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Sorry for Being AWOL

You see, it was my birthday Friday... I'm not really good at celebrating 'me'... it makes me very uncomfortable to be the center of attention. (I know!! I'm the anti-Puddles). So I thought if I just don't post, turn off my facebook walls, and not tweet anything maybe it would pass with out any fireworks and parades (cause I know you love me enough for fireworks and parades... maybe even a community bbq, with a pie eating contest, and baby animals).

All I asked of my friends and family was to 'pay it forward', taking the energy they would normally put into saying something nice to me and in-turn do something kind or thoughtful to another.  It was a total success, from giving up doctor's appointments to giving double tips to waitstaff, to not flipping off people who cut you off (that was several people... so we need to look at our road rage or the lack of driving skills on the roads today). One touched me a great deal, a former classmate is a paramedic and said that each 'run' she went on Friday would be dedicated to me. I was overwhelmed by people showing their kindness in my honor.

I asked the favor of my friends and family in response to (geeky reference coming in 3, 2, 1...) one of my favorite quotes which Gandalf says to Galadriel in "The Hobbit".  I share with you now to remember, and possibly take to heart like I have: "I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay-- small acts of kindness and love."  You see, it takes nothing, hardly any time or effort, to help those around you 'See Beautiful' as Goose would say.

My love to you all.... especially a special family, who without knowing, sent my favorite color of flower to liven up my house this weekend.  Much love to you, especially... and after all the blooms bud out I will post pictures... right now we are 50/50, but it's been bloody cold in KY and therefore bloody cold in my house because I refuse to turn the heat on in May!!

(And here is proof of the project we've been working on around the farm for the last four weeks...all handmade from seats and tables to cushions by us. Sorry about it being shadowy.. the back of my house gets morning sun... We have 1 more seat to make and paint then the project will be 'complete'.)












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4 comments:

Lovable Lily May 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM  

We always try to pay it forward whenever we can. That's what makes life worth living. It's always about the doing for others that make us MOST happy!

We're glad you enjoyed the little bouquet, sent with heart-felt love and furendship! We wish for you many, many happy and healthy years ahead.

Your patio is beautiful! Now we just gotta figure out how I (Lily Belle) can get there so I can snuggle with {sigh} Newby on those pretty cushions.

Much love to you from all of us! Happy Mom's Day :)

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Frankie Furter and Ernie May 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM  

OK.... so you don't want to make a Fuss over your... HAPPY HAPPY BIRFDAY TO YOU... so we will
respect your WISHES... hehehe Hope they all come true..

And we will Add HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... hehehe

OMD OME your new deck furnishings are GORGEOUS. Love the Colors.. perfect for SUMMER... AND on top of a Job Well done... it is also PERFECT fur DACHSHUND RESTING.

harrispen May 12, 2013 at 8:39 PM  

Happy Birthday and Mother's Day. Your project work looks great. I love the cushions.

Cindy

Molly The Wally May 13, 2013 at 4:45 AM  

Happy Birthday and Happy Mothers' Day. We are glad you had a great time. Your deck looks fabulous. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

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