Today Is My Birthday...Happy Birthday to ME...(think of that Beatles Song)

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
November 19, 2007 4:32am CST
At 2:29 A.M. officiated my 52nd year of life. Yes, it's my birthday! Now I can vividly remember when I was a teenager, my gosh, I thought thirty was old, and someone in their 50s..yikes, near death..LOL. Well, I'm very much well and alive thank you very much. And like most people I may not be entirely thrilled as another year marches on, but nonetheless, I so celebrate my birthday. WHY NOT? Why shouldn't I celebrate ME!! Now, I really do go all out on my birthday. For years, I've celebrated my birthday by cooking up my special Beouf Bourguignon dinner served on a bed of couscous, with a birthday cake (of course) folloed by a glass of wine (I'm not much of a drinker so a treat). I buy a special birthday balloon, get a card for myself and enjoy my special day and night. But for the past five years I've added a new twist. You see, six years ago, I decided to follow the pagan/wiccan path. Not that I've completely abandoned my Christian upbringing but the pagan path made me feel like I came "home" to many of the things I've always believed in. So anyone who decides to follow this new path, must study the wiccan/pagan ways for at least a year and a day to learn the preliminaries, yet it is a lifetime study actually.. After a year and a day, one can then be officially be initiated into this path. So five years ago, after my year and a day studies, I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than doing my self-initiation into my new life, and did so by having previously written out a very detailed "ceremony" which was 13 pages long..mmm..strange it turned out to be 13 pages, no? It was a most memorable event, for just as I was conducting my ceremony, the full moon came shining down through my window that year. But now, each succeeding year I re-enact my ceremony to re-dedicate myself to my chosen way of spiritual life. And I've already done that as I always conduct my little ceremony near my birth time of 2:29 A.M. Another thing. An old saying I heard my great-grandmother, grandmother and mother tell me. Never do anything on your birthday that you don't want to do for the next twelve months, so I've also have made it a conscious effort to never do on my birthday that I don't want to do exclusively for the next twelve months. So yesterday, I did all my cleaning chores, so I wouldn't have to do any cleaning on my birthday, uh, save the dishes I have to wash..LOL. I DO plan to be in front of my computer working on my photography work, and do a bit of my fictional writing..both my passions and deep loves in my life and hope to be a success at in the near future. These are my dreams, goals, and ambitions I've yearned for, to be a complete success in my creative endeavors. So I may not be here too much today..but will pop in from time to time. So...this is my idea of celebrating my birthday. Hey, not everyone celebrates their birthday by re-dedicating themselves as a pagan/wiccan....LOL So to make this a discussion. How do you celebrate your birthday? Do you have a big whoop-de-do birthday party? Have a special dinner? Celebrate with friends or family? Or would you rather crawl into the ground and forget about the whole ordeal?
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
19 Nov 07
for you pye,happy birthday - yummy looking cake
pye, happy bithday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear pye, happy birthday to you. hope you have a wonderful birthday today filled with joy and happiness.well my birthday is in december and what i usually do is my husband takes me out for dinner just the two of us, then me and my whole family celeabrate my day together.to me it's another day that i get older but also wiser so thats cool by me.i know there is times that i feel like i am 70 even though i am only gonna be 35.but it's all about how you feel,so days i feel like a teen and some days i feel like a old person.hugs to ya and enjoy!!!!!xoxoox pattie
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• Canada
19 Nov 07
That cake looks so yummy! Very nicely decorated too with the roses!
