Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's Betty's Birthday And You're My Present! (Apply Bow Now. Wear for at Least 24 Hours.)



Hello, My People!

Guess who is jumping back into the blogpool?

I have missed you all so very much.

Things here are still a bit rocky at times, but getting better every day. I am eager to start blogging again and catch up with all of you. I can't promise I'll post on a regular basis, and I can't promise my posts will be coherent, but has that ever stopped me before?

So, today is my birthday and my present to myself is the freedom begin to blog again. I want to thank you all for your kind thoughts and voices of support and concern, especially, those wonderful, pesky people who e-mailed me and urged me to come back to Blogland. I will never forget your support and friendship through this time. Truly, I am humbled and blessed beyond belief.

So, put on that shiny bow and wear it proudly. If anybody asks about it just tell them that you are a present to Betty and a gift to the universe.

Because you are.



Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you.... This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.

--Rumi

74 comments:

Catherine said...

Hooray!!! Betty's back Betty's back!! Woot woot!

Sending you lots of love and warmest wishes for a wonderful Birthday Betty!

Big hugs!
xo Catherine

Ruby said...

Happy Birthday and many many happy returns Betty!!

I'm very glad you are back!

Hugs,
Ruby

Laura Eno said...

Happy birthday! May 2012 totally rock for you!

Mamma has spoken said...

AW Betty's back and with a pretty bow! Happy birthday Betty, here's to a great day spent with friends and cake. Lots and lots of cake!

Laura said...

Yay for Betty! I've been *patiently* waiting for your comeback!
Happy Birthday and have a wonderful day!!

Nat said...

A very happy birthday to you!!!
And welcome back :-)

Madi and Mom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BB!!!
HAPPY HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!
YES WE'RE SHOUTING!! WHEN MY SIS WAS A WEE LASS AND HAD TO NAP (WHICH SHE HATED) SHE WOULD ASK MOM HOW LONG SHE HAD TO NAP. MOM TOLD HER ABOUT 2 HOURS WHICH WAS AN ETERNITY TO HER. INSTEAD OF SAY SHE LOVED THE PEEPS A BUNCH SHE STARTED TELLING THE PEEPS SHE LOVED THEM 'TWO HOURS AND A BUNCH'. TO HER THAT WAS THE ULTIMATE AMOUNT OF TIME AND DEVOTION!
BB
WE MISSED YOU
'TWO HOURS AND A BUNCH'!!
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Eloise said...

Oh, Betty I'm so glad you have reclaimed your freedom of speech. I checked this morning thinking it just might be the day you came back to us, and was so happy to find you. May this birthday truly be the birth of a new day for you.

Lin said...

HOORAY! I knew today was a good day for some reason. :)

I'm glad you are back, Betty. It's good to know you are alive and kicking. Christmas is the worst, pally, and you MADE IT!!!

Happy Birthday, my friend. May this year ahead bring many good surprises, strength, love, and most of all.....happiness. I wish it all for you!

Shelly said...

Good to have you back. Hope this birthday is full of unexpected blessings and wonderful surprises!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Welcome back! I wish you a very happy birthday today! Hope to hear about your celebration in a future post!

Daisy said...

Wishing you a very, very happy birthday, Betty! Glad to see you back in blogland. You've been missed! :)

Old Kitty said...

Lovely Betty!

Today I wear my bow with pride!
Cos it's your birthday and I'm in for the ride!
I am so thrilled to see you back to blogging!
Now pass me the salad and the coconut dressing!

Please!

:-) Take care
x

Leanne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dearest Betty!!!! My heart is so happy seeing you back today. And, while I know this isn't really about ME [to which I say, "why not?" ;)], I do want you to know that my life is a richer, better place with your words in it.

HUGS, my dear friend! Happiest of Days and Years for you, always!!!

Teresa Evangeline said...

Betty! I'm sooo glad you're back and just in time. I was almost tempted to feel sorry for myself about some silly thing that happened in my life and here you are with your wonderful header photo and words of love and encouragement, showing us life goes on. So, Welcome Back! Big Hug!

