Thursday, November 19, 2009

Friday Thoughts

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Autumn is in full swing and winter in just around the corner. The leaves have turned and now have fallen, leaving most trees bare. Skies are overcast, and there is a definite chill in the air. So, I thought I'd post a sky from a brighter day earlier this year.
Our Christmas shopping is in full swing and mostly online. I have bought our daughter's gift and my bride has two of the grand daughters covered, and I now have my marching orders to get a laptop for the oldest grand daughter, but that's a whole other post. No rush, no crowds, life is far. I don't know if my bride and I will be getting each other any thing. Honestly, there is nothing that we really need. We have been truly blessed, and for that, we are very thankful.

And neither of us colors our hair!

Hmm...since this will be posted Friday, Nov. 20 I will celebrating 63 years of life on this planet! Yep, it's birthday time again. Time flies when you're having fun. It travels faster as you grow older. Trust me. Still, life has been very good. I have nothing to complain about and more blessings than I can count. I think my bride and I will celebrate with dinner at a local restaurant. If I could, I'd do a movie marathon with the grandcrew on Saturday. "Disney's Christmas Carol", "Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs", and "Where the Wild Things Are" are all playing at the same multi-screen theatre. That would make for a full, and expensive, afternoon and evening.
So, what do I do for an inspirational song this week? I know, I know, don't play Christmas music before Thanksgiving. Typically, that is the rule at our house. The Friday after Thanksgiving I change the CD's in the car to Christmas music and leave them there until New Years Day. However, it's my birthday party and I can play whatever I want. So there! I am blessed, and there is much joy in my life right now. For that I am ever grateful to the source of that joy, God Almighty. A Christmas song came to mind, "Joy,Joy" the title cut from David Phelps' first Christmas album. Enjoy.


  1. Hubby and I don't need anything either. We love giving to everyone else though. We too are blessed. It's a wonderful thing.

    I love it that you used the word Christmas. Just saying. Love the O Holy Night too.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  2. You two are a lovely couple, the time together forming such a strong bond. You are to be congratulated for your longevity, and your blessings. And you know the blessings were a gift, together you travel. And you don't even look your age, gray or not!

  3. Happy Birthday..and the cloud is so wonderful and amazing!

  4. So nice to read about those who are blessed and not shay about saying so. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and blessed Christmas season.

  5. Happy Birthday! May the rest of your days be as filled with gratitude for your blessings as this one! God bless you!

  6. Happy birthday. I hope the skies are beautiful on your special day.

  7. Happy birthday. You have the same age with my mother. You look so great with your wife.

    Mine is up too.

  8. What a sweet photo of you two, lovely clouds you've got too.


  9. What a beautiful and sweet photo of you two. Lovely sky shot too!

    I am sharing some of my sky shots during our road trip.

  10. A sweet post. Happy birthday! I went to see A Christmas Carol the other day with two of my daughters and it was fantastic!!! I would strongly recommend that you see it. If you haven't seen a 3D movie in a while you are in for a big treat. If you wait to see it at home you will miss much. Have fun on you special day whatever you decide to do.
    And, I must admit I am one of those who listens to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. But, only when I am alone so as not to bother others.

  11. I was about to say the clouds are beautiful but the photo of you and your bride is even more lovely

    Happy Birthday!!

  12. Happy Birthday! Those are some fabulous clouds you shared with us. Hope you have fun this weekend no matter what you do, though that movie marathon sure sounds great. ~ Calico Contemplations

  13. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you had a great day! I also wanted to thank you for your kind and encouraging words over on my blog today! You are a blessing!!!!!
    Oh, and tell your lovely wife she looks beautiful! You look pretty good too! (grin)

  14. Happy belated Birthday! Our son was born on Nov. 23. We didn't have his cake until yesterday. but he didn't mind.

    You and your wife look so happy. You are indeed blessed.