• United States
19 Nov 07
it makes me want to eat the whole thing right now lol.hugs pattie
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Oh my goodness that cake is making me drool! Haven't had my dinner yet, still simmering, and my cake it a chocolate frosted one--but I'll take that cake! Yes, know what you mean..some days I feel like a kid and others..yuk Thank you and ((hugs)) :)
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Gee, my former roomie said that what ever you do on New Years Day is what you will be doing a lot of the rest of the year. I'd like to start that for my birthday too, but I've gotta go to work & I don't want to be working the rest of the year! LOL Well, being employed is fine, I guess. Maybe my client will go easy on me that day - which is next Friday! I'll be 54! The roomie turned 47 on last Wedsday, she took off work & did a lot of sleeping & kitten playing! I hope we can pass on the kitten playing the rest of the year too!!!!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Well Happy Birthday to you too :) And yes, maybe your client will go easy on you on your birthday...LOL
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
hi there pyewacket i want to say happy birthday to you iam a christain cause you say your a wiccan is that witch craft i just want to know i am not into that but anyway happy birthday to you
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Like I said I haven't completely abandoned my Christian beliefs, just added to my beliefs, but yup am a witch..but a good one...LOL :)
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
Hi pyewacket! Happy 52nd Birthday my dear friend! I am so happy to know that you are somehow a renewed person and found meaning in your spiritual way of life. I do wish the best in everything life has to offer for you today and all your tomorrows. If I can call you and wish you a happy birthday, I will but I don't know your number and I live at the other side of the globe. haha..But I will give you a call if you will give me your number. As for my way of celebrating my birthday, I am just happy to celebrate it with my husband and my nieces and nephew. Take care and hope you will have a wonderful birthday. :)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Yikes that would be an expensive phone call...LOL And thank you ever for your birthday wishes to me..in a few minutes going to chow down my special dinner..can't wait! :)
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
Hi pyuewacket! That would be alright because i am just availing of my free phone calls at this time in any part of he U.S.A. haha..So, if you cchange your mind and want to hear my voice I would gladly call you. LOL! Have a beautiful evening. :)
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• United States
19 Nov 07
Happy Happy Birthday Pye!..and may you have many, many more to come! So you are a Scorpio with Libra rising, what a nice combo, if I figured it out correctly, haha...havent' done that in quite a while. "13" is a very lucky number to some...including me for what reason I'm not sure. Funny how your ceremony ended up with 13 pages.....do you have fun on Friday the 13th? I should read up on Wiccan ways to familiarize myself with it...For some reason I always have had Wiccan friends and met them always on the internet, it's almost like I'm drawn to them or them to me, I find that strange. The one is a psychic and we've become very close...she's a sweetheart and a very good friend. Someday I'll write about all the paranormal stuff that has happened to me through my lifetime, tons of it, but now is not the time. Today it's your Birthday and we all must celebrate and wish you the very best!!!!! So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! again to you and hope your day is as pleasant as a summer breeze!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Yup that's right, Scorpio with Libra Ascendant, and moon in Capricorn..Actually I do have fun on Friday the 13th. I would love to hear about some of your paranormal experiences! So you know a lot of Wiccans? Must be telling you something there...LOL Thank you for the birthday wishes. Yeesh, I'm stuffed now..ate a lot of cake..LOL Oh but gee, don't want it to go to waste...heheee
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• United States
19 Nov 07
Happy birthday to you. Wow, what are you going to do next? I usually celebrate my birthday with family and sometimes with friends. They usually get me a cake of my choice and flowers the whole nine yard. I sometimes prefer to have a romantic one on one with my hubby. We did that one time and it work out really well. But for my dad's 50'th birthday we took him out to a Chinese restaurant and had a nine course meal. Everything on the menu was his favorite and was very expensive but he had a great time and so did we.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
That sounded like a great way to celebrate your Dad's birthday. I bet he enjoyed his special day
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@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
19 Nov 07
Happy Birthday!! I would have to say celebrate with friends and family....that would be great
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Thank you. Spent a lot of my day talking to friends on the phone wishing me a Happy :)
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• United States
19 Nov 07
My birthday usually gets lost as it is near Halloween. Since I am of an age where birthdays mean little to me I just treat it as another day. My best friend on line usually sends me a lovely birthday wish and that makes me day for me. I am not into big celebrations of any kind, so birthdays are just another day to muddle through for me...lol.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Well..a belated but sincere HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TOO!! Hope you did a little something special for yourself that day :)
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• United States
20 Nov 07
I listened to the Beatles song...Will you still love me when I'm 64....I was being optimistic.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
22 Nov 07
When I get old, and losing my hair many years from now.....
