Sunday, January 4, 2009

My Sunday Blessings

So yes, the Queen is another year older. 42 in fact. Gosh that sounds so......OLD!! I don't feel that old. Well actually at this moment I feel older, lol, but that's only because my head feels like it's going to explode. Sinus infection + one icky tooth = headache from hell. Guess I'm going to have to make that dentist appointment after all, and no one fears the dentist more than me!!!! Oh well, I'm just going to have to suck it up, huh??

But I'm grateful to be alive, and to have yet another day (and hopefully more to come!) to be here and with my family. I'm looking forward to this year and having my husband home with me allllllll year long!!! No deployments, no training exercises, home for dinner everyday, HOME!!! I'm grateful for our daughter Isabella who brings such joy to us everyday and is also an endless source of wonderful blog fodder too! I'm grateful to all my friends, "in real life ones" and bloggy ones - who are just as real to me!! I'm grateful for the wonderful home I have, and the fun neighbors who surround it. It's a pretty terrific life!!!

So maybe I'm not "normal". Frankly, I'll take that as a compliment!!! These days it's not "normal" to be a happy, upbeat person....someone who actually looks for that silver lining and expects good things to happen. I'm no Pollyana, but I do believe there's more good than bad in the world and that love really does conquer all!! It IS a happy world, when you take the time to be grateful for all your blessings and can appreciate all that you have been given! Like this:



Isn't that awesome?!?! I love it when my Bellaboo sings.....anything!! So would YOU like to give me a present?? It won't even cost you anything, but a minute of your time! Could you please, please, please.......PLEASE!........turn off the word verification thingy on your blog??? The vast majority of you have it turned on and when I go to return bloggy comment love, I have to type non-words just to get it to stick! That takes time, especially when I usually don't get it right the first time. I'm pretty sure the comment-robot-monster won't attack you!! So just turn it off, ok?
Thank You

33 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Happy Birthday Queenie!!! May you have many more -

I hope you feel better soon.

Mrs. S said...

Happy Birthday!!

Thanks for talking about living life happy, I've been needing to hear that!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! I am a January baby too, I'll be 39 on the 19th.

I think I have my word verification turned off. I hope so.

Have a good one :)

allthingsribbon said...

Many Happy Returns! Have a lovely day!

Jen
Off to check the comment thingy!

Kat said...

There is no way you are 42! You don't look a day over 28! Happy Birthday!

SgtSudsWife said...

Happy Birthday Queenie!! I am finding it very hard to believe you are 42. You look great!

OMG that little Bella is so dang cute. I just love watching the videos you post. So glad your hubby will be home now. Mine is still home for a few days. It has been a great R&R. Almost time to go back to reality. So I will be back to reading and commenting faitfully in a few days. I have missed all my bloggy friends.

Hope you are feeling better soon. I have had a cold for a week and a half and it is driving me insane.

Have a good Sunday! And a Happy Birthday!

Mama Wheaton said...

Happy Birthday! I have sinus thing going on to so I can kind of share your misery. But at least you have Bella to be your silve lining!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

I so agree about the Word Veri... what IS that?

so annoying!

Cassie said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Any big plan today? I'm so sorry to hear that you are sick (I hope you didn't catch it visiting my blog!) ;)

I'm worried about the word verification thing. Is it there to stop rogue comments from spammer thingys? I saw on someone elses blog a couple of days ago, a comment that was extremely dirty and graphic! I would just die, if one of those snuck into my comment section. Oh, I don't know what to do!!!

Kristina P. said...

Happy Birthday, Jeannie! I hope you have a great 42nd year.

And I couldn't agree more about the word verification. I've had only 2 spammers I think, in almost a year.

Kat said...

Happy Birthday Jeannie!

And hey hey 42 is NOT old - the entire 40 decade is a great time ..... when you catch up to me then you can talk about being OLD and NOT before!!

Besides Bella keeps you young.

Hope its a wonderful birthday with many many more to come.

Denise said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Me said...

