Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Only a few more days and Little Bear gets his Name!

I am just loving the names that are coming in. I will pick the name on December 29th and post the winners names. I will then send out their prizes once they get in touch with me. Whew.....it is almost that time and then it will be the new year!

For those of you who have wished me a happy birthday.....thank you very much! I have always hated my birthday so close to Christmas. When I was younger, it was because I was always left out of having a special day...you know....I got the BD gift lumped in with the Christmas gift....or it was forgotten, or the two presents blurred together because I got it at the same time. As an adult I appreciate the fact that remembering a kids birthday at the holidays is tough and sometimes ...hey there isn't enough money for all...thus the situations when I was younger. My parents always got me something and I had a BD cake and party....but if a parent asked about a gift my mom would always tell then just send their "kid", the present wasn't necessary....(oh yeah!..LOl...but hey...what can I say...I have a frugal and understanding mom) Well, now I just have a ball and friends and I go out for dinner, lunch or breakfast.....I sometimes pay...sometimes they pay and I still have fun! Wanting the gift has long left me and I just get a charge out of having a meal with really good friends. It's the company that counts for me now.

Well....now that I have bored you with my birthday woes.....just remember to enter the contest and you will get a treat on my birthday!

8 comments:

Turtle said...

happy belated birthday! the rule in my house is as long as i do not have to cook dinner on my birthday i am happy....take out works fine, just don't let me cook!

scappyhappy said...

Hi Turtle.....that sounds great! Actually my BD is on Monday, but thanks! I just get so wound up for the holidays that honestly I would rather some of my family and friends just remember much later....and then I will even pay for dinner cause like you....I don't want to cook...LOL

Jersey said...

I just came by to wish you a happy birthday and saw that that's what your post was about. I hope it's a wonderful year for you.

I was born on Thanksgiving day and since my family celebrated Chanukah, my birthday often came the same time. In any case, I hated having a birthday then for exactly the same reasons you did - the 2 things got blurred, everyone was there to celebrate Thanksgiving, not my birthday and it was often forgotten in the shuffle. I did always have a party for friends when I was young, but growing up in a non-affluent area at roughly the same time you did, the general rule was that the most you could spend on a present was $1. And since everyone was busy getting ready for Xmas or Chanukah, it was often less than that.

My daughter is now in college and so I am now thrilled to have a birthday at Thanksgiving since she is home and I get to spend it with her. It's interesting how your perspective changes as you age.

Again, very happy birthday and I hope this is a wonderful year for you.

Elaine said...

I hope you Christmas was wonderful and that your birthday is filled with all the fun and love you hope for.

tom said...

It's right after midnight on the 29th. Let me be the first to wish you a very happy birthday and many more!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's filled with friendship and laughter and loot.

Rachel O said...

Happy birthday - I just got in under the wire!

carla said...

Happy birthday. I hope you're out partying and having a great time!