Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Perfect Day.......

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hey, did you know that in 1982 on this date, Prince Chuck and Lady Di took sweet little Prince William home from the hospital?

I thought that would interest you more than hearing that at 3:30 am on this date in 1960, a rolly polly Liz Calloway-Etheridge came screaming wildly into this world.  Yep, today's my birthday....the BIG 51......and I can't tell you how neat it was getting zillions of texts today from Facebook friends wishing me a happy day!!  Thank you to everyone who took time out of their day to send me such kind wishes.....and it was a happy birthday indeed!!
Liz in new BD Apron with Mary and Sandra

My birthday actually started yesterday when I spent the afternoon with Mom at her Assisted Living Center in Dallas and she gave me my birthday gift.  It was a lovely and adorable apron.......I LOVE much so, that I wore it the rest of the day; plus all 2 hours of the trip home, plus the rest of the evening until time to go to bed!!  Chuck thought it made me look HOT!  And I wanted to let Mom know that I successfully picked up her subtle hint that I need to learn how to cook.
Church Bible Study Group: Becky, Jacque, Pete & Di An

Today, my actual birthday, was full of activities such as lunch with my Bible Study Group at a corner gas station; discusssing survival techniques in case the world comes to an end with my sweet Ant Ellie and dinner with our sweet neighbors, Troy and Becky at a restaurant that didn't sell diesel.  What could make this day any better??

Wellllllll.......what made this day "perfect" was we tried out Chuck's new electric wheelchair lift that attaches to the back of my car.  We hadn't really "tested" it out until today and I'm happy to report, it works even better than I could have imagined!  Chuck fits perfectly back there and I couldn't even hear him scream when I hit the speed bump at the front gate.  Since we bought it on Craig's List, there were no directions, so we weren't sure whether he should be lying flat or sitting up, so we tried it both ways.  See??

 Perfect day!!!!


Denise Kohler said...

HA HA HA !!!! Good one Liz. Loved the pics of poor 'ol Chuck on the back of the car !!!! You're soooo funny !

Joy said...

HAPPY B’DAY to the youngest, prettiest looking 51 year old I know. Call me sometime. Hope all is well with you and Chuck. Miss you.

Sharon said...

since I'm FB deficient, I'm sending you a big-o hug and kiss and wishing you a happy B.D!!!!!...a day late. But it's no less sincere!

51 looks way good on you!

Liz Hurt said...

I wish I were there with you! What fun! I'm heading to Austin in a few minutes and will be thinking of you and praying for you as i drive! Much, MUCH love, TOL

Jeanette said...

Well Happy Belated Birthday Liz!!!! since I don't talk to you, didn't know it....looks like you had a good one.

Anonymous said...

51???? Gosh, I feel like a Young'un now!!! (Mark A on his 50th...)

Margie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!
Love all your pics!
See you in 13 days.......


Jackie said...

Hey Liz,
Happy Birthday late....what a fun blessing your Blog was when I opened it up this morning. So thankful I know you...when we all gather in heaven only then will the gazillion of us who know you and love you understand how many lives you brought joy and hope too.

I am sending the link below because I thought it was so cool. I knew there were combat dogs but never to this extent. If I forwarded this link correctly, and you can see the pictures, you and Chuck will enjoy seeing these amazing dogs.

Maybe this could be Murphy's new challenge....

love you....j

Barry said...

Cool BD
Barry Crow

Israel said...

Liz, Happy Birthday from God's country, and many more!!!!


Pete said...

God is good. Which way Did Chuck prefer? Loved it!

Ant Ellie said...

This was so funny....I sure hope you sent it to Sharon...we need to initiate her into the family! She would get a kick out of this....Chuck is so cooperative....he might have instigated or egged it on....but it is FUNNY! made my day. lots of love
ant ellie

Robin said...

Happy Birthday Liz!

Robin and Eric