Sunday, February 20, 2011

Half a Century!

Can't believe I'm 50 (!) years old today. I don't feel that ancient. Today my mom sent me a photo of the naval hospital where I was born. I thought "what a charming vintage photo." And then "wait a minute, that means I'm vintage." 

At this (chronological) turning point in my life, I've decided to do everything in my power to stay fit and healthy. Yeah, I know I should have been doing this all along. Every day at work I see people who have seemingly given up on themselves - and the condition of their minds and bodies is so disheartening. I don't want to be like them. The sentiment on this vintage postcard is a birthday wish to myself.

I'm so used to incessant drizzle on my birthday, but today has turned out to be gorgeous! I've had my coffee, done my exercises, and am preparing for the "seminar" I'll be attending at 2 this afternoon called "Barley's Angels." It's a beer tasting event at the Fort George (one of my favorite places. I'm a sturdy German girl, so yes, I love good beer). I might even flatiron my hair and wear makeup!


Unknown said...

I'm wishing you a blessed day for celebrating your half century birthday, lol-if you are working, hoping for a slow shift! Bless you to have many more!


Rebecca said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEANNA! (and many, many more!)

sweetpeapetals said...

Hi, My birthday is late January and even here in California its uusually not very birthday weather. So I decided a couple years ago to celebrate my unbirthday in July which is 6 months after my official birthday. I even receive cards now on my unbirthday which is always a lovely sunny day rather than a cloudy or rainy day in Jannuary.


Susie McMahon said...

Hoppy Bird-day to you, Deanna!
Life is better after 50 (as long as you ignore the creaky joints!!)

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Deanna!

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...Happy Fiftieth Birthday, Deanna!!! Enjoy your day (how can you not with all that and enjoy your fifties!

Bonnie Fontaine

Shashi Nayagam said...

Happy Birthday Deanna!! Have a wonderful fun filled day.

Mary Ann Tate said...

Happy belated birthday. I had to laugh when you said vintage. I was reading a description of a house that was up for sale was described as mid-century vintage... built in 1962. I was shocked..1962 is considered vintage!!!Not as far as I'm concerned. I think I was a bit insulted. LOL