Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (26th)

Why my Birthday was Special:

A charter bus took our son away on Thursday morning on the 15th of November.
Destination- Minneapolis!

Joe would arrive back at 4:30AM on Sunday just in time for my birthday!
He went to the FCCLA cluster meeting in Minneapolis.
It was a wonderful experience for him.
He stayed at the Hilton!

What is the FCCLA?

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective student organization that empowers young men and women to become leaders by addressing personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer science education.

FCCLA Quote of the Day

There is no cause half so sacred as the cause of a people. There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of the service of humanity. - Woodrow Wilson

Onward to my Thirteen….

1. A big bird

brought my mother

here from the east coast on Thursday afternoon on the 15th.

2. I called a friend to watch Jaycee and we went to a very early birthday dinner celebration on Friday the 16th in the evening at a place called Sanders. Hubby and mother had the prime rib and I had the seafood grill. My mother gave me a beautiful birthday card. Sanders is not open on Sunday's or Monday's.

There was a band!

The band that was there played a jazzed up version of Happy Birthday and it was very nice.

The meal was fantastic!

We went Friday because Saturday was the Community Thanksgiving celebration dinner here in our town with a singer, comedian/magician, and free flu shots.

The National Guard and 200 volunteers were in town over the weekend helping with roofing and shingling.
We are still dealing with the aftermath of the big

The children thoroughly enjoyed the magician.

Saturday night after the community center dinner and festivities my mother and I went to the local bar with Shelly and Karen for karaoke night. I was thrilled that Judy was there. I used to work with her. It was wonderful to see her again. The entire bar sang a karaoke Happy Birthday to Shelly and me because her birthday is the 21st.

Sunday the 18th the real DAY!


Joe came home!
He had a great time.
He was tired.
I enjoyed hearing about his trip.
Birthday wishes from family are treasured the most.

He gave me a beautiful silver bracelet.

The card he gave me was beautiful!


Jaycee was making up songs and singing them.
Love songs!
She was singing with feeling.

She was singing about how much she loves me.
Some songs were about finding me roses!

It was adorable!
She made this wonderful picture.
It was a big secret.

She made it at Miss Tara’s.
That is where she stays when we are working.


My sister Laura called twice!!!
Give Nichole a big hug from her Aunt and tell her I Love her

6. My brother Mark called and left a Happy Birthday message on our phone!
I am sorry I missed your call.

When we were kids.....

Yaha Yaha....we grew up...sorta...

I Miss you!!!

7. My Mom and Dad called from Maryland with Happy Birthday wishes!
I had a wonderful visit with you over the phone.
I miss you both so much!

The cards you sent were beautiful!

They were the kind of cards that made me cry because they meant so much!

8. My Mom sent these breathtaking earrings.

9. My dad sent a box from

The box contained 2 bags of raw peanuts in the shell so I can roast my own peanuts.
I also got some chocolate covered peanuts and salted peanuts as well.

Thank you!


Hubby gave me a beautiful card!

Hubby gave me flowers!

Hubby gave me this!

And so that will play in my car.....he got me this!


11. My mother cooked dinner& of course there was cake!

12. My blogger friends stopped by and left Happy Birthday wishes.

13. I feel blessed, I had a glorious day, life is grand!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great time you had! Belated Happy Birthday for last Sunday (my Dad's birthday too!).

November 22, 2007 2:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday and great list!

November 22, 2007 2:47 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a birthday. Happy birthday.

November 22, 2007 3:32 AM  
Blogger Mom not Mum (Sandy) said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 22, 2007 4:43 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Seems like you had a wonderful day. happy belated birthday.

November 22, 2007 4:45 AM  
Blogger jenn said...

Happy belated birthday. Sounds like it was a great one!

November 22, 2007 5:39 AM  
Blogger Gattina said...

I can only say, you had a very nice birthday !!

November 22, 2007 5:53 AM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Post Happy Birthday and enjoy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2007 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Happy belated birthday and Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 22, 2007 7:56 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Happy belated Birthday. It sounds like you are truly blessed with a loving family.
Happy Turkey Day!

November 22, 2007 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy belated B-day and a happy thanksgiving :)

Greets Julia

November 22, 2007 8:37 AM  
Blogger Jubilee on Earth said...

Happy B-day. And let me just say, I LOVE TTs that have photos! This was a great one. Not like the usual "13 things I'm grateful for" that the rest of us did. LOL!


November 22, 2007 8:53 AM  
Blogger jayedee said...

happy belated birthday! wishing you and your family a wonderful thanksgiving full of blessings and good food!

November 22, 2007 9:39 AM  
Blogger Aline de Chevigny said...

Sounds like it was a grand ole time. Happy Belated birthday and enjoy your Thanksgiving.


November 22, 2007 10:54 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

Sounds like you have a great Birthday.
Its nice to share with close friends and family.
While you are still in that festive mood have a Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2007 11:08 AM  
Blogger Darla said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday! Glad you had such a nice one!

November 22, 2007 1:08 PM  
Blogger My Busy Life said...

Great list, Happy birthday and Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2007 2:39 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Soooo Sorry I missed your Birthday, Raggedy. I have been verwhelmed with working on "stuff" in my hiuse---Throwing "Stuff" out, sirting "Stuff", etc', etc', etc....And I am si very tired at the end of the day...I haven't hardly been visiting anyone! Forgive me, my dear!
It sounds like your Birthday was quite wonderful and I am very happy for you...!

November 22, 2007 4:04 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Raggedy -- you really had a nice celebration for your birthday.
I hope you have many more, and that they ALL will be happy!

Adi is all better now. She doesn't eat much people food except for vanilla lite ice cream.
Stay cool! :-)

November 22, 2007 5:38 PM  
Blogger Julia Phillips Smith said...

A very Happy Birthday, Raggedy! Have a wonder-filled year.

November 22, 2007 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't November birthdays the best? My sister's was this week (and mine's next week --- shhhh!). Happy Belated Birthday, Raggedy and I especially hope you had (are having) a fine and wonderful Thanksgiving. I know y'all are still trying to put things back after the "tomato" and that it will take some time. I'm happy to hear that the National Guard is still coming to help. That's as it should be. Finally, you have a smart husband. Very nice b-day presents! Peace, darlin'.

November 22, 2007 9:26 PM  
Blogger wazza said...

Gidday Raggedy,

Happy belated birthday.
I was out of town on your birthday, some 600 miles away visiting my beautiful daughter and two grandkids.
Will do a post of this visit at a later date.
I'm catching up with reading a whole bunch of blogs today Friday 23rd 3.25pm, and altho' I see I've missed passing on my best wishes to you, your family and friends for a enjoyable thanksgiving (as I've just checked the time and see it's now 12.25am on the 23rd. Rats I meant to get my wishes to your on the 22nd.
Oh well have a lovely Friday too.

November 22, 2007 11:28 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Raggedy ~~ Wow ~ What a wonderful birthday with your family
and lovely cards and gifts. I am so glad that you had a happy time.
I hope Thanksgiving was great for you and your family. Thanks for your comments and glad you liked the Girlie Wisdom and jokes. Take care
dear friend, Love, Merle.

November 23, 2007 4:16 AM  
Blogger ~grey said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Birthday celebration!!!

Happy "late" Birthday wishes!

Also Hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one...

I am not missing out on anything by being sick... We celebrated Thanksgiving in October :) Canada is always early.


November 23, 2007 7:52 AM  
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November 23, 2007 9:54 AM  
Blogger Norma said...

A very creative TT. Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving. We celebrated a 2-fer also.

November 23, 2007 10:25 AM  

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