Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ode to the Fifties!

Five years ago today I excitedly celebrated my 50th birthday! I truly was thrilled to be 50 and told everyone I knew that I was now 50. :-) I suddenly felt empowered - silly, I know! And, since then I've really enjoyed being 50-ish. I've never been afraid or ashamed to admit my age; afterall I've lived it so why not! :-)

Today I am quietly celebrating 55 and I can't help but smile because I'm going to enjoy telling the world for the next year that I'm 55. I feel empowered, yet again. More silliness? Maybe!

I've quietly looked over the past 55 years and feel pretty good - a good childhood; a good career; married to my Sweetie, Ron, for over 32 years; raised a wonderful daughter, Kristie, who has given me 2 grandsons, Seth & Eli. And, so many other wonderful chapters.

No big plans just a quiet day enjoying and celebrating in my own way.

Thank you for letting me share. Look out I'm a Leo roaring that I'm now 55! :-)

I appreciate your visit - thank you!

In Friendship!

60 comments:

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Darlene. Now you're double nickles! :o) I like to say that age is only a number, not a state of mine!
Enjoy your special day.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Darlene! I sent you a little something for your b-day you'll probably get it in the mail tomorrow. I love your attitude about your age. I'm 4 years behind you.

Quilt Hollow said...

Just 5 years behind you...turning the big 50 during the holidays. (worse time of year for a birthday but that is what was dealt) Enjoy your day in a big way! 55 ROCKS!!

Maryjo said...

Happy Birthday...enjoy each day...love your positive attitude on your age. I have a stamp that says: How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

I have to say that I, too, have enjoyed each age I have reached. Celebrate every day!

Stina said...

"Med en enkel tulipan på bemärkelsedan.. ja har den äran att gratulera" ....Happy birthday to you from me !!!
The song is a song my grandmother always sang to me when I had my birthday!! On Swedish.. you just try it..:o)) HUGS!!!!! And have a wonderful day today!!!

Terry said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day! :0)

Carol said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you! What a wonderful attitude you have my friend. I'm a little bit ahead of you (I'll be 58 this year), but like you I've enjoyed every bit of the ride. Enjoy your day!

sewprimitive karen said...

Happy Birthday, Darlene. Love all these people saying they are x years behind you; I am four years ahead of you :-).

miniaturequilter said...

Happy birthday!! Have a wonderful day!! Eat some ice cream and cake and get alittle sewing time in (sounds great to me!)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

woo-hoo Happy Birthday and welcome to the double nickle club! Senior coffee at McDonalds! What else can we ask for :-)

Pat said...

I hope that you have a wonderful day. Happy Birthday!

Quiltersal said...

Happy Birthday, Darlene! I'm about 18 months ahead of you and I can agree with you on the advantages of age....loved being 55 and sure am enjoying 56! Have a wonderful day!

Owens Family Adventures said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a wonderful day!
hugs,
dawn

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday, Darlene! Your positive attitude is your best asset, no matter your age.

Salem Stitcher said...

Happy birthday to you Darlene! It is so wonderful to hear women proud of their age instead of hiding it. You rock!

little acorns said...

Happy Birthday Darlene! And, I'm with you. . . I think it's great to Celebrate each & every one of those years!
Hope you have a wonderful celebration!
xo, Bren

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday, Darlene! Have a super day!

paulette said...

Happy Birthday, Darlene!

You're 55 years young!! Enjoy!
Paulette
(57 years young and loving it!)

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Darlene! I hope you have a wonderful day.

May Kristin said...

Happy 55th birthday, Darlene!
Enjoy your wonderful day!

PamKittyMorning said...

Happy birthday! I just turned 55 as well!!

onlymehere said...

I've enjoyed looking at your blog. Happy birthday to you!! I'll be 50 this year and I'm like you, I don't mind admitting my age. I love your attitude about it too! Cindy

Kaaren said...

Have the bestest day ever!

I can't think of anyone else I'd rather wish those sentiments to but you, Darlene!

Many, many happy returns.

((((HUGS))))

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Darlene! I'm just gonna say that you're younger than I am! Sounds like life has been good to you. Have a great day.

Sweet P said...

Happy Birthday Darlene! I love your philosophy!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday! And good for you - you have the best attitude. When I turned 50, my inner 32-year old was not at all happy about it but have since found it to be ok.

Janet said...

Happy Birthday!! Have the best day and good things for the coming year. I love how you're proud of your years.

