Happy – Happy, Joy – Joy!

Today is my birthday (and my blog birthday was on April 15th)! I want everyone to share in my happiness and joy! So, listen to the song, eat some cake, raise a glass, and enjoy whoever you are with!

All I want on my birthday is for you to spread some joy and happiness around your life. Thanks to Ronovan Writes for the inspiration, and sorry I am late with my BeWoW post!


84 thoughts on “Happy – Happy, Joy – Joy!”

  1. I can’t wait to read the Swamp Fairy story. I know you’ve been busy writing it over the weekends, and sounds like you have kept to plan. Well done! I always seem to wander off things I’m suppose to be writing about. Once I get an idea for a post, I just have to write it.

    1. I will email you a copy of it so far if you will kindly tell me if I am making all the connections within the story. This is a first draft, so I am sure there will be much editing later when I am finished. All comments are welcome. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Hi Colleen, I hope you had a great birthday, and apologies for being so late with this comment, but my day did not turn out how I thought it was going to yesterday.

    Many happy returns of the day. We did raise a glass to you last night ,even though John was diagnosed with Chicken Pox yesterday! Don’t worry, he’s getting plenty of TLC from Toby and I.

    Best wishes and love,

    1. Oh no Hugh! Is it shingles? Poor John. I am happy he has you all to care for him. Take care of each other. It has been a stormy rainy weekend, so no barbecue. It should clear out today, I hope. I haven’t walked in days and miss it dreadfully. ๐Ÿ’– Hugs to you both. ๐Ÿ• Toby too.

      1. No, Doctor said it was Chicken Pox, which most of us get before the age of ten. I remember having it and having a week off school. John’s never had it (until now), but once you have it, your body builds up antibodies to it, so it can only be caught once.
        He looks like a spotty teenager, but I know it is not very nice to have. I’ve just got him some calamine lotion to help with the spots. He should be over it in a few days.

        Sorry to hear about the weather not joining in the fun of your birthday, Colleen. What a spoil sport. I hope you have enjoyed yourself though and I’m sure you’ve welcomed in your new year ahead of you.

        1. You know, I have never had chicken pox either. I went through it with all my kids, but did not get it. I finally asked my Dr. to run a test to see if I had it. I was so young when my Mom passed away so never knew. My best to John. Rest and relaxation sounds like a marvelous way to spend the day. Hugh, I have 7,355 words done of my swamp fairy story! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  3. What a breath of fresh air in the blogosphere are you !! You always reflect a spirit of joy and kindness. Ren and Stimpy…perfect song. Happy, Happy , Joy, Joy to you, Colleen. โ˜บ Van

  4. Happy Birthday to a fellow Aries (mine was on the 17th ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Your plan for the day sounds perfect! Wishing you many happy returns in the year ahead! F x

  5. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you….. I hope you have a great birthday and a marvelous 57th year. 57 is a distant memory for me–I guess not that distance, only 6 years ago, but it is absolutely dizzying how quickly the time flies. Continue your joy in life and in retirement. I shall get to retiring, but meanwhile I will continue to enjoy where I am.

  6. Happy, happy Birthday, my dearest and sweetes Colleen! I am late for the congratulation, sorry! But my heartfelt best wishes to you. You have become such a close friend to me and I don’t want to miss you anymore. I am happy to know you and I hope that we can make it possible and meet this year! Have a gorgeous day! I love you from my heart!!! <3

    1. Erika, you must be the sweetest friend anyone could have. I love you from my heart too! Thank you for the great birthday wishes. My day has been stupendous! Thanks for sharing in my celebration! <3 <3 <3

  7. Penblwydd Hapus i chwi Colleen. May you have a wonderful day where your dreams are answered. Wait till you get to my age and find you’ve forgotten what you asked for.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    1. Oh gosh, I know me too! My kids loved that darn Ren and Stimpey! I wanted to wait to link to Ronovan’s Be WoW because it always reminds me of spreading the joy! Thanks Suzie. <3

  8. Happy birthday, dear Colleen. You share this special day with my eldest son, Nick (24). And I baked a delicious chocolat cake for him. Would you perhaps like a slice? ๐Ÿ™‚ *birthday hugs*

  9. Felicitations from myself and the Cloud Colleen! May this day, and those that follow be filled with peace, joys and a great deal of laughter.

    (*That is a favourite song of mine too, winks*)

    – sonmi flying upon the Cloud

  10. Happy Birthday, real life, my dear friend Colleen. This is way better than Blog Birthdays. I hope Ron takes you out someplace very special for dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3 Enjoy. (I do believe you've caught me until mine in December if my memory serves me.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I am 57 this year! Wow, that sounds so old, but I don’t really feel old. It is true what they say, you are as old, as you feel! LOL! Thanks Mark. We were going to barbecue steaks and halibut, (I do Weight Watchers and it is so hard to find decent food in the south – all fried, which I do not eat) however, the rain is moving back in with 3 to 5 inches for today and tonight. We are cozy in the air conditioning, and I am writing my book. Ron is watching baseball today (he used to pitch for the Minnesota Twins) so we are quite happy.

      1. Yes, so, we are the same young 57 for eight months, Colleen. ๐Ÿ™‚

        You’ll get to eat great halibut and steak cooked indoors instead. Fried, I agree, I tire of it even not officially on Weight Watchers but unofficially a weight watcher. I think that’s an age thing, too.

        Ron is a former major-leaguer! The things you drop on me, Colleen! Very cool, to this diehard Mets and baseball fan. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Yes, my dear Ron was drafted out of high school in So. Cal. and played for two years, 1966-1968. He made it to Double A, until Vietnam came along. After 4 years in the military, he decided to make the USAF a career. He just felt like he could not go back to ball after that. Such a shame, he was a natural. A southpaw with a natural 90 mph fastball!

          1. Too bad he lost that chance, Colleen, but he gained other loves, obviously. Good for Ron to have experienced the thrills from 1966 to 1968. By the way, tell Ron that my dear wife Karen and I just got back from our Syracuse Chiefs’ Triple A game this afternoon on a sunny and 68-degree day at our stadium. The Yankees’ Scranton-Wilkes Barre Rail Riders beat our Washington Nationals’ affiliate 6-0, but we had a good day regardless.

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