Thursday, October 3, 2013

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY......I'M GOING TO HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!


I turn 67 today.....and actually I feel better as the years accumulate.  Since I've gotten older I actually have decided that I will celebrate each day during the month of October...just being grateful for being healthy and alive.  


I hope each one of you who follow this little blog of mine celebrate each day along with me....

Here are some of the things I have planned for my birthday month:

1.  Listing our current home the end of the first week in November.  We are pretty excited to be moving into a little smaller spot as it means less work and maintenance.  We just want to be able to live more and work less.  Although we still have not found our new spot.....we know it is out there.  

2.  Taking a 15 day cruise on the Rhine from Amsterdam to Budapest.  We will visit 5 countries along the way.  One of the stops will be in the place I was born....Nuremberg, Germany.  My  family  left Germany right after the war...when I was quite young.  Memories are almost non existent for me during that period of my childhood..but I am excited to see this city.

3.  Begin hiking with our neighbors across the street.  We have a new hiking area opening out where we live....flat, not at all rocky or hilly....a perfect spot for Brad and I to begin.


4.  Have dinners and lunch with friends while we are here.....before we leave.

We will be gone from October 17th till November 4th.  We are traveling with some friends from Idaho so it should be a great trip.  Won't be posting for a while as we are busy here getting ready...but hopefully will be able to share lots of my exciting adventure when we return.

Once again, a big thanks to all of you who stop by to see me when you can.  I feel so fortunate to have found friends through blogging, and it is so very enjoyable to see what is happening in everyone's  world.

hugs from me to you,

Jo


26 comments:

  1. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO! I wish for you all the most magical moments you can live for the entire month and then to continue! lolol...why stop!?.....have the best time.....hugs, lady

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  2. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Jo,
    Happy Birthday to you.
    Wishing you all the best. Happy birthday, dear friend.
    Mary

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  3. A very happy Birthday Jo and hope your birthday month is the most enjoyable in every way. Pam xx

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  4. happy happy, you are such an inspiration! have the best month!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Jo! You have the right attitude and an air tight plan! Your birthday month is going to bring you much happiness and many memories. I love how wise we get as we get older!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Happy Birthmonth Jo. I'm glad you're celebrating every day. And those celebrations you have planned sound like so much fun.

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  7. Happy Birthday!! Hoping your special day (and month) are great!
    Always, Queenie

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  8. A happy birthday to you and may you make many happy memories on your trip.

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  9. Happy, Happy 67th to you, Jo! Enjoy every day of the month (or the year for that matter). I hope your trip is even more than you hope for- xo Diana

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  10. Happy birthday! What a wonderful month you have planned! Big changes too. For a lot of years I thought our house was too small, but now I'm glad it's not any bigger! Best of luck finding a new place. I hope it's wonderful. But have a great trip! (So nice that I share your mother's name! Thanks so much!) :0)

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  11. Happy, Happy Birthday, Jo! 67 is a wonderful age to be. Enjoy your River Rhine cruise -- it sounds fabulous!

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  12. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and I am singing a birthday song just for you. Have a wonderful celebration, Jo.

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  13. Happy Birthday my fellow Libra! My birthday is Sunday.

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday , Jo!
    Hope you had a lovely day and YES keep on celebrating!
    Hope you have luck looking for a New Home and may you have a wonderful trip!
    A big hug

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  15. A HAPPY HAPPY HEALTHY BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!
    Dear Jo, I wish you a magnificent birthday month....what an amazing adventure you have planned!
    We are so blessed by you, your wisdom, your friendship....
    Celebrating YOU!! :)
    Sending love and birthday hugs!
    xoxoxo,
    - Irina

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  16. Happy Birthday,sweet friend. I
    I am always going to be older than you , Is't life wonderful.
    Smiles, Dottie

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  17. Thank you, dear Jo!
    Blessings to you....
    Love and hugs,
    - Irina

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  18. Jo, it sounds like you are going to have such a wonderful month! Have a lovely birthday. I will be busy doing a lot of work for school--maybe I can relax during my birthday month--November. Enjoy your trip!

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  19. Have a wonderful Birthday MONTH, Jo!
    Your plans sound great. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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  20. Happy Birthday Month Jo!
    BEAR hugs,
    victoria!

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  21. A belated happy birthday Jo.
    Have a wonderful month travelling with friends..
    enjoy it all. Its a wonderful age to be.
    xxx val

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  23. Oh NO! I'm what...10 days late! Shame on me for not keeping track :( Well, at least I can say Happy Happy Birthday/Month and wish you many, many more days to celebrate. And hope you and Brad have a wonderful time with your friends on the trip. I know it's a special one for you... xoxo

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  24. Belated birthday wishes to you, Jo! Is sounds like you will have a wonderful birthday month. Enjoy! xx

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  25. I love your blog. .JUST going to spend time reading thru your beautiful place here. Thanks for joining me on mine. I LOVE making new friends and bloggin sisters. I WILL Be a regular .. HUGs and blessing for this beautiful fall season

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  26. scmplayer.net is where I found the birdsong you enquired about - thankyou for visiting my blog - safe travels. Betty

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