Monday, January 25, 2010

My Birthday Wish

Today is my 33rd birthday. So far I've celebrated by cleaning the kitchen, vacuuming, and washing clothes.
My birthday happened to fall on a Monday - the day we set a few hours aside for me to do some of the cleaning that I just don't have time for during the work week. I love it.

I get that immediate sense of accomplishment. I see results. I finished a task.
Oh how that makes my heart happy!!!!! In my line of work it can be months before I can check a project off my list. All the while it nags at me and weighing me down like a ton of bricks that projects are waiting for me. Don't get me wrong, I love love love my job, but I also love that instant gratification that comes with checking something off my list. So when Mondays roll around I am happy to pick up my dust cloth or a basket of laundry....even on my birthday.

I don't have any great birthday reflections for today....maybe another day. Instead I want to share my birthday wish with you dear readers. What I want for my birthday this year is to hear from you. How did you happen to find me here in BearCountry?

I will donate 17 cents (enough for one meal through Feed My Starving Children) for every person that leaves a comment on this post in the next 24 hours. (FMSC is the same organization I blogged about last week when 39 bloggers packed meals for FMSC.)

And now it's time for the rest of my birthday celebration....the kids are helping me make frosting for a cake. We'll see how much of it makes it onto the cake......



    I found you through MckMama, and I've been hooked since. :)

    I saw a movie (Pieces of April)once where the girl did something, then put it on a list so she could check it off.

  2. Happy birthday!!!

  3. helping give 17 cents...You know I found you through Amy....I wonder how she found you? Maybe she'll share...
    So glad she emailed me that day, and that I went out on a limb and introduced myself to you! Oh the ways of God! Who can know them?

  4. Happy Birthday today is my little man's 2nd birthday.What a good day to have a birthday!


  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! Dwight

  6. I must have first "found" you when you guest posted for while Stellan was sick. I think. I don't remember now :-)
    Anyway, I found your blog and thought, "I think I've been there!" And, sure enough, I was just there the day before and had seen your daughter at the beach. I remembered her hair. So 1 beach in the middle of farmland + curly-haired cherub = park not to be named on this site :-)
    So, I sent the link to Kristina and she agreed. I'm so glad you connected. Some day, when we're in Bear Country, I'll introduce myself. We're not too far west of you. Happy Birthday to you!

  7. I found you through Mckmama. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  8. Happy Birthday! I believe I found you through MckMama, but I'm not sure :)

    Enjoy your blessed day!

  9. I found you through your book "Alphabitty Moments" but I don't remember exactly how I happened upon it. I'm glad I did though...HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope you have a blessed week and a wonderful birthday.

  10. I met you through mckmama.
    Happy birthday! I turn 40 this year, be lucky yours is only 33!


  11. Happy Birthday...I found your blog through Tiffany's blog 'A Moment Cherished'. What a neat way to give back on your birthday!

  12. I love the idea of giving on your birthday! And to such a great cause.

    Honestly, I can't remember how I found you (this happens a lot with the blogs on my Google Reader). I am about 99.9% positive it would have been through a link off another blog, but I know it was not McMama like some of the other comments were. Someone else must have mentioned you and included a link to your blog and I have been here ever since! Sorry I dont' remember how I got here!

    Have a wonderfully Happy Birthday!!

  13. Happy Birthday!

    I tried the picture enlargement and posted it! Loved it! You can do see it if you want @


  14. Hello Carrie!

    Happy Birthday!

    I believe that I originally found you on MckMama's blogroll or through her site... but she doesn't have one a blogroll listed anymore...

    goodness. sorry for the rambling.

    I hope that you have a wonderful birthday, and thank you so much for the donations to fmsc.- how fantastic!

    I will be 33 in September- I'll have to check in and see how it is! :)
    take care!


  15. Happy-est of birthdays to you!!

  16. ...that way 4 children will be fed at least one meal! You're awesome in all that you do. Don't let anyone tell you different!

  17. ...I'm leaving one comment for each of them...

  18. ... and since I have four kids...

  19. Happy BIRTHDAY!
    Well, I think I told you last week when we met IRL that I found you last year about this time when I was beginning work on my first ever blog book. I was going to have you do mine...but the waiting list was so long-and for some reason I thought I could hit slurp, then publish and a beautiful book would appear on my doorstep in 5-10 days! HA!
    I am soo glad we finally met in person and I look forward to getting to know you better.

  20. Happy Happy Birthday To You!!!! I don't even remember how I came across your blog but I am glad I did because you made my daughters amazing baby book and I could not love it any more!!!!!

    Hope you had some frosting for your cake!!

  21. Happy Birthday Carrie! I'm glad you were able to do something you wanted today...even if it was pretty routine:)

    I found your blog through the Cupcake 10 blog and I love to stop by and visit you!

  22. Happy Birthday!

    I found your from Lisa at MY JOURNEY THROUGH INFERTILITY

  23. happy 33rd bday! i too cleaned for my bday and it like such a great accomplishment. may this year be filled with laughs, love and great adventures.

  24. Today is my daughter's birthday too!!! :) Happy Birthday!

    I think I found you through Mckmama! Love your blog :)

  25. Happy Belated Birthday!

    I think I found your site thru another site I follow.

    Cindy in Tennessee

  26. Happy Birthday, I know I am commenting a little late BUT I wanted to let you know how I found your blog...but the funny thing is that I am not so sure how I found your blog. I think I was blog hopping and stumbled across your link on someone else's blogroll. Then I saw your cute layout (the last one) and wanted to read more.

  27. Happy Belated Birthday Carrie.

    (I didn't check my blog yesterday for updates, hence the lateness). I found you through McMama and keep coming back to see what everyone is up to in Bear Country. I love reading about Brother and Sister Bear.

  28. A very happy (slightly late) birthday to you, Carrie! I hope you had a wonderful day!

    I honestly forget where we "met", but I've been enjoying your blog for some time now. :)

  29. Happy Birthday! Hope it was a blessed one! Found you through MckMama :)


  30. Hi, Carrie!

    I, for one, did not find you via MckMama (although I've now discovered MckMama because of you). I found you from ECFE class - I'm the stay-at-home dad to Claire. Great blog!


  31. Hi!! I found you through MckMama-and her Twitter today. I've been her before though. Love Feed My Starving Children! We're packing 1.5 million meals at our church starting today through Sunday. They have over 6,000 volunteers. It is a great organization!!

  32. Happy birthday! I too found you through MckMama. Love what you are doing... thanks.

  33. Happy Birthday! Good luck on your fundraising!

  34. Hi Carrie,
    Sorry I didn't make it on your birthday...but you know I thought of you and hope to see you soon. It's hard to believe my baby is 33 years old. Does that make me GrandmamaBear? I know, it's grammagayle. :o)

    May you have a blessed 2010 and more.


  35. Hope you had a great birthday!


  36. I've been out of it because of the flu, so sorry I missed your birthday! Blessings for another great year!

  37. Happy Birthday...a little late! We're now the same age...for a few months at least.:)

    I found you because of Jennifer. But I kept comin' back because of YOU.:)

  38. I know I missed the deadline but I wanted to say happy birthday. I think I found you because you found me, but I'm not sure, either way hope your day was great.


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