Today’s my birthday … I’m having a good time … not just any birthday … it’s the big one! If you didn’t recognize, that’s my version of The Beatles song, yeah, you know which one. This birthday is the big one, the big 5-0. Old enough that I am now being stalked by the AARP, which was a shock to my little psyche. I’ve been getting letters from them for several months now, so while the shock has worn off, I still rip them to shreds in protest. Yep, I’ll fight it all the way, me and my Oil of Olay. Maybe someday I’ll be brave enough to open one of these letters and see what the fuss is all about. I hear it’s about money, so I’m cool with that. Yes, I am a member of the 50+ club now. So, all you youngsters out there, quit your laughing – the AARP will some day stalk you, too!
It has been a nice day … it started out with a Happy Birthday from hubby (first words I heard today), then off to work. Next, an office decorated by my evil co-workers with streamers, each sporting a big “50” at the bottom, and Over the Hill signs taped everywhere, along with an unbelievable breakfast feast.
Guess they’re not so evil after all. You see, while I officially work in the legal department, my office is in the same section as the HR Department, and you can’t get anything past those guys – they know EVERYTHING about EVERYONE. Age is only the beginning! I was quite the celebrity, absolutely everyone stopped by and commented on this being the BIG ONE. My secret is totally blown. I will never be able to lie about my age!
Then my parents called, and I received beautiful flowers from my sister & her family. Next, home to lovely presents (GPS accessories for my car, and books) and sweet cards (ok, and a couple of not so sweet cards, but they were dang funny!) from hubby & kids. Then, more calls and e-mails from family & friends. I had already received other presents from family at Christmas, ’cause as you other December birthday people out there know, it just makes no sense to send a birthday present when you are visiting the birthday girl at Christmas! That has never bothered me like it does some December people I know. I always loved it, because it just makes the holiday last longer for me!
The pictures below: Sara gave me a composite of pictures we took when we went to the Arboretum together last Spring (you can spot these same pictures in my early blogging days … say, May 1st, 2008). Guess she loves me! Daniel picked out the card he’s holding which has the number “50” and the word “poop” – so you know he loves me, too!
Alex is not pictured, because he is in Austin, but he called and sang Happy Birthday to me, so love all the way around.
Lovely day … I think I’ll have another birthday tomorrow!