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It’s my birthday today, May 1

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posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:12 AM
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Hi everyone. I’m not popular enough to get my own birthday thread, so I’m creating one myself.
All is good though. I’m turning 56 years young today. My husband had a stroke in early February, and is unfortunately, permanently in a nursing home. They are giving him top notch care, and are a terrific facility. So that gives me some comfort. And with COVID-19 going on, I haven’t seen him in over six weeks. I do call him twice a day though. Just hearing his voice lifts my spirits. Like everyone else, I’m staying home, except to head out once a week to grocery shop. Otherwise I try to walk 2-4 miles a day, or at least sit out on one of my patios to get some fresh air.

While these times are difficult at times, I am trying to remember to be grateful for everything I have. I have a wonderful home, and family and friends who love me and are there for me. I try to be there for them too. Despite all the bickering I see on this site in general, there are also many who post some awesome things that make me think, smile, or laugh out loud. So I’m inspired by what I see on here. That’s what keeps me coming back.

I hope you all are finding ways to cope with this virus and everything else that goes with it. I’m fortunate to be retired and getting a pension, so there is little impact on my income. I feel for all of you who lost jobs and have no income coming in. I’m also grateful for all the essential workers who are keeping this country running. Without them, we would be in way worse shape than we already are in. I try to keep things in perspective, and try to have some optimism. It isn’t easy, but that’s what makes life interesting.



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: ChiefD

Happy Birthday Chief , have the best day you can in this lockdown world.


I got you a puppy !



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posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:20 AM
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Happy birthday!



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:24 AM
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Happy Birthday Chief, I hope you have a great day, best wishes!!






posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:27 AM
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Some people toot their own horn, and it's a song I could listen to all day....others, it's like a 4 year old with a carnival whistle.



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:33 AM
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Ummm...happy birthday ChiefD...

Let’s all sing...shall we...?

“Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you”

We’ll leave all the fanny paddling to your Hubby when he gets home...

Who knows...might be good therapy...


Be well...





YouSir



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:37 AM
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Happy Happy Birthday, Chief!!!

Celebrate yourself... celebrate spring... celebrate the love that you give and the love that you receive.

Brightest blessings and best wishes today, tomorrow and always!!!



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:40 AM
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originally posted by: Argen
Some people toot their own horn, and it's a song I could listen to all day....others, it's like a 4 year old with a carnival whistle.



Ummm...for some reason my ear heard...kazoo’s...buzzing...but the hoooweeeuuuu...of the carnival whistle imagery is just as mind-numbing...





YouSir



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:40 AM
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Happy! Happy! To You...

Always glad to see another Taurus roaming the board!


Happy Beltane as well!

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posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:43 AM
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Best Wishes on your Birthday.



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:48 AM
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Have a great birthday!!



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 10:50 AM
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Blow out the candles and toot on the horn,
it's been 56 years since the day you were born!



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 11:08 AM
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Thanks everyone, awesome response! Loved the songs, and the puppy!
Feelin’ the love here. Gonna order a pizza and have some birthday beers, sit out on my patio and reflect on happy things.



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 11:11 AM
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Happy B-Day



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 11:23 AM
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Have the happiest possible Birthday, Chief!!!!!



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 11:43 AM
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Happy Birthday!




posted on May, 1 2020 @ 12:11 PM
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Happy Birthday



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 12:12 PM
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Happy Birthday!!!

I'm not far behind you, but I've decided not to have birthdays anymore. LOL

May your day be WONDERFUL!

And I sure hope you are getting the beautiful weather day, we are here in MI!



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by ChiefD

Despite all the bickering I see on this site in general, there are also many who post some awesome things that make me think, smile, or laugh out loud. So I’m inspired by what I see on here. That’s what keeps me coming back.


Well, I mean, you know…I do try my best from time to time lol…


No seriously Happy Birthday!!!…

And 2-4 miles a day is impressive…


Oh and you can pet the Gorilla…he’s safe…lol

Hope you have a Blessed Day…

- JC



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 12:43 PM
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Happy Birthday!









 
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