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Harmanygroves
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Happy Birthday to all my September friends also!

I was born 9/9/59, which makes me 62 this year. 

Last year, we were fleeing our home, as wildfires raged nearby. The sky was pink, orange, then black. Smoke was so thick we could scarcely breathe. We evacuated five cattle, two cats, and three dogs--and grabbed our passports and precious family photos, along with the kitchen junk drawer, basically. 

The year before that, my band played in our large shop outside, and easily 100 people danced under the maple trees until the wee hours. This year? I'm at the beach with my black lab and husband! I arrived a few days ago, and husband arrived last night, with flowers, some tiramasu, and some godawful strawberry hard cider that hearkened to the Boones Farm Strawberry days. He drank it! I ate tiramasu.

Anyway, thought I'd pull you in to have a virtual party with me. 

 

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Accentuate the positive!

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Love that thought!

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Happy Birthday, Deb! Glad to see you can celebrate safefly this year. I will be 71 and awfully glad to be almost 3 years NED. Quiet celebration here, no family around. Dinner will be at my favorite restaurant who has an ourdoor patio.  Happy birthday to all of the September ladies!

xxoo

Denise 

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Thank you for stopping by to say HB!

Maxster
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I celebrate 73 years on this planet later this month.  I am not sure of plans but it's usually dinner out if it is warm enough to be outside!  Happy Birthday as well to us September babies!

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Great month for a birthday, a transition month to autumn!

ConnieSW
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to you all.  Will look forward to celebrating with you again next year.

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Harmanygroves
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Thanks so much!

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Happy happy happy Birthday and many more!  Enjoy your celebration! 

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I will!

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Happy birthday! Every one of us here NEEDS to celebrate their birthday. They become so precious!

 

Love,

Eldri

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It is surely life affirming to see another birthday with what we all have been through.  Good to see you, Eldri!

xxoo

Denise 

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Its so nice to have something to be happy about, together

 

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How should we do it? announcement on the last day of the month with header "October Birthdays" and let people when their date rolls around?

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Denise 

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We are, after all, holding time dear!

MoeKay
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Hope you're having a spectacular birthday, Deb!! Wishing you many, many more happy, healthy and fun-filled birthdays!!!  That tiramisu sounds fabulous; diets be damned today!!! 

 

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Since our stepson has lived with us for the last month. I'm doing WAY TOO MUCH cooking and eating! Getting back on the veggie and fruit diet I typically follow.

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It is also my daughter's 30th b-day! She is special needs so the theme is "Frozen" as it's been for the last 5 years!

Hope you had a great day--and night!

Deb

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She's got the right idea. What do you do for her birthdays?

You are such a good mommy!

 

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We take her Red Robin, her favorite commercial restaurant and have a themed party--usually just family. The family part is hard because we live in Utah and closest family is my kids in Denver. My MIL and BIL live in Austin and my family is scattered across the SE in KY, GA and FL. This year my son flew in to surprise her and my MIL was up here already. We had fun and lots of cake and ice cream!

Hope yours was great as well!

Deb

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My family pretty much dribbles gifts and dinners out to me, as they can never organize enough to have one event. 

So, Jay and I had a mini tiramasu cake, and he brought me the flowers I'm horribly allergic to (does it every year at least once! it's a tradition!), and then I drove home from the coast to watch GOT episodes with my stepson and open his presents. 

He got me a very cool knife sharpener, and a bunch of house cleaning products that smell like perfume (uh oh). I'm such a products snob. If it's not white vinegar in a glass spray bottle (diluted with water), it's Murphy's oil soap. It can also be Soft Scrub or a lemon furniture spray. Counter sprays? Nope. Window cleaner (the blue stuff) is okay. Anything else, nope. I'm a products snob!

I moved all the "stuff" that smells to the beach house today, and my people who stay here will love having the nice counter sprays, so it's a win. 

For two days, I've been "Goodwill" shopping, which means clothing, and aqua items for the beach house. I LOVE MY BEACH HOUSE in Lincoln City, Oregon. 

Deb

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I have been making do all my life with a fresh hot wet rag, no soap. I do like the foamy stuff for the toilet bowl, I must admit. Cool

Denise 

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Nothing a little soap and water can't fix, right?

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It's nasty stuff, for the most part. A little bleach with hot water is good, in my humble opinion!

Lyn70
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Happy Birthday, Deb

Lovely Birthday wishes with your husband and black lab at the beach. 

The Boones Farm comment brought me back to my hippie days before we became wine snobs. LoL

Celebrate Good Times, Come On! 

 

 

 

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It wasn't really wine, was it?

Now it's all about pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, merlot....the good shizzle!

 

Yep, we're wine snobs, coffee connoiseeurs, cheese champs, and salad susies : )

Julie_123
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Happy Birthday, 

It sounds you and your husband great time!

 

Julie_123
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Happy Birthday, 

It sounds you and your husband great time!

