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Day 235 - Last Day Being 57

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The earth has nearly completed 58 laps around the sun since I came into the world. My mother would tell you that delivering me on July 23, 1957, was quite an ordeal. My originally scheduled due date was July 5, and that summer in Michigan was particularly hot. Mom was uncomfortable, and all the ladies in the church kept saying "Are you still here?" because she hadn't given birth yet. I can only imagine that I felt just fine in my little space and didn't see any need to emerge.

I was born at 7:55am Eastern time on the 23rd, and have always believed (rightly, of course) that everyone born on the 23rd of the month is extra special.

It has been a fairly good week, and I'm going to keep it that way. Tonight we're having dinner with friends and then will invite them back to the house for homemade peach cobbler (Steve made it for me - woohoo!) and ice cream. Portion control will be in full force!

Tomorrow is my interview, and Steve will be working in the evening so we won't be spending much time together on my actual birthday, but that's ok. Friday morning I'll leave the house about 3:30am to get to the Sacramento airport for my flight to Michigan. I'll be back home on Sunday, in time to start a new week.

Thanks to all of you for making this birthday particularly special. I feel like we're having a big party, and I want to hug each one of you and say thanks for being in my life. It's the best birthday present I could have asked for!
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  • RHOOK20047
    Well a belated hug, my friend. I feel like a rat to have missed it. Sounds like you had a great time and good things come to good people, so I believe you are a shoe in for this new job. If I keep reading backwards I might find out what the job is. Boy what a crappy friend I am. Well you know I meant the best for you!
    2048 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15118206
    In honor of your special day, I'm going to sing my Grandma's special verse that she always sang to us on our birthday (sang to the tune of Happy Birthday) - "We love you, we do! We love you, we do! We love you, dear Steve........! We love you, we do! God Bless you today, God Bless you today, God Bless you dear Steve....., God bless you today"! And many, many more!

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    2052 days ago
    Happy Birthday!
    Happy Interview!
    Happy & Safe Trip!
    Happy Hugs!
    2052 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    Hope you have a happy birthday. You share with my honey, who turns 47 tomorrow.
    Not sure how the weather was here in Ky on that day, but, he was the 11th pregnancy for his mom.
    Having had 9 babies already and one miscarriage, he is number 10 of 12.
    Spanning 20 years. So, I am sure his mom felt some misery lol.
    Happy Birthday again.
    2053 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    I checked out the peach cobbler recipe and I'm ready to emoticon I'm sure your friends will enjoy it.

    Here's wishing you a great interview, the Happiest of Birthdays and safe travels. emoticon

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    Enjoy your evening and your birthday Steve. Many many more...
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    hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!

    your interview will go great. I hope the job is a perfect fit.
    safe travels emoticon
    2053 days ago
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