Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Me, while reading my email, to my very impressed family:  "Hooray! Qdoba is giving me a free burrito for my birthday!!"

Kyle:  Dang. Now I'll have to get you something else! (Thanks for the birthday laugh, Kyle. I love you :)

Yes, it's that time of year. Today is my birthday. The bad part is that I am now an odd number, and I hate odd numbers, especially the number 47 (though 49 will be worse, I suppose.) Sheesh. Yuck. There's only one way to feel better about this...

For many years, on my birthday, Mom calls my house and leaves a message on the answering machine, singing "Happy Birthday" to me. (I think she just did it one time, out of the blue because I missed her call, but I loved it so much, she's done it almost every year since.) I absolutely love it; it's so sweet and makes my birthday truly special. My "big day" is never complete until I listen to my song.

I dread the birthdays after Mom is gone, so that's why I asked her to let me record her singing to me (cuz I'm just that morbid!) Mom cheerfully agreed!

So, here's Mom's song: Happy Birthday to Me!

And here is an awesome outtake--(Cooper kept crying over Mom's singing.)

Thanks for the present (reading my blog). It's always a treat to have your company :)

46 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! How special!! I was gonna' get you a Qdoba burrito too but I guess I'll just pass ;-)

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  2. Happy Birthday! Your mom sounds like she really is a sweetheart! I hope your birthday isn't too gassy lol....have fun!

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  3. Yeh, have a gas free birthday, but have a blast! 47 is a great age. Enjoy!

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  4. Happy Birthday!! You are rockin 47 ! Omg...I can hope to look that good at 47! Loved your mom singing really special..love your mom!

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  5. Happy birthday! Your mom is brilliant, love it :-)

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  6. Happy Birthday! I just turned an even number and I was glad. :)

    I struggle with a lot of the same issues with my parents--it's truly unthinkable to think of them not being here. :(

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  7. whooo hooo!!! Happy Birthday beautiful lady!!!

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  8. Whoop!

    Your Mom is so amazing!

    Have a beautiful birthday....

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  9. Happy Birthday! Enjoy the day: I hope you are made to feel like a princess! :)

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  10. Happy Birthday to You! Hope it's a great day!

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  11. Okay... First let me say HaPpY BiRtHdAy! :) I loved your Mom's song, and I needed a smile today!!!

    A little humor for the day... Comes from the fact that I downloaded the clip which apparently loaded to the i tunes on my computer... So after the song without warning it went straight into a GodSmack song which left my boys and I looking at each other perplexed wondering how in the world "Happy Birthday" would end with a loud head banging song. We thought you really were mixing it up a bit. :)

    I wonder what my DH will think when he downloads new music to his i-pod for his gym workout and "happy birthday" from your Mom is on there. Oh to be the fly on the wall!!! :)

    Have a great day!!!

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  12. Sweet lady - YOU are the treat.

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  13. Oh. I almost forgot- have a Happy Birthday!!

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  14. Happy birthday, may all your wishes come through.

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  15. Happy Birthday!!

    I think that is the sweetest gift your Mom could give you. How wonderful.

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  16. Happy, happy birthday, free burrito and all!

    I love the idea of your taping your mom's birthday greeting :)

    Lucy

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  17. I hope you have the happiest of all birthdays!!

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  18. Happy birthday Barb. He's the Beatles singing Happy Birthday to You as my present to you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glNjsOHiBYs

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  19. You are still quite young and still raising a family. You do so many nice things for people and you have a great family. I wish you a wonderful birthday!!

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  20. Happy, Happy Birthday, Mrs. 4444! I hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing the gift of your writing with me every day!

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  21. I forget that ours our so close together! (mine was Friday). Hope it is a wonderful day, my friend. And can your mom be my mom too, just for my birthday? :)

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  22. Happy happy happy birthday to you!!!

    I hope your day is filled with all the things you love and all your wishes come true!

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  23. Happy Birthday!!
    And if that's you in that picture over there on the right, I NEVER would have guessed you were 47... I seriously would have guessed 35 :)

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  24. happy birthday, enjoy your special day.http://knowingria.blogspot.com/

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  25. Enjoy that Qdoba burrito and your birthday! Your mom is always a smile winner in my book!!! You have the best birthday ever sweetie!

    God bless and fill your day with birthday celebrations :o)

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  26. Happy Birthday! I love you lots! I see birthdays as our own personal National Holidays! Treat it as such. You have graced the world with your presence for 49 years and I for one am grateful. Even if I hate you for looking so awesome.

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  27. Happy Happy Birthday to you!

    You do look wonderful for your age! I do hope to age gracefully as you do!

    I am an odd number now, but soon to turn an even number. This used to bother my 15 yr old to the max when she was a kid, everything had to be in even numbers, what I got at the store, her number for soccer, you name it, it had to be even or she would freak!

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB!!!! It must be fate, just looked today to catch up on you and family...YIPEE!!! At least no more skirt in the thong!!! Now I'm sure you're going to kick me out :-) Have a wonderful birthday and you look better now then you did 20 years ago!!!!

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  29. Happy Birthday!

    My birthday is this week too. I'm an odd number, 37! :-)

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  30. I hope you had a great day and got to do something just for you!

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  31. Well dang me, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Barb. I hope you go out and celebrate. Your mom is a gem to sing for you, and she has quite the voice. Here's to many more. Enjoy your special day.

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  32. Glad you have had a good day! :)

    My mom sings to me every year as well...my day isn't complete without it either! :)

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  33. Happy belated birthday, Barb! I so love your mom. You are not morbid. You're wise.

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  34. oopps. I'm a day late. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

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  35. Hope you had a very happy birthday, although I don't get why odd numbers upset you--LOL! That's sweet of your mom to call and sing to you every year. I think you will be glad later that you did record her singing; it's these little types of things we miss so much when our parents are gone. I'd say you are being wise and not morbid at all.

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  36. HAPPPPPPPY HAPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!

    HOPE IT WAS GREAT!

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  37. That is so sweet!

    My grandma and whoever was around used to call and sing Happy Birthday to me, too. I miss that...

    Hope you had a great one!

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  38. Happy birthday!!! My dad sings to me every year on my voicemail... recording it is an AWESOME idea, thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. There is nothing odd about you! I hope it was a wonderful birthday. I'm glad you were born.

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  40. Oh- Happy Birthday! And, let me tell you, 49 is not so bad either.
    In your honor, I ran out over the weekend and cheated on my healthy eating streak with a 25 cent Blizzard!
    (Would have mailed you one if I had known sooner!)

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  41. Hope your day was great. My mom used to do that too, but this year all I got was a text. What the heck?

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  42. Happy Birthday Mrs. Many 4's =) lol I hope the day rocked and I guess I won't mail you a burrito

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  43. Happy Belated birthday my dear! I have been so busy. I will put your birthday on my outlook calendar so next year I'm right on time.

    Hope you had a great day!!

    Sorry :(

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