• United States
19 Nov 07
Happy Birthday Pye!!! Sounds like you have had a really good one, doing something that you enjoy and have dedicated your life too. Need some help eating that cake? hehe As for my birthday, March 30th, me and a group of friends get together and go to eat at our faveorite Chinese Restaurant and then go out to the bar for some drinks afterwards. I have a small group of friends that our birthdays fall within 3 weeks of eachother. So we all just pick a weekend in that period and go to eat. More than just the birthday girls will go, close friends and family will attend too, so its usually a nice group of womean, oh Id say 10 to 13 of us. We have so much fun!! We laugh and eat and be merry, its a wonderful time. Its something I really look forward to doing. Bay Lay Gray xx
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I still have cake leftover..so come on over..LOL That sounds like a blast the way you gals celebrate your birthdays :) Can I come over next time??
• United States
20 Nov 07
I love birthday cake, Thanks!! :) You sure can sweetheart! The more the merrier I say!! Bay xx
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
19 Nov 07
A very happy birthday to you, my friend:-) I do not really celebrate my birthday, as I do not like myself growing older and that is what birthdays remind me of. Lots of thoughts, dreams, plans, etc in the mind and there is very little time to accomplish it all.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I think my greatest birthday wish would be to find more time to do everything! :) Aw--you should at least celebrate birthdays as a special tribute to yourself! ;)
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
A carrot cake for black cat!!! =) - Enjoy my special carrot cake for you, black cat. Hope you enjoy your time eating it as well as facing another milestone in your life. =D
Hopping birthday to you...hopping birthday to you...hopping birthday...hopping birthday...hopping birthday to you!!!! How nice black cat. So, we're both scorpion. "grin" I just turned 1 year younger 2 weeks ago. Today is your birthday and you deserve to take a day off from what you normally are doing and just keep meowing, lol. Happy happy birthday to you. Hope you like my special carrot cake for you. Took me hours to bake that cake. :P
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Well happy birthday to you too charms!! Yes, both Scorpios. I love that cake! Carrot cake is one of my favorites..how did a bunny know that??
@BarBaraPrz (20672)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Nov 07
Yellow Rose - Here's a rose for you.
"You say it's your birthday..."Well, Happy Happy!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Thank you, and thank you for that rose :)
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19 Nov 07
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PYEWACKET *raises a glass* congratulations hun. My birthday is the end of this week, on the 23rd, and this year I know my partner has arranged a surprise party for me. He's not very good at keeping secrets :-) When I hit 50 my friends organised a party at our local goth club, everyone was there and I had a great time dancing into the early hours.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
**raises a glass in return** Well a fantastic and Happy Birthday to you too!! So you're going to have a not so surprise birthday party..LOL
@AmbiePam (50047)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I found out your age sometime ago, but if you never had told me, just from 'listening' to you on mylot, I would have thought you were late twenties, early thirties. I don't know how you made it to where you are, sanity intact, but I'm very glad you did. Happy Birthday Pye, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I'm so glad God gave the world our very own Pyewacket. : )
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Aw--gee, thank you ever AmbiePam ((hugs)) Mmmm...must sound young no? Inwardly I'm still a demented nine year old..LOL Yes I sometimes wonder how I've kept it all together myself
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@AmbiePam (50047)
• United States
20 Nov 07
OK, but the 'gee' makes you sound eighty. LOL
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Nov 07
How about ...gollllleee...like that character in the Andy Griffith Show?
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• United States
19 Nov 07
Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Pye!! Happy Birthday to you:p And many more!!! I hope you have a great day:D I think it's wonderful that you celebrate your birthday so. And I hope you always do! It really all depends on what I do on my birthday. Usually we do got out to eat somewhere though if nothing else. This past year we were in my hometown with my family and I got to enjoy a nice afternoon with my mom and grandma and sister. Then my sister and I drove out my dads and waited with my dad's girlfriend and her daughter for the boys to come home (the had free tickets to a UK game that I wouldn't let them pass up) then we all went out to eat that night. The year before last we were suppose to on the beach in Florida but the dealership that was replacing our brakes didn't get it finished in time and we had to leave the night of my birthday instead of the day before - so I claimed my birthday a day later that year LOL.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Thank you--I had a nice relaxing day today :) Just finished my special dinner and stuffed myself with cake. I'm not much of a dessert eater so I guess I make up for it on my birthday..LOL Sounds like you had a great birthday this year too being with family. Yes, I do enjoy celebrating "my" day :)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Oh--ps...thank you for that birthday comment on my page (((hugs)))
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• United States
20 Nov 07
You're most welcome :) And it's good to hear your day went great too!
