Posted by: tgonzales | December 21, 2012

It’s My Birthday Today and a Little Update


Ok I thought I would mention that it’s my birthday today. Last year I didn’t mention my birthday until it was already over and some people wished I would have told them so there you go; IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. I know, right? You probably want to know if I hate having my birthday so close to Christmas and I always tell everyone, “No”. My Mom always tried to make our birthdays special no matter whether mine was close to Christmas or not. I don’t remember having birthday parties or anything like that but I didn’t know any different so it really didn’t matter. Now John tries to do special things for me on my birthday and I think it’s very cute how he tries to surprise me by getting people together and he thinks he’s so sneaky. There have only been a couple of times that he actually has been able to surprise me, because he is just not good at keeping secrets. He makes me laugh. I think he’s trying to surprise me again this year by having a few people gather at a restaurant tonight. I’ll make sure I keep you all informed about that. I also want to wish two of my friends Marla and Jodi a very Happy Birthday today.


Now for the update; Monday night we had our crochet guild Christmas party and all went very well. We had 28 people total and it’s always fun to get the morning and the evening group all together. It really wore me out though. I managed to finish up a few penguin hats for people that wanted them before Christmas.


Then I got another last minute order from one of my co-workers who has ordered hats for his daughters last year and again this year. I just couldn’t turn him down. His daughter goes to K-State, so he asked if I could make a Hello Kitty with the school colors of purple, gray, and white.


When I was almost done with the Hello Kitty another friend of mine asked if I could make an owl hat for a Christmas gift. Once again I couldn’t turn my friend down. This is the last hat that I think I’ll be making before Christmas; although my Megan asked me not too long ago, “Gran Gran? I don’t want to rush you or anything but you promised that you would make me an owl hat.” As you probably already know I’m such a sucker for her little blue eyes pleading for an owl hat that most likely she will find one all wrapped up for her to open on Christmas day. Really what else do I have to do? By the way if you are interested and if you are still reading; I turn 56 today. I love you all and hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


  1. happy birthday tamara, wish the best for you..
    and merry christmas & new year for you..

    • Tinsyam,

      Thank you so much; I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!


  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tamara, but I think you made a mistake with the digits there – you meant 36, right? Have a wonderful day and evening out with friends (oops) 🙂 And I hope you get spoiled rotten. xxx

    • Hi Jill!

      Thank you, but I’m only 36 in my head and my aches and pains feel like I’m 106. 😉 I don’t know that I deserve to be spoiled but my family does it anyway. I always look forward to hearing from you and how you make me smile! Now go get ready for your market! 🙂

      Love and Hugs,

  3. Good morning Tammy and happy birthday. I can kind of remember when you were born. Your folks were really excited to finally have a girl. You were such a cute little baby and your Mom always dressed you in these beautiful little dresses that she made. I know what you mean having a birthday so close to Christmas. I was always aware of mine being on the 24th but only remember having 1 party when I was a kid and Mom had it eartly. Now my hubby and kids try to acknowledge it every year. And I appreciate it very much. Tonight is the night that we will celebrate my turning 63. Love you girl and you don’t look a day over 36. Love you. sue

  4. Happy birthday girlfriend, hoping you have a super day!

  5. Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dear Tamara… HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!… Love your hats! You look great!… And I just hope your special day is the best ever! ((big hugs))

  6. Oh Happy Birthday- hope you had a big surprise!

  7. Happy Birthday to my dear sister!!!
    Thank you for all you do for others!
    Love You!

  8. Happy Birthday Tamara. Hope that you look really surprised for John tonight. You are the best.

  9. Happy Birthday Tamara. The world has been a better place since your birth. You are a special friend and I am so happy that our paths crossed. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New year!
    Love ya,

  10. Happy Birthday, Tamara! I like this picture of you.. so cute. Have a fun day and thank you for sharing all that you do.


    Wow – today you are 66. Oh. No, you are ONLY 56!! 😉
    Imagine that … born in ’56 and today you are 56.
    So that makes this birthday even *extra* special.
    Just like YOU –> *extra special*!

    You definitely *do* deserve to be spoiled rotten.
    John is so funny. God bless him for creating sweet celebrations for his loving wife. Enjoy your dinner tonite. 😀

    Frank’s & my anniversary (will be 43 yrs) is on the 27th.
    Frank’s b’day is the 31st.
    And our first grandchild’s b’day is Jan. 1. [He will be 18!]
    You should’ve seen me coming out of the church on our wedding day, which took place in my home town (big city!) of Rochester, NY.
    We had a blizzard – and I came out of the church wearing my white dress and calf-high black boots. LOL! The thruway ended up closing that nite becuz of the storm.

    Again, have a Happy Birthday, dear friend.
    I love you.
    HUG!! ~ Kat

  12. Happy birthday to you….
    I have the same thing with my birthday Jan. 5th, close to Xmas. When I was a kid it bothered me but now I’m just glad to be having a birthday..61 next b-day. Hope your day goes just the way you want it to.
    BIG huggggg

  13. Happy birthday Tamara 🙂 Hope you’ve had a lovely day!

  14. Happy Happy Birthday to you my friend! I hope that all of your birthday wishes come true! I’m three years older than you so you know what I’ve got to look forward to next I hope you have oodles of bling and glitter today!

  15. I was 56 this year too…56 and born in ’56, like a previous commentor mentioned. There has to be something special about that. Hope your day was great!

  16. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday !!!

  17. Happy birthday Tamara. My grandson turned 2 on the 21st. My brother and his wife celebrated there 25th wedding anniversary on the 21st. So it is a poplar day in y family to. Hope you had a great day and a merry Christmas.

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