Monday, November 24, 2008

Let The Celebration Begin!

Tomorrow is my birthday, the big 4-O and since I can't avoid it, I'm going to celebrate all I can.

My celebration plans include spending much of the day in bed watching my favorite old sit-coms on TV, letting my husband make dinner (husband + dinner = take out)and sharing the raspberry cream cheese pie that I bought from my daughter's class fundraiser in place of a cake. I'll celebrate with my family on Thanksgiving.

You may also want to stop by the White Roses in Bloom blog. I posted an entry there on why I'm not depressed over turning 40.

My celebration also includes checking my blog frequently to reply to any comments you might leave and, after tomorrow, to draw a winner for my Orchard Hill gift basket. To enter, all you need to do is to leave a comment on my blog. Please be sure to include your email address in case you win.

I can't wait to hear from you all. Let the celebration begin!



Cindy K. Green said...

Happy Early Birthday wishes to you, Kara! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and a fun Thanksgiving with the family.

Diana Coyle said...

Hi Kara,

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! I love your Orchard Hill series! Keep up the great writing. Enjoy your birthday and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Warmest regards,
Diana Coyle (
Book Reviewer, Night Owl Romance

Janet Tronstad said...

Kara -- I'm slipping over here from eHarlequin to wish you a very happy birthday!

Donna Marie Rogers said...

Happy Birthday, Kara! Have a wonderful day and an even better Thanksgiving! Hope to get together soon. :-)

Laurel Bradley said...

Happy Fortieth, Kara! I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Does your hubby get you good take-out or McDonalds take-out? My apologies to those of you who think McDonald take-out is good.

Laurel Bradley
A Wish in Time
Creme Brulee Upset

Kara Lynn Russell said...

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for coming. Enjoy the party.

I think God is laughing at me today because I said I wasn't bothered by turning 40. I was walking to work, turned slightly to see if it was clear to cross the street and pulled something in my hip. Ouch! Old age is setting in.

lbcanton said...

Happy Birthday. The 40th is a big one. Enjoy your day and have a good Thankgiving.


Sarita Leone said...

Happy Birthday Kara! I wish your every wish comes true.

Sorry about the hip, though. Ouch! You'll probably need an extra slice of something good to help heal that up. :)

Sending huge birthday hugs!

Christine said...

Well, I'm going to call you tomorrow, but thought I'd leave a note for you here, too. I can't believe this is the year we turn 40. Remember college? Yikes.

Love you.


Kara Lynn Russell said...

Thank you everyone for your good wishes. If I were inclined to be depressed about this birthday, I'd be cheered up by now.

Chris, yes I do remember college. Actually I was in Eau Claire last week. The streets are all different and the mall area has taken over approximately half the city. Not like the "old days." :)

robynl said...

a very happy birthday to you tomorrow; sounds to me like you have a gread day planned out- enjoy!!!
My baby sister turned 40 last month and we all went up to her place for a celebration.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Hi Kara!

Remember...40 is just a number and a very special one in the Bible so celebrate to your heart's desire.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all too!

Margaret Daley said...

I may be a little late but I just show it on the Steeple Hill boards. Happy birthday, Kara!!!


Rose said...

Happy Birthday, Kara!

Hmmm....turning 40...pulling a muscle...sounds like God gave you a great detail to add to a story line!

Hope your day is terrific.


Kara Lynn Russell said...

Hey Rose, I never thought of it that way! Great idea.

I'm touched by all the good wishes posted here. I'm going to print them all and save them.


Lyn Cote said...

Happy Birthday, Kara.

Many happy returns on the day of thy birth, may sunshine and gladness be given, may Jesus prepare you on earth for that beautiful birthday in heaven.