Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Babbling 'bout a Birthday and a Blogiversary

What a great birthday!  I was woken early in the morning by two little fellas presenting me with gifts.  The bigger box was a cool battery powered sweeper for our hard floors.  That was great but the homemade card, homemade book and pinchpot (apparently some kind of primitive pottery) were the best gifts of all!  Handmade gifts from the kids.  I cannot imagine that I will ever receive as special a gift as that!

As the day went on I enjoyed best wishes from my coworkers and friends.  And Facebook....... holy moly Facebook!  If you ever have a complex, just change your birthday on Facebook and you will be showered with comments beyond your wildest dreams!  I made it a point to personally comment on each birthday wish instead of doing the mass status update.  Folks took time for me.  I feel it fitting to take time for them too.  Even if it's just a few strokes of the keypad.  Superstar for a day!  Made me feel special!  LOL!

The afternoon was brightened as one of my coworkers and I got into a conversation about Jerry Clower.  What a genius he was.  It got me fired up so I hit up a few classics on the way home.  I always cackle no matter how many times I hear him.  Shoot up in here amongst us!  One of us has got to have some relief!

When I got home my mom, dad, brother and his GF came over to enjoy dinner and an ice cream cake with us.  I enjoyed having them over.  The boys enjoyed a crowd at the house too.  They got to show off a little bit ;)

In the middle of the birthday frivolity I remembered that it's been right at a year since I started "Back 'er Down."  I mentioned in my very first post that this is a blog that I would truly enjoy even if it wasn't read by a single person.  That turned out to be true!  I think it's helped keep me grounded, focused and honest.  Looking back I've found that I have had some successes and that I still have some work to do in other areas.  Thanks to the magic of Facebook, some other bloggers, a few fellow Kurt Busch fans and a lot of friends I actually have a good little following for this parcel of the Blogosphere too!  That's a nice added bonus.  Y'all keep reading and help keep me straight.  Okay?

Y'all take it easy,



  1. Very happy to hear you had such a GREAT day!! You deserve it!! Home made gifts are ALWAYS the best! ♥

  2. "Knock 'em out Jooohnnnnn!"

    Jerry was the best!

  3. I'm gonna name my next dog High Ball ;)

  4. Happy happy birthday AND blogiversary!

  5. Thanks Rae. I appreciate it!