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Duncan
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850 posted 06-13-2004 12:12 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Geez...ya know how long it took me to find someplace where I could be the first to say it???  And I'm still not first...  
Oh well, anyway...

!!!!!!!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's some puppy slobbers and stuff...  
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851 posted 06-13-2004 12:22 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Hey Duncan!  YOU m'man are first on THIS PAGE   Brave aren't you, came in here like a "real man" to stand up with us girls.
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852 posted 06-13-2004 12:22 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Happy birthday, Karen...you are an inspiration to many and me!  
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853 posted 06-13-2004 12:34 AM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

Happy birthday! XD I love you!
Duncan
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854 posted 06-13-2004 01:01 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Thanks Sharon...fortunately no one asked me to pee in a cup at the door.  
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855 posted 06-13-2004 02:02 AM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

Happy Birthday Karen
serenity blaze
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856 posted 06-13-2004 04:20 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I want to thank you all, for the loveliness of finding this all here waiting for me.

Because?

I'm going to go finish that counter tomorrow.

And then? I have another to do...and yes--a backsplash wall too, which I've already eyed up, and decided it will be tricky, but well worth it.

It took me a half hour to get the liquid nail off of my fingers.

I hate gloves.

There are just certain tricky pieces that need a finger's fondle to toddle into place--
and besides? Liquid Nail? is prolly the best chemical peel I've come across.

Hmmm.

grn?

If I'm still here in the morn? I may well have succombed to the urge to try it on me arse...

shrug. My hands look GOOD.



Thank you all for the b'day gleeeeeeee.

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857 posted 06-13-2004 04:52 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

And Ronnie Baby?

For a b'day present?

For me, Maree, and iliana?

do I dare suggest? (I do--I do!)

That you become the third male member of the tiara club?

grin...I've seen worse on cowboy hats...

c'mon...say yes...

I think it will set off that sparkle in yer eye...
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858 posted 06-13-2004 06:49 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Surely he'll acquiesce?

Karen...

I think you already know, inherently,
some of my thoughts and feelings...
so I'll clean up Duncan's slobber...
and let you get back to finishing your work.

But...

I AM working on a little story.  After all, you leave little presents for us most every day...and that's the best I can think, to leave behind, for you...

I'll be back.
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859 posted 06-13-2004 07:29 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I should explain.

I have a hard time with birthdays. Those are the days I take "inventory."

I wish I could wear fringe on my b'days, and bat me lashes and sing boop-boop-de-doop.

But this is my "inventory" day, and I always come up short.

I don't like 'em much. But then? I'm the sorta woman who is willing spend the next day of her life fitting in the missing pieces of her mosaic counter top, and call it "sweet" when she finds that elusive piece--even if it means I take a hammer and tap off the tip of a chip to make it fit.

Shrug.



It's not so bad.

I get a real kick out of finding just that right piece......

so, for my birthday? I'd like you all to go out and find that thing that makes you feel like that.

Then come here and tell me about it.

k?

K.

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860 posted 06-13-2004 09:09 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress




There's a beautiful Goddess in N'awlins
and today being HER special day..
To perhaps don her titanium tiara
And celebrate this ?? Birthday!



Now she may say that she's too tard
to celebrate with bouncing gleeeeee
But when she sees us all come a callin'
For her scepter I know she will flee.



Enjoy your birthday sister Serenity
Play your guitar and perhaps sing da blues
You've started this journal for all to share
May I take this moment to say 'thank you'!

Happy Birthday Karen!!

~Love ya Lady~
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861 posted 06-13-2004 09:11 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Oooh!! Oooh! I do! I did!

Hi Ser!! Hope you are having an awesome day.
I found something not to-day, but yesterday that made me feel just like that! At of all places, a garage sale! Garage sale, yard sale, whatever ya'll call them. Anyway, it called out to me in a tiny voice from a cluttered table..."please, please buy me."
  Amongst all the other odds and ends this lady had for sale, was a brand new little blue note paper box with butterflies all over it. No, not real butterflies! Painted ones. It is by Chicken Soup for the Soul. It opens up like a book and inside is loose note paper with butterflies printed along the border. Just what I needed to jot down my thoughts (yes I do have them from time to time) instead of scrap paper! Oh joy! Oh bliss! Oh only seventy-five cents! GLEEEEE !!
  On the front of this pretty little book/box is printed-
Gifts to Give all Year Long
Express your gratitude,
Share an experience and
offer hopefulness.
Listen.
Find the funny side
of a situation.


