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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Hip Hip Hoorah, It's Facing50withhumour's Birthday Today!

Hi everyone.  I know that a lot of the wonderful people that follow me, also follow Carol, over at facing50withhumour, and will realize just how funny her posts are.  They really do bring a smile to the face, especially these days, when you hear of such terrible things going on in different parts of the world.

You will also know, from a post I wrote very recently, that Carol has just had her first book published (Mini Skirts & Laughter Lines) as an e book and it will be on sale in paperback as from the 16th September.

Well, it is Carol's birthday today so I opened my little cake shop very early, in order to bake a cake for this very special occasion.  I'm sure she won't mind if everyone gets a slice, so please enjoy and raise a glass today to say :


Now that you're getting older Carol, I'm sure a lot of the following will apply to you, and, don't worry, it happens to the best of us my friend!

  • I'm the life of the party -- even if it lasts until 8PM.
  • I'm very good at opening childproof caps -- with a hammer.
  • I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I am going.
  • I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
  • I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying.
  • I'm very good at telling stories; over and over and over and over...  
  • I'm so cared for -- long term care, eye care, private care, dental care.
  • I'm sure everything I can't find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.
  • I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.
  • I'm having trouble remembering simple words like...
  • I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
  • I'm sure they are making adults much younger these days, and when did they let kids become policemen?
  • I'm wondering, if you're only as old as you feel, how could I be alive at 150?
  • And, how can my kids be older than I feel sometimes?
  • I'm a walking storeroom of facts -- I've just lost the key to the storeroom door!


Bethe77 said...

Happy Birthday to Carol and what a lovely birthday cake it is as well. Thank you for sharing a small slice of heaven with me.
Love all the humor for 50 and over and Im sure Im in that somewhere.
Have a wonderful week Thisisme

BECKY said...

Oh, this was so nice! Happy birthday to Carol. I'll be sure to check out her blog!

Duncan D. Horne said...

Turning 50 is not really as bad as those fun 'facts' assume! Is it?

Duncan In Kuantan

Claudia Moser said...

Happ birthday indeed, but she is away isnt't she? You are so nice Diane!

orchid said...

Happy Birthday to your friend Carol from to, too.
What a wonderful cake for a person who published a book♡♡♡
How thoughtful you are!!!
Blessing to you, Orchid

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Shady Del Knight said...

Happy birthday, Carol, and happy Tuesday to you, dear Thisisme! These zingers made me laugh. They are spot on for those of us who are "of a certain age." Thanks for getting my day started with a smile, dear friend!

Odie Langley said...

Happy birthday Carol and Thisisme you did an awesome job of making my morning with those lines at the end. I loved them all very much. Have a wonderful week.

Desiree said...

Happy Birthday, Carol...I didn't let your secret out...PROMISE! I told no one that it's your birthday today. This is entirely Thisisme's doing!!!

I had a good laugh at these witticisms, Diane and enjoyed my taste of the birthday cake! Pity Poor Carol is not around to enjoy them...since she's In Mourning for her Lost Youth!!!

Des xoxo

SkippyMom said...

Happy Birthday to Carol! Woohoo! And congratulations on her book. :)

You are such a good friend with you birthday wishes and cakes This - and I really like the one you baked for Carol. Yummy!

I had to laugh at the 50 humor - only because I am 44 and a few of them apply to me. giggle

Dizzy C said...

Thanks for the reminder.
I shall pop over to wish Carol a Happy Birthday.


rainbow said...

Thanks for sharing about Carol's Birthday, some people our age say "I'm not having birthdays any more." NOT ME. I'm glad for each and everyone. THANK YOU LORD FOR ONE MORE YEAR TO SHARE WITH ALL MY LOVED ONES. Carol I hope your special day is super great with your friends and family and you have MANY MANY MORE.

rainbow (Momma Lyn)

Bouncin' Barb said...

Great cake This. How many hours did it take you to decorate that? Wow!! I did send her a something in her email. Just because she's off jetsetting around the world doesn't mean I won't find her!!!! haha. You are an awesome lady This!

Belle said...

This is a very nice post for Carol. the cake is so cute and I love the list that describes getting older. Some of those things are very true of me. But I won't tell you which ones!

Sush said...

Happy Birthday Carol and oh Diane that list had me laughing! You are by far the best blog friend to all who are fortunate to have met you!
Hope you are feeling better...lots of love and prayers being sent your way. Along with more sunshine if!


Eva Marie said...

Happy Birthday to Carol! So very nice of you Diane :)

Thisisme. said...

EVERYONE - Thank you so much for all your comments, and I hope you enjoyed your slice of cake. I believe that Carol is spending her special birthday deep in the heart of Russia! "Spasibo"!!

Pat MacKenzie said...

Happy Birthday to Carol and what a lovely cake. Is she now Facing51with humour?

becca said...

Happy Birthday Carol and what a lovely cake you made you are very talented in the kitchen..hehe..hugs

Thisisme. said...

Just had to leave a separate comment for Pat, because I like that. Yes, she will obviously now be known as facing51withhumour. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it, does it?!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

what a beautiful cake you made! happy birthday to carol. i'll pop over to her blog and tell her properly.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Happy Birthday Carol , I hope that you day was fab :-) cannot wait to get your book. x

Hello Diane .. left comment on here as cannot find link to Carol .. I am sorry to read that you have not been well, and that it has taken me so long to send you get well wishes ... I only have my notepad with me at the mo, sometimes it plays up.. Take care xoxo

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Happy Birthday Carol , I hope that you day was fab :-) cannot wait to get your book. x

Hello Diane .. left comment on here as cannot find link to Carol .. I am sorry to read that you have not been well, and that it has taken me so long to send you get well wishes ... I only have my notepad with me at the mo, sometimes it plays up.. Take care xoxo

Gawgus things... said...

Happy Birthday Carol!! Love your new header :)

vintch said...

happy birthday carol! what a sweet fiend you are to give her this special tribute:)

flowers on my table said...

Congratulations on both counts to Carol, what a fabulously funny girl she is! Love Linda x

Thisisme. said...

flowers on my table - Hi Linda! Good to hear from you today. Yes, our Carol is a real star, isn't she, especially at the moment with her new book out. Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment my friend.

Carol Wyer said...

I officially love you! (In a great blogging friendly way of course) What a fantastic surprise and a beautiful cake :)

I am only sorry I couldn't leave you a comment earlier but thans to Stalinist keyboards I couldn't leave any comments.I can type that now I am back safely in the UK!

Thank you - thank you - thank you -you are a very dear and true friend and many thanks to all these lovely people for their kind wishes too. What a great bunch of people you are here in 'blog world'
Carol the ex-birthday girl (girl!)

Thisisme. said...

Carol - Hi there! Glad you were finally able to get a slice of your birthday cake, although I'm sure it's a bit stale now!!! :( Thank you for your lovely comments, and I'm happy that you had such a good birthday. No doubt there are stories to be told!! Eeek!!