Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine Birthday Chronicle

It's no fun to be ill on one's birthday, Valentine's Day or any other day. However, that's how I spent this morning. Now, a bit after 1:00 p.m., I'm feeling much better and, after a 5-Hour Energy drink, eager to really get on with my special day. Actually, I have been attempting to do that all, morning; however, after falling asleep twice—once at my desk and once while sitting on the commode—I decided to nap in my chair until I was energized enough to not risk falling on the floor. That’s where I am now!

In my yesterday's blog post, Reflections on Being a Valentine Baby, I ended by saying that I have met many very special people during my 67 years journeying through this life and that a few of them were born a Valentine's Day. Two of those people are Facebook friends and I created and posted birthday greetings to them early this morning:

Welsh ex-patriot, Pat Eggleton, who now lives in Sicily

Louisville native, Gabbi Foster

Of course, I have also received quite a few birthday greetings:

from Linda Mellow:
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from Nanna Aldrich Murakami:

from Tracey Chisholm:

also from Tracey Chisholm:

and also from Tracey Chisholm:

from Elka Emelelka:

from Tanurr Rowze (Sandy):

from Michael J. Golch:

I gotta Sing...♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Nicholas Temple,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

from Donna Olsen:

There are other greetings and events I shall chronicle; however, right now I am going to post what I have thus far created and go outside to enjoy the sunshine of this marvelous 54 F Valentine's Day!

I was outside for about an hour, most of the time sitting on my patio, enjoying the sun, and re-reading one of my favorite authors, Jack Kerouac. I then drove down to the mailboxes to check for birthday cards; unfortunately, I took the wrong key-chain (it doesn't have the mailbox key on it), so I shall have to check again tomorrow.  

When I returned home, I was exhausted, so I took a 3-hour nap with Alex napping on my legs and Little alternately curled up on my chest/face and leaping down to play with Sugar.

Regarding the kitty kids, Alex spend much of today enjoying the bright and warm sunshine...

Sugar was repeatedly begging/requesting/ kitty cat treats...

and Little Girl was, uh, being Little Girl.

According to Facebook, I received 64 friends posted birthday greeting on my timeline today, plus I received 14 tweets, and, of course, the comments to today's and yesterday's Nick's Bytes posts.

I couldn't locate all of the Facebook posts I supposedly received. Besides the birthday greetings I have posted above, here are the others that I have located:

Happy Birthday!! :) ~ Tracy Benedict

Happy birthday Nick! ~ Mimi Peizer Michalski

Happy birthday my friend! ~ Ann Dixon

Happy Birthday, Nick! I hope your day is as special as you are. Love you!! ~ Laurie Kelly

Happy bday, Nick :):):) ~ Dia Dahmer

Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Sending you celebratory hugs and jolly birthday vibes across the water! ~ Tracey Chisholm

Happy Birthday, Nick!!! ~ Peg Reilly

Happy Birthday ~ Gabbi Foster

Happy Birthday to Nicholas Temple ~ Edrea Matthew

Happy Valentine's day my friend! ~ Michael J. Golch 

Happy b day I sent you a message. Happy v day too! ~ Anne Owen

Happy birthday! :) ~ Joyce Mathison

happy bday man. ~ Jason Plewinski


Happy B-day hope ya had a Great one. ~ Robert Curtsinger

Happy Birthday! ~ Henry Morgan

Happy Birthday, Nick ~ Michael Serafin-St John

Happy Birthday Nicholas. Enjoy the day ... if folks don't treat ya' right, let me know. ~ Tom Eggebeen

Happy Birthday, Valentine Baby! ~ Candace Williams

Happy birthday, dear St. Nick!! ~ Billie Greenwood

Happy Birthday Nick. Such an interesting day for a birthday! ~ Bryan Renaud 

Happy Birthday! May your day and the rest of your year be freakin' AWESOME! ~ Stacey Hooper

Happy Happy Bday Nick !! ~ Pj Chapman 

Happy Birthday ~ Annette Fricke

Have a Happy Birthday ~ Shannon Fisher

Happy Birthday! ~ Auna

Happy, Happy Birthday!! :-D ~ Lois Humphrey

hope you have had a wonderful birthday!! ~ Jenny Runyan Hughes 

Happy Birthday Nicholas!! I hope you enjoyed every moment of your special day! ~ Kathy Bergeron

Happy Birthday, Nicholas! ~ Diana Vowell Swofford

Happy Birthday! ~ Priscilla Hamilton Bragg

Happy birthday ~ Molly E. Whitt

Happy Valentine's Day and Birthday, Nick! ~ Tonay Brasher

Well, that's all of my birthday greetings I've been able to find. I hope I've not missed any!

I don't believe anything of unique or of great interest will take place in the 2 hours remaining of my birthday. I plan to enjoy a cup of green tea and a few crackers and cheese until Chelsea Lately comes of TV (the kitty kids and I try never to miss Chelsea). Then,,, who knows? Maybe sleep, maybe playing with kitty kids, etc.

My thanks to all for helping me celebrate my sixty-seventh birthday!

Alex and I say, Bye-bye!


  1. This is lovely, Nick. I'm glad you are feeling better and have so many loving friends. May this birthday be extra special for you and your kitty kids.

  2. Have a delightful birthday celebration, Sir!

  3. Hope you had a wonderful day. People think very highly of you and you deserve all your wonderful greetings! xxx