As I read this I got a chill as this is what we do here at Passions. I held my tiny treasure to my chest, my eyes flitting to my left...to my right.... Run! Run Chrislane to the lady taking customers money!! Whew! Made it. And that's what made me smile and say "Sweeeeeet." Happy Birthday!!
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862 posted 06-13-2004 09:15 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

my heart, my heart...

and yes, Chris, that's what I hope for...and Nance? I know we can sing together, tell me?

do you take the lows or highs?

(I wanna practice for the day we meet.)

nakdthoughts
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863 posted 06-13-2004 09:17 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Karen, if you get a chance show us a picture..even if unfinished..being crafty myself, I would love to see how it is turning out.

I am like you and rarely have celebrated a birthday...today we celebrate my Mother's  while over my sister's. One being 80 and the other soon to end at 61.
It is hard to celebrate but my sister's husband thinks it has its merits.  I made Marcia laugh in remembering the way our mother use to bake a weekly family cake for the five of us. She would make a marble cake and ice one third in vanilla with chocolate jimmies...remember when they were called that? and the next third was iced in chocolate with colored sprinkled dots and the
the last was left uniced...because I never liked icing.
So last evening despite my "lack of balance" I baked and iced a cake to take down...hoping to bring a smile to both of their faces.

Have a wonderful day after~

M
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864 posted 06-13-2004 09:23 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Lady Maureen?

I remembered your b'day.

sort of.

(Tell me it was the tenth?)

and I want you all to know, this lady is the QUEEN of PURTY...

I still gotta have one of dem candlesticks...

she's amazing, folks.

smile.

NOW YOU?

POST PICS
nakdthoughts
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865 posted 06-13-2004 09:35 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Heh birthday girl....I am a Moonchild...the 26th is mine...and it is coming soon enough If I can I will get my
brother-in-law to take a picture later this afternoon...

I am a bit dizzy of late ... no jokes please   and am having enough trouble just getting dressed.  So I will get back to you.

later~~
M

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understood.

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867 posted 06-13-2004 10:02 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

So, for Serenity’s birthday, some birthday giggles and commiserations…and sort of an answer to serenity’s request of finding the little pieces…

[don’t worry, they’ll sort of fall out all over the place…those that know, will understand…]

December, 2002, hubby decided we needed to move.  Long story short, the house he wanted was a money pit – but we only found out once we got INSIDE the house.  OUTSIDE the house, where the falls fell in loud liquidity, I fell in love with the area.  But, since we didn’t buy the house, because of its many pitfalls, I still realize, I can visit the area, anytime, and I will.  After all, I still live in the area.

So by January 2003, he, being re-tard! desperately needed a project.  So, after a full month of January house-looking, he decided we’d stay put, but remodel!

And it’s oh so true…if you can live through a remodeling, you can live through anything.

And knowing the bent of our egos, I said, “fine”…AND…”do it your way”.  Now, I had great faith in that last statement, because the guy DOES have an eye for interior decorating, color, style, flair, the whole nine yards, and after all…I just “live” here.

But I DID have a few requests.

Wood floors.

And a new stove.  [Oh, I so wish I lived in a house with the appropriate gas lines, but no…so I appreciate your new gas stove, Serenity – it’s how I grew up, learning to cook on one…but I have to abide by electric…]

Well, we dis-cussed the wood floor idea…and I got wood in the kitchen, dining, one bedroom and my office.  

We did everything but move a wall.  IF I could have moved a wall, it would have been the west one that faces the backyard.  I would have moved the entire backside of the house out about 4-5 feet.  But that exceeded HIS budget.  [I told him, since he was using MY money, he could use more of it…but no…he was exceeding tight with his budget coming from my pennies.]

