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A Year In A Life

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A post written by my husband, Dale . . .

A few years have come and gone since last I was a guest blogger at Carole Knits.  The occasion then, as it is now, was to give Carole a day off and wish her a very happy birthday.  So here we are again on September 21st to do just that.

We have many ways of marking a year for different purposes.  We have the calendar year, the fiscal year, and the school year.  We can mark a year by the four seasons or the moons or a blogaversary.  All of these methods are, one way or another, shared by all.

There is one yearly measurement, however, that is yours and yours alone.  I think of it as the “birthday year” and it’s a very personal way of marking the passage of time.  Just like a calendar year, it’s a time to celebrate, a time to reflect, and a time to look forward.

Carole, I do hope that this past year was everything you hoped it would be and as years go, in your personal collection, I hope it was right up there with the best of them!  No need to recap the year’s ups and downs, adventures and accomplishments, that’s the beauty of your blog’s archives.  But now it’s time to think about your upcoming year.  I wish for you a year of love, happiness and fulfillment.  A year from now I hope you can say that this was the best year yet.

And since I do read this blog, and I even sometimes pay attention, I want to start this birthday year off right, and do something special for you.  So I’ve written you a poem.

Ode to Carole

When you asked if I would be a guest on today’s blog

I will admit that my mind was locked in a fog

Words don’t come as easy to me as they do to you

And I’m in awe of your talent, I hope you know that’s true

So here’s a wish for your birthday in my simple and humble way

And if the rhymes aren’t terrific, I hope that will be okay

I just wanted to let you know I’m glad that you’re my wife

And I wanted to thank you for sharing with me another year in your life

Happy Birthday, darling.

Well thanks for reading this.  I do hope that all of Carole’s friends will join me in wishing her  a very happy birthday.  And please join me next year at this time when I’ll attempt to be a guest knitter.

Okay, only kidding about that last part.

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  1. Happy happy birth-day, and many many more!
    It’s wonderful to share these years, as we all knit and giggle across the miles with you.
    Please collect one hug and one passionate smooch from Dale for every year that you are celebrating (yup, that will ertainly set the correct mood for the day!)

    Nice poem Dale. We’re all glad that Carole has someone who adores her too.

  2. Dear Carole, I know I am right
    That your year will be filled with delight:
    You’ve got style, you’ve got verve,
    You’ve got class, you’ve got nerve,
    Not to mention the best guy in sight.

    Happy birthday!!!

  3. Happy Birthday Carole! You blog is always fun to read and sometimes there is a nice surprise like today! I wish you a very lovely fall season with enjoyable knits, your sock goal completed and all the best!

  4. Wishing you a couple martinis, good company and dinner you don’t have to cook tonight! Happy birthday! Love ya!


    Aww, Dale, that is so nice, and almost as beautiful as your two lovely ladies (Hannah being the other, in case anyone is confused.)

  6. Happy Birthday, Carole…and what a lovely message your sweet husband wrote to celebrate your special day! Go enjoy the day!!!

  7. I hope you have had a really great birthday Carole! You are truly a special person and one of a kind. How lovely for Dale to write such a beautiful birthday blog post…enjoy!

  8. You have a gem of a husband! And it’s clear that he’s still smitten with you.

    Many happy returns of the day!

    And since you’re a librarian, here’s a literary birthday greeting (I’ll bet you know the source): HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY.


  9. Happy birthday Carole–no wonder you married Dale– and all jokes and poetry aside, Dale, you write beautifully.

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