So yesterday I had one of those sad days, the prospect of a birthday alone was like a huge big fat cloud of poop waiting to dump its load on my head. (Picture it so you really feel sorry for me..go on..I’m waiting…………..Thank you).
I knew the girls would be in school and Lee would be in work. I have no idea why it hit me this year and not others. I think it was due to our little trip to the UK. Spending time with people you care about and having to leave again kind of pulls on the old heart strings every time. Would have been nice to spend my birthday with my Mum and Sisters popping in. That’s life though, we make sacrifices here and there. Anyway it is not all doom and bloody gloom people! Life’s what you make of it so it is entirely fabulous! *shakes oneself*
Why do we find it so much easier to moan and judge and wallow in self pity? It takes a great person to recognize the negative emotions and try to turn them about face. Go on misery, on yer bike, I am made of stronger stuff, beat it, only sunshine and smiles (and the occasional sarcasm as life would be boring without it, don’t you agree). Flipping waffling again aren’t I. The purpose of today’s post is to reply to my birthday messages individually. *Sigh* I WILL reach that goal!!! Shortly…..
I was sat scrap-booking with Mischa yesterday late afternoon and the familiar sound of that little Honda civic pulls onto the drive, which in itself makes me smile inside. Lee comes through the door and calls me downstairs, when I get there he holds out a HUGE round balloon and taps it, said balloon then proceeds to rock out a Happy birthday tune. How to lighten your lady’s mood in one easy step. *smiles*
This morning a message from the school district announced all schools were closed due to the current snow and forecasted freezing rain so I was treated to breakfast in bed, Belgian waffles and fruit by Kayleigh and a nice cuppa from Abbie. Mischa brought the cards and presents through and we all sat eating in my bedroom.
I had some lovely gifts. Got my big pressie when we flew out from Heathrow on Monday, Lee (together with Jeanette and Rogie) bought me some Dr Dre ‘beats’ headphones, I am not gonna lie to you people, they are the dogs gonads!! I could hear the layers of music and individual sounds coming together, I was like a kid at Christmas using them on the plane for the first time. You have to try some! Trust me.
Right so the reason I lured you all here today like the pied piper of blogs…..
speak soon xxxxx and have a fab day tomorrow, you deserve it
I met Alison at a football match our girls were playing in, we probably had soggy wet feet and numb fingers (as was the usual footie weather), we ignored our uncomforts and engaged in one of our first deep conversations, then ran into each other at a past life regression talk. Alison is a friend on a soul level, and i mean that our conversations go so deep if a Harvard graduate walked in 3/4 way though our chats he’d think we were really clever, and we are of course. Alison is one of those friends you can sit with in silence and just relax. We rarely sit in silence though. Thank you for your reassurance and birthday message Alison X
Heather Doerksen Spenst I hope you have the bestest birthday ever!! You Deserve It!! Love and Happiness to you always! When are we going for your Birthday Dinner? 🙂
One of my first friends in Canada whom I met at Kayleigh and Abbie’s first school here. We’ve been friends ever since, we party together every new years, go ice fishing every year (counting down the days to this years!!). Heather has a heart of gold and will go out of her way for anyone. Thanks for your message Heather x
Jo Pardoe about an hour ago near Vancouver
Happy Birthday Kelly!! Have a wonderful day!
I met Jo through her Mum Jane, who came to rescue me from the Hotel when we first arrived in Canada and I didn’t have a car. They are from Godmanchester near Cambridge and still live nearby here. Jo is getting married this year and she is a fabulous artist http://www.jopardoe.co.uk/. Thanks for your message Jo x
happy birthday hun xxx
Nathalie used to work for me on Paragon fashions in Allders department store, not sure we should have called it fashion but hey it made Bay trading look good next door! We had some fun times. I remember coming in one day to ransom note taped to one of my mannequins and the other mannequin gone lol. Thanks for the message Nat x
happy birthday ! love you lots ♥ hope everyone spoils you :3
Emma is a member of the family whom we got to know over the summer. They came and joined us at missezula lake (Missezula sounds like a tribe doesn’t it, or a candy. Now imagining a lake filled with jelly tots..oops, sorry, are you still there?) Emma also gives good hugs xThanks for your message Emma x
Happy birthday from the missus and I
I met Rob on the very first night in Canada, he was staying in the same hotel as us having just come out from Cambridge too. His wife and the wonderfully full of beans Lizzy followed shortly. Rob is a vocalist in a band. I love wasting away endless hours with his wife putting the world to rights. Thanks for your message Rob and Cheryl :o)
HAppy birthday kelly!! see you later ♥
J is a talented dancer and daughter and friend of Abbie’s. Dinner Sat night don’t forget! Thanks for your message J M x
Special Birthday wishes to a special Birthday girl! Hope you have an awesome day!
