Friday, September 22, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me, and Happy My-Birthday to You!

I have always believed birthdays are days for sleeping late, hanging out with your Favorite People on Earth, eating delicious food, and all other manner of self-indulgence (including this post, in fact). But upon further consideration, I don't think the self-indulgence should end with me; and as the all-powerful Birthday Girl, I grant permission to all of you to eat an extra piece of chocolate, read an extra chapter in that delicious novel, spend an extra half-hour basking in the sun -- in general, do a little something extra of whatever it is you like best. It's on me.

Enjoy the day!

18 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHERYL! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

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  2. Happy birthday! I shall most definitely indulge in that extra piece of chocolate after my long day of boring high school tests. I hope you have an excellent day!

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  3. A very Happy Birthday to you!

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  4. . . . and I grant you permission to take next week off of work.

    Happy, happy, happy b-day!!!

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  5. Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Happy Birthday!

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  6. Happy dang birthday, Cheryl! You are one of my favorite people on the internet. I never cease to be infinitely glad that you exist.

    As for self-indulgence, today was a good day for it! I got a call from Becky Terhune this afternoon to see if I just might have time to illustrate a book for Scholastic. I, of course (after calmly screaming into a pillow) wobbly answered yes.

    I got to go on an outing with my dad who was hospitalized for six months this past year and is now home. = Pure awesome.

    And for total indulgence, I read two extra chapters of Dahl's "The Fantastic Mister Fox" to the boy tonight, even though it was late. He asked and it IS a delicious story.

    I’ll do my best tomorrow to top today in honor of your birthday. It may be a bit of a reach but I'll give it my best shot. Chocolate will be involved.

    Many happy returns of the day!

    Marilyn

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  7. Happiest of birthdays to you, Cheryl!

    In your honour I will now stop work, eat a chocolate frog, and start reading "On Beauty" which I bought for my own birthday and has been sitting by my bed untouched ever since. Yay!


    -- Kate

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  8. Happy Birthday Cheryl. May all your senses and sensibilities bring you great jubilations and joys today-- and always.

    -Pamela

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  9. Happy birthday, Cheryl!

    Thanks for a wonderful blog.

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  10. Oh, the happiest of happy birthdays to you! It's my friend Sylvia's birthday too -- you might remember her as one of the founding members of RUSS-L. So all in all a rather good day to be born, I think!

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  11. Happy Birthday to you
    Cheryl-dee-doo
    28 was a fun year
    hope you think so, too!

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  12. Happy birthday! I appreciate the chocolate. :)

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  13. Fast tracking to 30. Congrats! Love to see another September girl - mine was last week. But can someone please tell my kids it's a day of self-indulgence? I mean, a day of self-indulgence for me, not for them, which is what they seemed to think it was.

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  14. That was yummy. Thank you, and thanks, too, for making all treats non-caloric on this day.

    And happy birthday!

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHERYL!!!!! You deserve a group hug from everyone who reads this blog.

    By the way... to the Toymaker. Is this your first book contract? Congrats to you.

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  16. Sorry it's late, but happy birthday Cheryl! I love reading your blog. Stay sweet!

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