November 05, 2007

 

It's My Birthday and I'll Laze if I Want To!

Whew! Between the quickie carnival and some really intense therapy, October was an exhausting month. Now, I just don't feel like doing much of anything productive. A case of the guilts always immediately sets in when I feel like this. I used to be so focused on "earning my keep" so I could deserve to be alive. But, ya know what? I've worked my ass off and I deserve to rest a while! :P

Sometimes I remind myself that, in addition to being a sex slave and my mother's personal hand servant when I was a kid, I started working outside the home when I was only 11 years old. This is the age when I started cleaning houses and doing a lot of babysitting. I had a "real job" in a restaurant at 15. Sometimes I think, "Jeez, if I never work again, that would be my right!"

I'll be taking Thursday--my birthday--totally off, just to do fun, pampering stuff for my self(ves). Pretty soon, though, I want to do an "update" post on some of the therapy work that's been pretty darn productive in the last month.

I'm also in the process of organizing a list of blog carnival hosts for the next six months. Since most of the e-mails I've received from would-be first-time hosts have expressed a desire to wait to host until at least February or March of the new year, I'm going to go ahead and let a couple of repeat hosts repeat for November and December. If any first-time hosts would rather step in for those months (I know they are holiday months--yikes!) just let me know ASAP. If I've missed anybody's e-mail, I apologize. My dot com site e-mail was all wacko for a few days--I got blog carnival submissions in my junk mail folder and then all incoming mail was saying it was received in August--weird!

Sending safe hugs and healing vibes to all of you bloggy friends out there! Take gentle care.

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I couldn't locate the email address, but I would be more than happy to host the carnival whenever you'd like.
 
Dear Marj

You deserve to treat yourself(ves) to some R&R!!!! and we want to wish you a happy birthday now before we forget it!!!!

bless you

Keepers
 
Happy Early Birthday! You do deserve to laze around.

You said, "Sometimes I remind myself that, in addition to being a sex slave and my mother's personal hand servant when I was a kid, I started working outside the home when I was only 11 years old. This is the age when I started cleaning houses and doing a lot of babysitting. I had a "real job" in a restaurant at 15. Sometimes I think, "Jeez, if I never work again, that would be my right!"

Now if that doesn't say it all. Same thing here. Only it was my mom's substitute sex slave - for her husband so she wouldn't have to be. I started babysitting at 10 or so - younger for my sister. And working at my mom's convenience store when I was 15. I've always had a job since.

You know what? We should take a sabbatical. I wish someone would invent that instant-travel thingie so all us survivor bloggers could have an "in-person" carnival somewhere and just play and relax. Wouldn't that be fun!
 
Your post (and Austin's) inspired my own - I hope you don't mind that I quoted you on my blog.
 
CM: thanks so much for the offer! I think you'd be a great host. Would you even be willing to jump right in for November? Sounds like you're pretty busy. Maybe January. I'll contact you.
 
Thanks, Keepers! And blessings as well to you, my friend.

Enola: An "in-person carnival"--what a great idea! I'd come for sure. It would be so great for all our inner children and little child parts. Weeeeee!

And, no, I don't mind if you quote me--I'd be honored. I'll come over and have a look-see (at Austin's blog, too). Thanks for the heads-up! ;)
 
wow wish we could spend it with you, heehehe shopping lunch and then a pub to see a band sounds fun what do you think ?
and marja thanyou for your support over the last so many months and your parayer support yesterday our blog is up on what happened.
 
Happy Birthday Marj! Enjoy.


I set up some new links today and added you :)
 
I think taking some time is a good thing. I know it's something I need to do more often.
 
JIP: Yeah, that sounds fun. Can we play some darts at that pub, too? I can never find any place to play real, steel-tip darts.

You're welcome for the vibes, thoughts and prayers. I'll be over to see your update.
 
Barbara/Layla: Thanks for stopping by...and thanks so much for the link. Can ya tell me which of your blogs you put it on, though? I'm trying to figure out which blog would be the most appropriate for me to link to back. (great English there, huh?!)
 
RR: I'm sure you do. You seem like a very busy lady to me. If you do something fun, let me know what ya did!

I'm getting in the habit lately of looking at myselves in the mirror and saying, "We're worth it and we deserve it!"

Let's all say it together, bloggers: "WE'RE WORTH IT AND WE DESERVE IT!" There, now doesn't that feel better? ;)
 
Happy Birthday!!! Glad you're taking time to celebrate.

And yeah, I can relate to having to wait on my mother like a servant. And on my brothers and my father....
 
I didn't wait on anybody yesterday. I pampered myself and had a great day. Thanks for all the birthday wish comments and e-mails bloggy friends! You all are a wonderful gift! :)
 
Sorry this is late, just got back online finally.

Happy belated birthday to you,
Marj-a-roo;
You've earned a sabbatical:
Happy birthday to you!

(groan, sorry, it's late!)
 
Happy birthday...just a little late! I hope you had a great day.
 
Don't worry, ladies. Belated birthday wishes just extends the celebrating...of me! hee hee!

Beauty: I love your song!
 
just passing by seeing if you were ok
 
happy birthday marj. i hope you had an awesome day of laying back and enjoying yourself. you not only deserve it, it is your right!
much respect,
kinky karma
 
KK: So nice to "see" you again. Yes, I did have a very nice birthday, thanks!

JIP: I'm fine, just pissed off that I have to face reality now that my birthday is over. Maybe I'll put up a quick update. Thanks for checking in on me.
 
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