Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Birthday to me....Wow am I getting up there! LOL!

Yep.....I turned 64 today.....I know, I can't believe it myself! You'd never guess it...take my word for it.  Ha! Ha!  Other than that it was just a normal, joyful day...........
I drained my yogurt and it's still how the heck am I going to get it out of the muslin  lined colander and into containers?  Will I have anything left? Making it was easy but it's the LOGISTICS!
Here are 2 of the books I read over the holidays.......loved them both!  If you like memoirs of normal every day people who lived in the'll love these 2 books!  Living off the land and self-sufficiency back in the day.....they were right up my alley!
 The book below was given to me years ago and I had never read it but I did this year and it was wonderful!  It really put me in the Christmas Spirit as it was filled with wonderful stories of Christmas's in the midwest from "the old days" when they used sleighs and there wasn't central heating.  There were cookie recipes in it too from each nationality and their Christmas traditions.
 This book will join the rest of my Christmas books that I drag out every year.
I hope you had a great day!  Now, where's my cake and ice cream????? 


  1. No, no, no! You are not old. I'm 2 years behind you so you can't be old because then I would. :)

    Looks like your yogurt is a work in progress. Maybe you need to post about it Sunday.

    Happy Birthday, friend.


  2. Happy Birthday, hope you had a terrific day!

  3. Sam
    Happy Birthday!
    I have 'A Place in the Woods' too. It's been a few years since I've read it, but I loved it and remember it so well.

  4. Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you a wonderful 2013!

  5. Happy, happy birthday to you! Yesterday was my husband's 54th birthday! It was a busy day even though no one else knew it was his birthday -- he didn't want anyone to feel obligated to buy something so it was out little secret. :) Have a great weekend. Tammy

  6. Happy, Happy Birthday Sam!!!
    Good luck decanting your yoghurt!
    I love my visits here as you are always so upbeat!
    Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2013!
    Gill xx

  7. Wishing you belated happy birthday wishes and a great 2013. Looking forward to seeing how you get the yoghurt out and how much will be left.

  8. Stopping by to wish you a happy birthday and to send some farmhouse hugs!

  9. Love the book titles. I have a small collection of "Christmas" books that range from non-fiction to fiction. I just love to read them too. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Well... Happy, Happy belated birthday!!!

    It's kind-a scary how age sneaks up on us, isn't it?!
    I think we are only as old as we feel!

    Looks like the yogurt project is turning out successfully.

    I'm going to have to check out some of the books that you mentioned too.

    Enjoy this day, and this weekend.


  11. Happy, Happy Birthday!!!I hope you found some cake and ice-cream. Making yogurt is something I have never done because I don't normally like the texture of yogurt. In the past couple of years I have discovered, and love Zoi Greek yogurt. It is so thick and creamy it is like eating a dessert. :) Did your homemade have a grainy texture? Love your little crochet rocks and your book reviews make me want to go out and find them.

  12. Dearest Sam,
    Happy belated Birthday to you. My Dad (Papa) turned 92 on the same day. Many blessings.
    Hope you stay in great health.
    So funny to see you make 'Hang'-up' a typical Dutch dessert. You can also strain buttermilk for about the same effect. You are right, scooping it out of the tea towel or cloth is messy!
    Hugs to you,

  13. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Sam!! And a wonderful year ahead! I LoVe the sound of those books so much, must make a note of them, I would love to read them. Hope the yogurt procedure went well :)
    Love your posts and your comments on mine. Looking forward to visiting you in 2013.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Helen x

  14. I'm running a bit behind, but want to wish you a happy birthday! Your energy is ageless, so numbers don't matter much. I seem to get farther behind all the time, and I missed your birthday post.

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