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Happy Birthday to ME!!

Is it wrong to write a blog wishing yourself a Happy Birthday?  Good, because I wouldn't want to be uncouth!  So, today is my birthday.  Usually, once the 4th of July comes, the rest of the next week usually goes by so slow and I can't wait for my birthday.  This year was completely different.

This past week went by so quickly. I have no idea why.  Maybe because birthdays aren't as exciting anymore?  Last year for my birthday, I had the most exciting day and that's because it was the day I found out I was having a girl!  How can this birthday compete with that one?

I'm not sure any birthday could ever match up to last years'...

Any suggestions on how to bring the excitement of birthdays back to life?

By the way, just because it's my birthday, I have arranged for 7-11 to give out FREE slurpees to everyone today, so no matter where you are in the country, go get yourself a FREE slurpee on me!!

Comment balloon 37 commentsDonna Harris • July 11 2008 08:57AM

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From now on you will be more excited about Alyssa's birthday than you are about your own birthday.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 10 years ago

Happy birthday!!!

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) over 10 years ago

Good morning Donna - Happy Birthday! I hope you get to do something special with your family today!

Posted by Pam Joffe (Solaris Realty) over 10 years ago

Hey if you don't remember your birthday, who else will?  Happy Birthday.

Posted by Mary Bowen, Real Estate At Its Finest!!! (Coldwell Banker United, Realtor) over 10 years ago

Shirley, That is probably true...

Jeannette, Thank you!

Pam, Alyssa is playing hookie today, and we're going out to dinner to a new restaurant.

Mary, Exactly!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

Donna, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday Dear Donnaaaaaaaaa, Happy Birthday toooooooo Youuuuuuuuu!  And many moooooore! Hope you find that something special for your special day!  Mike

Posted by Mike Miller (EXIT REALTY SERVICES) over 10 years ago

I strongly believe in celebrating...everything, actually. Birthdays give you an even greater excuse!!! Make sure to have some frivolous giggly fun!

Posted by Joeann Fossland, Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents (Advantage Solutions Group) over 10 years ago

Donna HAPPY BIRTHDAY Darlin!

Posted by * Rate A Home (Rate A Home) over 10 years ago

Mike, Of course!  I found a free slurpee!! You can't go wrong with one of those!! LOL

Joeann, Thanks and I'll try!  Nothing frivolous about my giggling.  I giggle for no reasons most of the time.

Duane, Thanks! ;)

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

Donna:  What an incredible expense you have gone to in treating the entire country to free Slurpees on your Birthday !  It truly is a nation-wide celebration.  Here's hoping you and Alyssa, and the rest of all those you hold dear have a wonderful birthday.  Take care !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

Karen, I spare no expense when it comes to a party!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

Donna - Thanks for arranging for the nationwide slurpee giveaway.  What a great way to help folks remember your special day.  :-)

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 10 years ago

Jason, Not a problem... it's a little bribe so I win favorite blogger in the next poll!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Donna,
Happy Birthday to you...

I think you are about 2 weeks older than me!

Excitement? My husband always take me out for sushi and he usually takes the rest of the day off. This year, I get to spend it with 1 more extra person, my Boomer!

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 10 years ago

Loreena, Well then happy early birthday to you!  Yes, I'm excited about my extra person too!  We're taking her (or they're taking me) to the Parlor at The Shire at Jupiter and Bush.  We've never been there, but it's close in case Alyssa gets rowdy.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

You mean i can get one here in Michigan? It's very muggy here today. I may just do that. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. I wont scare you with my voice.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) over 10 years ago

Happy Birthday to you!  Enjoy the day, and take off and celebrate!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 10 years ago

Happy Birthday Donna.  Anymore birthdays are only exciting to me if I cna use it for an excuse to do something I cant do everyday.  so I don't think it's the birthday its what I'm doing

Posted by Jeff Thornton, ABR CRB CRS CSP e-Pro GRI (Jeff Thornton ABR CRB CRS CSP e-Pro GRI) over 10 years ago

Robert, Yes, even in Michigan you can get a slurpee! My mom's voice is horrible, like mine, but she still calls every year very early in the morning. That's scary!

