Today I am 47 years old. I know that I should not complain, the alternative is so much worse. Cameron Diaz said it extremely well “growing old is a privilege” so I am privileged today.
It is amazing to me what seeing the signs of getting old does to one’s inner dialogue, it raises all sorts of questions. I am often thinking of what does it mean to age and what does wisdom have to do with it, if one gets more open to ideas or more closed off? I hope that I stay open to new ideas and new styles, I don’t want to close myself off from new trends, that wouldn’t be any fun.
I wish that my memories didn’t feel as if they were rapidly fading and that I could remember more things crisply and in color, instead of the sepia toned memories that I am still luckily clinging on to or perhaps my failing memory bank is simply a symptom of menopause, I hope so because that means that as soon as I am done with the menopause, my brain will start to work again. I am keeping my fingers crossed on that one.
Late last night after midnight, I got to open my cards and my presents; I got so spoiled for my birthday. My cards were very funny and also very sweet. I love cards, they show that someone took the time to find something just right to wish you a joyful feeling, just the act of looking means a lot.
I love all of my presents; my gorgeous new handbag, my spiffy M&M lounge pants and my beautiful white shirt. I am incredibly lucky and privileged to add another year under my belt and to have such a wonderful family to celebrate it with, life is truly wonderful.
Happy Birthday, Laurie!! 🙂
Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!
Seyi sandra said:
Happy birthday Lauren, hope you had fun! 🙂
Thank you so very much!
Thank you! 🙂
Laurie – Happy Birthday! 🙂
Thank you so much! 🙂
Happy Birthday my dear friend, I so miss spending these times next door to you. I hope you had a great day. Hugs and kisses to you I hope to see you soon. Love you lots and miss you more. love alway`s
Sweetie, I actually dreamt that we were back together again last night. Jim had his cooler outside and you and I had Marshall, Tuck, Gizmo and Otis on their leashes all tied up and Rex was laying down calm and beautiful. It was a great dream aside from Jim being loud as usual lol. I miss you so much!
Happy birthday! You’re still a young’un.
Thank you, I do realize that I am still a young’un 😀
Happy, happy birthday dear! 47? Ak, best times! I’m 45 in September It IS a little weird moving forward because somewhere p ahead we wrap up. But I certainly couldn’t be twenty again!! Lovely, had fun but no thanks, too scattered! I like knowing a little more about life and being a little more considered with my choices. The only thing I do NOT like is the deficits in energy. I tie a lot quicker now. Anyhoo, onward madam, rage, rage against the dying of the light! In a little cotton dress.
Happy, happy birthday dear! 47? Ak, best times! I’m 45 in September It IS a little weird moving forward because somewhere p ahead we wrap up. But I certainly couldn’t be twenty again!! Lovely, had fun but no thanks, too scattered! I like knowing a little more about life and being a little more considered with my choices. The only thing I do NOT like is the deficits in energy. I tire a lot quicker now. Anyhoo, onward madam, rage, rage against the dying of the light! In a little cotton dress.
How absolutely lovely of you to say, everything that you said sounded like a song in my head. I will rage, rage in a little cotton dress! Thank you so much Kolembo!
Oh Happy Birthday – sorry I missed the actual day! Love the m&m trousers. Very comfortable for blogging I’m sure.
They are going to be my autumn blogging pants and thank you for the birthday wishes! 😀