Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Cascade of Cards

I have a birthday -- a milestone birthday -- coming up this week. And all month my running friends (mostly Pam) have been deluging me with birthday cards.
And some not-birthday cards. As the cards started to arrive in the mail, I felt guilty. I mean, was Pam buying the cards, plus shelling out for the postage? Even at the dollar store, that would get expensive.
Some of the cards weren't about birthdays, like this one that shows a horse biting the back of a boy's head.
Or this one with the bulldog watching the goldfish.
Inside each card, no matter if the message was about the loss of a pet or getting well, my upcoming birthday was mentioned.
Today a card arrived that congratulated me on the birth of my baby, and Pam wrote "Sorry I'm late." Only 16 years too late since my youngest is 16! But, as you can imagine, it made me laugh.
The card below seemed very appropriate for my arrival smack dab in the middle of middle age, with an adorable toddler who looks better with the pudgy thighs than I do.

After Pam confessed she was behind the cards, along with Stephanie, she admitted that, getting ready to move, she discovered a closet full of cards she had bought through the years intending to send to friends and loved ones. That's why the cards had a variety of sentiments rather than just birthday cards. Pam helped me feel less guilty about all the money she might have spent on cards just to make me smile.
Thanks, friends for the birthday wishes and all the birthday cards that have kept my mailbox full every day of my birthday month.


ali naqvi said...

Funny post..but really different thanks for sharing..!! Plastic cards

Linda said...

What great friends you have. Have a Happy Birthday! I hope it's great.

Louise said...

What wonderful friends! Such a thoughtful way of saying Happy Birthday. Congratulations on your milestone birthday! I'm having a milestone birthday later in the year too- it must have been a great year....

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hmmmm "smack dab in middle age". The question is do you plan to live to 80 or 100?? LOL

I had the milestone birthday in December as well, but I'm "over the hill, but still feeling young".

Have a happy happy!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Very funny, Paulita! You are blessed with some very creative & humorous friends.

Happy Birthday, may the best be yet to come!

Suzie Tullett said...

Happy Birthday, Paulita, and what lovely friends you have.

Like your friend, I often buy cards with the intention of passing them on. Most of the time I end up keeping them though, because I like them too much. The humourous ones are my favorite x

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

That is a delight and what a treasured collection of dear friends.

As a blog friend... Happy Birthday to you!! My sisters and I have a few cards that we recirculate, particularly the one about "mom's favorite."


Martha Eskuchen said...

This looks like it was fun. Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What fun! Hope you had a lovely birthday, I am now following you and will add your blog to my authors blog roll. :)

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