Not Just Another Day

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 222024

Today is a very special day, because it’s Terry’s birthday. If you know Terry, you know she downplays it and says it’s “just another day.” Not to me, it’s not. Every day I spend with her is very special, but especially on her birthday, our anniversary, and Valentine’s Day.

The only problem is that Terry is impossible to shop for. She’s not a material woman. She has a couple pairs of earrings, her wedding and engagement rings, an opal ring she loves, and a necklace she never takes off. Other than those, she’s not into jewelry. When we first got together, I sent a dozen red roses to her office every week until she told me to stop wasting money because they only died. I know the truth is she had been single for fourteen years and she got tired of her employees teasing her about having a man in her life. She’s a jeans and T-shirt girl, so clothing is out. I thought about just wrapping a big red bow around my nekkid body, but do you have any idea what forty yards of ribbon costs these days?

About the only concession she will make to her birthday is to allow me to take her out to dinner. She just has not decided where. I’m pretty sure McDonald’s and Wendy’s aren’t on the list.

June 22 is apparently a popular day for amazing women to be born, because it was also my mother’s birthday. Don’t try to psychoanalyze me, my mom was gone for many years before Terry and I got together, and it wasn’t until afterward that I found out they have the same birthday. Besides, if you think you can figure out what’s going inside my head, you’re the one that probably needs to see a shrink.

Happy birthday, baby. Words cannot express how much I love you with all of my heart. I wake up every morning with a smile on my face when I see you in bed next to me, and I fall asleep with you in my arms and a smile of contentment on my face and a heart full of love. If we have to grow old, I am so very grateful we get to do it together.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Suzie O’Connell’s Mountain Angel, the first book in her Northstar Angel’s series. It’s a contemporary Western romance about a woman who returns to her roots, desperate for the tranquility of the secluded valley and plagued by memories of her dead boyfriend and the advances of an obsessive former friend. When her over-protective uncle sends Patrick O’Neil “on vacation” to keep an eye on her she is annoyed, but finds herself irresistibly drawn to the haunted man with a kind smile and sad eyes. He may just be the best thing to ever happen to her…if she can convince him to stay.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 30 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – It’s amazing how one day someone walks into your life, and you cannot remember how you ever lived without them.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  19 Responses to “Not Just Another Day”

  1. Terry, I hope you had a nice birthday. Nick is a lucky man!

  2. Happy Birthday Terry.

  3. Happy Birthday Miss Terry, Blessings

  4. Happy Birthday Terry!

  5. Please tell Terry, Happy birthday, from Dave and Lynn.

  6. Happy Birthday, Terry! I know it will be a wonderful one. Miss and love you both!

  7. Happy Birthday Terry and Congratulations Nick, on finding the Love of your life.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  8. Happy Birthday Terry! We met you at the first Life on Wheels conference in Tucson. I think that was 2006. You were very kind and friendly. We met Terry’s parents in an rv park in Pinetop several years ago and they were so proud of both of you, asking us if we had heard of the Gypsy Journal. We were fulltime for 14 years and have been part time for 6 or 7 years. We subscribed to the newsletter and now the blog. Stay healthy and happy!

  9. Happy Birthday Terry from the Olsen’s

  10. Happy birthday Terry! You are a very special woman and I miss seeing you

  11. Happy blessed birthday Terry. Enjoy your special day

  12. Happy Birthday Terry, enjoy your special day!

  13. Happy Birthday Terry!! Have a wonderful birthday. Miss you both and the wonderful campouts. My husband is gone now and I’m living with my daughter now. Stay well enjoy yor new home. Sally Wagner

  14. Please wish Miss Terry a Huge Happy Birthday from Candace. She makes THE very BEST Cinnamon Rolls ever!

  15. Happy Birthday Terry 🎂🎉🎈🎁 Enjoy it with that Best Friend of yours, you know, Nick 🤗

  16. Happy Birthday, Miss Terry! Hope it’s been a good one!

  17. Happy Birthday, Terry, from the Geeks!

  18. Happy birthday, Terry. We have something in common–I was born on my mother-in-laws birthday.

    I miss the Gypsy Gatherings but am pleased you two found an easier way to make a living.

  19. Terry
    I didn’t see this yesterday , so a belated “Happy Birthday “ ❗️
    My birthday is also June 22. Have a great day.

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