happy birthday to me. . .

Sorry to neglect you my friends. Things have been a little chaotic. Since this is about me too, I have another confession to make ….

I had a BIG birthday last week. BIG as in “the golden year,” half-a-century, mommie 5-0. I can’t believe I’m telling my age. My mother, for years said “age is just a number, and mine is unlisted.” She had a sticky note on her driver’s license that just said 12/30. No year. She had it like that forever. When I turned 36 or 37, my brilliant children realized that Nana was only 2-3 years older than me??!! How was that SO???!! It became a game for the girls to try to figure out my Mother’s real age. ForEVER, I was the only person in the world (without a confidentiality clause – like her doctor’s office) that knew her real age. Come to think of it, her physician probably didn’t know – she works in the medical field, and I bet you $10 her chart says DOB: 12/30/??  She finally owned up to her age, but I’m not telling.

My friend Alice has always referred to me as her “older friend.” I have always taken that in stride, playing along and giving it right back to her. I’m all of one month and 17 days older than she is. I had a big weekend celebration at my most favorite spot on Lake Allatoona, with my BFF Tracy as the consummate host, and with friends, all younger than me (except David of course). I held my own, and was quite proud I could hang with my children… I actually stayed up until 3am – gasp! We had a blast! Great friends, great food, great laughs, great surroundings and great fun – what more could a girl ask for? Oops! And how could I forget, great champagne =)

cruising the lake with pippa and friends

That’s my younger friend, Alice, sitting beside me. My sweet adopted daughter #3, Rachel, captured this moment for me. . . Rachel got the “trooper of the weekend award.” She has a slight fear of dogs. She spent the weekend with six. She survived.

Fifty is great – if you’re 60… but age is over-rated. I will always be younger at heart than the number I am.

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2 Responses to happy birthday to me. . .

  1. Mumsy, Chancy and Crew says:

    I passed that 50 mark some years back…but you know I really don’t feel any older than I have for years…my body just won’t let me do a few things I used to do.

    Happy Belated Birthday!! Wishing you many more years to have birthdays and that those years are filled with love, happiness and good health.

    Hugs and nose kisses to you all from all of us.

  2. Happy Happy Birthday! What a celebration. : )

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