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February 23, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!!!



Today is my birthday!

On the 23rd of each month, I share a couple of random thoughts about myself.  Here’s the birthday edition…

Although I wrote yesterday about the ills of consumer culture as relates to our children, I had quite the affinity for a few characters in my day.

When I was growing up, I loved the Smurfs, Strawberry Shortcake, and Garfield.  One of my most prized possessions was a Strawberry Shortcake sleeping bag, and I loved my stuffed Garfield and Odie.  I vividly remember having birthday cakes with those characters on them…but it always cracked me up…I usually shared a family celebration with my Uncle Tommy, whose birthday is February 19th.  I know he didn’t mind, but I thought it was all kinds of funny that he would have his name on a Smurf cake.

Birthday candles kinda gross me out.

And that traces back to my childhood, too.  I remember having been sick as a kid, not long before my birthday.  We were getting together for our family birthday celebration, and I asked my mom, “Are you sure you want me to blow out candles on a cake that everyone is going to eat?  Good point, huh?  I love the idea of candles…making a wish…past, present, and future…but I prefer to stick them in a single-serve cupcake.  

Happy birthday to me!  It’s been a FANTASTIC couple of days so far…filled with some incredibly thoughtful friends.  And the girlies (and Hubby) are already spoiling me this morning.  L-O-V-E!!!

5 comments:

Jules said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you've had a great day & been spoilt by your loved ones.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday, dearest Mandy :)

Robynslittlenest said...

Hope you had a great Birthday! Mine was the 14th! Yeah for Feb Birthdays!

cat said...

Happy happy Bday! I hope you have a very blessed year

strongblonde said...

:) happy happy bday! :) love these posts!

 
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