August 5, 2011

it's almost that time again....


yummy cake
yellow and turquoise balloons
and
 wishes from my heart
whispered upon flickering candle flames
 that i pray come true
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i'll be forty seven on sunday 
forty seven
i like spelling my age out, as 47 looks weak, but forty seven feels beautiful and strong
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i read something recently that went something like this
"forty seven doesn't say what i am, i say what forty seven is"
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i don't mind getting older, but i do wonder where all the time is going. 
i wish i hadn't wasted some of it. that's a lesson learned. 
i also wish i had savored more of my time. 
i mean really having licked it up and devoured it until i couldn't hold anymore.
but most of us don't do that, do we.
instead, we tend to believe that we have tomorrow to do what we didn't do or see today.
i want to change that.
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so
raise your glass with me
as this is my birthday toast to all of you
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"here's to another year in the buffet line of life. where no matter how full you are, you just keep going back for more and more until you almost burst. i'll be right there beside you, giving you a bigger spoon, if i notice the one you have is too small"
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happy weekend everyone



63 comments:

  1. Sending oodles of big birthday wishes your way. Hope you have an amazing day, make it one to remember. x

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  2. have a wonderful birthday - celebrate all weekend long

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  3. Happy Birthday! My sentiments exactly. Treasure every single second and waste nothing unless you permit it's wastage- sometimes it's fun to be lazy/give up/get angry but don't let it get in the way of the millions of amazing things that are given to us every day. What an exciting year awaits you!!!!!!

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  4. Switch the numbers around, and it's my age almost. Although "forty seven" has power in it ... "Seventy Three" not so much. I can say this though, life just keeps getting better and better (with little burps in between). Think of all you can look forward to.
    Happy Forty Seven on Sunday!!!!!

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  5. Happy forty seventh!!! Wish I could go back to that year before the buffet started sticking to my hips!

    Enjoy your special day. :-))

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  6. Happy Weekend and happy Birthday, Gorgeous One ! I hope the balloon, the cake and the celebrations make you feel all filled up !
    Much love !

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  7. OOOOh Wishing you birthday happiness all weekend long. Hell let it spill throughout your forty-seventh year.

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  8. Wishing you the happiest of all birthdays! I just turned 47 also last month... it's not bad! But, I do have to agree with you on wondering where the time went and wanting to spend the rest of my days in the 'buffet line'!

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  9. Have the most wonderful weekend and the happiest and joyous filled birthday! I'm running outside right now to blow some dandelion fluff to help with your wishes. :)

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  10. Happy Birthday Gorgeous! You make forty-seven look so good! Pave a beautiful path my friend. Pave a beautiful path.

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  11. from a recently-turned 48 yr old, may you have a WONDERFUL birthday weekend and an even more wonderful year ahead! drink it in... :)

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  12. Have a splendid birthday (I know you will)! Great advice on the buffet of life, and don't forget to start with dessert first.

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  13. Happy birthday!!! Haven't you heard that 27 is the new 47? Enjoy. :)

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  14. Have a happy birthday! I vaguely remember 47.....I think.

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  15. Enjoy being 47 with all your heart! I strongly believe that the older we get the better IT gets, whatever IT maybe for each and everyone of us.
    Sorry for the convoluted comment.
    I'll cut it short.
    I am sending you a Happy Birthday hug all the way from Vancouver :-)

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  16. Have a very happy birthday!

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  17. Happy birthday! I hope you have a relaxing weekend :)

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  18. Happy birthday, you spring chicken, you. And my dear, it's not too late to savor your time. xoxo

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  19. Hey I will be 57 in a few months. Life does get better with age.

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  20. May you have the happiest of birthday celebrations ... and many, many more.

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  21. Happy birthday, sweetie! I hope you have a wonderful birthday extravaganza weekend!!!

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  22. Every birthday holds the promise of a new beginning. I hope this is you best year yet!

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  23. Happy, happy, happy birthday! I will be raising my glass to you! I celebrated a birthday on the first of July - my 59th. I had said that I would celebrate this year - my 60th year - all year long. But here we are already more than a month past that birthday and I haven't started celebrating yet. But I have big plans! Yes, time goes by more swiftly - each minute that passes passes at twice the speed of the one before - at least that's the way it seems. Within just the last six years and a few months SIX grandchildren have come into my life - which has made it all go that much faster!
    I hope you have a wonderful birthday - don't look back - just look forward - there are so many wonderful times to come. Keep taking lots of pictures - they will help you relive it all!

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  24. Happy Birthday to you Imagine me singing this!

