Thirteen thoughts about my birthday

1. I turn 51 today!

2. That sounds so much older than 50! I’m still trying to figure out how I got there!

3. While standing in line somewhere I saw a headline saying, “50 is the new 30.” Sounds good to me!

4. This is a good week for birthdays: Barb‘s was a few days ago and Janet‘s was yesterday.

5. I got offered a senior citizen’s discount at Jack in the Box again today. 😕 Actually, they didn’t even offer — just rang it up, and I had to correct them. Then the cashier said, “How old are you?” Not exactly tactful! My husband thinks I should have just taken the discount.

6. We get to eat out at Outback tonight! Love the food — not crazy about the darkness and music. We only get there maybe once a year.

7. Barb had some good thoughts about reaching the over-50 mark here. My favorite line: “It doesn’t matter how many years you actually live. What matters is what you do with those years and how you impact the people who will live beyond you.”

8. My favorite cake is chocolate (preferable devil’s food) with chocolate icing (preferably fudge chocolate).

9. I miss talking to my mom on special days.

10. I could join the Bloggers Over 50 Blogroll. I could have last year, but I wanted to wait til I was over 50 just as a matter of principle. 🙂

11. Last year I posted some perks of being older and some neat quotes about aging.

12. One of my favorite “older” quotes not listed there is the following:

“It is love in old age, no longer blind, that is true love. For love’s highest intensity doesn’t necessarily mean its highest quality. Glamour and jealousy are gone; and the ardent caress…is valueless compared to the reassuring touch of a trembling hand. Passersby commonly see little beauty in the embrace of young lovers on a park bench, but the understanding smile of an old wife to her husband is one of the loveliest things in the world.” Booth Tarkington

13. Seen at ivman:

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27 thoughts on “Thirteen thoughts about my birthday

  1. A very happy happy birthday

    yum re number 8

    youre only as old as you feel and yep if you feel like youre only 21 or 30 then good for you

  2. Ha – nice pie chart! My initial thought was ‘take the discount!’ but I’m not sure I would actually either.

    Happy Birthday – hope you have a fab one.

  3. Happy birthday!! Hope you have a lovely day.

    1. I totally can’t believe #5.

    2. I agree on #6 & #8!

    3. #9 makes me tear up.

    4. #12 is great.

    5. #13 is hilarious!

  4. Happy, happy birthday!!
    Sorry about the senior discount. I don’t think I’d like that either. I’m still sad that no one cards me when I buy beer (and they’d actually have to blind to ask me for my I.D. ;D ).
    I hope you have a wonderful day and I hope you get chocolate cake!!

  5. 🙂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 🙂

    This is such a fun list you did! I will be 51 in just two weeks! Two weeks from today as a matter of fact! I would be greatly insulted if they tried to give me the senior citizen discount too! LOL! My favorite cake is cake! Chocolate on chocolate works! But so does carrot with cream cheese frosting… or yellow with vanilla… or lemon with lemon, or store bought or homemade or cupcakes or sheet cake or … crab cakes! LOL!

  6. Happy Birthday, dear Barbara! I hope your day is very special. I love Outback’s food too….yum.
    P.s. Thank you for the sweet comment on my giveaway post!

  7. A BIRTHDAY lesson for you:
    (this comes from Wiktionary – because Merriam Webster wanted me to PAY to get into their unabridged version!) LOL!


    xenial (comparative more xenial, superlative most xenial)


    more xenial

    most xenial

    1. Hospitable, especially to visiting strangers or foreigners.
    2. Of the relation between a host and guest. To be friendly.

    Are you sure you didn’t look up xenia (without the L) cuz that would be a flower and have to do with pollen! 🙂

  8. Happy birthday, Barbara! I’m just a few months behind you!

    What exactly is the difference in chocolate and devil’s food? I always thought DF was just another name for chocolate.

  9. Happy birthday to you ! 51 is still a teenager number just turn it around (15) !What should I say with my 65 ? I enjoy it though because I get a lot of reduced prices for expos, movies, trains etc ! At least that is nice ! Don’t count the numbers on your identity card, or driver licence or whatever, it’s what is in your head that counts !

  10. The pie chart is just a hoot!!!!!

    Barbara, I do hope you had a great birthday. Life got in my way yesterday and I was unable to stop by for that special, special day of yours.

    Heck, 51 is a great year! In fact, if you love life the way I do, ALL years are the best.

    Many many more happy birthdays to you my friend.

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  12. Happy belated birthday, Barbara! I like you with Outback, food is great but don’t enjoy the music or lighting.
    Hope your birthday week was great.
    God bless,
    Brenda 🙂

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