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Today is my 50th birthday. That in itself is an amazing accomplishment. I look back on my life and wonder how I managed to make it this far. After all I grew up in a time when cars didn't have seat belts, we didn't wear bike helmets, and ritalin wasn't readily prescribed. So, I'm thinkin' it's been by a sheer miracle! But the truth of it is probably because I had a wonderful mother and grandparents who helped point me in the right direction. I have fantastic friends who have seen me through the good, the bad and the ugly (and not necessarily in that order). I share life with a guy I absolutely adore. I have a career that has never stopped being fun for me (even after 27 years). So maybe it is luck and I am one of the luckiest people on the planet.
But seriously, 50?? That's a half century!!!! My mortgage will probably outlast me. And, oh yeah, I got the AARP membership app in the mail last week - very funny. Ugh!!! Someone recently told me that 50 is the new 30. hhhmmm that has some appeal. I always considered my 30s to be the best because by then I knew who I was, what I wanted, i was responsible and grounded. So if I could just maintain that it won't be so bad.
If all else fails there is comfort in knowing that Geritol has a high alcohol content.