Monday, January 16, 2012

70 Years – Selling Blogs

Yes, that’s right…my husband turned 70 on Saturday…HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG. I can honestly say he does not look or act 70…he’s still going strong!

BUT FIRST….about my site POPULAR SELLING BLOGS…I apologize for the last several months that it has not been showing up as being updated – I assure you that all new members are added and that I click ‘publish’ – but as most of you know…BLOGGER has lots of glitches so it never updated.
Friday I RE-MADE the entire blog and this time it updated current.
Now, for any member…IF YOU WANT TO UPDATE YOUR PHOTO just send me a new one…OR if there are any who want to be deleted just e-mail me.  I thank you all for making it such a great blog of talented artists.
And…if you aren’t a member and want to join just send me an e-mail with the selling blog link and a picture you want with it.

On with the birthday…we/he decided that all he wanted was our family together to celebrate…pulling off a surprise might have been a huge task as we don’t live close to any of our relatives and friends – so getting things done in a different town than we live in would have been next to impossible and having it at our house would have been a give away to the surprise …. AND… now I’m happy we didn’t have one as I caught a raging cold on Friday and never left my bed until 4 in the afternoon on Saturday to get showered and dressed to go to dinner – my head was stuffed…sneezing…coughing…just what everyone wants to hear in a restaurant huh?

Well fortunately the restaurant we chose was not really busy Sat. night – not sure why either because it’s a very popular place, anyway – we had the side room all to ourselves and that was a blessing. Not only for me having a cold and offending customers – but our boys could be themselves…FUNNY DUDES THAT THEY ARE. They had us laughing the entire dinner – sometimes almost too loud. I love my boys – they make me smile…they make me laugh.

Doug enjoyed his evening and that’s all that counted too!  Prime Rib was his entre of choice

Doug with dinner 

Family birthday 2

Family birthday 1

Sunday I relaxed all morning…very nice morning I might add.
But soon that ended because I needed some groceries bad – so off to the store. Decided it was going to be a DELI MEAL – not much fussing over the stove for me. I also baked a few Chocolate Chip cookies…you know, these are good for a cold!  Either someone told me that once or I TOLD MYSELF…(smiling big).
We had Rib Eye Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw and a mix of Tomato and Cucumber.
Thought we were going to eat it while watching the Packers win….NOT IN THE CARDS…goodness they played horrible! Terrible way to end their season.
Rib Eye Steaks 

Deli dinner 1

Kind of a boring post today I know but I have been up to NOTHING..sewing orders but that’s about it.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LEAVE A COMMENT – I JUST MADE IT SO THAT ‘ANNYMOUS’ COMMENTS ARE ACCEPTED NOW…let’s see what happens this time. I disabled it quite awhile ago because of horrible spam comments.  Linda T. I hope this helps you post a comment now!!!!

Enjoy your day!

Karen

44 comments:

  1. Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!!! You are right Karen....would not have ever thought this guy was 70. Ask him a quick question for me, will ya? What is his choice of Moisturizer? WHERE ARE THE WRINKLES DUDE? ;DDD

    Happy to hear you all had a wonderful time celebrating. And, the dishes look mouth watering. : ')

    Hope you are doing better...I too have battled the same agony for the last 2-3 days. Take care of yourself, and have a FUN time at the Show.

    Warm Hugs,
    Marlene

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  2. Hello Karen,
    I hope you are feeling better today. Nothing worse than suffering with a head cold, especially when trying to eat a yummy meal! I'm sure the chocolate chip cookies did the trick ;)
    Happy bday to your sweet hubby. Wonderful pic of your family too.

    So glad you didn't give up the PSblog. I've been updating my blog and just re-added the button to it.
    You are a special lady for doing that for everyone. I appreciate it and I know others do as well.

    Bless you,
    Sheila
    seasonsofthyheart.blogspot.com
    countryimpressions.blogspot.com

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  3. Happy Birthday Doug! I never would have guessed he was 70 :D So glad you were able to make it to dinner. It looks like you all had a wonderful time!
    Kim

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  4. Happy Birthday to your Husband.
    Oh my, he does not look 70 at all. I would've never guessed that.
    Looks like your night out was a wonderful time.
    What a disappointing game, huh?
    I couldn't watch the whole thing, the way they were playing.
    My 10 yr old bet his Grandpa and his Dad a dollar that the Packers were gonna lose. He said he just had a feeling. I guess they should listen to him, Lol!
    Hope your feeling better soon!

