomach turning. Then off to a movie theater, popcorn, cola and sweets. At last she staggered home with her husband and collapsed into bed. Her husband leaned over and asked, "Well, dear, what was it like being ten again?" One eye opened and she groaned, "Actually, honey, I meant dress size!"
Fred: I was going to buy you a handkerchief for your birthday. Harry: That was a kind thought. But why didn't you?
Fred: I couldn't find one big enough for your nose.
Fred: Do you like the dictionary I bought you for your birthday?
Harry: Sure. It's a great present but I just can't find the words to thank you enough.
Cat: "What did you get him for his birthday?"
Dog: "Pant . . . pant!"
Cat: "Great . . . he needs a pair of pants!"
A lady is throwing a party for her granddaughter, and had gone all out..... a caterer, band, and a hired clown. Just before the party started, two bums showed up looking for a handout. Feeling sorry for the bums, the woman told them that she would give them a meal if they will help nail some loose boards back in place on her deck. Gratefully, they headed to the rear of the house.

The guests arrived, and all was going well with the children having a wonderful time. But the clown hadn't shown up. After a half and hour, the clown finally called to report that he was stuck in traffic, and would probably not make the party at all.

The woman was very disappointed and unsuccessfully tried to entertain the children herself. She happened to look out the window and saw one of the bums doing cartwheels across the lawn. She watched in awe as he swung from tree branches, did mid-air flips, and leaped high in the air.

She spoke to the other bum and said, "What your friend is doing is absolutely marvelous. I have never seen such a thing. Do you think your friend would consider repeating this performance for the children at the party? I would pay him $50!"

The other bum says, "Well, I dunno. Let me ask him. 'HEY WILLIE! FOR $50, WOULD YOU HAMMER ANOTHER TOE?"

~~~~Heavenly Father, thank you for the blessings of thoughtfulness all around us...may we look for and enjoy each and every small act of thoughtfulness.


  1. OK...I HAD to grooooan at the cat/dog joke.
    Marcy...that one was truly a groaner!!!
    I'm glad to hear about your birthday....sounds like it was much fun. I'm still wondering about the bobbing for apples in the bathtub....hmmmm. That sounds like a blog all of its own.... Details, Marcy. Details.
    Smiles from Jackie

  2. Hi Marcy...
    You did have a full fun day...breakfast and dinner out, a nap in a great cake you made! Do you like to cook or do you just do it? I made "Banana Pecan Chocolate Chip Coconut Breakfast Muffins" earlier. I'm joking about the name but it does have all that in it plus 2 boxes of whole grain cereal...and we eat them for breakfast.

    You know it doesn't really bother me about the award...right? I just decided when given one by some one new I would accept but not choose!
    That way I don't offend. I think of them as blog cards now...that's what Maria at Calm Energy called the one she designed for her daughter.

    Smiles Marcy,

  3. Oh, it sounds like you had a great birthday! I love going out to eat, especially breakfast!
    And your cake sounds really delicious too! A friend of mine gave me a recipe for an orange cake and I make it a lot during the summer, it's really good!
    LOVED all your pictures!
    LOVED all your jokes!
    LOVED hearing about your special day!
    LOVE YOU!, E

  4. What a birthday! I can't ever imagine going out for breakfast! It wouldn't be worth it for a slice of toast and cup of coffee.

    My computer and my back have been playing up for a few days bu, as I thoguht, your jokes are a good cure-all.

    love, Angie, xx

  5. Sounds like you had the best birthday ever! Again!!! Happy, happy day! Cathy

  6. Marcy, you are so deserving of all the HBDay smiles...I am so glad you had a wonderful day with your sweetheart. And to think that you actually was able to take a little snooze in the afternoon! Even better! So happy for you that you day was EXTRA special because YOU ARE!
    love and hugs lindalu

  7. sounds like the best birthday - I went to one of those Outback Steak Houses in Ohio many years ago and it was hysterical - all the aussie slang on the menu was about 50 years out of date or just plain wrong and the food? - well when the server heard my accent he had to ask whether their food was authentic and I had to be very ...mmm... diplomatic .... in how I phrased my answer. Of course steak is pretty universal but I'd never heard of a Blooming Onion - do they still have those ?? Years later I did see the onion dish on a menu here but it was in a Lonestar [ Tex/Mex themed ] Steakhouse LOL

    anyway happy belated birthday sweetie

  8. Your birthday adventures "take the cake" for color, excitement, eats and treats! Glad you didn't let it rain on your parade - you just kept going like the energizer bunny!

  9. Good evening Marcy, It sounds like you had a wonderful day. A day spent with family is the best isn't it? The cake sounds delicious. Yummy! We also like to go to outback. Have you ever tried the salmon. It's delicious.

  10. Hi Marcy! Out for breakfast and dinner!! Wow..that was a nice day ;) IHOP sounds yummy..stuffed panckakes..mmmmmm
    And a nap too...that sounds wonderful and you deserved all of it!!
    Glad your day was such a good one...
    Love and Hugs....Jerelene

  11. Hi Marcy!
    Orange cake is my absolute favorite. Bet you didn't know that! And it's about time we got to find out what you did on your birthday! Steak, yum! Nap, good! Glad your day was sweet Marcy!
    Love Di

  12. Hi Marcy, I loved hearing all about your special day....I prefer going out for breakfast than any other meal but I don't get to do it much anymore....I do too much of the lunches and dinners.
    Your day sounded wonderful and so it should be as you are a wonderful person. I am so happy those who love you were able to share in your day. Got a chuckle out of the jokes....
    Take care my friend......:-) Hugs

  13. Your birthday sounded like SO MUCH FUN :D Was that an actual picture of the cake you baked!! You must be as wonderful a cook as Wanda :)

    Oh God...One more time...Lead me not into temptation :P

  14. It sounds like you had a truly happy and blessed birthday. God bless you for another year!

    I have an award for you over at my place, to say thanks for being a loyal blog friend :)
    Mrs.P xx

  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! What a great way to spend it :-) I've wanted to go to outback for years!!!


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