Wednesday, January 2, 2013

FIFTY.

Hello, FIFTY.

I trust that you will be as wonderful as all my other years.  (Give or take a few.  Ahem.)

The wisdom of 50 is a marvelous thing.

Fresh starts all across the board for me this year.

More health.  More quiet time.  More turning inward.  More intentional living.  More me, less others.

Hello, fifty.


36 comments:

  1. Happy, happy birthday! I hope this year brings many more blessings to you.

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    1. Thank you Rachel.

      You are Younger and I am older.

      Ha Ha Ha.

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  2. Yes, Hello, Gorgeous. You wear fifty well, my dear.

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  3. You are beautiful inside and out, my friend! Happiest of birthdays to you. Somehow I think this will be the happiest yet!

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    1. Thank you, dear Jody. You are too ... so beautiful in and out.

      ME TOO! I do I do!

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  4. I still swear you aren't 50 And today your eyes are elf grey like Tolkien's so I suspect you are secretly 2700 years old - quite young for one of them. I wish you a Happy Birthday and a Happy New Year.

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    1. OK, this is my favorite comment of all time.

      I have Tokein-grey eyes? I do, don't I? My Daddy's eyes.

      I feel that I am older than this life; that being a good thing.

      THANK YOU dear friend. xoxoxo

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  5. Congratulations. You have arrived. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thankee mam.

      I DO feel that I have arrived! What a lovely place to be.

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  6. How to be fifty and gawjust, that's you. Have a wonderful and healthy, happy New Year.
    ms mdd

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    1. Can you believe I'm 50??!!! You've known me almost as long as my mama!

      Love you!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Fifty looks good on you.

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    1. Thank you, my dear!!

      It feels good on me too.

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  8. I have been blessed to have several perfect events in my life and your birth was one of them.

    I love you so much and hope all your wishes come true this year.

    Mama

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    1. Thank you for giving me life, mama!!!

      Happy day of birth to you.

      I love you so much too, also, too.

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  9. Happy Birthday you beautiful woman!

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  10. Happy Birthday! I don't know if you were intentionally riffing on Gloria Steinem's This Is What 50 looks like, but your hairstyle makes me remember the article and you've certainly got the right attitude, kiddo.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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    1. I LOVE Gloria so that is a huge compliment to me Miss Annie.

      One of my favorite quotes of all time from Gloria:

      We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
      Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/gloria_steinem.html#8mY9p0pbOEuGvY6e.99

      Here's to women over 50!!!

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  11. Whoohoo Fifty! Happy Birthday Mrs. Awesome - hope it's a great one!

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  12. Wow! Hope I look that great at 50! Happy Birthday

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    1. Just drink a lot of wine, eat a lot of cheese and don't worry too much about anything. That'll keep you looking young.

      Heeeee!

      Thank you!

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  13. Not too far behind you. So glad you can show me the way. You're going to keep showing me, right? :-) Happy happy days to you.

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    1. Huh...the blind leading the blind. hahah.

      No, really, YOU are inspiration to me (as well as being a looker in your late 40s too)!

      Thanks, friend.

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  14. A very, very happy birthday and no way do you look 50! Nope! Being honest too!

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    1. It's those "late in life" babies that keep us young, Tera.

      I HAVE to hook up with you next time I see my mama. I'm dying to kiss that baby!!

      Thanks for the compliment. Blush.

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  15. In the words of Rod Stewart, "You Wear it Well."

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    1. That's right! Maggie Mae and I are two old hot biddies! Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. You've got some wicked blue eyes too!

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  17. Happy birthday, Michele! This middle-of-life period is turning out pretty good, isn't it?

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    1. It's really wonderful, isn't it Pam?

      Are you at 50 yet?

      Your middle-of-life has found you as an author!! Published author!! wow.

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  18. oh you are mah-velous!! love, stac

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