Anyway…we did “the whole nine yards”…new windows, new carpet, new wood floors, new paint, and as we went through this process which he micromanaged [and told our Houston friends that he would have everything done under two months’ time – which they held up to a bet…and they lost…] well, some ideas were thrown in.  First of all, my request for a new stove was “thrown out”.  So I was telling my Houston friends what was incoming, and what was not going…and they decided to help by nagging himself about the new stove.  Heh…

As the process was ongoing, so were decisions.  I have tennis elbow from picking up the phone at work, hearing of the “new idea” in-between “already made decisions” and “not-yet-quite-applied-action”.  Then, of course, as ideas changed, colors changed, moods were altered by the wearing of emotions… …and at the very last, AFTER the new tile was installed on the kitchen counters [instead of getting the marble top I wanted…well, shoot, he ASKED…] THAT was when our Houston friends finally wore my husband’s resistance down and he went out and got me a new electric, glass-topped stove.  It was ordered, and delivered, and the delivery guys took the old stove, and off they went.

The fellows that had put in the new kitchen [wood] floor said, yea, they would help with the installation of the stove…

Which didn’t fit.

Uh-oh.

~*~

Now…this is not the whole story…[some brick talk is involved as well…and I’m putting it in JUST for Ron…]

But for now?  I need to go River Fest…so I’ll be back…with another present for Serenity’s birthday…
Susan Caldwell
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868 posted 06-13-2004 11:02 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

I bought a bassinet yesterday.

My birthday is also in June.  

When I was a kid I loved June.  First day of summer, no school and my birthday.

I used to run around telling everyone, "All good people are born in June."

This year is a "decade" birthday.  

Some higher power knew I was having a bit of a hard time with that.

That higher power has a great sense of humor.



I still love June.  

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

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869 posted 06-13-2004 01:21 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

June IS good!  Various terrific people were born June 13th.  I have compared them to you, and picked out various qualities that depict aspects of your personality from their famous quotes (what's that - too much time on my hands you say?) .  Well Karen, this is how I happen to see you, and these qualities you share with these famous people are:

Humor:
1953 - Tim Allen (comedy/acting)  
"While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot. The judge had suggested I get my act together, and I took him seriously."

Wisdom:
1623 - Baise Pascal (1623) (check the name?)(mathematics/philosophy)
"The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble."

Honesty:
1926 - Paul Lynde (comedy/acting)  
"I believe in honesty, not frankness but honesty, and there's a mighty difference ... I despise any kind of hypocrisy."

Acceptance/Non-judgemental:
1893 - Dorothy Sayers (writing)
"As I grow older and older
And totter towards the tomb
I find that I care less and less
Who goes to bed with whom."

Strength:
1731 - Martha Washington (married George Washington)
"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances."

Trustworthy Friend:
1865 - William Butler Yeats "Think where man's glory most begins and ends,
And I say my glory was I had such friends."

Now on this day I shall tell you the most important thing I found as I have indeed brought it in here to endear, and that was opening my Passions blue pages, to find you have spoken in them m'friend, that is what I found today that is precious to me.

Again, I hope you dance in the garbage today, and love every second of it.
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870 posted 06-13-2004 01:39 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Serenity -- SEIZE the day!  lol, I understand how you feel about birthdays and do the same sort of thing with sorting.  I did find a great piece yesterday, maybe someday I'll talk about it.  

Yes, RON, please please........now that would be a treat!

But, Chris, I am clipping the piece you found! and shared with Karen -- what a wonderful gift!

Nancy Lee -- enchanting poem.....you do the most delightful things!

Sunshine & Serenity -- I want a gas stove, too -- maybe for my BD next year, oh well.  Have fun at RiverFest, Karilea.

Happy Birthday again, Serenity.  Also, Birthday Greetings to Susan Caldwell, Sharon, and Duncan, isn't your birthday coming up, too?  And, to anybody else I missed.....I'm just full of birthday wishes this morning.....no poems, no stories, just wishes....
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gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

yanno?

He's a natural.

What a birthday present!

thank you Devine One!

and thank you Ron, for handling my lunacy with such grace.
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873 posted 06-13-2004 06:26 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

sigh...when the cat's away, the mice will play...

didn't notice that my cookies crumbled until now...


sheesh.

My mom just called to wish me a happy birthday, and I asked if it was okay if I crawl back in and we try again.

Yanno? She never answered me.

I wonder if that means it's a possibility?

Prolly not, huh?

smile.

I'm off to go work again folks.

thanks for the joy and feel good huggles...

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Now look what I found at the River Fest...
a little Serenity, tending her garden...

Happy Birthday, Karen...

 
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