@pendragon (3352)
• United States
20 Nov 07
A very happy birthday to you! This year on my birthday we wnt whale watching and it was the most pleasant day there has ever been, I spent it with my gf, and my best friend that I've known all my life. The only thing that would have made it perfect is if my daughetr could have been thee too.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Wow that sounded like a great day. I would love to go whale watching sometime myself!
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@pendragon (3352)
• United States
21 Nov 07
You should give it a go, their majesty is overwhelming.
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Happy birthday, Pyewacket. Eh...I don't celebrate. Not that I dislike my birthday, that's not it. I've always lvoed my birthday...I've just..not often had the ability or time, or choice t celebrate it. I'll thank the Goddess for yet another year lived...but I hurry on, to what I consider more important or necessary. I'm not fond of this fact...I'd much rather have a nice party, good off and eat sugary goodness for an entire day. It just...rarely happens. And sometimes my birthday goes by unmarked, unnoticed. I dunno. My life's too serious, sometimes I think. I could really do with more fun...but I'm not usually the decider of how things turn out so.. *shrugs* It doesn't bother me. It strikes me as humorous now, at driving age. I'm old. Lol. Or that's how it feels. I'm old. Gone were the days when I was carefree and a child..though part of me certainly still is. I feel as if I've grown up already, without really wishing to. Lol. I don't usually re-dedicate myself as a pagan, but I do make new oaths to uphold every year. Special promises to whatever higher power exists, to keep. And so far I always have kept them...and that's enough to reaffirm me to my faith to me. It helps I feel as if I always walked this path anyway, and that when I officially became pagan..it was more to confirm the fact than a discovery...though certainly I reacted with awe and inspiration when I learned there WAS a name for my "religion" lol. ^_^ Again though, I hope you've had the most happy of birthdays, and many fun times to remember for always :)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I think that is how a lot of us pagan/wiccans feel, that once we have decided that we wish to follow this path in life that we've come "home"--know I did..that's why I have always thought it great that as part of my birthday celebration to officiate myself again as part of my special day :)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I think it's really cool, to be honest. It's a wonderful feeling, that we've found a home in a faith which is unique to each of us specifically. But yeah, I think that's a cool way to spend your birthday ^_^
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
19 Nov 07
I don't know why I don't like celebrating my birthday. When I was young the only thing I like about it was presents. but I don't like being surrounded by people at all. since I got married only my husband and I celebrate it, just eat out and he will buy me gift. It's not necessary but he wants to. For me a perfect birthday is just two of us eat out or I will cook seafood meal. Now getting gifts or not is not that much of a deal.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Actually I was never big with a party type thing for birthdays when I was a kid, so having a nice quiet day/night is nice and relaxing for me...and the food is great..had my special dinner I fixed and my cake :)
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
20 Nov 07
how can I forget this, silly me! happy birthday!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
19 Nov 07
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pyewacket! I tried very hard to leave you a comment on your profile page a few days ago, but it just wouldn't take. I will go there and try again. I hope you deleted my previous efforts. I think it's great to celebrate yourself. Who could be more deserving, right? I wish you many, many more.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Thank you worldwise...when is your birthday??? Do you do anything special on your day?
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Oh--PS--thank you for your birthday wish on my page, it came out fine!! :)
19 Nov 07
happy birthday to you - Time to celebrate your birthday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PYE!!! It sounds like you are planning a good day for yourself. I always spend my birthday with my family. This year was my 40th and I went for a meal. I don't do big parties or things like that, I end up spending all my time worrying if everyone is enjoying themselves. HAVE A GREAT DAY X
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Thank you...I did have a nice relaxing day..am now stuffed with cake..LOL And even though it might be late..Happy 40th!! When was your birthday??
20 Nov 07
My birthday was in July. I have a 7 in the day, month and year 17/07/67, I'm not sure if this brings me luck..lol I'm glad to hear you had a great day.