Slamdunk said...

Happy birthday ma'am. I hope you see lots of sun there.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Oh, and Happy Birth Day!

Leah J. Utas said...

Yay! You're back! Happy Birthday, Betty. It's good to read you again.

Flartus said...

YAAAYYYYY!! [Kermit-the-Frog style arm flail] My subconscious must have been telling me to prepare myself 'cause Betty's rrrrready to rrrrrumble!

Flartus said...

and, omigosh, Happy Birthday! I can't believe you're almost 40--where do the years go?? ;)

ellen abbott said...

happy birthday and welcome back.

Susan Fields said...

Welcome back, Betty! It's so good to see you back here! And happy birthday to you!

SanDandy said...

I am so glad to see you back!
Happy Birthday!

Out on the prairie said...

I was lost but now I am saved.It has been so lonely without your wit and wisdom.Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Stephanie V said...

Good to see you back! And a very Happy Birthday! I'm glad you invited us to wear shiny bows - that makes the day sparkle.

Brian said...

Happy Birthday Betty! We love your present, it's purrfect, we've been missing you!

Judy said...

So glad that you are back!
Happy Birthday, and Happy New Life!

LittleSilkDress said...

Happy birthday and welcome back!

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday and bless you for being strong enough to come back! Let's put last year in a box and ship it away! I am TRYING to be more positive this year, it's all I can do. Thinking of you, and so glad to see you back!

Hilary said...

Wonderful to see you back, Betty. Wishing you the happeiest of birthdays.. the first of those which get better every year. Now blow out those candles, willya?

ds said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Betty! Welcome back!

Marg said...

Happy Birthday Betty. We sure hope you have a fantastic day and many more of them. We have missed you and glad you are back with us. Hope you have lots and lots of treats today. Take care.

Sush said...

Oh Betty, you've made it like my birthday by returning to blogland! I am so thrilled you've returned and sporadic is fine as long as we keep getting...More Betty..puhlease!

Happy Birthday and Hugs~

Brian Miller said...

nice...welcome back betty...and happy birthday to you as well!

hey how is school going for your son?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday, Betty! You have been missed. Big time.

Barbara said...

Hurrah!!! Hurrah!!! Betty's back... I've searched for you everyday and kept hoping you'd soon return. Today's a great day!!! And a great day for a BIRTHDAY!!!! Happy Birthday, Betty!!! SOOOOOO glad you're back!!!

Kristina Streeter said...

Happpy Birthday to you, Betty!! I'm so glad to see you back!! I've missed you!!!!

Eileen said...

Wonderful to see you! Happy Birthday!

Ami said...

I was looking at my blogroll last night and noticing you still hadn't posted... in like, forever.

Now, forever is over and you're back!

Happy Birthday!!

Linda said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Betty. It's so good to see you back on the blog. We've missed you.

Marlene said...

Happy Birthday, and welcome back!

(No need to reciprocate with a comment, as I gave up my blog about a month ago.)

Eva Gallant said...

Do be doo be doo! Our girlfiend's back!

Anne Gallagher said...

Yay!!!! Happy Happy Birthday Betty!!!

May all the wishes you make on your birthday candles come true!!

Linda said...

Hi Betty,

Happy Birthday to you! I hope this is a wonderful day and all of your wishes come true!
Hugs from me!
Linda

Ms. A said...

Oh.my.gosh... It's so great to see you! Happy Birthday, Betty!!! Knowing you share the same birthday as someone very special to me, makes you even more special than you already are! Thank you for dropping in and leaving the kind words!

Celebrate!!!

Mary said...

A very happy, happy birthday Betty. Great to have you splashing around in the blogpool again! You were missed!

annie said...

Happy Birthday Betty!
Many more to come.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Happy, happy, happy Birthday. I'm so glad to hear from you again.

Bouncin Barb said...

Happy, Happy Birthday BB!! So glad to hear from you again. I have been somewhat absent myself so I'm glad I didn't miss much!! Enjoy your day and a happy year ahead! Hugs, BB

Andrea said...

