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Year in Review...

Another Birthday.
I can't say I'm unhappy to see "50" go. It has been quite a year.
Roper blew out his knee and has had to deal with pain, 2 surgeries and infection. Big men make bad patients but, all in all, he has been a trooper.
I was diagnosed with cancer. I had surgery. It was not fun. But, it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been. And my cancer is among the most curable and the prognosis is good.
AND we got Katie. Despite a tendency to pull my hair and bite me, she is beautiful, bright and generally well behaved.
I have wonderful friends, a warm, sturdy house, and a big fuzzy cat.
Life is pretty good.
Bring on "51" !

GHR

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blueeyedtigress
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Huge hugs, lady! You guys beat a lot of odds this year, and did it with style and grace. Good onya! ;D

May the next year hold more miracles, and many more positives than negatives.
controuble
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
Since you didn't flist me back, you probably didn't see the Happy Birthday wishes I posted - Happy Birthday!
tollers
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Gretchen!

May 51 be an excellent year!
mbumby
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday.
shsilver
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Many happy birthdays!
paltergo
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
catalana
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Have a fantastic birthday! *hugs from your adopted daughter* (I'll give you real hugs in a few days.)
katyhh
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Many many many birthday hugs! Wish we could see you this weekend. Sigh.
poltr1
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
huskiebear
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Hippo Birdies To You!
jeff_duntemann
Oct. 22nd, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
The year was mixed for us too, but at least we saw you more than we have in any one period for awhile, which was good even if you weren't at your best the whole time. Emblematic of 2007 was sitting in your backyard on the September grass, watching Katie watch the dogs running around in circles. By then we knew you were out of danger, but still, it was good to be there.

Sisters don't come any better than you. Happy 51. I've been there recently, and there's much to recommend it.
carolf
Oct. 22nd, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
May each year from here on get better.

Thus it has been for me; I wish it on your with much love.

Happy Birthday.
filkertom
Oct. 22nd, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Bithdy Haprap! And this weekeend, and there will be many hugs in the OVFFing! :)
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patoadam
Oct. 22nd, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! What blueeyedtigress said: You guys beat a lot of odds this year, and did it with style and grace.
rms_butterfly
Oct. 22nd, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful year. See you soon!
joecoustic
Oct. 22nd, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!!

See you at OVFF.
shannachie
Oct. 22nd, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!Lots of hugs!

robin_june
Oct. 23rd, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday, and congratulations on your coping abilities!

Here's wishes for much more patience, and many fewer opportunities to need it!
catsittingstill
Oct. 23rd, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, and here's to a happier year to come!
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