Thursday, May 23, 2013

On Turning 50


This Saturday I turn 50.  Yay!

Overall, I live a beautiful life with the world's best husband (Captain Project to you) and our Beagle Twyla.


I have wonderful children and a very delightful daughter- and son-in-law.



I have other dear family and friends that brighten my life too.

And I have YOU!  I am so lucky to have so many sweet friends out in Blogville.

Retro Revival brings me great happiness and continues to grow.


I'm almost totally gray (so greatful for Aveda!), have the beginnings of some serious wrinkles, and my back gives me fits sometimes.  But I'm a little less foolish (most days!) and more importantly, I am surrounded by light and recognize all of the joy in my life.

I love my life!  I'm not bragging, rather just counting a few of my blessings out loud.

When I dig in to another piece of my birthday cake (pound cake ~ my fave), I won't think about how fattening it is, but will instead think of how lucky I am that my beautiful daughter baked it for me, and came down from Philadelphia to hand deliver it to me!

Wishing you all a happy day!

25 comments:

Marcheline said...

Happiest of happy birthdays to you! I'm closer to 50 than 40 now, and I am shouting out a huge "AMEN" in thanks for hair color products! Enjoy your day, your family, and your cake!

Missy Shay said...

Happy birthday!

Monique Elisabeth said...

I hope you'll have a wonderful birthday. We are a little more than a year apart. My 50th will be August 2014 if all goes well ; )
You look fantastic, so no worries there. I know what you mean about being Lucky !! Have a great day.

Amy Jo said...

Happy Birthday!!! Every day is a blessing.

xoxo,
Amy Jo

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I dreaded turning 50 but happy to report, almost 4 years into it, it's not so bad!! Like you, I'm so blessed and thankful for my wonderful life and each day I get to live it! Happy birthday blessings!!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Cindy, you do indeed, have so much to be thankful for! I have already passed the 50 mark and it was hard, I went kicking and screaming, but finally decided that instead of being Fifty, I was going to be Fabulous! I think You are Fabulous! Twyla(not the dog)

RetroGran said...

Happiest of birthdays Cindy!! I just recently turned 49 so Im not that far behind you.

Mecky said...

Happy Birthday!! 50 isn't as bad as I thought that it would be.(even with my body aches) I am now 50 and 3/4!!!

It is wonderful to look at your life and realize the Blessings you have. Life really is good in so many different ways as we get older. We may not be Spring Chickens anymore, but us older Hens Rock!!

ImagiMeri said...

Oh Happy, happy birthday sweet friend. I hope it's the best one ever! So you're just now hittin the half century mark......been there, done that.......hee hee.

Big Birthday Hugs,
Meri

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Happy birthday dear Cindy! Enjoy that cake!
(I'll be 52 in Oct!)

Becky said...

Awww Sweetie - You are Fabulous! Hope your Special Day is too!

Jingle said...

You are nothing less than FABULOUS! Happy Birthday!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Yay! 50 is the best - you don't have to worry about what people think of you anymore.

Happy HB

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Lutka And Co. said...

Happy Birthday! - Love your blog. And yes, life is good ;)

SizzleandZoom said...

Happy Birthday. Have a great day and year. I remember when I turned fifty. I was still working full time and not as happy as you are. I have been retired and much happier now.

Perfectly Printed said...

Enjoy your special day with your family and friends!

~Xo said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday!

Peta said...

Have a wonderful birthday, being 50 brings so much into your life, when you get to 52 you will realise what everyone has said to you about being 50.
Best wishes to you.
hugs peta xxx
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LBP said...

Happy Half Century Birthday!! Coming from someone who has been there and done that! Hope it's the happiest ever!

Blessings

Linda

vintage grey said...

Wishing you a very Happy and Sweet Birthday!!! xo Heather

Andrea said...

Well you look great, happy birthday!

Alwayzbakin said...

Happy Birthday! Love your blog.

Jenny's Heart said...

Happy Birthday
Wishing you a year of happiness and blessings!

CoriLynn said...

I gotta say, You look Mah-ve-lous dah-ling! Beautiful as always!!
I turn 36 tomorrow and the thought of 40 looming is killing me. Bleh!! So I just pretend I'm perpetually 28! Ha!
~xoxo, CoriLynn

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Just catching up on some blog reading!

Happy Belated birthday... you make 50 look great,girl!
Something to look forward to...:)

:P