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  5. Happy Birthday to your Doug! Hope you are feeling much better Karen. A very nice looking family!

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  6. Wow, your husband is blessed with really good genes!!!! He definitely does not look his age. Hey, give up your age....cause girl, you look good too. Blessings!

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  7. Happy, happy birthday, Doug!
    I love rare prime rib but I have never seen a slab that thick! I am craving that now!!!!
    He does have nice skin.... How do men do that?
    Nice, nice looking brood!

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  8. Hi Karen,

    I hope you are feeling better. Happy Birthday to dear hubby. You have a beautiful family. Oh and that Rib Eye sandwhich looked delicious!

    Donna

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  9. How fun to celebrate such a wonderful age. I hope you are feeling better by now. If you can make a meal like that when you are so sick, I would love to see what your family gets when you are the the top of your game:) Not a boring post at all. -Steph-

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  10. Happyt Birthday to you Sweetheart & Handsome Husband..You all must have done something right all these years because I have to agree Doug doesn't look 70.

    So sorry to hear that your body decided to catch the dreded germ.. Nothing more miserable then an old fashioned cold.. Funny how a bug like that can just knock the stuffin out of ya..and nary a cure in site..

    At least you were able to make it to the Dinner party and enjoy the celebration with those you love...Maybe your boys laughter is what keeps Doug so young..and I'd venture to say that the closeness of his family doesn't hurt either...Another wonderful memory to tuck away!!

    Feel Better my dear friend!

    Hugs
    Tonya

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  11. What life is all about! Celebrating good times, family, good food, faithful team supporters.....One of my favorite sayings "Good times with good people make the best memories". Here's to many more memory making years with your family. Hope that cold is better soon, I will be praying. Blessings~ Sara

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  12. Happy Birthday to your husband and your dinner looked wonderful.
    Tricia

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  13. Sure hope that your cold gets better! That is one huge steak your DH is carving into! Beautiful gathering of family also. I watched the Packers also. They were my last hold out for watching the Super Bowl. I am out now, will be either in my painting room or sewing room with music crafting away that night!
    Cathy

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  14. Hi Karen,
    I hope you're on the mend now and happy b'day to your DH!! He looks really happy! LOL

    Take care,
    Tanya

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  15. Happy Birthday Doug!! What a lovely family--looks like everyone was having a great time. Looks like my Steelers and your Packers are in the same boat!! Both teams will be back up there again next year, I'm sure!! Hope you feel better soon.
    Jan-Life on Buttermilk Hill

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  16. Late Happy Birthday to Doug, beautiful family. Looks like a wonderful get together

    Brenda

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  17. A Happy Birthday to you, Doug!
    I always enjoy seeing pictures of your family all together, we have such a small little family but I'm hoping Ashley and Tim will do something about that!
    Hope your cold goes away real fast!
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  18. Happy Birthday to Doug. Sounds like it was a fun filled birthday dinner party!

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  19. Happy Belated Birthday to Doug. Wow, Karen, looks like you have taken really good care of your man through the years. (smile) What better way to celebrate than with a wonderful family. They would make me smile also. Sorry you have had an unwanted vistor .... that dreaded cold germ. Sure hoping it is short lived and you are feeling better. Take it easy and let your body get rested this week.
    Hugs,
    Angela

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  20. Karen:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DOUG !!
    SO SORRY YOU GOT A COLD FOR THE PARTY BUT HOPE YOU'RE OVER IT BY NOW.
    I TRIED SENDING YOU AN EMAIL AND IT DIDN'T GO BUT I'D LIKE YOU TO CANCEL MY SELLING BLOG. I HAVE A NEW WEBSITE AND WILL NOT DO A SELLING BLOG .. SO IF YOU CAN DELETE IT..
    BLESSINGS,
    MAURINE

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  21. Happy 70th Birthday Doug !! God Bless Both of You ... must be Clean Living cause you both look Fabulous !! Karen looks like everyone had a Great Time what a Good Lookin Family. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs ~ Connie xox

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  22. Hi Karen Hope you are feeling better today. Please tell Doug Happy Birthday from us here in the Finger Lakes of New York. He is a very young 70! Must be all the good food you fix for him! Lol! But you are young looking, too! so...maybe it is the water????

    Have a great day and an enjoyable week!

