A while back, our friend, Jo Wishnie celebrated her 60th birthday. In her journal she wondered what 60 is good for. Jim, ever-wise (maybe that's wise-cracking), wrote her a note to explain that being 60 is necessary to get to 61. Yep, today, I've reached that big 60! And, I am just darn happy to be here.
I get to do as I please, say what I want, go around frumpy or fancy, made up or plain. I've reached a point in my life where I can help when I'm needed, give my opinion (mostly I wait until asked, but not always), or keep quiet and watch what's going on around me without worrying about what people think of me.
I'm living my life as I want to, and not how my boss or co-worker thinks I ought to. And that's worth all the years I did listen to bosses and co-workers.
Thank you for all the birthday well-wishes, cards calls and greetings! I've had a great day so far, and need to head to the RV-Dreams Chat Room in a little while with my glass of wine and enjoy the party. They love any reason to party and I can't wait to find out what fun we'll have.
Dortha treated me to a pedicure this morning, ahhh, the luxury! Jim cooked burgers on the grill, and we enjoyed a decadent chocolate brownie-pudding-cool-whip dessert that Dortha made. I got lots of e-cards and Facebook greetings, a ring from Jim, and a Smithosonian Handbook of Birds from my dear friend, Karon.
It's been a fabulous birthday!