Harry is a newly acquired family friend. We are lulling them into a false sense of security so we can steal there dog in the summer and then move so they can’t find us. ;oP Oh and important bit of info, Harry makes killer cocktails #regularlyratarsedathishouse. Thanks for your message Harry :o)
Happy birthday Kelly!
Have I confused you with lots of Emma’s? are you wondering which one is you? I am emitting all surnames of people below a certain age to protect privacy. Emma is also a family friend, we have know her family since we came to Canada but she likes Justin Bieber (she is really lovely, don’t hold that against her). Always smiling. Thanks for your message Emma x
happy birthdaay mummyy, iloveyousooomuch♥ thanks for everything♥
love from your favourite child ^_^ <3333
No introduction needed. She is slightly batty. Going to be one of those crazy ladies that lives in the middle of the woods with 13 cats, reads cards for a living, crazy hair. Bendable like this guy
If she was hogging the sofa I could probably fold her up into a box and she could watch tv from the top of the bookcase (social services- I am joking- she is lovely). Wonderful heart and makes me proud. Thank you for your messages baby X
happy birthday, hope you’re enjoying your day. X
Duncan is one of Lee’s cousin’s who I met at one of the BBQ’s Jeanette & Rogie had. I loved the group of people i came to know and love back then, still have great times and have added a few more amazing people since then (also dropped off some dodgy ones -again I am kidding- don’t go having a cow). Duncan is probably wondering why i am taking so long to mention his dancing skills, he is like Shakin Stevens in Armani. Likes to rub his bottom once in a while on the dance floor. ;oP Thanks for your message Dunc :o)
Claire Bennett Prev Steptoe
Happy bday gawjus ladyee! Ave a fab day lv claire,katie n ellie xxx
Used to frequent the Pepperpot Inn with Claire a long time ago and spent a bit of time at the Steptoe house. She was always smiling and used to say “come on…. fanny” a lot, mainly to get me to hurry up. She moved closer to me when i moved to Cambridge, so i moved away…am kiddin!!! Love you Claire Bear X Thanks for your message x
Happy Birthday Kelly! I hope its amazing and you have a fantastic day! Enjoy yourself! so glad our families are friends 😀 Love you! ♥ xxx
Good friend of Kayleigh’s and sister to Emma. Likes to sleep the same hours as a vampire and Dances…A LOT. In fact I am amazed her legs haven’t fell off yet she Dances that much ;oP Thanks for your message Meaghan x
happy birthday kelly hope its a great day 🙂
Met Claire back in my skating days, when we had a Canadian on our local team in Wales who won her heart and eventually whisked her off to Canada (Toronto). Always has lovely things to say. One of life’s kind hearted souls. Now a hockey Mom. Thanks for your message Claire, Happy Anniversary, remember your Engagement party well x
Sharla Boyle Hardie
Happy birthday!!!! Hope your day is amazing!
Met through the girls first school. Amazing hair, some people call it crazy hair, natural thick curls, just fab! Thanks for your message Sharla x
Happy birthday Kelly ♥
Hope you have a wonderful day *hug*
Lovely lady. Super big smiles and looks after Kaylz. Thanks for your message Aly x
Happy birthday sis hope you have a great day love ya lots x x
Ahhhh, my wonderful Big Sis. Looked after me when i was little, protector of the small child (when Cassy wanted to clock me one for being annoying). Threw one of my Cassy’s boyfriends across the road once, hard as nails. Shared many special sister days with my big sis. Fellow fan of the Vampire Diaries. Going to be the most sought after social worker in the world, making a difference every single day. Proud to have her as my sis x Thanks for your message Kaz. Thanks for the lovely gifts too, I love them! X
Rosie Warkentin Funk
Happy happy joy joy birthday wishes to you darlin Kelly!!!! Have a great family day!