    Susannah

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  23. Happy Birthday Doug! Looks like you had a great time, but I hope you're feeling better. Just last night I started feeling a sore throat getting started. YUK! Have a great week, Dawn

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  24. Happy Birthday, Doug! No he doesn't look 70 at all! Bless his heart & yours. Hope by now you're on the mend! Hope you both have a great week!

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  25. Happy Birthday to Doug. Sounds like he had a wonderful birthday dinner.
    I know how you feel with the nasty cold...I've had one for almost 2 weeks and now I have a cough that just won't go away. Hope you are feeling better.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. Happy, happy birthday to Doug and many, many more. You must keep him young because he sure doesn't look his age! What a handsome family you have. They take after their momma, right? {grin}
    I hope you are feeling better. No fun being sick!
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  27. Happy birthday Doug! Karen,I hope that you are feeling better!It is always a treat to see your beautiful family.Hugs,Jen

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  28. Happy Birthday to Doug! Looks like the celebration was lots of fun!

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  29. Happy Birthday to your hubby!!.. What a lovely family you have there, Karen. All gorgeous.. Must be in the genes.. grin..
    Your meal looks delicious..
    And I love your postings..
    God bless, dear friend...

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  30. Happy Birthday to your husband! Lovely family, and I agree with Faye , must be genes... Girl, everyone in your family is handsome or gorgeous, including you. That sandwich looks so yummy.Take care.

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  31. I'd sing but no one wants to hear that! Happy, happy birthday Doug!!!
    Feel better Karen!
    Kendra

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  32. Happy 70th. to your hubby! He looks great.
    My sister will be 70 in June and I am very blessed to have her.
    What a fun day you had.
    Hope you get over that cold quickly!
    Hugs Karen
    ~Earlene~
    And your posts are never boring Karen

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  33. Happy belated birthday wishes to your husband, Karen. My twin sister and I turned 48 on Saturday. 'Seems a lot of bloggers have January birthdays :)

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  34. Karen,

    Happy belated B_day to your Hubby!!! What a wonderful gathering of family!!!
    My hubby was very upset with the Packers.. big fan here... and yes they played very bad.... OLM

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  35. I hope you continue feeling better.
    We were all shocked the Packers lost...we thought they would be going to the Super Bowl. Well only 74 days until opening day for the Brewers.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Stitching,
    Leanne

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  36. Happy Belated Birthday to Doug!! Looks like a wonderful birthday dinner. Hope you're feeling better.

    Have a wonderful week~Becky

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  37. Karen: Happy Belated B'Day to Doug. So if he's really 70 what is he doing with such a "Young" wife! LOL You are both beautiful people! Not a boring post Karen, always love to see your family and hear about the wonderful meals you make, especially with a cold. Take good care of yourself and "take 2 choc. chip cookies and call me in the morning!"
    {{HUGS} Joy

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  38. Karen, Your posts are never boring! Happy late birthday Doug!
    The meal you cooked Sunday looked so yummy and also the place where you ate and the entire family in the photo....Hope your cold is gone by now....

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  40. What a wonderful birthday celebration! And you are right, he doesn't look anywhere near 70! How nice to have such a large family to get together and celebrate.
    Melinda

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  41. Happy Birthday to Doug. Sorry to hear you are feeling bad..no fun . I had a surprise party for Billy in a restaurant when he turned 65 but have not been able to celebrate since. We are just to far (5 hours) away now and hoping to get closer to family and friends maybe this summer so we can be with family and friends to celebrate many things.
    Hope you feel better soon
    Hugs
    Nancy

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  42. What a happy smile as he contemplates his prime rib. Happy Birthday young man!

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  43. Although I don't have a selling blog, I do appreciate all the time and effort you put into the popular selling blog! I know that having to re-make the whole blog took some time and you get nothing in return for your efforts. So I want to thank you for keeping it up to date!

    Happy belated Birthday to Doug! From the pictures that you post of him and the things that he does, I would never have thought him to be 70. He looks great for his age! Your whole family looks great, such a nice looking family! How wonderful that you had the whole room to yourselves and everyone could just have a great time. I'm with Doug... that's all I would want for a gift too. Family, fun, and laughter!

    Again, so sorry you have been that sick. I hope you are well on your way to feeling better.

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  44. Hi Karen!

    Your husband looks GREAT! You do too! Your family looks like just a great bunch...whole lotta love there!

    Happy Birthday to your husband, and many more to come!

    Like your idea of deli lunch?, but Rib Eye?....Wow!

    Happy New Year! and hope your feeling better.

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