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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I got this card from a girlfriend this week. I'm not even sure she
knew that today is my birthday or if she was just being sweet
for no reason at all. (She's like that!) But it ended up being
the best gift ever and just the encouragement I needed!
Sometimes the best gifts aren't really gifts at all, are they?
Yes, today is my birthday! The last of the 40's! Oh my!
I asked for a new camera and I hear I'm getting my
wish! And maybe I'll get lucky and won't have to make
dinner or do the dishes either! :)

57 comments:

  1. A lovely thing for her to have done...and we all so need that! You better not have to make dinner or do dishes on your birthday! Have a really great birthday!!! :D

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  2. So sweet Betsy.Have a great birthday Betsy.All the best!Your still young yet believe me ha.

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  3. Just the perfect card for you Betsy!

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  4. happy happy happy birthday
    happy happy happy birthday
    happy happy happy birthday
    to you to you to you!

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  5. What a lovey card. It says it so well. How nice to find a card that just says what your hearts wants to say...Can I add my Amen to that card, and Wish you a Wonderful Birthday. If I lived closer, I'd make dinner for you and DO the dishes!

    Love and Hugs
    Wanda

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  6. Becky ~ thanks....I think this will be my last birthday and I'll just stay at 49 forever! LOL!

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  7. Nanny ~ well I try...making that lemonade, you know! :)

    Wanda ~ I know you would...and I bet the cake would have drizzle on it, too! ha.

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  8. What an AWESOME card!

    Have a great birthday. Remember, you're only as old as you feel.

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  9. kathy ~ old as I feel? uh oh!!!

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  10. Now, you know I could be your Mother, my dear! And it would be an honor.

    Wishing you the happiest of all birthdays ... 49 is good!

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  11. What a perfect card for you! I hope you have a great birthday and have FUN with that camera!!

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  12. Helen ~ that's the sweetest thing ever...thank you. I need some mothering! :) xo

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  13. That is an awesome card & I think it totally fits you!!

    Happy Birthday to you, we're birthday *twins*, just 10 years apart:)

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  14. Happy Birthday, your friend's card perfectly captures your spirit.

    The fifties aren't so bad. Enjoy!

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  15. What a great card, really! How perfect.
    Happy Birthday to YOU! I hope you enjoy your day completely!

    also, I hope you get your camera! and all of your wishes come true!!!
    xxoo

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  16. It's rare to find a card that seems like every word was written for that one, special recipient... as this ones does. But then again, it's rare to find someone like you.

    And... 49? Bulls**t. You're ageless.

    Happy Birthday, doll... and by the way, have you checked out my blog lately?

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  17. Such a sweet card! I hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow!!

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  18. Silver Fox ~ you always know just what to say! Thank you...and that post on your blog is really touching. You are TOO sweet. :)

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  19. That is one of the sweetest cards I've ever read and there is no one more deserving of receiving it. You're a wonder girl, Betsy, and such a testimony to God's faithfulness. Happy Birthday.

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  20. Gosh, Betsy! Our birthdays are practically on top of each other. Mine is the 27th. So here's wishing you a very Happy Birthday! And many many more!

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  21. Sometimes friends know how, what, and when to do the right things.
    Those words couldn't have been written for a more appropriate person.

    Wishing you a happy day!

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  22. Happy Birthday Betsy! I can't think of anyone who deserves that card more than you. Looking forward to seeing photos with the new camera. (-: And I really hope to hear your five men gave you a night off from kitchen duties. 49? You're still a kid!
    Enjoy your day!

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  23. Happy Birthday! Have a great one. You deserve it.

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  24. Happy Birthday Betsy! You look at least ten years younger.;))
    Have a lovely day and I agree with you on the card, beautiful in words and images.;)
    xoxo

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  25. Happy birthday to one of my very favourite people. Have a great day.

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  26. Happy Birthday Betsy. (It's Tuesday here already!) And that card is exactly a description of my thoughts of you. I am often amazed at your strength and good humour. You're an inspiration. Hope you get that new camera too.

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  27. Sweet niece...I hope you have a wonderful day and are treated like a queen...you deserve it!
    Love, Cat

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  28. HAPPY DAY to THE BIRTHDAY GIRL !!!
    Hope your day is filled with fun things for you!! xoxo
    Love,
    :) The Bach

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  29. *** H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ***
    sweet, dear Betsy! Have a really wonderful day.

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  30. Sometimes we look back and wonder how "we did it" but when you are in the middle "of it" you just do it. I do believe that cards tells exactly what all of your blogging friends think of you and it was articulated so perfectly.

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  31. Aww, what a sweet friend to surprise you with just the right thing at the right time. Happy, Happy Birthday to you Betsy!!

    Nancy

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  32. Cat and Bach ~ thanks, guys! love you ~

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  33. Happy Birthday Betsy!!!

    You truly ARE one that stays afloat with a smile even when you may FEEL like sinking!!!!

    Tell The Mister that he had better have a good dinner plan!!!! Can't wait to see your new photos with your NEW camera!

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  34. Happy happy Birthday Betsy, dear!

    That card is so you!

    I hope you had a wonderful day! :)

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  35. Betsy!!! happy birthday to you!!! and I know exactly why your friend did send you that card - it could not describe you better, we all can feel your strength and humor when we visit here!!! big hugs!!

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  36. Blessings to you on your birthday Betsy!

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  37. Happy Birthday Betsy. Wishing you lots of birthday blessings!
    -Crickit

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  38. Such a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing. Happy birthday, Betsy!

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  39. Your girlfriend is the kind of friend we all should have. She recognizes and appreciates what you do.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETSY!!!

    Enjoy.

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  40. Hi Betsy! Hope you've had a lovely day so far; a few hours left for more birthday wishes and a special celebratory dinner!! Happy Birthday from Oz!

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  41. beautiful card - happy birthday to you - may all your dreams come true :)

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  42. From what I have gleaned about you on the blog the card is so right on. Happy Birthday.

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  43. That card is beautiful and perfect for you!! Happy Birthday to my blogger friend!!

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  44. Happy Birthday and that is a wonderful card. The best things in life are simple yet make the biggest impact on our lives.

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  45. I totally resonate with the card!

    Happy B-day!!

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  46. Dear Betsy,

    The card your friend gave you has said what most of us in blogland would probably also like to say. You're amazing. And I'm wishing you an amazing birthday. It's all just numbers girl...it gets easier the higher they go. So keep on keepin' on!

    much love and hugs dear friend,
    karen and the pooches

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  47. Thank you, thank you, thank you my friends! You've made my birthday very special! :)

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  48. HAPPY BIRTHDAY@!!! JUST under the wire here in COlorado! So glad I didn;t miss it. well , sort of but not in blogland anyway. LOVElove love the card too--red dots even. bow fun! When I first saw it I whtought it was somethign you might have drawn--sort of your style. Hope it was a good b'day with your fam there.

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  49. Happy Birthday! Love the card!

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  50. No dinner, no dishes. The housewife's American Dream.

    Happy Birthday Beautiful!

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  51. Tracey ~ aww..thank you! It really doesn't take that much to please us, does it? :)

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  52. Happy Birthday, dear Betsy! I hope you end your 40s on a wonderful note!

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  53. Oops! Missed it... so sorry. But a hearty and happy birthday to you my friend. And let me tell you... the 50s are fantastic!!!

    Hugs!

    Suzanne xxooxx

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  54. I couldn t agree more! well done! financial help

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