Yea!!! Betty's Bday!! Happy Birthday and I'm so glad we will continue to see your wonderful name and face! I wish you all the best and hope to see things growing better and better each day. You are so worth knowing...thank you for being...BETTY!

vfh159 said...

The red bow I'm wearing in your honor suits me nicely--hope it doesn't pull out chunks of hair when I take it off. Oh well, the Happiest of Birthdays to you!

Gigi said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Betty!!

I swear, I was JUST thinking about you last night and wondering where you've been.

Glad to hear that you are back and things are going okay.

Lots of hugs from the East Coast.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Have a wonderful birthday--celebrate all week long! Glad to have you back in the blogging swing!

Ann said...

I give you a rousing round of applause as you enter back into the land of blog.
Now come sit and blow the candles out on your cake while I sing
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Betty
Happy Birthday to you

Miriam in KS said...

Happy Birthday! I have missed you but knowing you were maybe out galavanting as needed sure helped me curb my impatience!

Welcome back, birthday girl!

Baby Sister said...

Yay!! You're back!! Welcome back and Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!

Peggy K said...

Hey BB...Welcome back and Happy Birthday. SO good to see you. Y'know, we were talking about you this weekend. Were your ears ringing???

Coherent or not, we're all here for you. Actually, the non-conherent can be pretty funny, y'know!!!

Good to see you back, friend.

BECKY said...

Yay, Betty's back!! Happy Birthday! I'm a January gal, too!
So good to have you back, Betty...as you can see from all the comments, you've been missed!!

Barbara Shallue said...

Happy birthday! Welcome back!!

Shan said...

And you, BB, are a gift as well.

May this birthday be the start of something wild and wonderful.

julie fedderson said...

Welcome back! I would sing, but given my tone-deafness I'll try for something poetic:

hippo birdie, two ewe
hippo birdie, two ewe
hippo birdie, deer ewe
hippo birdie, two ewe.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Betty!!! So glad that you are Back!! As much as you want or can. I certainly know how that is. Crazy, busy up and down past year (or is it 2 or 3?) In my life, I've lost count. ;-)

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Betty!!
Hugs,
Coreen XO

Mrs.C said...

Welcome back, and a very Happy Birthday to you!!!

The Empress said...

betty! two of my comments: blogger says "conflicting edit."

SO BUMMED OUT.

Happy birthday, hope this one goes through.

love you.

jenny_o said...

Happy Birthday, Betty! So glad you're taking the plunge into the blogpool again!

I was just checking your blog yesterday and noticed the header had changed ... so I was hoping ...!!

faye said...

Happy belated birthday.... if I had
known sooner we could have celebrated with some cake... too late

and a very hearty welcome back to blogging... I have missed your wit.

Pat Tillett said...

this sure is good news to me! We go back a long ways in the blog world and it was different and not as much fun with you gone. I was tickled when I saw your comment on my blog today! Above all though, I'm happy to hear that you are doing and feeling better my friend. Oh yeah!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Zuzana said...

Welcome back and a very happy Birthday, hope it was a great day.;)
In the darkest periods of last year, blogging is what kept me sane.;) So I understand who wonderful it must feel for you to be writing again.;)
Have a great week,
xoxo

Tabor said...

Well. you have not lost your talent and clearly your followers have been waiting in the wings! Bet you never sneak off again. Happy Birthday oh wise one.

Green Monkey said...

YES!!!!!! I'm a day late for the party but I'm here and I'm so, so, SOOOOO happy you are back! Happy YOU Day Betty

SueAnn said...

Happy Birthday!! Glad you are back!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lindy MacDuff said...

Belated birthday wishes, dear Betty! Thanks for coming around to visit my blog. I am very happy to see you back. :-)

Susan in the Boonies said...

Sorry I'm late, but that's about typical for me and birthdays! Hope you had a happy day, Betty, and I'm so very glad to see you back blogging again!!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty - Happy Birthday - and here's to a better year ahead .. more settled, less stress and much happiness, despite all.

Hope you had a lovely time with family and friends .. big hugs - Hilary