I clicked over from "Last Shreds of Sanity" to wish you a Very Happy Birthday!!

LadyStyx said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! Hope you feel better really soon. Nothing worse than feeling ill due to not just one problem but multiple ones....even worse if it's a holiday (our birthdays ARE holidays right?)

Cassie said...

Okay. I did it. For you. It's your birthday and you are the Queen! ;)

Heatherlyn Colt said...

Hmmm. That's a pretty big thing to ask for a gift! But I'll do it, just for you. And when you post a comment on my blog without the word verifier thing you will know I love you.

Happy Birthday! 42 is NOT old.

Sorry about the sinus. My sinuses have been very congested. I find that 1/8 C. apple cider vinegar mixed with 2 C. water (and enough honey to make it bearable) really does help, especially if you take it for a few days. I'm sorry about the dentist. I HATE going to the dentist. But I'm grateful that someone can fix the problem without causing me too much pain. :)

Heatherlyn Colt said...

I turned off the word verification thing, but my husband says that there are ways that people scan the internet just for sites without them, especially linked sites. So IF one of those things does get me I will turn it back on. But it is off for now.

bloggingexperiments said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad I wasn't able to visit your blog yesterday (when you were the comment before my on SITS). Otherwise I would have missed the opportunity to wish you a very happy birthday on my first visit to your blog!

and btw...I hate word verification too! :)

John Deere Mom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you feel better and can celebrate!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Happy Birthday! I turned off my word verification thing a few days ago when you mentioned it on SITS. I don't like typing it in on other people's blogs, so why should I make them verify on my blog. Hope you feel better soon.

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday Queen Jeannie!!!

Sorry about your head on the verge of explosions. It could be just a bad sinus infection, which is just causing pain for your teeth. That happened to me once. I though I hurt my tooth, my left side of my face hurt and felt like it was on fire and it turned out to be a bad infection in my sinus, so all I needed was antibiotics:)

Still, have a great day!! 42 is the new 30:)

babyrocasmama said...

Well Miss Jeannie, I turned off my word verification a few weeks ago when you asked me to do it. So that was an early B-day present, I guess. LOL

I hope you feel better. The flu gods hate me right now. Is there nothing worse than waking up with cotton mouth because you had to breathe through your mouth all night? YUCK!!

I hope you get all taken care of with the dentist & your headache. I also hope the dentist isn't as bad as you fear it will be.


Shan

The Rambler said...

Happy Birthday!!!

It's my sister's today as well! :)

Love when the little ones sing!

Veggie Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty. And I turned off that annoying word verification thingy, too, a couple of months ago. I was becoming so annoyed with others' blogs, that I figured they were just as annoyed with moi! BTW, I've got a Giveaway goin' on at my place...please drop by and put some POP! in your New Year!

Young Momma said...

So - after scanning through a million paragraphs of comments - I feel like my comments going to suck! lol Happy Birthday!!!! I can at least tell you that I turned off my Captcha word verification, too! It doesn't bug me too much to have to do it - but I know it really bugs some of my readers - so I got rid of it. :) Hope your day is AWESOME!

AndreaLeigh said...

oh, i totally agree about the word verification thing!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Punkn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE TO COME!!!!!

(and I agree about the stupid comment verification thingy... turn em off!)

The Wife O Riley said...

Happy Birthday!

Cynthiaa said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Mary said...

Happy Birth-a-day dear Jeannie!!!

ChicagoLady said...

Happy Birthday! 42 is NOT old, because that means I'll be old in two years, and that is absolutely NOT happening!

Bella sang Happy Birthday to you so well! What a nice thing for her to do for you.

Melodie said...

Happy Birthday, Your Highness!!

I hate the word verification, too. Especially when the people also have to approve your comments first. If they're screening their messages, can't they just delete anything crazy that comes through? Why do they need word verification, too?

My Two Army Brats said...

Happy Birthday! I really would have never thought 42! I was thinking maybe it was a type and you meant 32? Hmmm........ Hope you had a great day!