Allie said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, Darlene! I got excited about 50 too - feel like I've ARRIVED, kwim? I hope you're having a wonderful birthday!

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday Darlene, I hope you have a wonderful day.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Wendy said...

Happy happy Birthday! You have a great outlook on age. I'm a few years behind you. Have a great day.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Happy Birthday! It just doesn't seem right that 55 qualifies you for "senior" coffee, does it? Hope you're having a great day!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Darlene, I have a little way to go before I get to 55 but I hope I have your kinda attitude when I get there! Have Fun!

Lorraine said...

happy 55th Darlene.....I celebrated the same number in December last year and am always happy to celebrate another birthday - way better than the alternative.....! Have a wonderful day and a fabulous year ahead....!

Winona said...

Happy Birthday Darlene! I hope you had a wonderful day. I am 4 years behind you and yesterday my dh and I celebrated 32 years together.(grin) Winona

Ginny Worden said...

Darlene, I wish you a Happy Birthday, thanks for the info on how to celebrate our birthdays, of all us need to embrace your attitude.

Lynda said...

Happy birthday from a fellow 55yo - life is good.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISSY!!!!!!! I hope it was a fantastic one. Isnt the speed limit 70 now???? lolol
You've got some catchin up to do.

~Bren~ said...

Happy Birthday Darlene!! I can't wait to turn 50....I have a year and 1/2 to go. 50's are nifty!

Lurline said...

Happy Birthday, Darlene - so happy you have loved every day of your life - hope there is many many more to come!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Deb said...

Happy birthday Darlene. Hope you had a fabulous day. I agree with you, there is nothing better than being able to say your age, it is empowering. There is nothing scary about growing older, its a fact of life we can't do anything about so we might as well make the most of it!

MARCIE said...

Have a happy day young un!

Louise SS said...

Happy Birthday!
I met a woman on a vacation five years ago that was in her seventies. She said something very memorable. I had just turned fifty and felt kind of old! She said that being in her fifties was the best time of her life. The kids were grown, her parents still ok and she did not care what other people thought any more. And her economy was a whole lot better than when she was younger with kids at home. Since then I have enjoyed my age and taken her words to heart! Being fifty is pretty nice.

Lori said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Do something special today!

Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday....I hope you had a wonderful day!!!!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Darlene. It is so important to embrace and enjoy each stage of our lives isn't it! I feel now that I am in my 50's that I am a little more accepting of myself.

I hope you had a marvelous Birthday!!!

Mom/ Beverly said...

Happy Birthday!!I hope you have a wonderful time doing just as you please. :) We are almost twins, I turned 55 last month. I enjoy your blog and watching your projects grow.
Beverly

yellowfarmhouse said...

Happy Birthday Darlene. I remember my dad way back when always referred to his age as being the speed limit. I turned 50 a few months ago, so far not so bad, lol.

Happy Birthday - Karen

yellowfarmhouse said...

Happy Birthday Darlene. I remember my dad way back when always referred to his age as being the speed limit. I turned 50 a few months ago, so far not so bad, lol.

Happy Birthday - Karen

Carrie P. said...

Happy Belated Birthday. It sounds like your life has really been blessed. I am happy for you. Enjoy each day as it comes. Big Hug!

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday! There are quite a few of us with July birthdays I'm finding! Hope your day was wonderful!

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday!

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day celebrating!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday Darlene! I love your outlook on life.

Micki said...

Happy Birthday Darlene! Your outlook on life is wonderful!
Micki

Barb on cape cod said...

I wanted to be comment #55, lol. Happy Happy Birthday, and many more!!!!!!

Ginger Patches said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Big Sis!!!!! I hope you had a perfect day :) I'm with you on the age thing, I'm looking forward to 50 :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw happy birthday friend! How wonderful. I'm chasing you by 3 years but that is nothing 52-55 whatever. Its all good.

Candace said...

OMG - I missed your birthday, Darlene - I hope it was a very happy day for you! You deserve all the goodness life brings!
Cheers!

Cathy said...

I am a little late here....but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
I hope that you had a wonderful day. I am turning 55 in Feb. Good age isn't it?
Cathy

Nan said...

I know you're enjoying 55, partially cuz you're younger than me! LOL! I know your b'day was a happy one, cuz your sweetie made it so. Did the wabbits bake you a cake? Carrot cake, I betcha!

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