 

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Happy birthday everyone!!!  I hope the day is all about each of you.

MAbound
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A beach day sounds perfect for celebrating! I used to love Boone's Farm Apple wine served at the disco I went to in the late 70's. Boy, does that date me or what?

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....when I was 20!

Yes, it dates you! It dates me too!

 

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May you celebrate many birthdays to come!  Best wishes, Oldbeauty

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Happy Birthday to all you September girls!

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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Happy birthday to all those born in my favorite month of the year! I love September, although I wasn't lucky enough to be born then.

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On the cusp of autumn

Apple harvest

Blue skies and orange leaves

Tomatoes on the vines

School begins. Orange pee chees on the shelves.

The yellow school bus

The rains start here

 

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Hands down. In the Midwest around Chicago where I grew up and Michigan where I live now it just doesn't get better than September. Not too hot, cooler evenings, bugs waning. I try to have my gardens peak in late August and September because it is just so nice to be outside. My bluebirds have fledged and retreated back into the forest, but hummingbird wars continue for the whole month while they guard the feeders as they migrate. I have perennial ageratum that attract Monarchs as they also migrate south, peaking about this time of year. Some years it is like a Disney movie we have so many. 

xxoo

Denise 

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It doesn't get much better than that!  Thanks for sharing the wildlife.  I have so enjoyed watching the birds during the Covid Times!  Best wishes, Oldbeauty

Lyn70
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Happy Birthday all you September gals! 

How about some Birthday updates...

Denise, 

Loved your share of the activity in your backyard.  I could visualize the page turning from the edge on the Disney still as the virtual paintbrush colored in all the bright colors of your garden wildlife. Wonderful World of Color, remember? 

 

 

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A big Happy Birthday to you, Harmany, and to all the September Bday Girls!  Thanks for letting us share in the joy of your special day(s)! I haven't been on for a while. I am enjoying seeing the love given to newbies and am saddened to see some are no longer here to welcome and share as they always so graciously did.  I'm grateful to be able to report that November will be 2 years and I get to go from 3-month to 6-month check-ups. When do we stop scanning and thinking about recurrence...ever? 

Love to all of you in the fight and standing with our sisters who are.

HappyWarrior

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HappyWarrior - it is wonderful that you are coming up on two years! I strongly suggest you read the wonderful poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson that one of our members shared yesterday. I'm a semi retired English teacher and had NEVER read it! ha ha! imagine that (laughing).

It starts like this: 'Write this on your heart..." 

Please throw it in your search engine and check it out. I swear, it may have changed my personal paradigm. 

Thanks for saying hi! Seriously, this has been the worst. year. ever.! but so much better with all of the amazing women here who are such great role models and have so much wisdom.

Deb 2 (Deb 1 is DAK!) 

 

 

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Happy birthday. Deb.  May you celebrate many more.  Cheers.

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Sounds like you had a good time on your birthday Deb 2. That is great. :-) I was visiting my son and his family almost 4 hours away. I was there for a week, but now I'm back. I hate using my phone for things, so decided to wait until I got home to comment on this board. 

Deb 2, I have a September birthday also...10 days after you, to be exact. 9/19/59 is my birthday and I too will be 62 on that day. No plans for me that day though. That's OK. Birthdays are not a big deal to me. However, I am hoping I'll have a bit of a belated birthday "present" and that I'll have good news when I go in the following day for my CT scan and post-chemo labs. I will be sure to post how that all goes down. I have an appointment with my gyn onc the following day...video visit though, not in-person. 

Birthday wishes to you also, Denise. I see your birthday follows just a few days after mine.  Happy Birthday as well to anyone else with a September birthday. :-)

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Don't you love all those nines in our birthdays? I always have!

I did not do too much for my birthday, truth be told. However, it was not like last year, when I lay in my recliner covered with ice packs. 

It was the wildfire time, and I think poison oak was burning and floating in the breeze. Or perhaps I had some major, major stress hives. 

The day of my birthday last year, I was terrified that our home would burn down and my family farm, so dear to me with the trees and outbuildings with my grandpa's tools and totem poles (he carved them) would go up in flames. 

Abject terror!

The year before, I had a party out here and my band played, and we had about 100 people out to party, dance, and sing!

So....it's been a time of extremes. This year, I am well. Better than previous months. How long will my relative health last? Who knows!

But for now, all is good 

Two days and it's YOUR birthday!

We will all look forward to hearing about your appointment on the 20th, and I hope that's a great birthday present for you!

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Lots of September birthdays. Hppay Birthday to you, too! Cool

Please let us know how your scan and labs went. And do something nice for yourself for your birthday! Virtual celebration here for all September birthdays! 

xxoo

Denise 

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My two girls have Sep birthdays--we were stationed in North Dakota--nuff said! One is 9/9/91 and the other is 9/28/93. Lots of nines!

Deb

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