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Monday, February 19, 2018

Today is My Birthday


This was my pre-birthday share on Facebook.  If you are near my age, you will remember these classic candies.  Neither were any good for you but that was before we worried about too much sugar.  

I started training for my new little job last week.  I think it will be just what I need to get out of the house and also put a little change in my pocket.  

Not much to tell otherwise.  I dropped another insulin bottle which caused me to go into a frantic search on the internet to find something to protect the vials.  Who knew - on ADW Diabetic website I found a vial protector, kind of like a cozy for drinks, and a little contraption to slip over the syringe to magnify the numbers.  Yep, I'm officially at the stage where you start buying contraptions to help you handle that which you cannot easily do anymore.  

My new boss gave me a gift card for my Birthday so I bought a new set of sheets.  I've tried to let myself buy new sheets for quite a while but just couldn't seem to push the button.  So a gift card gave me permission to buy something I wanted but was not on "Need" list yet.  

I also think I might be up for going out to dinner tonight.  I try to live a frugal lifestyle and eating out is an expense I do not often allow myself.  It just seems wasteful to me but a birthday is special so if I can think of something I am in the mood for, the daughter and I may go out tonight.  The son and grandgirls are too far away to join us.  I'll make a birthday celebration when the grandgirls next visit.  They don't care if it is the exact date and the little artist loves to draw birthday pictures and tape to the wall.

I'll tell you more about the job later.  I trained two half days last week and will go three half days this week, then full time the next week.  It is very nice having this in-depth training.  I also go for a blood work up on Wednesday.  Since my numbers have been wacko lately, I do have to worry about organs being damaged.  So far no problem.  I'm sure it will be the same this time. 

Here are a couple of my favorite Maxine cartoons on Birthdays: 










11 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I loved all of these cartoons! Sadly I too remember wax coke bottles and candy cigarettes. :-) We are both Pisces I see. Mine is right around the corner. I know because I have been dreaming of the cake I am going to make for myself. Aren't I pathetic? I hope you have a great birthday Barbara!!

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  2. Happy Birthday!!! I remember wax coke bottles and candy cigs too, lol. I'm glad you used the gift card for something you wanted and I hope you go out to dinner too. We all need a little splurge once in a while!

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  3. Happy birthday! New sheets are such a great gift, how lovely.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Barbara!!! A rare February baby like me. And thank God for contraptions that make life less stressful! Congrats on the new job, gift card and new sheets! I hope the job goes well for you! Have a good week!

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  5. Happy birthday, Barbara! Enjoy dinner!

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  6. Happy Birthday! And congrats on the job. Love Maxine and can relate to wax bottles and candy cigarettes. Candy cigarettes! What ere they thinking!? A different time, for sure.

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  7. Happy Happy Birthday, Barbara. I am right up there with you and the wax bottles and candy cigarettes. You deserve a night out for your birthday. Hope you feel up to it and have a fantastic time. P. S. Our house is full of those things that make it easy to hold on to or pick up or put on.

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  8. Happy Birthday Barbara. Hope you had a great dinner and enjoyed those new sheets. What a great boss after only being on the job a short time.

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  9. Happy Birthday! I'm glad you're going out to celebrate - we have to treat ourselves once in a while, and what better day than our Birthdays? New sheets are wonderful - I'm glad you got them. :)

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  10. Candy cigarettes ... they were my gateway drug. I kicked the cigs a long time ago, but I'm still hooked on sugar. Anyway, happy b'day!

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