Friday, December 4, 2009

Journal - Happy Birthday!

Wow! It’s a landmark day for Drums In The Deep! This is the first time I’ve posted twice in one day. Ensign Ro will be so proud of me!

Well, I was up late last night getting some things off my chest. And I must say, after that I went to bed and slept very soundly until about 7:30 this morning. Things always look better in the light of day, even if you can’t see the light, so to speak. Also, I got a couple of very thought-provoking comments on last night’s post. So I’m feeling a little better about things this morning. Also, I can’t be down today because IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!

Yup, I’m 39 today, and it’s shaping up to be a good day. I had lots of nice things in my email this morning; blog comments, birthday wishes from Facebook, an e-card from Aunt LeeDel, and a birthday email from Mom. Joni is off to Kearney to get my birthday socks. I love getting new socks, and I look forward to them all year. Last years’ socks really took a beating. Since I haven’t been working, I haven’t been wearing shoes very much so my socks are all worn out. Also, Joni is bringing home McDonald’s for lunch. A couple of days ago, I saw a commercial for a new burger they have; the 1/3 pound angus burger! Well, let me tell you, I’ve been dying to try one ever since I saw it so that’s what I’m getting for my birthday. Also we’ll get some of the Coke glasses they’re giving with the value meals. That will be nice because since going blind, I’ve broken all our glasses. We all have to use plastic cups now.

So I just wanted to post something happy today to balance out the more somber post of last night. After I finish this I’m going to practice on my sax for a while. Which reminds me! I’m so excited, Joni and I are having the family over on the 19th for a little pre-Christmas get-together. We’re going to have supper and then I’m going to play some Christmas music.

As an early birthday present last week, Joni let me download some new karaoke songs. At, you can buy and download individual songs for 99 cents each. I think that’s a great deal instead of buying a whole CD that has maybe 1 or 2 good songs on it. So I got 10 new Christmas songs. Some of them are really difficult so I’ve been working really hard on them. I’m excited about it because my family has done so much for me this year, and I know it’s not much, but this is how I can say thanks.

One more thing and then I’m out of here. It’s cold! Joni said it was 10 degrees this morning. Am I missing Texas? Well, I miss the weather, I know that much. I’ll take 100 degree summers over this anytime! Now if I could just get my family to move down there!

Isn’t that amazing? Just a few hours ago I was all depressed, but I prayed about it and God lifted my spirits! And he used all of my favorite people to do it!

Okay, gott ago practice. See ya later!

Psalms 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;


  1. Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Stormcrowe, happy birthday to you!!

    Yay!!!! I'll leave the 39 spanks to JayNoi ;)

    How awesome you're playing your sax, that's gotta be great! I'm sure your family will really enjoy it! Glad your spirits are lifted, and enjoy that McDonald's. Man, now I'm hungry.

    Have a wonderful day!!

  2. Happy Birthday, little brother! I love you and always will!! Can't wait to hear you play your sax! I have, actually, never really heard you as I was gone already when you were in high school! Looking forward! Enjoy the rest of your day!

  3. Is it your birthday? Hmmm...
    An Angus burger, a pie, socks! Wow! A tee shirt from Adam, lounge pants...does the day get any better???? Woohoo! Oh yeah...the spankings! lol
    Aren't you too old for that???? teeheehee *wink*

  4. A belated Happy Birthday, young'un! I know how you kids do love Birthdays!



  5. lol benning. You younguns! lol Yeah they do don't they? LOL!

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