Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another year older

Yes, it is true.....it is that time of year again. And as much as I would love to be able to share some of my Birthday cake with you.....well, it just can't happen. I know..you are crushed. :)
But, I got an idea from another friend who is having a b-day the day before mine......a birthday give away. How does that sound?
A few weeks ago I was hunting through a shop for a neat giveaway..and this is what I found.
It is called a friendship ball.
The person who first gives this ball fills it with something. It is a sweet little silver ball....sorry this picture does not do it credit. Anyway, the first person fills it with something(mine was already filled) and then they send it to a friend. Later on some special occasion the receiver refills it and sends it back to the friend. Now we are not going to do that.....but if you want to start this tradition with someone......you now have a friendship ball.
This is filled with bath goodies.

Here is what it looks like on the outside. It is sweet and has a little silver clamp to keep it closed.
Wouldn't this be a sweet tradition to share with a sister or even a daughter?
Might be a neat Christmas gift. ;)

Here is how this will work. In order to be entered in the drawing for this tiny trinket you must give a birthday quote in your comment. If you don't know one and know how to use google......copy and paste and you're in!
But those who don't leave a birthday quote....well, I know you all will. :)
Here is an example------
Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once.
~Dave Barry, "Your Disintegrating Body," Dave Barry Turns 40, 1990
This will be up till the 27th as a sticky post....new post underneath.
On the 27th--my birthday--I will draw a name.
And your friendship ball will be on it's way!
Hey, just think of it as early Christmas shopping. ;)

16 comments:

Mary said...

Sharon,

The friendship ball idea is a terrific one.

I have two birthday quotes for you. No, I don't expect to be entered in the draw twice. Just thought you might enjoy them.

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. English Proverb

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. - Jack Benny

Looking forward to your birthday post.

Blessings,
Mary

MelanieJoy said...

Ok, how about...

"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."

My personal favorite...

"We know we are getting older when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it"

Janera said...

That friendship ball is a great idea!

Today is my oldest daughter's birthday as well.

Here's my birthday quote:

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. ~Jennifer Yane

Come over and enter my giveaway, too, k? Bring friends.

Sandi said...

Happy Birthday. I will have to go look for a birthday quote later today when I have more time. I just wanted to say Happy Birthday now.

luvmy4sons said...

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday. I just won the cookbook. Not fair for me to enter again. But what a lovely idea. I pray you have a wonderful day and God blesses you with many more.

Alisun said...

Yes Happy Birthday dear sister.

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night. - Unknown

I like the friendship ball idea too it seems like a special thing to pass.

Vicki said...

I love things like this. The friendship ball would be fun to pass around, if only my sisters didn't live so far away. But I do have a daughter & 2 DIL's...

Happy Birthday to the sweetest gal I know! Sending you an early birthday hug!

love,
Vicki

SunnySusan said...

A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it. - R. C. Ferguson

Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. you see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn't change. - Molly Keane

I just had to give you both of these....what a great gift idea

I will be back later to read your other posts....love ya

Mimi's Toes said...

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. - Virginia Woolf
This is a great idea! I hope I win the friendship ball. I haven't said hi lately and I'm glad I stopped by today. I still think of you often. I've been busy awaiting grand-baby #5, who arrived last Monday morning.

Mimi's Toes said...

P.S. Happy Early Birthday!!! Don't forget to EAT CAKE!

Regina said...

aaaawww, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
Praying that you have many, many more! What a blessing you are.

D said...

The one who has the most birthdays lives the longest!!

HAPPY (EARLY) BIRTHDAY!! What a neat idea -- I've never heard of a friendship ball.

BTW, with the butter mixture you can add whatever kind of oil you'd prefer, so canola oil would probably not have as strong a taste as olive oil would. We used olive oil for the first batch and it was really good.
D

try2bAsunbeam said...

Ok, here's mine:
On a serious sentimental side--
A. W. Pinero
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

On a not so serious, hope my hubby turns out this way, sort of side--
I liked this one too:
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.

Denise said...

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.

Menachem Mendel Schneerson


I am so sorry that I missed your B-day....... was it on the 20th ?


Have a blessed weekend

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! And what a great idea!! I loved it!!

eph2810 said...

Happy Birthday, Sharon!!! Our birthdays are on the same day. I hope you have a special day with your beloved. I am glad that you were able to get away for your birthday.