Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Today officially begins my 50th year. How do I feel? Pretty awesome! We haven't had rain for weeks and today it's pouring. It feels refreshing and renewing. Yes, I love rain. I miss the lightning and thunder of the Midwest but I love the way it cleans the air and makes everything green. I love that clean smell that wafts through my windows.

As far as my birthday goes, lights didn't flash, the earth didn't shake, nor do I feel different. I am a little bit amazed that I have arrived at this point in my life. When you're young you think that fifty is soooo old. I don't feel sooo old just a little rough around the edges with a few more aches and pains.

I want to thank everyone that has helped me and supported me all these years and shaped me to who I am today. I am grateful for the gift of each day and look forward to many more!

P.S. For three days I get to be a cougar, my husband will still be 49 until Friday. Grrrrr!


  1. Happy Birthday!! And I wish I liked rain. Sadly, I do not. But I'm glad you do.

  2. Thanks Elana! I have lived in WA my entire adult life so I had to learn to love the rain. I love the sound, the smell and the way the air feels.

  3. Fifty? Gee, I remember 50--vaguely. Happy Birthday! Age is weird. Every day I look in the mirror and I look the same as I did yeaterday. Then I look at old pictures of myself and see the big difference. I look at other people my age and it seems like they look so much older than I-- gosh is it just the way I am seeing them or is it true? Inside I don't feel that much more different that when I was 20 -- a bit more conservative politically perhaps but otherwise very similar. Fifty not all that bad. Wouldn't mind my 20 year old body back though.

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  4. Hi Arlee! Back at you! I can vividly remember when I looked in the mirror and saw my mother peering back! Earthshaking! Ha!


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