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november birthday greetings


The first week of November is always bittersweet for me because the birthdays of three people dear to me, not all still here, fall on the 4th and 5th, including the illusive and elusive xinexine72, my good friend Christine who is from the Windy City.

I was thinking of her the other day when I baked my pumpkin pie because I know she loves pie in all forms and so I came up with something special for her on her birthday Sunday.



Last year I wrote the secret story of how we met, much like I did my mutual friend Marlene, so if anyone wants to take a peek and relive those memorable moments, you only need to go here:


I still haven't forgotten.

So have a great birthday, Christine! May you have oodles of noodles, sweet snacks, and stacks of happiness and love and all things good on this your special day!

Now ... say goodnight, Christine! ;-)


Lady sing the blues so well
As if she mean it
As if it's hell down here
In the smoke-filled world
Where the jokes are cold
They don't laugh at jokes
They laugh at tragedies




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Nov. 4th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear Ed. I know I've been even more AWOL than usual. I've been telling myself for weeks that I will write a real-live post, but in case I don't, rest assured all is well, if just busy and stressful.

I hope you are well and thank you for remembering and acknowledging your absent friend as she's Halfway to 70 (as a friend dubbed this particular birthday).

Nov. 5th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
I'm fine, thanks.

I'll bet the last 17 1/2 years went a lot faster than the first, didn't they? No matter. I don't know about you but I don't feel that much different from when I was seventeen. I think the years can be a blessing or curse because they tend to confirm who and what we really are. In your case I tend to think they have served you nicely.

Someone once told me the secret to living well is to live within yourself and not to get get burned out, and not to react too intensely to what other people will or will not say and do. I thought that was rather a cliche, but I have come to realize it is so true.

Wherever you are, whatever you say or do, you are always welcome. *hugs*
Nov. 6th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
I finally went and posted, so when you have trouble sleeping, go take a look, and it will put you right out! ;)

I often feel like I did at 17, not sure if that's a good thing or not. Lately I've been feeling like the Janis Ian song, but that's a story for another time. And my original intention was to include bits of this feeling in my post, but I forgot. Or maybe I didn't want to talk about it at the moment, so I conveniently "forgot".

not to react too intensely to what other people will or will not say and do.

This is very good advice I am trying to follow with a certain person at work. I occasionally tell myself that I don't report to her, and I should just let things roll off my back if they start to get to me. "Let it roll" is a mantra I repeat often to myself, or at least, I try to.

And it's a little chilly here, so I'll take those hugs!
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