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Well, today I turn 35...a little bit scary to be halfway through my 30's already! And I wanted to follow up my 'hobbit-style' gift-giving that I did when I turned 33. (As I was in Virginia over my birthday last year, I didn't have time to even think about something like this.)

But I wanted to do a little better than two years ago, and come up with something people might appreciate...and that might actually be useful as well. Hence, bookmarks!

Got my art on them of Geren and t'DoL, and it was rather fun to buy tons of sleeves, tassles, jump-rings, and gilt charms and get them all assembled. I figured people who have read my work, or read a bit in general, could always use another bookmark.

For me it's hopeful sort of celebration as well--making bookmarks to go with my Geren books in the expectation that I might still be 35 when I reach the end of book 5. God alone knows!

But please, let me know if you want one--leave a note below, or drop an e-mail at adaneth [AT] usfamily [DOT] net. I've got a lot of these around, so no worry of running out. And I bought far too many padded envelopes for mailing that I need to get rid of!

Let me know as well if you have any bright ideas what I can give away on my 36th birthday, as I'm still scratching my head over that one. But I'm afraid that cars and flat-screen tvs are quite out of the question. ;)

Thanks for being part of my birthday celebration!
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On June 22nd, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC), brezzydal commented:
Happy Birthday, Kiddo
I can not say that I do much book reading these days. Mostly reading and
thinking about the Bible and that partially online with the ESV study Bible,
but I would like one of those bookmarkers to use with your book. If we
are still here, I hope to read that book to mom and then sometime start
over and reread the whole series. I have truly enjoyed your books and reading them to Mom.
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On June 22nd, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Re: Happy Birthday, Kiddo
Ah, so you cleared out the church library already!? Perhaps I'm remembering the wrong church/library system.

Delighted to hear you want one. Thanks!
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On June 22nd, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Want a wonderful idea of making bookmarks.
I would love one. Are they all the same picture?

Enjoy your day!
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On June 22nd, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Yes, they're all the same picture--the back side is black and white with the text.

Thanks! I certainly shall. =)
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On June 22nd, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
That was your Mom on that last comment. I did not notice it went
through as anonymous until after I posted it.
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On June 22nd, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thanks for clearing that up because I was confused who it was from!
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On June 22nd, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC), diapers4three commented:
Oh, Happy, happy birthday!! I think 35 is an absolutely perfect number! And I hope you have a fabulous year!!

I'd love a bookmark. I'm sure your brother would love one, too, as we're always looking for bookmarks around here -- and what a fun one to have!!

Again, Happy Birthday! Love you! ::hugs::
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On June 22nd, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Re: Yay!!!
Thanks! =) Five years left till 'old age' heh heh ;)

Yes, I heard from David via e-mail, I'll be happy to mail two your way. Glad to hear I'm not the only one losing/misplacing booksmarks regularly! =D

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On June 22nd, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC), diapers4three replied:
Re: Yay!!!
LOL -- yes... at this point, 40 does *not* seem to be an absolutely perfect number. But thankfully, we don't have to think about that for a bit longer! ;)
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On June 22nd, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC), 1hope1dream commented:
Joelle, I am so glad to be able to post this. First of all, happy birthday my dear friend. You've been here for me through all of the worst times of my life and you've still stuck with me in spite of my incessant whining and griping. There have been days where I thought no one in the whole world cared anything for me, and then I've logged onto my LiveJournal and found your encouraging comments. This is your 35th birthday, and I thank God every chance I get for bringing you into this world 35 years ago because there are days where I don't think I'd have considered going on if it weren't for you. Thank you so much, my friend. It's actually my hope that by MY 35th birthday (2 years from now) you and I will get a chance to meet in person - and have coffee/tea/whatever and just chat for a bit.

Now, in response to the bookmarks...I'd like one or two, if you have them to spare. I'm using sticky notes on my books when I'm at work and they always leave that rather sticky film on my pages. *grin*
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On June 22nd, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thanks so much for the very sweet note--you're making me very embarassed over here!

Idaho still is at the top of my 'dream state' to get to list--someyear I MUST get over there!

I'd be happy to send you two, as I've already given two to a couple coworkers. =)
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On June 23rd, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC), 1hope1dream replied:
If you do come to Idaho, don't come during the summer. The best time to come is April. That's when things really start being in bloom. Of course...that is if it's not like this year where April we still had SNOW coming down. LOL Right now the weather around here is very odd for this part of the state. Today it's supposed to be in the 90's though, which IS normal...blech. I'm really not a summertime person. I prefer spring and fall, when it's not too hot and not too cold.

And thank you for the bookmarks. I'll watch my mail for them. :)
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On June 23rd, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
I'm afraid it won't be next year, as that's my use-all-my-money-for-a-new-pc year, rather than airfair/travel, and I want to spend a bunch of my vacation time on ME for a change, instead of trips to/with family getting 95% of it...

But I get so envious of folks in Canada and Idaho getting snow so late. I was looking at a Crater Lake webcam today, and there's still snow lying around up there by the roads!

Spring and fall are wonderful things. =)
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On June 22nd, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
Happy birthday, hun! (*still sucks at birthday dates >>*)

I hope you're having a wonderful day, sweetie! And that is such an awesome idea about the bookmarks! You amazingly talented person, you! <3 (And what a gorgeous side-image you've got now. It's really pretty.)

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On June 22nd, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thanks! =)

So is that a yes, or a no? I'll assume 'yes' unless you say otherwise...
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On June 22nd, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC), shanra replied:
Silly creature. Of course that's a yes! ^-^
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On June 22nd, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Great!! =D
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On June 22nd, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC), dragonmedley commented:
Well, happy birthday! For my 35th, I got a tattoo... :) didn't offer anyone else one, though!

I would LOVE to have one of your bookmarks!
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On June 22nd, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
That would get a little pricey, wouldn't it? ;) Sounds like a neat gift, though!

Yay, I'll be delighted to send you one!
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On June 22nd, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC), silvanime commented:
Haha! So that's the birthday project you've been working on! What a lovely idea. I'd love one if you have one to spare. Your generosity is once again an inspiration.

I hope that you have a wonderful day today with plenty of small celebrations lined up.
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On June 22nd, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
And I'd love to send you one =) nowhere near run out yet!

Well, I keep turning down people wanting to treat me to dinner tonight, because two of my coworkers took me out for lunch, I ate too much, and now I have a stomachache! (It was the walk home at 89F/32C that did that, really...) But it will be nice to have various celebrations more spread out. =) Another lunch with another coworker tomorrow....
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On June 24th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
Urgh... overfull tummy and very hot walk home is not a pleasant combination. I hope it's a little less hot after the next lunch.
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On June 24th, 2010 11:06 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thankfully, yes! Just got rained on coming home yesterday, and it was a whole lot cooler. =)
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On June 23rd, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
any luck getting your computer fixed? what a bummer! Christi
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On June 23rd, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Nope, it looks like I'm going to have to reinstall the OS. =( But I want to back up as many things as I can think of before that...

Then I'm gonna get me a gun and go shoot me some hackers... ;)