Happy Birthday, Hayden!!


I am about to have a new favorite 9-year-old as Hayden gets a year older tomorrow. 
Looking back through those years before she was born, I thought I didn't need anything else.
I didn't know it was possible to be a billion times wrong.
One of the greatest gifts I have known is that sweet daughter of mine.
Happy birthday, Hayden Belle.


Profile photo

Last week it was fashion mogul Mugato from "Zoolander."
Before that, it was Brian Johnson from "The Breakfast Club." 
Now I am going with Cameron Poe from "Con Air," who is sporting what can only be described as having the hairstyle of the gods.
His mullet is quite magnificent.
If you are looking for me to share some reasoning behind those profile choices... well, prepare to be disappointed because I couldn't tell you. 


Quote of the week

 “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Gardening Tips



Friendship Tips


Diving Tips



Thanksgiving Break

I am taking off next week to enjoy some time with the family so I will talk to everyone on Dec. 1. 
Despite COVID-19, I hope you still get to enjoy your Thanksgiving.





Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful weekend.


I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 


"To err on the side of passion is human and right and the only way I'll live."- Pat Tillman, 11/6/76 - 4/22/04 #GoneButNotForgetten 

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  1. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful
    birthday to Hayden!!!
    xoxo :-)

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    1. Thanks, AK! And thank you for the book. Hayden loves it.

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  2. oh sweet mother of pearl, that turkey twerking is disgusting, yet strangely hypnotic.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAYDEN! such a pretty young girl!

    the diving video won't play. and spouse and I snarked at the garden tip.

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    1. The video is being difficult. Not sure why. Thank you, anne marie in philly.

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  3. Wishing you and your family a wonderful birthday and Thanksgiving celebration.

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  4. What a great fatherly thing you said. Beautiful!

    That said, I needed that gardening tip. Just sayin'.

    Enjoy your holiday!

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  5. I noticed the Cameron Poe profile on my blog right off the bat. It certainly is an attention getter.

    I often wonder what life was like before kids. I no longer remember but that is alright because I couldn't imagine a life without them.

    Thanks for the timely gardening tip!

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    1. That hair really gets your attention.

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  6. That little girl has not quit smiling! Have a great thanksgiving.

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    1. She is a happy girl. Thanks, Joanne.

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  7. Happy birthday to your beautiful girl. I have a nine year old grandson, and he adores Calvin and Hobbes.

    My favorite Nicholas Cage movie is Raising Arizona. I think it's hilarious. I may be the only person in the world that does. PS He has a pyramid shaped tower in the same cemetery as Marie Ledoux the voodoo queen is buried. I saw it when I toured the history cemetery. It's covered with lipstick kisses.

    Ick.

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    1. Raising Arizona is a great movie. One of my favorites.

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  8. Interesting gardening tip.

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  9. Happy Birthday Hayden! Brilliant gardening tip there! May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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  10. I hope your daughter, Hayden, has a special birthday and your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  11. Happy Birthday to Hayden, boy she's growing up fast! The gardening tip cracked me up. The video didn't work. So when is Thanksgiving?

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  13. Happy birthday Hayden. Have a happy thanksgiving! Have lots of fun with family and friends!!

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  14. Birthdays are so special when you're a kid. I hope her day was wonderful.
    There were times when my children were growing up that I forgot to recognize what an amazing gift they were. Forgot to appreciate every moment. In the immediacy of paying bills, making sure they were fed and had dental care and shoes and were doing okay, I forgot to appreciate them as amazing people in their own right.

    It sounds like you're not making that same mistake.

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  15. Happy birthday to your smiley girl! The years go too fast, don't they? That gardening tip is hilarious.

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  16. happy birthday sweet girl. You are rocking 9..

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  17. Hey dear!
    I loved your post and already followed your blog! I want invite you to visit and follow my blog back <3

    www.pimentamaisdoce.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I will be sure to visit.

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  18. So glad to be sharing the birthdays with you. Julia is turning 6 tomorrow and I had almost the same reaction to her. Now, I can't imagine it any other way. - Jon

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  19. Happy Birthday to your favorite daughter ;) & Happy Turkey Day!
    Take care, Bea

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    1. She is my favorite, Bea. Happy Turkey Day!

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