Sunday, February 17, 2008

happy birthday to me ...

here is a birthday pic of me ... taken some 47 years ago ... mom worked nights in a bakery and the fad at that time was a doll wearing a cake dress ... her job had quite a few food related perks!


and this is me a few days ago ... enjoying some strawberries with cool whip ...yum!


there is a cheesecake in the fridge ... and a promise of 2 more cakes on their way here for tomorrow ... can anyone say "extra walks"!! ... calories don't burn off as quickly at 54!!! yup, that is my age now ...

happy birthday to me ...


The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. ~Madeleine L'Engle

23 comments:

Mari said...

Happy Birthday dear Saija! I hope your day was good. I am 47 and have a picture of me that looks a lot like your picture - same haircut! Someday I will have to post it!

Ginger said...

Happy Birthday, Saija! You look like a very young 54. And of course, extra walks are always good for the soul!

rodneyolsen said...

Happy Birthday!! :)

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
A happy, happy birthday to you.
I wish you joy and celebration, and pray that Leo also may take part in that special Saija Day. I know that's what he wants the most.
From Yours Felisol

Jammie J. said...

Happy Birthday! :)

eija said...

Happy belated birthday! You're celebrating on the same day as my brother - he had his 45th birthday yesterday. And it's also Miss 11's nameday :)

Amrita said...

Happy birthday.You are a sweet little gal in both pictures and don 't look 54 at all.

Penless Thoughts said...

Love the pictures and I like that quote. I'd never heard it before.
Susan

Mimi said...

I love that thought that "we don't lose all the other ages we've been"
Happy Birthday!!...

I'll bet when you look at the picture of yourself with your princess Cake... you can close your eyes and "see" the room and experience the feeling all over again that you felt when you saw the beautiful cake...
{{special Birthday Hug}}}
Mimi

Michael said...

Happy Birthday!

Take care
michael

Corry said...

Happy Birthday, Saija!!

54?? You are kidding me!! You don't look a day older then 43.

I hope you have a great day with many blessings.

God's Grace.

daisydreamer said...

Happiest of days to celebrate the wonder and wonderful you!!!

Those calories may not burn off near as quickly, but somehow I tend to savor them more now! Enjoy!

auntibeck said...

Saija--I have a birthday doll cake too! Same era! I'm older though by a few years. Happy birthday!

jel said...

sorry I missed your Bday!

do ya know that I have a picture just like that one of you with your doll cake , on my 10th bday! :)

hello to Leo!

huggs

Terry said...

Happy belated Birthday Saija!
Today was Mom Golden's birthday.
Wednesday is Sandy, Flip Flop's birthday.
What is a person to do with all these birthday girls???
I made you a card...Love you and Leo...Love Terry

Cindy Swanson said...

Happy birthday a day late, Saija! You're right in between my daughter Elizabeth (Feb 16) and my son Justin (Feb 18.) I hope your b-day was lovely!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Saija! The pictures are cute. I'm glad you had a Happy Birthday.

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday! I think you have your age reversed. You honestly don't look a day over 45, if that. :)

Mrs. Mac said...

Happy belated b/d Saija! You have many yummy treats to behold, eh?

I can only imagine the agonizing pain your Leo must endure ... and you are right to give the Lord that heavy burden and begin a new day without yesterday's weight holding you down. Your strength is a gift from the Lord and a witness to others about tender loving care.

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Saija - there is no way anyone would think you are 54, you look so young! Must be your sweet attitude and your love of life that keeps you so young. May God bless you with many more years filled with peace and love.

Daughter of the King said...

Happy happy birthday....and many more....
You are a sweet blogger and I love your blog, your pictures and insight.
Deby

Flip Flop Floozie said...

AND HERE I HAD IT WRITTEN ON MY CALENDAR!! I am so sorry!! I was going to come and visit you. I am so happy that you had a great birthday!!
I can still Wish you a very happy BELATED birthday can't I?
Mine was yesterday and we had a virtual birthday at my sight. What fun!! I had cake with no calories..i am now offically 63!! My!!
Sandy

Maggie Ann said...

Dear Saija, I see I've missed your Birthday! Well, belated Happy Birthday dear friend! I love the quote you have there...its so true, isn't it! And to have another year of life is the best gift...*Hugs*