Friday, November 7, 2008

IT'S OFFICIAL.......

Woooo.....hoooo.... it's official....I am now a SENIOR CITIZEN....sounds quite an important title...far better than the other...old-age pensioner....I am now entitled to my free bus pass and wait for it.....10% off at B&Q on Wednesdays.....can hardly wait.....must make a list of DIY stuff we need and I noticed the other day..my local baker does a special offer for us oldies on a Wednesay....4 buns for 50p...wow.... I can hardly contain my excitement.....    To be honest when I woke up this morning......I didn't feel any different...just another morning like any other....the same old stiff body getting out of bed...still the same old wrinkly face looking back at me from the mirror......OK the body is feeling it's age but the mind ain't...and what is it about this country that we treat old people like second class citizens....just because you have reached the autumn of your life doesn't mean to say you are in your dotage....well let me tell you I ain't ready for my zimmer yet....don't need incontinence knickers....well maybe on the odd occasion when I take a fit of the giggles (any comments from Fiskars buddies will not be published) and intend to keep on living life in the fast lane....My motto is........Life is what you make it and this ain't a rehearsal.......so go for it.....
I can't quite believe it's 60 years since I came into the world in the early hours of a Sunday morning... bum first (breech delivery for those in the know).. assisted by Sir Dugald Baird...a very eminent obstetrician of his day and my Mum almost strangled him when she grabbed his tie during a particularly bad labour pain....and I was named after the Irish Midwife present at the birth....Kathleen (my Sunday name)
I had an idyllic childhood with my younger sister surrounded by animals...dogs...cats and my passion horses.....lots of wonderful memories and some sad ones too........
I have been totally overwhelmed by all the beautiful cards I have received from my bloggy friends and it's twice as special when you are a cardmaker and you receive handmade cards from other cardmakers...must admit to a few tears as I opened them ....each and everyone so special just like the people who sent them...I will post pics later to share with the whole bloggy world....and thank you...thank you....thank you....it means so much to me and you all hold a special place in my heart.  And thank you Gayle for the chocs......you are spoiling me...but hubby thinks it's great...if I am chewing....I ain't talking.
Believe it or not....I am having a little time off today....going to lunch with a special friend....well it's my birthday...all work and no play....makes life very boring.....nothing planned for tonight...this is what happens when you get old...you would rather just put your feet up and relax with a Chinese Takeaway than party ....and my little Sis is under strict instructions "NO SURPRISE PARTY". 
Tomorrow out for lunch with the two special fellas in my life....Brodie and Oliver.    Sis and I have a little jaunt to London planned for early December...so that will be my birthday treat....once the card making frenzy has passed.
Well off to walk "The Budster"....home for a leisurely brekkie and then I need to get tarted up for my lunch date....the polyfilla takes a while to set......don't you know.....  I do have one little concern.....what if Sir Tim...the legend...my craft idol....he who is king.... Holtz should come to visit whilst I am out for lunch....I would be so disappointed to have missed him....do you think I should leave a message on the door telling him to wait....I will be home again early afternoon....."I WISH".....BUT A GIRL CAN DREAM CAN'T SHE...ESPECIALLY ON HER BIRTHDAY.
Catch up with you all tomorrow on Penny Black Saturday.....and then will be back to show off all my lovely cards.....you are in for a real treat....Love Kath xxxxxx
P.S.  I can't believe it....the best birthday present ever....I have just had an e-mail from guess who....
TIM HOLTZ
wishing me a Happy Birthday and I can guess who organised this....you...wonderful..wonderful lady.....

55 comments:

Jose said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope you have many more! go now and enjoy your day
Love Jose xx

Gayle said...

Happy Birthday Kath
Enjoy your day, you deserve it!!!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Mrs Wonka said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a lovely day.

