Thursday, August 18, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!









Today is my birthday. In the interests of combating ageism, I will reveal that I am 69 years old. Sounds pretty old to me but I don't feel that old, yet. When I was a kid, I always said I wanted to live to be 100. Not sure about that now. But in case my wish comes true, I do my best to eat healthy food and work out. It seems to be paying off.

What I wanted in my 30s was to be wise by the time I was old. I have been through some trying times personally in the past five years but it must have been life giving me lessons because I do feel a bit wiser now.

So I have received flowers, a pastry, a homemade omelette, and a bottle of fancy vodka from my husband. Tonight I will celebrate at one of my reading groups, in which we have 4 Leos! A pride of Leos I would say.

It is always reading, especially good novels, that gets me through. Since I have all the time I want to read now, I do! They are the most satisfying hours of my days. But also, through my reading groups and this blog and Goodreads, I have made so many great reading friends. I feel lucky and blessed.

Thank you for reading my blog, whether you comment or not. But special thanks to you if you do!

I plan to have my favorite food sometime today, as seen in the picture above.

13 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday for real.... This morning around 6:00 I posted a birthday message for you, shortly after I remembered that in the USA it was still the 17th...

    Anyway, I am glad to know you through your blog and congratulations on your 69 years younger :-) Your chocolate cake is so pretty and looks so delicious...yummy

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us..

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    1. I did get your earlier message! Thank you for both.

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  2. That cake looks yummy. Enjoy it! May this coming year of your life be the best one yet.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy. What a wonderful wish!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Judy! I hope you had a great day and enjoyed the chocolate cake :)

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    1. Thank you Helen. I did both!

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  4. Happy birthday, Judy! May all your good wishes come true and I hope the coming years in your are smoother than the previous five years.

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    1. Carmen! That is the greatest wish ever. Thank you.

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  6. Happy belated Birthday Judy, so sorry I missed saying that on your big day. You are young in spirit and very wise at the same time. Wishing you many many happy years ahead.

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    1. Thanks! I just finished celebrating yesterday, so you didn't miss it. Young in spirit--well I guess that is the key. And lots of reading everyday!!

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