Jim, Kinda taking off, but still doing some basics.  Thank you.

Jeff, True, very true...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

Yer ALL couth!!!

Hope it was a good one!!!

Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) over 10 years ago

Donna, Happy birthday! I got my 7.11 oz SLURPEE today! (Yesterday?)  Thanks!

Posted by Benjamin Clark, Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert (Homebuyer Representation, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Tom, THanks!

Benjamin, Yeah!  I hope you enjoyed it!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

Donna... Happy belated birthday.  Sorry I wasn't online much to catch this yesterday (I will blog about why later) but I hope you had an enjoyable day.  I was so busy with grief and aggravation yesterday I totally missed out on my free Slurpee! :(

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 10 years ago

Donna - No matter what, you should always blow out the candles, make a wish and wear a cone on your head. Eat your favorite ice-cream with pizza and a glass of milk... (ooh I really hate that word more than any other LK), Sleep in late and be pampered. It's your birthday week, not day!

You didn't tell us how old you were. I know that isn't polite, but you might feel better letting all 24 years out! :)

Happy B-Day!!!

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Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 10 years ago

Greg, I think someone programmed Alyssa's internal clock for 5am because no matter what time she goes to bed, be it 6:30 or even 8:30, she's up at 5am.  Sometimes I can get her to sleep another 30-45 minutes by just changing her diaper, but we're usually up and starting the day.  And, no, I didn't mention my age, but I did mention it a couple of years ago with this blog:
http://activerain.com/blogsview/Turning-3-today-?605

Steve S, I'm sorry you missed your slurpee.  I still have half of mine in the freezer if you want it!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Donna... Hope you had a great day.

I think it is ok to wish yourself a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) over 10 years ago

Donna,

Those were fun picta res.

5 a.m.? Ouch. Preston has issues his dang self. He refues to go to sleep until 11:00. he doesn't get up until about 9 or 10. Weird I know, but that's what we deal with. We watch Leno together. Preston actually says ooohhh Leno!

You'd roll over laughing if you saw me and my fro when I was a kid. I looked like a real goof. Hmm. Interesting blog perhaps. I've got  b-day coming up...

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 10 years ago

Roland, Thank you, and yes it was a great day, except for the fact that the restaurant we were planning on going to was closed and opening up under new ownership and new name tonight, but we had plans for tonight.  They are going to honor my giftcard from the previous place, so that's cool.

Greg, 11PM??  Dang, that's late!  I used to do a dream-feed with Alyssa at 10pm, but that's after she had already gone to bed around 7-8pm.  She's still getting 10+ hours of sleep, but I wish she would sleep 12 hours like she's supposed to so I can get a couple of extra hours... oh well.  I wouldn't trade her for sleep!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

Howdy Donna

Sorry for being late.

Happy Happy Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Happy Happy Birthday to you!!

Happy Happyyyyyy Birthdayyyyyyy tooooo youuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

May you have many more!!

God Bless The U.S.A.

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Happy Birthday!

Posted by LaNita Cates (REMAX of Joliet) over 10 years ago

Happy Birthday to you....and hugs to your little girl :)  I think this is gfreat that you wrote this LOL :)

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 10 years ago

Dale, You have a beautiful voice, thank you!

LaNita, Thanks!

Kathy, Thanks, and I just gave her lots of hugs!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

happy belated B-day

Posted by Crystal Ledbetter (Texas Home Group) over 10 years ago

Crystal, Thank you very much!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

Happy belated birthday, Donna! I think this year beats last year because it was the first time your new daughter was there to share it with you. Hope it was a great day for you!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 10 years ago

John, Thank you, and yes having her there made it very special.  She had a blast at dinner as she's a people watcher just like me.  We had to turn her high chair around so she could see people because she wouldn't sit still in the chair.  It was funny.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

Donna - Happy birthday!!!! Hope that you had a really nice one.

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 10 years ago

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