Monday, January 11, 2016

Another Birthday

Today is my 64th birthday. Where has the time gone? I have never been affected by my birthdays or age. It has never bothered me. But, I must say, as I get closer to 70---that seems really old. I remember when my grandmother turned 85, I asked her what it felt like to be 85. She said, "honey, I'm still that same 18 year old girl inside." I totally get that. I feel exactly the same. The only thing I can say about getting older is that I do not like the limitations. Like, ever since I broke my ankle, I have really forced myself to slow down. It makes me feel a little bit like an old lady, but I certainly do not want another fall. I'm not quite over the last one!

Enough of the doom and gloom. I'm already having a good birthday. My friends Mary Jo and Madelyn took me to lunch on Friday. And that's just the beginning!

Besides getting ready for the wedding, I have a lot of other things going on. Stephanie has asked me to decorate the girls rooms. She gave me a budget that I was pretty sure was impossible. But, I'm really good at decorating on a dime. I spent the week visiting all of my favorite places. Yesterday, we hauled my full car over to unload and do a few things. It won't be until this weekend that I'll have both rooms put together. I can't wait to share the photos. Until then....

It's been awhile since I've shared a few layouts.
 This is the last layout I did for AYM.---"It takes a heck of a lot of FOOD to feed this family"
 I created a little fold-out to accommodate my journaling and some hand written recipes by my mom.
"home alone" is a layout about where we've lived and how I've always enjoyed having the house to myself. I like being "home alone!"
"when there's a chill in the air, it's time for chili!" This layout is about how I love my crockpots. The envelope on the right, contains my secret chili recipe.

I have a busy week---but as always, it's almost all fun stuff!


  1. Happy Happy Birthday Barbara! Sounds like you kicked it off right on Friday with friends!

  2. belated happy birthday, you will always feel young I think, you keep so busy x

  3. Sounds like a great time has been had - the 'lot of food' sounds familiar, there are 19 of us when we all get together.

  4. Happy belated birthday - I hope the week was all the fun you had anticipated. I think keeping busy does keep us young.


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