Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just a reminder.. Tomorrow is my Birthday!

Yes, tomorrow is my birthday. Turning 20, wow!

Can you say party? Well, Sadly, I can't. Tomorrow.. On my birthday, I get to do nothing.. woo. I've known for a while that I wasn't going to get any presents, and I have no problem with that.. Because like I said, I'm just not expecting them, and to me they are not the most important thing.

Well guess what? Now I get to go with my grandma and grandpa to Tampa. Woo Hoo (That's sarcasm). Tomorrow grandpa gets a per op for his hernia. I want to be there for him during his surgery,  but not really for the pre op. I mean, theres nothing I can do.. But oh well, I have to go on a 2 hour road trip (2x!) just so the doctor can probably tell grandpa he's good to go for next week. I'm pretty annoyed. So, I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow I will not be posting and I think we'll be staying the night in Tampa so I won't have a post for Friday either, sorry.

I may post an update of the baby rats tonight but I don't know. I am being really honest right now.. I may not post any more pictures of the babies. I really appreciate all of you for visiting my blog and I LOVE talking to you all. It really hurts when people enter my giveaways all day and night but almost nobody comments on MY pictures. It's just.. I take the time out of my day to do something special, like take pictures of the babies, or my grandpas medical problem and it's like a slap in the face when nobody cares, or when I make a post about something so serious, like Aaron's mom's car crash or my grandpas hernia and after that post I get several emails asking about winners or a contest with no concern or regards to my family. I'm sorry if I've offended anyone, I just really want to share how I feel about this, it's been itching at me for a while, so I just wanted to share and get it off my chest.

Well.. that's it for now. Take care everyone.

-Happy Early Birthday.. To me.. Woo!-

-Amanda T


  1. Happy Early Birthday!! Even though you are doing something not so fun, try to have a good day!! And I love that you post pictures of your rats...I think they are adorable!!

  2. Awws, Happy Early Birthday and I hope your grandpa's surgery goes well!

  3. Happy early birthday Amanda :-)

    Hope all goes well with grandpa's surgery so you can have fun in Tampa . . . there is lots to do here!

  4. Happy birthday! My name is Amanda and I turn 21 on the 20th! We have a lot in common!

  5. Happy birthday!! finally out of the teenage years :) i hope the car ride isn't too terrible today!

  6. Just found out that tomorrow grandpa is going to let me use his cell so I can mess around on Twitter and email. Woo

  7. Happiest of Birthdays to you !

    I love your ratties, your silly pics of your Grandma, your serious stuff going on.
    Don't let anything change you- if you like sharing, keep sharing.
    Sometimes people are in a hurry or whatever but then too, some are poops .
    Smile a big smile, you're young and its your BIRTHDAY!

  8. Happy Birthday! I'll say a prayer for your grandpa. I hope his surgery goes well.

  9. Happy Birthday! I wouldn't change what you post! Do what you like. I'll be honest, I read all the posts from my email in between caring for 3 little ones so I don't always click into the actual post on the blog to leave a comment. I should be better about doing that so people like you know I do read, and enjoy the pictures too. I hope everything goes well with your grandpa, I'm sure he really appreciates the support you give him! He's lucky to have a granddaughter like you!! Stay positive and try to enjoy your birthday, you deserve it!! :)

  10. Happy Early Birthday, Sorry you are not getting to do anything fun. Don't be sorry for your post, one of the best things about blogging is the ability to be honest!

  11. Happy Birthday!
    I have to tell you Amanda that I sub your blog by email and I read a lot of your posts on my phone. It takes like 10 minutes to leave a comment on it so I don't often bother, I just have too many blogs I follow and sub and it takes too long! But I do enjoy seeing your pictures of your rats and I show them to my daughter who has recently been saying she wants one. We have a cat so it won't happen any time soon, but maybe someday!
    Also, I feel your pain on the not getting comments on your personal posts. I don't do many personal posts but even interviews and when I was trying to raise books for an Indian reservation, I just didn't get many comments at all. And I do book reviews at least 3 times a week (it IS a book blog) and often I don't get any comments and I spend close to an hour on some of those reviews. The thing you have to remember is that not everyone has something to say. Like when you talked about your grandpa and showed pictures awhile back, I read it on my phone so I mainly didn't comment because of that, but I'm not sure I would have known what to say. Is I'm sorry you have to go through that, enough?
    I did plan to come back and comment, like I do with many of the posts I read on my phone, but I have so much going on I tend to forget when I'm on the actual computer.
    I know a lot of people have stopped talking about their personal lives on their blogs because they get a hard time. But remember it's YOUR blog and you can get things off your chest if you want. People ARE reading it and people DO feel for you, but we may not always be able to leave comments.
    I hope your birthday isn't too horrible, and I think it's a little sad that your not getting any birthday gifts, but I rarely get them anymore either. It's part of being an adult I guess. Just buy something for yourself!

  12. Happy Birthday! Hope your grandfather's surgery goes well tomorrow. And please keep posting pictures of the babies...I think it's neat to watch them grow!

  13. Amanda, I'm sorry you don't get to do anything fun for your birthday, maybe something fun will fall on you! lol!
    I've been guilty of reading your blog but not commenting and I am sooo sorry! I get the same thing happening on my blog, but that doesn't make it right for me to do it to you and I'm sorry!
    I enjoyed your family pictures that you've been sharing and the ratties to! I hope things go well for your grandpa with his surgery. My dad is having his gall bladder out next week and I'm sure we both have the same worries for them. I will keep your family in my prayers.
    Now, girl, chin up and be sure and eat some chocolate tomorrow on your birthday and know that there are lots of us girls out here in blogland sending you birthday hugs!

  14. Happy Birthday!! I do like the seeing the pictures you post as well,I wouldnt change a thing! :)

  15. Happy Birthday! And I hope your grandpa will be much better soon.
    By the way, I'm sure that a piece of delicious chocolate cake would brighten your day (chocolate always does this:D).
    I'm so sorry not commenting on your posts before:( I have a review & giveaway blog too and sometimes I post something of my own in which I really need people's comments, but get no answer. I know it's really frustrating:(

  16. Happy Birthday!!
    I totally get where you're coming from with comments. It would be frustrating if I had a blog. I'm a lurker of a blogs so I read all the stuff and look at your cute babies but usually say nothing since I'm shy and feel stupid commenting, like no one will care what I have to say. I also do a ton of giveaways, it's the only way my family had any kind of Christmas last year so I'm hoping to do that again this year. It takes up about 5-6 hours doing that so I tend not to comment on anything around the holidays since I have to get all that stuff done before I pick my daughter up from school, do homework, cook dinner, etc. Again not fair to all the bloggers that work so hard but I do appreciate everything they and you do!