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!
Later....

7 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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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