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Speaking Of Birthdays…

Yesterday I reminisced about my birthday a year ago.  Today I’m going to reminisce about my birthday a day ago.  It wasn’t quite as elaborate as flying home after a week on the Rhine River, but still it was a ton of fun.

When I realized the toys I played with as a kid are now for sale in antique stores I decided to do something nostalgic for my birthday, and what’s more nostalgic than…BOWLING?!

Oh, I know, bowling is still a current activity, sport, social-gathering-fun-time-thing these days, but neither Husby nor I had been bowling in over a decade, maybe two.  I decided it was high time we tried it out again.

In case you aren’t familiar with bowling, it entails rolling a very heavy ball down a very long, slippery floor and knocking down the white pins at the end of that long, slippery floor.  If you’re really, really good you’ll knock down all ten pins every time you roll the ball.  If you’re really, really bad your ball will end up in the gutter every time and you’ll knock down no pins.  Husby and I fell between being really, really good and really, really bad, leaning toward the bad end of the spectrum.  But we had a blast!  The best thing about modern day bowling is automatic scoring – no need to have any knowledge of special symbols and who gets to roll the ball when.  Computers are awesome!

I mentioned nostalgia before, and this place delivers.

The place is Elsie’s in Northeast Minneapolis.  Yes, bowling alley and restaurant, and a very good restaurant at that.  In fact, it was a previous Dive Night destination. Husby and I had a very delicious and satisfying meal after our rigorous competition against each other.

You’re wondering who was the superior bowler.  I’m happy to say that I won two out of three lines, but I’m pretty sure Husby let me win because it was my birthday.  He didn’t let me win by much though.

Happy Birthday to me!

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Happy Birthday, Diggy

Today is February 4th.  Today is also Diggy’s birthday.  For those of you who don’t know, Diggy came into my life when I was five years old and left it when I was forty-four.  He would have been forty-nine today if he had stayed around, but apparently he had somewhere else to be.  I’m pretty sure he’s fishing with his Grandpa Mike on some days, and on others he’s probably busy haunting people.  Or maybe he’s part of the welcoming committee for the likes of David Bowie and Glenn Frey.  Or maybe…oh, I can’t even imagine, or maybe I imagine too much.

I’m a bona fide member of the Dead Sibling Club, and I know I’m in good, albeit sad, company.  If you don’t belong to the club you might be in even better company because you still have all of your siblings.  If you do belong, you totally get the heart-breaking entrance requirements.

Happy Birthday, Diggy.  You live on in so many ways, and yet we miss seeing you.  We toast you at occasions and write dumb blog posts with you as the star.  No words can bring you back, no wishing with all of my might can either.  But even though I can’t see you you’re still a part of my life.  Without you I would have been a completely different person.  Without me you would have had to put up with way less crap.  What are big sisters for?

I don’t know whether to wish Diggy “Rest In Peace” or “Forge On,” but I’m leaning toward the latter.  Forge on, Diggy, and spread your Diggy-ness wherever you are.  Say “hi” to Grandpa Mike for me on your next fishing trip.

Me & Diggy, circa 1968

 

 

 

 

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A Happy Day

He’s my chef.
He’s my gardener.
He’s my tax man and financial advisor.
He’s my personal jester.
He’s my shoulder to cry on.
He’s my teacher.
He’s my student.
Best of all, he’s my husband.

Happy birthday, my little May Basket.

A most adorable couple are we.

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Happy Day

I’m taking a break from the usual Wordless Wednesday post to give a special bloggy greeting to Charlotte.  It’s her birthday today and she loves as much adoration as she can get.  Who wouldn’t?!

Happy Birthday Charlotte!  I hope your day is filled with rainbows and unicorns ~ or better yet, a tiny wine and a Heath Bar (or three).  You’ve made a positive difference in a lot of lives, especially mine!

Here’s to a happy day and many more years!

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This just in: Former Catholic Girl of the Year celebrates a milestone birthday today.  She’s asked that we don’t divulge her age ~ it is said she’s beyond child-bearing but has the body of a teenager (according to Bob). 

When asked how she would celebrate she replied “I don’t want a big deal – just family.”  We aren’t sure if that implies her family has become a small deal for her, but they are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize the anniversary of this very special person’s birth.

On the menu for this very special celebration includes fennel-pollen rabbit sausage and squid ink pasta.  I’m not even kidding you.

The guest of honor will accept genuflections at the celebratory event and will no doubt share the secret to her longevity.  It is suspected she’ll mention eating foods like squid ink pasta along with showing subversive disrespect to her elders.

Congratulations, Mrs. Lady!

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My blog is kind of a life-behind-the-scenes-of-a-craft-biz sort of blog. Isn’t it? Well, sort of. One thing I know for sure, it isn’t a Dr.-Phil-Fix-Your-Relationship blog. However, today I offer some relationship insight. Not from me, but from someone who really knows his stuff.

It’s also a little treat for the person I’ve built a relationship with, Husby. Today he turns…a year older. He may not need the relationship insights (after all I’ve been “teaching” him for nearly sixteen years) but he can always used a laugh.

Happy Birthday, Husby! You’re both handy and handsome!

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