Thursday, June 3, 2010

Another one is here..

Over the past few years I have usually felt more than a little sad about being a year older. This year I feel different and I can't quite put a finger on it.. It is the eve of my birthday .

In the bathroom this morning I looked at my reflection and stood there thinking to myself that overall life is pretty damn good. Okay, so there are a few more wrinkles around my eyes, and gravity has definitely taken control of a few of my body parts and what was once perky certainly is not perky anymore. But at the end of the day, who cares. I am in good health, am relatively fit and other than having to watch my Gluten intake can eat just about anything.

So, what is it that has suddenly made me feel this way? I can't put a finger on it exactly but here are a few random thoughts:

  I know that I am now comfortable with who I am. I enjoy my own company, and don't mind being on my own. This is something that I have struggled with in the past.

I no longer care about what people think of me, I have adopted the "What you see is what you get" philosophy.

I can relax a little with regards to my children, as I watch them leading their own lives and being successful in what they do.  Happy that they know that if necessary I am always there to help in any way I can.

At the end of the day getting older is a part of life, so you may as well embrace it with gusto., and that is what I intend doing. As the "Hands of Time" tick closer to the Big 60, I fully intend to do more of what I love to do.  

Happy Birthday to ME!!    4/6/1952



Happy Birthday Angela!


I wanna hear all aobut it.
If I was in NZ I'd make you an awesome cake.
Happy Birthday Nana, I'm so glad you love yourself, it's important to happiness.

Evette Mendisabal

I'm doing my silly brithday song on blog this year;

"'Appee birfay ooo ooo, 'Appee birfay ooo ooo, 'Appee birfay oooooo Mummeee, 'Appee birfay ooooo, OOOOOOOO"

I love you Mum! Have a great day, I hope it's the VERY best ever. You deserve it.


What a great attitude! I feel the exact same way.I have worked hard for these grey hairs and wrinkles, and yes time has had her way with my body, but overall, I LIKE ME!
I have found that one of the most positive aspects of "growing up" is honesty. We can now be honest with ourselves and those around us.
Let's raise a glass and make a toast, WE MADE IT!


Happy Birthday, Angela,
U Rock!
I love your smiles as always and wish you a fun and smiling day!

Everyday Goddess

Happy Birthday!

Sounds like it will be wonderful, because you have such a great attitude!


Happy Birthday!
I'm glad you have found joy,for so many good reasons, in your birthday!
I turn 55 soon and I will admit, this one seems WAY old!! But I welcome it and as many others as I can get!


Happy birthday my wonderful, beautiful, creative, intelligent mum. You deserve all the happiness, love and best wishes u have received today.

Love u forever!

Hot Fudge

Happy birthday Angela - I thoroughly agree with your philosophy. When you consider the alternative, getting older is pretty good!

The Summer Kitchen Girls

This is the best time of life - that "see what you get" attitude! We can't wait until we have mastered that thought!
Wishing you a lovely Birthday Angela!
Karla & Karrie


have a fun Saturday!


I hope you enjoy your long weekend! We had ours last weekend-though not for the Queen's birthday. Did you see that the Whitehouse sent birthday greetings to HRH a week early?!
Yes-it was really hot here this morning, cloudier this afternoon-but definitely summer!

Martha Z

Here in the States, normal retirement is 66 but Medicare starts at 65. It seems that is the when the powers that be decide we are old.

I feel much as you do about aging, but still, as I signed up for Medicare last week, in anticipation of my up-coming 65th birthday, I had to wonder. Am I old? Inside still lurks a teenager.

Beverley Baird

Happy birthday!
I am older than you by 5 months!
I feel the same way as you on many things about aging. As I get older I care less about how others see me and I am becoming a bit more selfish about me time. I am trying to become more creative - at least make art!
But there is still that little discord that I try to ifnore. I am content most days.
Hope you had a great birthday!


Happy late birthday!

Your thoughts "sound" so familiar on most points!

Sweet Repose

BTW...happy birthday...I turned 60 last September, so another is approaching fast...but one thing that I noticed, is it's really taking it's tole on my stamina, I'm a go-getter, but a good thing that I've noticed, is young folk won't let you lift anything anymore, they do it for ya...I'm loving that one and taking advantage of it BIG TIME...have a great one!

sharon, USA

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