Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Farmmom!

Today is Farmmom's birthday, and if this whole blogging thing is good for anything, it ought to be to get a whole buttload of people to wish my mother a happy b-day.

So, hit the comments, and wish her a happy day. Do it for her. Do it for me. Do it for your country!

Ok so birthday wishes have nothing to do with patriotism, but it sounded good, all right?

In honor of this special day, I've assembled some quotes. Some are on motherhood, (since she is my mom,) and some are on birthdays. Enjoy!

This is part of the essence of motherhood, watching your kid grow into her own person and not being able to do anything about it. Otherwise children would be nothing more than pets. -- Heather Armstrong

My mother's great. She has the major looks. She could stop you from doing anything, through a closed door even, with a single look. Without saying a word, she has that power to rip out your tonsils. --Whoopi Goldberg

Whatever with the past has gone,
The best is always yet to come. - Lucy Larcom

Everything I know I learned after I was thirty. - Georges Clemenceau

They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much. - Malcolm Cowley

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. - Mark Twain

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. - Ogden Nash

Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty eight and forty. - James Thurber

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art. - Garson Kanin

We are all born naked and screaming and if you're lucky that sort of thing won't stop there. - Unknown

You're not getting older, you're getting better. - Unknown

May you live all the days of your life. - Jonathan Swift

Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake. -- Anonymous

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old. -- Mary Schmich

Here's wishing the wonderful lady who rocked me to sleep, patched up my bangs and scrapes (of which there were plenty,) taught me to be a good person, gave me perspective on the world, offered advice even when she knew I wasn't going to listen, and generally helped to build me into the person I am today, a wonderful birthday.

After all, without her birthday, I wouldn't have mine.


I have a great story... just can't quite get it down on paper (the sound effects aren't coming out right) so I'm gonna keep working on it.... It's coming, though.

This morning, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth The Umpteenth, aka Lizzy Dog, aka Farmmom's pup, is getting her baby factory shut down, and Farmdad's pup is getting his shots. So, I'll be playing puppy chauffeur in the morning, and likely puppy nurse in the afternoon. Probably keep Dizzy Lizzy with me for a couple of hours after she comes home at least, just to be sure everything is kosher.

Tomorrow, we're off to the cattle sale again!

Probably take Farmdog along, just because she enjoys going on rides. I'd take Fuzzy Pup but he doesn't like the leash and he'd probably spend the whole day offering to kill one of them big furry things for me.

Cattle sale etiquitte; Don't bring your dog if it's gonna be a nuisance. So, Fuzzy Pup stays home, until I get him taught some more manners....