Mrs Wonka x

Macpurp said...

happy birthday , have a wonderful day or two celebrating and many more happy years
hugs xxx

Milly Moo Cards said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATH - Hope you have a really fab day. From the piccies I've seen of you there's not much polly filla needed so don't waste your time!! Love Terri XX

Just call me G said...

Happy Birthday Kath....

Bet when you get back from walking Buddy that you print that email off and frame it!

Enjoy your day, the coming year and many more!
Hugs
Gina

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Kath

I hope you have a fantastic day xxxxx

scotspanda said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Kath
Happy birthday to you!!!!!!

Have a fantastic day my friend, I wish you a wonderful fun filled day!! Have a great time at lunch :)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Zoe said...

Happy Birthday Kath!!!
Enjoy your day!

Zoe x

joey said...

Happiest birthday to you Kath, wishing you a smashing day and much happiness for the year ahead.hugs joey.xxx

CraftyC said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Kath, enjoy your day and how lucky are you to get an email from Sir Tim!!
Clairex

Emma said...

~Happy Birthday~ to a most wonderful OAP!! LOL!
Have a lovey day honey...and are you really surprised that so many people love you?
Hugs Em.x

Jozza said...

Happy birthday dear friend :o) I do hop my card arrived safely....

Hugs
Jozza xxx

ribenaruby said...

New to your blog, come from Gayle's, to wish you a very Happy Birthday! Wow , I've loved reading your entry for today and giggling to myself too.Have a brilliant day!

Desire Fourie said...

A very happy YOUNG birthday wish to you. May this day be very special and the year ahead filled with love and excellent health. You are a pefect example of: 'age is all in the mind'. Thanks for being such an inspirational young spirit. Hope you're also doing a happy dance for all your bloggy friends today. Warm regards from sunny South Africa

Dawny P said...

Happy happy birthday lovely lady xxxxx

Jane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Hope you have a great day.
Jane x

Eveline said...

Hi Kath, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. I'm singing this and it's a good thing you can't hear it. Have a lovely day. I'll post a birthday card on my blog today, especially for you (and then send it to someone else).
Eveline.

Heather "Hev" said...

Happy Birthday Kath :)

A wise women I know always tells me to be grateful you reach your next birthday as many people dont!! Her name is Kathleen too!! (Just dont call her that of course!! It's KATH!! or Mum to me ;)

Enjoy your celebrations!!

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!

Best Wishes and hope you have a Lovely Day!

Hugs Suze x

Sonia said...

Happy Birthday Kath have a wonderful day :)
Enjoy every minute of it.
Hugs Sonia x

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Enjoy your outings and revel in the memories of days past, but remember to make some new, happy ones along the way! Happy Birthday, Kath!!!

Cass said...

Had a wee giggle at your post Kath.

Many Happy Returns and I hope you have the best birthday and get spoiled rotten,as you deserve it.
Luv and Hugs
Cass xxx

Carol said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATH!

I hope that you're having a fab day - and how fantastic is it to get an email from the great Tim Holtz - now that does make it a very special day doesn't it....

Enjoy tomorrow too.....love Carolxx

Unfading Spring said...

Hi Kath,

Hope you are having a wonderful Birthday, and I am so pleased to hear had an email from your idol how cool is that.

Love and hugs from a fellow scorpian. And for everyone who does not have the star sign Scorpio. We only have string in our tails when pushed beyond the limits. Honest.

Carol x

Pascalebrad said...

Whoop Whoop Kath Happy Birthday you wear it well. You are so lucky to have an email from the King of craft! Have a super day and enjoy all the privalages. LOL Pascalex

Lorraine said...

Hi honey so glad you are having a wonderful day & although we aren't with you, rest assured each & every one of you is sending the biggest HIP HIP HORRAY your way.

Hope I'm not that Fiskars person you were talking about in relation to incontinence pads & having little accidents. I mean that has never happened to you while we've been anywhere .... Has it ???? Better be careful I don't end up peeing myself...

