Friday, August 14, 2009

This and That

(Isn't this picture priceless?? I would love to give credit to the photographer and the subject, but I got it in an email and there was no information--if you happen to know, please let me know so proper credit can be made.)

It's my birthday on Tuesday and we always spend my birthday week up at the cabin. Yeah!! I am SOOOOOO ready for some fun and relaxation. My brother's and their families and some of Mark's family will be joining us up there on and off and I'm hoping that a few of my cousins will come too--should be fun!

I am actually going to shut down my Etsy shop while I'm gone....yes, a big step for me, LOL! This will be the first time in over 3 years that it'll be closed. I really need to have some time to not worry about it and just apply my thoughts to some other areas! You guys won't forget about me.....right? :o]

The fish better look out!

The Great White Fisherman
(the view off the dock....Mark and his nice Bass)

What a year it's been. Last year on my birthday my brother, Paul, informed me that he had cancer and he had his first surgery. AND my Grandpa died. You could say, not a good Birthday at all. Hoping this one will be better, for sure!

I want to thank you all for the lovely comments, ideas, and prayers about Paul and doing a are all so sweet and thoughtful and generous that you actually made me cry...several times! :o} I'm going to give this all some thought over my vacation and come up with a game plan. I'll let you all know when we get back. Thank you again---big hugs!

Remember the giveaway I did a little while ago....well, both of the winners did up blog posts---stop by and say HI!

Lenore of A Vintage Obsession

Lisa of A Groggy Froggy

Thanks for the bloggy love, gals!! I'm glad that you liked your prizes :o)

OK...I'm off to make some whipped jello, cake, noodle salad, egg salad, fruit salad, ............. see you next week!!


Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!


Have yourself a wonderful birthday!!

Great big smiles,

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Happy, happy birthday, Karen!

backhomeagain said...

I am in love with that woman. I have a degree in gerontology and I love older adults. She's a beauty... Have a wonderful vacation and Happy Birthday!


P.S. I'll try not to scoop up all your customers while your gone. LOL

Junie Moon said...

I hope this birthday proves uneventful in respect to last year's. Instead, have a great relaxing time and ... shhh ... I'm not telling the fish you're on the way.

Marilyn said...

Wishing you a wonderful, happy birthday! Enjoy your time with your family. We'll miss you!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I sure hope you had a wonderful birthday! Twyla

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