Happy Birthday to Me. . .

Guess what?  Today is Mrs. Spit’s birthday.  So I have taken over her blog in her honor.  (I am Jen, from Here We Go Again.)

The Top Ten Reasons Why Mrs. Spit is Awesome:

Number Ten: She is modest.  She would never write a list like this about herself, which is why I am exploiting my very first guest post on her blog to do so.

Number Nine: She has excellent grammar.  Mrs. Spit is the only person, in the history of the Universe, who has managed to teach me the proper uses of lay and lie.  She has not yet succeeded in getting me to remember how to properly use drink/drank/drunk, but I imagine she will keep trying now that she sees that I have not yet mastered them.

Number Eight: She blogs every day.   It is hard to come up with content every single day.  I should know.  But if some of us didn’t blog every day, what would the rest of you read?

Number Seven: She always knows what to say.  She is a master of leaving exactly the right comment on my blog and sometimes emails me after leaving a comment with even more.  Also, and this is extremely important, she READS what you’ve written before she comments.

Number Six: She is a good friend.  She will call me before my in-laws come over and walk me through the making a roast chicken.

Number Five: She has good shoes.  I don’t think I need to elaborate on this one.

Number Four: She has perseverance and great determination.  She quit smoking and is in the middle of losing a lot of weight.  Most people never manage to do either of these things.

Number Three: She is a lady.  She cares about the people around her and inspires the best in them.

Number Two: She is a good wife.  Mr. Spit seems to really like her a lot.

Number One: She is a good mum.  Even though Gabriel didn’t get to stay, Mrs. Spit is still his mother and the best mother he could have.

Finally, 2 notes from Mrs. Spit:

Note the First: Happy Birthday to Heidi, who happened to have the same excellent taste in picking her birth date.

Note the Second: I traditionally ask people to delurk for my birthday. Each day I tell you my stories, and I’d like a chance to hear yours – tell me where you come from.

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33 Responses to Happy Birthday to Me. . .

  1. Natalie says:

    I still cannot figure out lay/lie. I’m pretty good with most similar words, but that one is just evil.

  2. a says:

    Happy Birthday!

  3. Elaine says:

    Happy birthday, O wise and witty Mrs. Spit!

  4. HereWeGoAJen says:

    Happy birthday, Mrs. Spit! I hope you have a wonderful day.

  5. Justin says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy every minute of it. 🙂

  6. Donna Gibson says:

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Spit!

    This is me ‘de-lurking’! 😀
    I am a mom to a 2.5 year old, a 1 year old, and really enjoy your blog. Also, I do not have aenough shoes.

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday! I will strive to be less of a lurker! 😉

  7. Howard Lyle says:

    Happy Birthday, Cheryl!


  8. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday, dear Cheryl,
    Happy Birthday to you!!
    Any many more…

    XXOO Grits sent last week ;o)
    Great post, HerewegoagainJEN!!!

  9. Needles says:

    Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday and when this one is done I wish you more.

  10. Betty M says:

    Happy Birthday Mrs Spit!
    I come here from the UK . I now have 3 kids after years of infertility, 3 earlyish losses and pre-eclampsia. I read far more than I blog.

  11. Virginia says:

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Spit from America’s “North Coast.” (This term actually amuses me but this is what “natives” call this part of the world. I call it something else, but I can’t mention it in polite company.)

  12. Happy birthday! You know me 🙂

  13. Kristin says:

    Hippo Birdie 2 Ewe
    Hippo Birdie 2 Ewe
    Hippo Birdie Deer Cheryl
    Hippo Birdie 2 Ewe

  14. Carla says:

    Delurking from St. Paul, MN. Hope you have a fabulous Birthday!

  15. Carmen says:

    Happiest of Happy Birthdays to you! I hope you are spoiled and surrounded by oodles of love today 🙂

  16. Heidi says:

    #11-She and Mr. Spit call me on our birthday and sing in happy french to me!!!!

    Happy Birthday, bestest birthday buddy!!

  17. luna says:

    wishing you a very happy birthday, mrs. spit!
    love the list.

  18. Sue says:

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Spit. Hope it’s a wonderful day and an awesome year. You deserve the best of everything!

  19. Michelle Willette says:

    Big birthday hugs to you, Mrs. Spit! Hope you have a wonderful day! I’m delurking from Austin, Texas. Thank you for your blog.

  20. Andie says:

    Happy Birthday Mrs Spit!

    I’m a reader from Southern Ontario (travelled to Alberta this summer though). I clicked on all the links to read/view your interviews a few weeks back. You show such courage and compassion, and also a sense of perspective / sense of humour … no wonder I keep coming back to read your writings.

    thank you for sharing your thoughts with the blogosphere.


  21. debby says:

    I believe that you should do a grammar post Mrs. Spit. Happy Birthday. I’m from Pennsylvania USA

  22. Alannah says:

    Oooh, I second the grammar post!

  23. Sarah says:

    Have I told you lately how blessed I feel to know you, even in some small, virtual way?
    I have the date marked on my calendar and in my perfect world, I sent you a card a week ago. Sigh. You know how much I love sending you random things on un-birthdays, so that, imperfect as it is, will have to do.
    I hope your day was great.

  24. Msfitzita says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day, and I hope the year to follow holds much happiness, peace and contentment for you.


  25. Stacey says:

    Hope you’ve had a very happy birthday!!

  26. Jacinta says:

    Happy birthday Mrs Spit. I hope you have a year of delights

  27. Jayme says:

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Spit 🙂

  28. Elizabeth says:

    Cheers! Happy Birthday, Mrs. Spit! You are all that and a bowl of cherries 🙂

  29. Barb says:

    Happy Birthday! Now send me your address so I can send you some yarn! 🙂

    (I know lay/lie, but I sometimes have trouble with other ones.)

  30. Trish says:

    Happy birthday sweet cheeks.
    I am originally from Indianpolis, IN, but I call the ‘burbs of St. Louis, MO home.
    I am from Fertile Hope & Remarkable Robbie.
    I am too far from you!

  31. diana says:

    oh, i am delurking! i just posted on your most recent post, so i guess this is an un-official delurk? i enjoy your blog a lot. i am a mother, wife, sister, daughter, athlete, engineer and knitter (though not enough recently). and what is the difference between lay and lie?

  32. Jamie says:

    Happy Birthday, Mrs Spit!! I want you to know I second everything on Jen’s list. Except for #7 – I third and fourth that one. Can I do that?

  33. loribeth says:

    Happy belated! (Catching up (again) after my recent vacation…!)

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