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Happy Birthday to *me* !!!

So yes....today I am celebrating my birthday! WOOHOO!

I am feeling the best I have in my whole life......physically, emotionally and most importantly spiritually. I have never been someone who dreads birthdays and "aging". I've never let my age define me before, so I am certainly not gonna start now.

So we kinda celebrated my birthday a little early as Josh has a long weekend at his job.....N made me this fabulous cake (she told me that the candle holes were put there on purpose, so that I could see what kind of cake it was).....there are seven candles. Two reasons.....if we went with N's original plan of putting the accurate number of candles on the cake, we would have needed to get a permit for the blaze......Reason #2 being that I could have been 46, 48, or 49 with the number candles we had stashed in the junk drawer....and although I have no problem with getting older, I have to put my foot down somewhere. The seven candles were supposed to be placed in a group of 4 and a group of 3. Somehow they managed to be sprawled all over the cake along with an entire container of sugar crystals. That is the way she wanted to make my cake and who am I to argue with a determined six year old.

I want to apologize for not getting The Three Things This Thursday carnival up this week. My blogging friend HomeSchool Dad, Dave even had a prize waiting for me over at his 3TTT post. I felt like such a shlep when only at 9PM, I realized it was Thursday. I do want to say that I am not a seasoned blogger who has posts/entries prewritten and set to auto-post. I really do just write what is on my heart at that time (which is usually at some insane early morning hour) so it just slipped my mind this week. I promise to have 3TTT back up and running next week!

If I could give one more reason to my "shlep-ness".....maybe it was because I was busy setting up the birthday present that Josh and the kids bought me this week! How excited was I to get the incubator that I wanted with even a bonus....an automatic egg turner!

(Right now I know most people are wondering why someone would get excited about this......yes, a pedicure or massage would have been a lovely treat....but I've always been a little quirky....so I've been told.)

So I have 26 (hopefully) fertile eggs in there as of now with a hatching date of July 7th! I am really excited to see what "flavors" of chicks will be born (maybe I shouldn't use "flavor" and "chicks" in the same sentence). They came from a farm with 3 different roosters and a variety of hens. So I have brown, white and even green eggs in there.

Maybe I'll get a few more of these little funky guys.

Meet Elton. (S)He is a Frizzle chick.....you can see what he is called Elton based on his flamboyant feathering pattern. When he fluffs them out, he looks like he is wearing a full length fur coat.

(S)He will someday look like this :)

OK......so that about wraps it up for me today.....I am planning a great day today for myself.....including another trip to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I am looking for a wall cabinet for our barn. We are supposed to pick up our little Nigerian Dwarf goats today and I want storage for their supplies.

The older boys have youth group tonight and my younger kids are heading over to grandmas for a few hours giving me a free pass to browse around Tar-Jay and HomeGoods for a few hours with some birthday money I was blessed with.

So I want to wrap this up with giving thanks to God...He knew me when I was in my mother's womb.....He is the only reason I am here, celebrating this day.....I am sure He was right along side of me blowing out the candles.....all seven of them. ;)


Jen said...

Happy Birthday to you, Michelle. You are a blessing to my life.

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! I hope you have a marvelous day!

PS- I love N's cake! She's so creative!

amanda said...

happy happy birthday sweet sista!!!!!!!!!!! loves you!! :0)

Kim said...

Happy Birthday to you!

My birthday was Monday.....we should have had a joint party or something.

Granted there are hundreds of miles seperating us, but hey, who wants to let that get in the way?

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Martha said...

Aw, have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

.. and mail me one of those Mcnuggets will you? I want to hold one!!!

Martha said...

P.S. Fabulous layout!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Happy Birthday to you!! (singing slightly off key and a little hoarse)

Have a grrrreat day!

Mich said...

Happy Birthday!
May it be a happy one!

Genny said...

I popped over here from Rocks in My Dryer...glad I did. I grew up on sort of a "farm" and we had our own chickens and roosters. And the middle grade book I'm working on has the main character waiting for her chicks to hatch. I'll have to pop back by and see how yours turn out.

Take care!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!

Looking forward to seeing the new baby chicks.

And that cake was very cute!

Shark Bait said...

Hoo Ha Ha!

(that's fishy for Happy Birthday)



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