Another Dance Mom, lovely normal family, quite rare these days aren’t they. They are each and every one, lovely. Have a few dogs, used to have a crazy ‘lost the plot’ type neighbor that has since moved. Now able to use their garden again. Yay! Rosie is honest and blunt in a British type way which i appreciate endlessly! Once gave her shoes to a homeless person and went home with (i think) plastic bags on her feet. Selfless. Thanks for your message Rosie x
Happy birthday sis love you x x x
My Lovely other Big sis. Mother Earth. Good at getting stains out when i couldn’t or catching me when I crumbled. We shared friends, ice-skates, sang duets to the Human league and Cher on Karaoke. Good at cuddles. Love you. Thanks for your message and the lovely butterfly tea light lantern, I love it sis X
Penblwydd Hapus cariad!!! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Ahhhh one of my oldest friends. Watched me walk into a lamppost once, so I laughed when she slid down a muddy hill on her arse. Gave me lots of her clothes and shoes. Into some hard ass techno music, where we differ slightly, but our love of garden caterpillars made out of hedges and being very silly makes us life long friends of the strongest kind. Thanks for your message buttercup fluffy pants X
Penblwydd hapus!! Hope you have a great birthday xx
Met Lynn in my Rock music, headbanging days (Yes, I did!). Used to be jealous of the way she could swing her hair (and head) in huge circular motions whipping everyone off of the dance floor in a hair slashing frenzy, impressed she never fell over after. Thanks for your message Lynn X
Met Nat when I went to work in Bay Trading. Due to an incompetent area manager, we didn’t hit it off at first, but soon got over it when recognizing we were a great team and equally as business minded/fashionable/silly. Had a fantastically gorgeous wedding in Newmarket. Nat is also a new Mummy! Thanks for your message Nat x
Happy birthday kell xxx
Angel and I met a long time ago, when i was a stupid kid, and succumbed to peer pressure, was not nice to the first time we met. We have more than made up for that since, Angel was chief bridesmaid at my first wedding and although we don’t see each other often, she is one of my closest friends. Her fella does removals if anyone needs https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002445853801. She also has the best name in the whole world, in my opinion! Thanks for your message Angel x
looking forward to dinner tomorrow night
hope your day kicks ass
Fellow Dance Mom and kids taxi driver. Super fit and one of those people that make you kick your own arse to get fit after seeing her. Doesn’t rate her fitness herself but trust me. If i could stop eating crap and get to the gym more i could look like that! Thanks for your message Shalagh x
My Niece’s new Husband and love of her life from Turkey who i trust is still looking after her extremely well (like she is the Queen). Thanks for your message Nuri :o)
Lisa is nutty. We drink wine together, eat and talk like old women. I was starting to worry until a few weeks ago, that all we do is drink and talk but alas we had a movie night! (where we kept interrupting the movie to drink and chat). We have many heated discussions that are so full of energy, they make me sleep for a week afterwards. Lots of spirit and lots of fun. We like to dress up when we are drunk (not in wit woo stuff, in orange wigs and princess dresses). Thanks for your message Lisa X
Another dance Mom! Lol Seanna has the sarcasm thing down (Brit stylee) and is lovely to chat to when I am falling asleep in my chair during competitions, always positive like a ray of sunshine. No seriously, there is nothing sarcastic here. That is all. Thanks for your message Seanna X
One of my old school buds. Lovely girl. Isn’t it fab you are all lovely. Come across no knob heads yet, god help you if i do, I’m on a role today. Thanks for your message Sarah X
Another old school bud and seller of Jamie Oliver home supplies, secretly think she’s like to supply Mr Oliver but that hasn’t been proven. Thanks for your message Helen X
Paul WilliamsHAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY. Hope you have a great day. xx
- My ex father in law. Ex fireman. Super guy who i also got drunk with (slightly concerned there is a theme here :oO )
- Very funny, regularly suffers from random rhyming turrets. Thanks for your message Taid X
Bernadette ThiessenFrom one Dance Mom to another, Happy Birthday!
These Dance Moms…they multiply don’t they. Another super lovely lady. Thanks for your message Bernadette X
Andy JonesHappy Birthday mate
- Drummer of the band we used to stalk, with the slasher hair girl, also had long hair but not as lethal. Reminded me of animal from the muppets. Thanks for your message Andy :o)
Judy TomlinHappy Birthday! Enjoy the snow! xx
- Judy is taller than me. She is also super fit and thinking about it is making me feel guilty. Shared the experience of moving to Canada together but she has since left us to return to the Motherland. Thanks for your message Judy X
Roger Thomashappy birthday kelly hope you have a wonderful day all our love jen and rogie xxxxxxxxxx
Rogie is equally super kind and the best moaner in the world, seriously, he is better than Victor Meldrew, in fact I think ITV should follow him around and make a reality TV show, I would laugh so much, so often, I might have abs of steel. Hmmm. Then looking at Shalagh or Judy would no longer make me feel guilty. Rogie, I think we have something, just don’t threaten to throw the camera equipment out on your front yard when they get in your way! Thanks for the message and my new headphones Dodgy Rogie X
Terry CampbellHave a great day Kelly
- Terry works with Lee. Don’t know him well enough to make fun of yet but give me time…Thanks for your message Terry :O)
Coral ForslundHappy Birthday Kelly, you are forever fabulous!
- Coral is an office at MA and is uber organized and awesome at her job. I am thinking she may have a little OCD, you can’t be that good and not have a little can you? I want to see her tin cupboards now and sock drawer. Thanks for your message Coral X
I hope you woke to brekkie in bed at least!
So there you go, in amongst all the copying and pasting from facebook, I think I missed some, especially if they are in a status or hidden in my timeline, if I did, please message me and let me know and I will add them. I know I read some i can’t find at the moment.
If you would like me to remove your message from this blog please let me know, but don’t feel guilty about telling me, it’s only taken me a couple of hours ;oP
Love you. Enjoy your moments and Thanks for being a part of mine xx