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Monday, February 28, 2011

Mysterious Anonymous and Generous

Actually I know exactly which wonderful generous friend sent pictured bouquet for my birthday. I didn't have a picture appropriate for this blog post and thought I'd share my purdy posies and purple pot with you!
If you are reading this and are the M.A.G. person mentioned in blog post title - THANK YOU so much. What an encouragement (and a little embarrassment 'cause I can't thank you personally) it is for DH and me to receive b'day greetings with a generous cash gift. I mean really - we both got envelopes with our address typed on and no return address. Only hint was on my envelope it had a Midland Texas postmark. I don't THINK it is my beloved brother and his family sending the gifts but if it is - wow - y'all are too generous.
The humility of receiving a gift from someone who chooses not to let us know their identity is inspiring. Thank you isn't quite enough - the current crop of life challenges made these gifts and cards more than welcome.
It is a magical (not in a black arts way - don't git yer evangelical drawers in a uproar y'all) and mysterious (not in an ominous or disturbing way) and generous (in the very nicest way) and very good for the soul here on Buhlaland - hope you have a pleasant surprise soon and see how cool it is! (Yes I'm old - I say things are "cool" just cannot get into saying something is "sick" to mean it is wonderful!)


Lanny said...

I say cool, and groovy on the unexpected wonderfulness! That is just terrific1

I say cool so much some one gave me a card with fans on the front and "cool" printed on the inside. I have it so bad that my nearly thirty year old daughter says "right on". Sad isn't it. but I betcha there isn't any one out there still saying things are "rad" which just goes to show, some things are meant to stick around. Like the love that brings someone to send someone else a welcomed surprise!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Linda! Today is a great day to have a birthday -smile-. I'm in agreement, the word magical and mystical are too wonderful to be commandeered by the dark side. In decades past, both were used wonderfully by the "church" and I still use them to mean as designed and created by God.

LindaSueBuhl said...

aha I should have been clearer - my b'day was the 19th - got card last week - ruminated over what to say since then and just posted. But I'll take birthday greetings any day! Lanny - yes ma'am - cool is groovy talk!
Sandra - yes I'm tired of having great words taken over to mean someone negative!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful surprise! Good for a big smile for sure.

Deanna said...

HaPpY BIRTHDAY to you!!!!!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

How wonderful and happy birthday to you both! Blessings,Kathleen

Paula said...

Happy belated birthday, Miss Linda Sue! Lovely flowers from a lovely friend, I'm sure... and so thoughtful.
Hey, face it- lots of people know how wonderful you are... the secret is out!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I just love coming over here ---- just seeing that big, smoochy goat's face makes me smile!!!!

Gifts like that are such great ones, aren't they? Just too cool!!!! There, I said it! And Happy Birthday! A little late, but from my heart!!!!

Vickie said...

What a wonderful surprise there Linda Sue! Wow - there are still lovely people out there aren't there?

Been doing some reading, and no, I don't see any cute goat babies on the last few posts, but I DO see a skinnier YOU and for that, Congratulations, my friend! I need to jump on that bandwagon myself.

I hope you have a wonderful week, Linda Sue! Hope Skip is doing well!

Paula said...

Hey, Miss Linda Sue- just dropping in to say howdy!