Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Here - Two Big Days!

The first big day, the biggest day of all, is....today's my birthday!  I'd tell you how old I am but then I'd have to kill you.  Just kidding!  Today I'm 66 years old and I'm pretty sure I somehow skipped all the way from 21 to 66 with no breaks in between.  In fact, even though my body is saying 66...66...66... my mind is saying 21...21...21.  I am thanking God today that I'm having a birthday, that I woke up this morning, that I'm able to get out of the bed and that I have family and friends who touch my heart every day.

And just in case you're wondering, or anyone is wondering, I love Italian Cream Cake, Chocolate Cake, Carrot Cake, Plain Cheese Cake, Coca Cola Cake, and on and on.  :)

And what's the second big day?


Today is the first day of the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop!  Friday is my day - I'll be showing you the fall block I've made.  But until then you'll want to be sure and check out the other bloggers who've been working on this project.  You'll find the schedule at Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio (Cherry is the Head Cheerleader for this one) or you can check it out below:


Master Schedule
October 1-10, 2012

Monday 1

Tuesday 2

Wednesday 3

Thursday 4

Friday 5

Monday 8
Tuesday 9

Wednesday 10


I want to say a special thank you to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for dreaming up these Blog Hops - they keep me motivated and creative and productive.  I know it's a lot of work for her and for the Head Cheerleader but it's so worth it to all of us out here taking part, reading and getting inspiration.  

33 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well Happy Birthday!!!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, Friend of mine!!!

mahoo said...

Happy, happy birthday! October 1st is one of my favourite days of the year. Tis my anniversary as well as your bday! Hope we both have wonderful days.

Shari said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! Hope your day is wonderful and marvellous and that the whole week is a celebration.

Marge said...

Happy birthday, Marlene! I love October and October events! Our anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks. Have a wonderful day.

Tracy P. said...

Well Happy Birthday to you Marlene! I think birthdays are still a gift too, and I'm glad to have plenty of people like you in my life who remind me that you're as young as you feel--and act!

My gift to you is I'm finally doing a few tutorials that I hope and think will help answer some of your photography questions in a language you know. You probably won't have time for them this week, it looks like, but they will be there when things settle down. Hugs to you!

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day, keep celebrating!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday. Celebrate each moment and forget the number. Be thankful and jump up and down....or not. Enjoy your day.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope your day and year are wonderful! Celebrate living! ~Jeanne

Jeanie said...

May today (and every day) be full of God's blessings! Happy Birthday!

Julie Fukuda said...

Happy October Birthday! You're not getting older but better like wine and cheese. Put a 3 in front and you can celebrate with me.

Carrie P. said...

Happy Birthday!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Remember age is an attitude, not a number...!!
Happy Birthday

patchouli moon studio said...

Happy Birthday!

Terry said...

Happy Birthday! :0)

Carol said...

Happy! Happy Birthday to YOU! Have a fantastic day!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday, Marlene. Have a simply wonderful one.

ritainalaska said...

many happy returns of the day! enjoy!

barbara woods said...

happy birthday 5 more and you catch up with me

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Happy Birthday, I hope it was wonderful! and I LOVE Coca Cola Caketoo!!

Josie McRazie said...

Happy birthday! And pretty much as long as it has the word cake I too am all in (truth be told not a coconut fan though) oh wait pie I can go for that too! LOL

Sandy D said...

Happy Birthday to you.Yes it is only a number. I wished my youngest Happy 35 today too. She said don't remind me. I said yes but I am the mother of a 35 year old.

Linda said...

Happy #66! I hope you had a great day. I always enjoy stopping by to check on you. :-)

Madame Samm said...

Here i am. Here i am. I left a message thought it was here....our friend said it's Marlene.'s name sake day..... I know....happy name sake day Marlene....may this year bring you all that will have you happy..in friendship always x

Vania Cardoso fernandes said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!
Parabéns para você!!!

Michele said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! I celebrated one very recently too and thankfully neither look or feel my age.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Happy birthday! I'll be 62 in a few months, and while my mind definitely doesn't feel 61, my body (and my mirror) tell me otherwise! ha!

Gail said...

Happy Birthday! May you have many more wonderful healthy birthdays ahead.

sandra said...

Happy birthday Marlene, today is my birthday too and I am 70, my 5 year old grandsons keep my mind young but some days my body feels a lot older. Many blessings for many more happy,healthy birthdays. Sandra

Anne said...

Happy Birthday, Marlene! Ambrosia Bakery makes a delectable Italian Cream Cake. Hope you got one of your favorites. Remember that you're as young as you feel (and you look great)! You are such a lovely person. Have a great week.

Sharon Dawn said...

Happy Birthday and many more!! I hope it was a great one!

Quilt n Queen said...

Happy belated birthday Marlene...wishing you many more healthy happy birthdays. hugs Pauline

Connie said...

Happy belated birthday Marlene!!! I'm like you......my mind says I'm 21 :)