Happy Birthday my love
Lorraine xxxxx

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Mrs and here's hoping for many more.

Enjoy your date ;-)

Karen

Margie said...

Enjoy your day! Happy B'day :)

Kim Piggott said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Thank's for giving me a laugh great post.
hugs
kim x

Diane.W. said...

Happy Birthday Kath,hope you have a fabulous day.
Lucky you getting an email from Tim Holtz,WOW!!! :O)X

Dawn said...

Private E-mails from King Holtz - I just don't know!! LOL - Wowee I would have collapsed in a heap!
Hope your having a magic day!
See you back tomorrrrrooooowwww!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Tip Top said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a lovely day off!!

Terrie B x said...

Massive `Happy Birthday` to you Kath..I wish you all you wish yourself and more...Have a lovely time...and
`Massive` Happy Belated Birthday to your DG Brodie to...sorry I`v been a bad blogger of late:)

Sara said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anice said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kath! I hope you have had a wonderful day..you deserve it you're a wonderful lady.
Anice xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hi, Kath.. I wish I could claim credit for the Tim Holtz idea, but I did endorse it! lol.. It was a stroke of genius. It was Paula from Paula's Ponderings... She asked me if I thought it was a good idea, and of course you know I said YESSSSS!!! Before I knew what had happened, she had written to Tim, and he'd replied! :o) Trying to sit on that information for sooooo long has been painful!! lol ;o)

Glad it had the desired effect! lol :o)

Many, many happies, and big hugs to you..

Chris xxx

Lindsay Spencer said...

Happy Birthday!!!

mudmaven said...

Happy happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! ~chris

Paula's ponderings said...

and he felt honoured to be asked quote "I would be honored. please email me her info and I will mark it on my calendar. thanks!



-tim "

I'm so glad it made your day!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

A very happy birthday to you Kath. Hope you have a fantastic day! I wish I'd known!!! Lots of birthday hugs, Lainy xxx

stampingheaven said...

Happy Birthday Kath, hope your having a good one! ( Can't believe I'm posting after Mr TH himself lol)

Tracey said...

Very Happy Birthday Kath! Enjoy your day & have a fab lunch with the boys tomorrow. How fantastic getting an email for Tim too :o)

Big Hugs
Tracey
x

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Kath!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this special day - I hope you've enjoyed every minute!
Love Beth xxxxxxxx

Kimberley said...

Hope you've had a lovely day - your old face ain't that old let me tell you and as you know age is a state of mind which makes you what...... 18?

Happy Birthday.

Love

Kimberley

Kathryn said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kath!!
I hope you had a wonderful day!!
Blessings to you!

Pauline C said...

Happy Birthday Kath!! I know we have only just "met" via the PBSC DTso i didn't know today was such a special day for you, but I'm looking forward to becoming friends :-)hope you have a great day
Pauline x

Peet said...

Happy Birthday, Kath. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Peet

Rosette said...

Happy Happy birthday, hope that you had a great day, and even if we don't know each other.. but crafters are all a "one family"! Hope tou enjoyed each and every moment. Blessings your way!

Need More Time to Craft said...

Happy Birthday Kath, hope you have hav a fab day.
Carole x

Marcea said...

Happy Birthday hun - I feel awful that I didn't realise it was your special day - slap my legs (hanging head in shame). I am glad you had a good one and got your special email :o)
-x-

Chriss Rollins said...

A very happy birthday Kath and sooo pleased the MAN himself wished you a good day too.

Hope you had a wonderful day.
chriss x

Tracey said...

Happy Belated birthday Kath, sorry I missed it yesterday.
Tracey x

Christine (Craftling) said...

53 comments so far.. Wouldn't it be nice if it gets up to 60? :o)

How does it feel to be so loved? :o)

hugs,
Chris xx

Katie said...

Oh, I know I'm late, but I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! Hope this year brings you many blessings!!

Hugs,
Katie

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