Tuesday, February 17, 2015
On Turning 60
If you expected to hear the woes of old age, you will be disappointed. Sure, my skin sags and my hair is thin and graying, but happier and more content than at any point of my life.... I threw myself a party...not because no one wanted to, they all asked, including my dearest how I wanted to spend my birthday. I didn't know until I emailed my dear SIL and invited her and her family for homemade pizza, that I was gonna have a party. I am so glad that I did. I had a near perfect birthday. The only missing piece was Mike and Amanda, but we face timed during the party and got to laugh and say hi to everyone.
I made a lemon trifle with the cake I froze that we didn't get to eat Super Bowl Sunday. I made meatballs in the crock pot and Jon made the little hot dogs in the crescent rolls also left from our party cancelled by snowstorm.. Dear brother Greg brought the punchki, aka Paczki. I always buy them for him, sentimental one that he is, but he beat me to it this year.
If I've learned anything from living 60 years, is that life goes by so quickly, enjoy every minute. .I've been blessed having a very happy and love filled life. We've laughed through some very difficult times, known sickness and loss but always loved and appreciated life. I am grateful for my husband and children and my baby grand, they have shown me the most perfect love. For all my family, my brothers and SIL's who are so dear to me and especially my nieces and nephews who I love so very much. I have the best friends, some for almost 50 years, some like sisters, some brand new and some friends who have come into my life because of blogging. I also remember friends who didn't have the chance to grow old, for friends that lost their dear sons when they were just starting their lives. How can you complain about getting old, it is such a gift. I also remember my parents, and their parents and ancestors long forgotten who paved the path for me to this place, at this time. I say it all the time, I AM GRATEFUL, but it is only a drop in Lake Michigan of the gratitude I feel. Here's to being 60 years old...so glad to have great companions I have on this journey! (You know who you are...Buffskiboots forever!)
Enjoy this beautiful day!