Friday, October 7, 2011


I almost forgot to wish my sister a happy birthday today.  So while my daughter Lindsey was here with Rissi, I decided to call her so we could all sing to her over speaker phone.  When she picked up the phone, she sounded like she was getting a cold.  In unison we sang loud and clear, knowing that this would make my sister very happy!  

First a belly laugh.  Then a thank you.  Then, "I really appreciate this...  But it's not my birthday."  

  I was sure today was the right day.  


"No, this is Lena.  I think you have a wrong number.  But I really enjoyed the song..."  Another belly laugh.  

I checked my phone to see...  
It looked like the right number.  

Gary yelled from across the room, "Well, happy birthday to you whenever your birthday is..."  More laughter.  

After I apologized, the stranger on the other end assured me that there was no need to apologize.  We had made her day.

 I had punched in a 9 instead of a 0.  Oops.

So I punched in the right number this time.  Busy.. busy..busy.

Sorry, Lindy but you're birthday wish went to somebody else this year.  

Dear Diary,

The Cupcake Carrier does not share like she used to.  Mom says it's because the novelty has wore off.  I don't know for sure what that means..  All I know is, I let her take me for a walk through the house and I even pretended to enjoy it and she still refused to give me a potato.  
My only hope is in this new one that Lindsey's going to be bringing home soon. Hopefully she won't know nothing about novelties or things like that.  Cookie crumbs are my favorite thing in the world.  Gracie.


  1. That is so funny! Recently a group of 5 of my old college roommates did the same thing for my bdy. Don't know who they sang to BUT it wasn't me!!!!!!!
    That last pic of Rissi and Gracie is so cute!
    Hope you all have a great weekend and happy bdy to your sis!

  2. LOL. We dial and sing when phone is answered for birthdays too. Great story about having the wrong number. Happy Birthday to your sister. Love the photo of Gracie waiting for some crumbs. Too sweet.

  3. Your sister doesn't know what she missed! The last picture is precious, I love it! Is that a basket of flowers with lights in it on your hearth? So pretty!

  4. Gracie
    I love crumbs tooo! Were both cleaner uppers,,, aren't we?

    Your momma is too funny and silly!

  5. Years ago, I had some young man call me and he sang the birthday song, he was very embarrassed, he was in the wrong area code! I almost think he just called his mom and wished her a Happy Birthday and didn't try singing again. :-)

    Today was day 3 of the prednisone burst, tomorrow I go down a pill for 3 days etc. They make me (and most people) real shaky. This is the most 'per day' that I have ever been given. The antibiotics make me very gassy.

  6. LOL with the wrong number with the birthday wishes!! That reminds me of years ago when we had adopted our son; called my brother to tell him the good news. Said to him "Uncle Hank" when he answered the phone, hoping he would get the message, which he was a little slow on, but started talking to him more, etc. Found out after a bit of a call that I had called someone whose sister had a baby the night before so he was an uncle, but it wasn't Uncle Hank, i.e. my brother. When we finally figured it out, he told me congrats and I told him congrats and then I realized I was one number off too :)

    Gracie looks so attentive waiting for any food that might, might, might, might drop!

    enjoy the weekend!


  7. LOL!! How funny and sweet this was! That lady must have loved it, although it was not her Birthday.

  8. That is funny! Glad you made that person's day even if it wasn't her birthday.

  9. So a stranger got a treat - - - an unexpected serenade - - - and poor Gracie - - - the loved family pet for years - - - - the dog who gives unconditional love to all got nothing! Gracie, I think you have a case if you can find a lawyer!

  10. Hi there, I had to laugh at this because it sounded so much like something I would do! You'll probably never know how much you made someone's day.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Well, ma dear....dey gets neater wit age and don't drop dat much. Butt...make sure YOU train da new one in da correct way of droppin...more den jus' da crumbs. won't say anyting bout da birfday mess up. Peepers mess up a lot, don't dey!!


  12. HA HA HA! That's too funny, Bobbi, but I bet it DID make that mystery person's day!!

    Hehehe, I am still smiling, imagining y'all singing away....

    And happy Birthday to the real birthday girl!

  13. Oh, my, but your life is a riot! No wonder little Gracie needs a diary for an outlet. ;-Þ

  14. That is just too funny!


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