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  25. Happy Happy Birthday Beth. I love forty seven. I turn forty eight in September. I hope we all get to live our very best days. I wish you a day of fun and happiness. hugs to you.

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  26. What can I say but Happy Birthday - happy you were born and chose to share with us in cyberworld.

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  27. Hope you have the best birthday ever!

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! May all the current strife take a back seat on this great day of celebration :)

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  29. oh what a wonderful celebration ..you are such a special lady .. so young!! its only a number!

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  30. You and Simon share birthdays! Cheers! Woof, Woof!

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  31. You are such a sweet young thing! I will raise that glass of wine to you today and each day of the weekend too:) May your year be full of joy!

    xoxo
    Gail

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  32. Happy Birthday to a gal who is full of vim and viggor! xsoo Jenny

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  33. Forty Seven is a wonderful age. Old enough to have gained some knowledge and yet young enough to know you have so much to look forward to in your life. Happy birthday. I hope you enjoy your special day to the max and then turn around and share some of the glow with the rest of us.

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  34. Happy happy birthday!!!
    "Savor more time" sounds like a perfect wish...
    xx oo

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  35. Happy happy birthday!! I will pray for a larger spoon for you and for me!!
    Ha!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  36. Oh my gosh! Your birthday Beth!!! How wonderful and what a beautiful post you wrote!! A very happy happy birthday wishes to you and many many many years of happiness joy and love, and of 'savorating' (can I say that? sounds weird lol) enjoying your each and every moment :-)) big big hugs and my apologies for not having been in touch lately I somehow am not able to find the time for more blogging and friends visiting but you are in my heart :-)

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  37. Well now I am all choked up. happy 47th birthday, Beth! You are still a baby in this long life of ours!!! Live it UP!

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  38. " Count your life by smiles, not tears.
    Count your age by friends, not years.", May today bring you all the things that make you smile! Happy Birthday Beth, Have a great day! ♥

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  39. Happy Birthday, dear Beth! I am so very glad you were born. Life is better because you are here.
    with love and gratefulness for you being you..., karen.

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  40. What a wonderful toast! Happy forty seven on Sunday! I hope you have already begun the celebrating. The forties were such good years for me. I do hope you are enjoying each and every moment.

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  41. Sounds like you have the perfect attitude. Then again, you always do :)
    Wishing you a birthday filled with love and laughter, food and friends.
    xoxo

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  42. Savor it, because life is your best buffet line! Cheers to you! Happy birthday!

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  43. yay! sending you a big, virtual, birthday hug!! i'm going to start raising my glass now in your honor to get a jump on things! ;o)

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  44. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! "Devour" this day! ;)

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  45. Happy Birthday - have a great time!

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  46. raising my heart to toast you
    with big thanks
    for all the inspiration
    that you ARE
    ....celebrating you
    in all your beauty!
    -Jennifer

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  47. Happy Birthday Beth!!!
    Here's wishing a lot of happiness, many victories and truck loads of laughter in the coming year.
    You are an inspiration, you make 47 look so young :)
    Have a great day!
    With love
    Gitanjali

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  48. happy birthday to you
    happy birthday to you
    happy birthday dear beautiful be yourself BETH
    happy birthday to you

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  49. Happy Birthday Beth! The 40's were good but the 50's have been even better and I'm thinking the 60's will beat that!
    Enjoy each day .... it's a gift!

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  50. Hello beautiful 47!!! I can see your strength and your beauty!! Happy Birthday ♥

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  51. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and many, many more.

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  52. happy happy birthday to beautiful you! may all your birthday wishes come true...

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  53. Happy Birthday Beth. I hope you have lots and lots of fun celebrating your life. I will be 47 next month. :)

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  54. Wishing you a beautiful birthday! I know I didn't truly appreciate and savor most of the days of my life but I'm trying hard to change that, just as you are! I'll raise a glass in your honor tonight!

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  55. Happy birthday!! Hope you had a fabulous birthday weekend.

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  56. happy birthday dear friend. i hope it was filled with love and beautiful celebrations.

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  57. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you did something outrageously FUN.

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  58. Well, along with the rest of the world, apparently, may I say Happy Birthday. Lovely post on this most outstanding day!
    ~Dawn

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  59. Many belated blessings to you! (I am 47 1/2) It's ok. :) I however, did not dance in a red tutu on my birthday, didn't even dance. But, the idea is intriguing!

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  60. Your wonderful spirit adds much to many lives, Beth, so I hope you have nine of them!

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  61. That is a marvelous toast. Happy belated birthday!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth