Wednesday, February 2, 2011

a little ditty for Groundhog's day :)

We celebrate Groundhog's Day around here EVERY year. Yep, every single one... we never miss it. of course the small ones think it necessary to blow out candles whilst looking for my shadow... but the older I get I have shunned the "birthday" element somewhat and just reveled in the groundhog part of the day.

besides, this little song has a lot more musicality to it than "Happy Birthday to You"... seriously - I'm pretty sure I've never heard a really good rendition of that one. and yes, I'm including M. Monroe's breathy "Happy Birthday Mr. President" in that list of train wrecks.



and no, I'm not ignoring the fact that I'm a titch bit older as of 7 something this morning... I'm just reveling in my 30-something status for as long as I can eke it out.

next year - for the big 4-0 I'd like a huge surprise party... anyone willing to throw it for me?

What? me? ruin the surprise by planning it myself? that's unheard of!!! (just let me know when to have the cake ready...)



I have it on good authority that my lovely S.I.L. Sher has dedicated her entire blog to the awesomeness that is me today (although I haven't read it as of this writing...) You should check it out... and let me know if you decide to follow suit (I kid, I kid...) I know that she had a hard time finding pictures of me where I wasn't making funny faces though... and for that I am sorry... and really... I have no idea why I'm always participating in ugly face contests when Sher is snapping pictures ::) (see, even my smilie is all screwy just for the occasion!)

17 comments:

Malinda said...

Happy Birthday Tonya and Happy Ground Hog Day. I do hope you have a great day today. I hope one of these days we can get together, it has been way to long. Love Ya Tonya.

Garden of Egan said...

Happy Birthday to you! You're just a youngster!
Hope you get all sorts of fun treats!

S said...

Happy Birthday!

I loved the post on Sher's blog about you. I agree with her 100% about the type of person you are. My girls also agree, especially since one of them wants you as her aunt and is disappointed that you are not!

Enjoy your day!

MommyJ said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's fantastic from beginning to end.

Michelle said...

Happy birthday. Believe it or not, Ground Hog Day is one movie I like watching over and over again. It may have something to do with the fact that I wish I could have the same situation where I could perfect each day before I move on to the next one. I think I might watch it today whilst I do laundry in honor of you.

Sher said...

Happy Birthday! That guy singing the groundhog day song is good! I've been working on playing my guitar but now I can see that I'll need to practice a LOT more. Of course, I knew that already since I'm still at the stage where I get hand cramps from trying to hit those chords. Anyhow, do you think I can plan your surprise party and still have it be a surprise? What excuse can I give that will make you drive here for your birthday that won't give it away? I'll be thinking ....

Kristina P. said...

Happy birthday, Tonya!

Barbaloot said...

Happy Birthday!
The problem with that song is people sing it too slowly. Pretend I sang it to you in hyper-speed. It'd be way better.

cold cocoa said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you get something fun or get treated extra awesome-ly so you don't even care about presents.

Enjoy the last year in the 30's!

Charlotte said...

Happy birthday! You share the same one as my husband. I always make sure to wish him a happy groundhogs day. He still has one more birthday in his 30's, though.

Saimi said...

Happy Birthday Girl!! I'm heading over to Sher's blog now!!

Have a great day!!

Dee said...

Happy Birthday, chica!!!

Missy said...

Happy Happy Birthday and Happy Groundhogs Day!!1

Megz said...

Sure makes it easy to remember your Birthday since groundhogs are so popular. Hope your day has been remarkable!

Debbie said...

Happy belated birthday!
And don't worry - the 40s aren't nearly as bad as I thought they would be:)

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Happy Birthday girl!!! thanks for sharing that song.

Jen T said...

Happy b-lated! Hope it was a good one!!! Love your blog! Glad we are blog friends!