Today I celebrate having enjoyed 60 summers and surviving 60 winters. It seems to me that the winters are always so much longer than the summers. It must be because I’m a summer baby (guess that should be…was a summer baby) and I just like summer better.
I already blogged about the surprise party the other night. I had to work tonight and the guys on my shift surprised me with cake and ice cream.
As they pointed out…anyone can be nice to you on your birthday. In case you can’t read the writing, it says…”Happy Birthday You Old Bag”. Apparently they think 60 is old. Of course, when you are only 30 something I guess it is old. I used to think it was old, too. But as they say: age is a frame of mind. I don’t feel like I used to think someone 60 would feel. And to top it off, Wendy stopped in to see me and brought me a gift certificate for a massage and a pedicure.
I had a really, really hard time when I turned 50. I was depressed for 6 months prior to my actual birthday. Once it arrived I was okay with it but it was a long 6 months. I didn’t feel that way this year. I keep telling everyone that I’m that much closer to more discounts. ;o) On my 50th birthday I spent the day rock climbing for the first time. What fun. I climbed regularly most of the summer and for a couple of additional summers but it’s been awhile since I found myself “on belay”. I miss it.
It rained today. AGAIN! Soooo, I didn’t spend any time sitting in the sun reading a good book. Actually, I’m not even reading anything right now. I just finished Natural Girl by Carl Hiaasen. He has such a weird sense of humor. What’s a girl to do on her birthday when it’s raining? Shop, of course. And what better place to shop than the quilt shop. And what’s better than a quilt shop having a 25% off EVERYTHING sale. That’s what I’m talking about. I spent a good hour wondering around the shop, just looking at anything and everything. I came out of there with two books, a pair of quilting gloves and a nail file. One of the books and the file are for my MQR secret sister gift which is due to be mailed August 1.
All in all, it was a good day and a good year. The coming year will be exciting and eventful; at least that’s my plan.
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