Wednesday, February 18, 2009

on the lighter side

happy birthday to me ... i am now officially 55 ... *smile*

my westcoast sister sent me the above card ... the caption says "What you eat standing up doesn't count." ... good to know, as i am ordering chinese food today ... yum! ... i've already indulged in some date squares ... i love birthday treats ... !

and at this grand "old" age, i can truly say "i love Jesus, my Saviour more and more ... He has blessed me above measure ... "

~~~~ thank you for this birthday, Lord ~~~~~

23 comments:

Margaret Pangert said...

happy birthday and thanks for sharing such a spiritual, personal blog. I'm 59, live in New Jersey, and invite you to visit my blog at www.margaretpanpipes.blogspot.com. ps: My favorite prayer is St. Francis's peace prayer (make me an insrtument of your peace . . . many non-Catholics are not so familiar with it.)
His peace, Margaret

Sita said...

Happy Birthday, Saija! We are only 2 years apart! My brother turns 55 on Feb.27.
My prayer for you this new year that God has granted you is that you will know His personal delight in you.
Blessings to you, dear sister,
Sita

grammy said...

Happy BD. I only have about 1 month left to be 55. It was so much fun to say I am 'Double Nickels' when some one asked me my name.

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to you! We are close in age but I have you beaten by one year. My birthday was February 1st. I pray that your day is extra special.

Debra said...

Happy birthday, Saija! I hope you've had a fun day. Thanks for being such a blessing in my life! Hugs, Debra

Mari said...

Happy Birthday my dear Saija! You are a blessing and I hope your day is blessed!

rodneyolsen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a wonderful day and that the year ahead will be full of God's blessings.

Carol-Ann. said...

Happy Birthday, Saija! Birthdays are such special markers in the sand and there is something particularly notable about the even fives and tens!

(I do follow your blog through bloglines even though I don't come over often to comment). I would have loved to have been a part of the telephone sing-a-long with your sister!)

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Saija!
Susan

daisymarie said...

Happiest and sweetest of birthdays to you.

Mmmmm, date bars. My dad had a wonderful recipe, one he adapted from a cookbook of my mom. But she threw it out and I wish I could find it somewhere. I just remember how "stiff" the stuff was that my dad stirred. It made him look as strong as superman. Ok, that's a loving daughter's impression. ")

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
happy belated birthday..once more.
Oh, to be 55 years young.
You have many good years to ahead of you.
From Felisol

MeMaw said...

Getting to the blogs a litlle late...Hope you had a wonderful and blessed birthday!

Amrita said...

You know its true what the card says LOL.

eija said...

Happy birthday and many, many blessings! Chinese sounds yummy...

Nancy said...

Happy birhtday to you my friend!! 55 is just a beginning.. enjoy your day!!! ((hugs))

Catherine said...

Happy birthday! I hope it was wonderful. Birthday treats are always a good thing. :)

Mrs. Mac said...

Happy belated b/d Saija! I read about Leo's mom, please give him my condolences.

Waiting for spring to arrive and out in the yard is getting harder to do each day. We still have lots of snow. But I'm going to plant my tomato seeds tonight indoors to get a head start.

Gayla said...

Happy Birthday, albeit a few days late!

Maggie Ann said...

Happy Belated Birthday dear Saija...Happy Birthday to you! And many more!!!! Ahh, only 55...that is sweetness in itself. Every year is a gift thats huge...365 days! wow, our God is good to us and this is just the beginning. love & hugs, Maggie Ann

Mimi said...

Sorry I missed your birthday...
Hope you had a wonderful day...

Crown of Beauty said...

Oh, I am late by two days to greet you a happy birthday Saija! You are one year younger than I am. Have a great great year ahead of you. I do enjoy visiting you blog. It is so heartwarming and honest.

I hope leo is doing okay now with the recent death of a loved one.

Deborah said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes! Sorry I'm late. I'm glad you enjoyed your day...I'm not too far behind you!

Jammie J. said...

Happy Birthday, dear one. A little late, but no less meant.

xoxo