Friday, December 5, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!



















Today is my birthday! The above photo is of me on my 3rd birthday with my Papa. Now it's your turn to say "awwwwww." We are sitting on a toy chest that he built me as a birthday present. How do you like my donald duck slippers? I was a fashion maven in the making I tell ya!

JyLync at A Cup of Joe With a View had tagged me earlier to name 6 random things about myself. I figured today was as good as any. (P.S. Be sure to check out her fabulous blog!) There are rules that go with this - but I'll leave it to you to decide if you would like to do this too!
6 Random Things About Shelley

  1. I am Irish and Lebanese (a volatile mix - eh?)
  2. I had a cat named Harold that lived to 23 years old!
  3. I am a speed reader and can finish a 300 page novel in one evening sitting. (By the way, this skill has not gotten me anywhere in life!)
  4. I used to wait tables at a Italian restaurant when I was going thru school and some of the famous people I waited on were Paul Newman, Steve Guttenberg, Chuck Daly (former coach of the Pistons) and Bill Laimbeer (former pistons player.) I am happy to say that all were very nice and tipped me well!
  5. I am afraid and hate those clown dolls! (Think of that movie Poltergeist!)


By the way, I bought myself a little present from Catherine at Catherine Holman's Folk Art. Be sure to check out her site! What I love about her work, is the stories she weaves for each painting. Here's the one for mine:

Every year on Christmas Eve Mr. Henson drags home a tree through the snow. As he walks through the forest he is reminded of all time spent cutting trees to make their cozy little cabin. Dragging it up on the porch he wraps it with some canvas before taking it through the door. As he anchors it in the tree stand, his wife directs him until it's perfectly straight. The smell of evergreen fills the air along with the scent of Christmas cookies baking in the oven. Mrs. Henson lights the candles on the tree as everyone gathers round to sing "O Holy Night". -Catherine Holman

By the way, Catherine is having a giveaway of one of her adorable cupcake paintings.




Greg and I are headed up to the log cabin on Saturday morning. I heard there's a lot of snow up there!!

35 comments:

74WIXYgrad said...

Although you've already seen my post dedicated to you, I will wish you a happy birthday again. May you get all the blessings you desire today.

Cedar ... said...

Awwww,... that truly IS a cute picture! Happy Birthday to YOU!

Anonymous said...

Oh Happy Birthday!! my son's is next week on the 10th..he will be 16!! yikes!!

I hope you have a great weekend too at the cabin!!

Sandi Keene said...

Happiest of birthdays, Shelley!

Constance said...

Have a wonderful day, it's that one day when it really does get to be "all about you! What a lovely way to spend your birthday! I think you need some more fun house slippers.
Connie

Carol said...

Morning Shelley,
Happy birthday to you! I hope you have a fabulous day & a wonderful weekend at the cabin!
Hugs,
Carp;

Carol said...

Can you tell I was up really late last night.Sorry for the spelling mistake!! Ha!

Smiles,
Carol not carp;! :)

Dawnie said...

Happy Birthday to you! what a great picture.

I like the gift you bought..that is neat.

I'm a speed reader myself and like you--it got me nowhere. In fact its a nuisance isnt it? We can go thru books so fast--we have to buy another to quick!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Happy Birthday, Shelley! Hope you have a wonderful, special day.

By the way, I'm a speedreader too. Drives my hubby bonkers! LOL

Jen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Loved reading the fun facts about you! The gift to yourself is precious. I will check that out.
Have a great day and weekend at the cabin.

Michelle Dawn said...

Love the picture. Happy Birthday!

Tom said...

Happy Birthday you log homer... and on a Friday to boot! Now you can stretch this into your birthday weekend and really get some mileage out of this :-)

My bride taught me how to do that. Happy B-Day and enjoy.

~Tom

SandyVTW said...

Happy Birthday Shelley! Hope you have a great day today and a fun weekend at the your cabin. XXOO

Brandi said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend in the snow at your cabin! Love the picture and the Donald slippers!

Lady of the Mote said...

Have a wonderful Birthday!!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday, I hope that we get to hear what you got from hubby. I may head north here in a couple of hours. Got a couple things here left to do.

JyLnC said...

Happy Birthday to you ~ Happy Birthday to you ~ Happy Birthday dear Shelley ~ Happy Birthday to you!

I'm a speed reader, too. And you're right, that talent doesn't really get you anywhere.

Our cat lived to be 19 and we thought that was a miraculous feat. 23 years - Wow!

Have a great birthday and a great time at the cabin this weekend!

reliv4life said...

Happy Birthday, my dear blog friend!!!!!!!! I hope it is happy and filled with peace, joy, and mostly love - cuz you deserve it all, baby!!!!!!!!!!!

joated said...

Happy Birthday!

Lady of the Mote said...

Thanks for stopping by,
ouch your poor cat,(the tinstel)
again have a blessed Birthday

Laurie Keller said...

Happy Birthday, Girlfriend !!! And I am with you on the Mud Room thing. We have one for the first time and just finished painting, carpeting, and hanging artwork. It's a gallery too and I love sailing through it to the staircase that takes me to the newly finished out basement.

Wishing you a great day! Love from The Prairie. xoxo.

Leedra said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Birthday to you! You are so adorable in that picture!! I love your painting by Catherine. I bought a Christmas one from her last year and I love it. Then this summer I commissioned her to make one for me of my dream studio complete with a vintage lavender truck.

bennie and patsy said...

Ok I am going to sing to you. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you and may God bless and keep you, Happy Birthday to you. LOL you don't know how luck you can not hear me . Singing is not my best asset.

Shellmo said...

Thank you to all my bloggy friends for the wonderful birthday wishes!
And I didn't realize there were so many other speed readers out there too - LOL! Tell me if you come up w/ an idea on how we can make $ with this skill!
All the best to everyone, I appreciate your blogs, your visits to mine and your comments!
Hugs, Shelley

Chris said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you : )

Wish I could come to your cabin in the snow we haven't had ours yet...

George said...

Happy Birthday! I love the picture (and the slippers!!)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

A speed reader, huh???? WOW---I cannot claim that gift...

Hope you have had a wonderful birthday!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

ohiofarmgirl said...

Hapyy Birthday!!! Hope it was filled with jy. Dianntha

Catherine Holman said...

Shelley, I so glad your painting arrived safely. I can't get your links to work for me. It could just be my computer. Love the photo of you and your father!
Hugs,
Cathie

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday! :-)

I found you through Cliff (74wixy).

I love your log cabin. It made me think you might find another blogger I know interesting. She and her partner are kind of building theirs on wheels! They're turning a horse transporter into a wooden home on wheels. She's also a very amazing artist who makes these wild wooden clocks.

http://www.intothehermitage.blogspot.com/

Mom2-2goodboys said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Shelley!

Awwwww...cute picture of you and your Papa. I love posting older pics of my siblings on their birthday's.

I hope you are enjoying all the snow at the cabin.

Mary~

Cassie said...

Happy belated birthday to you, Shelley! I hope it was a good one and that the Lord heaps lots of blessings on you in the year to come.Thanks for all the neat ideas you give us through your blog. You are appreciated.

Bobbi said...

Happy "belated" birthday!!!! Many warm wishes coming your way!