Monday, March 26, 2012

Half a Century

The number I am today ain't thrillin' me, but, really, a lot of good things have happened in the last year and I'm happier through and through than I've been in a long time, so it could be worse. And, I had a great day. It's just a number, right? But damn, it's a BIG number. lol

My mom called me, Tyler called me, Alex texted me (lazy slug), the big boss sent me a gorgeous birthday card via interoffice mail from the office where she was today and also profusely showered praise via email about the projects I'm working on and thanked me again for being part of our team, my Marketing coworkers gave me a card with funny little things written on it (one of which was a drawing of a "carb-free" birthday cake, lol) and they all gathered around my desk and sang Happy Birhday, and I got another card from the firm (HR, I'm guessing).

We're in the middle of another big project and I did go in early and stay late, but at 6:00 we threw in the towel and went out for dinner at a great restaurant in Ybor City. I had Chicken Marsala and it was DEE-lish. I just got home, remembered to snap a couple of pics for YOU, and now I'm sitting here in my jammies typing away. All in all, one of the best birthdays I've had a while. Even if I can't freakin' believe I'm this old already.

Then, when I got home, there were more cards in the mailbox, including one from Tyler and one from my sister, and they both compete for funniest card ever.

Alex gave me these earrings, which are Marine Corps Eagle, Globe and Anchors. LOVE them!


And, finally, this is the outfit:


The top is kind of a fail because the bow weighs it down so it still wanted to show more than I wanted which meant I had to adjust all day. The skirt is on the big side around my waist, but wearable for now. That's what I get for cutting tissue and sewing without fitting. Still, the outfit looks pretty good and at some point I'll probably re-make this top so it fits better and retire this one. I do like the style.

And that was my day. The end. ;-)

71 comments:

Sharon said...

So glad you had a wonderful day and even though it is a bit one, they are only numbers and as long as we live like we want to, enjoy. Many happy returns.

K.Line said...

Lady - you're crazy! Think of all that you've accomplished in your life - terrific sewing skills, great parenting, achieving your happiest professional moment to date, finding a great place to live, having friends and family and an awesome community - losing all the weight you have aimed to and feeling more healthy and attractive every day. Um, and that's just in the last year :-)

I can only imagine how you will kick ass at 60.

The Hojnackes said...

Happy birthday! I agree with K. Line.

LyndaSewing.blogspot.com said...

Happy Birthday!
50 is the best. My sister told me when I turned 50 that you can do and be whatever you want at this age. If people don't approve, then that's too bad for them. Just enjoy your life. You're less than half way through by my count!

Vicki said...

Sounds like a pretty good day! Hopefully the celebrations will continue all week. Happy birthday

Melodye said...

Happy Birthday!!! Take it form me 50's not so bad.

Melodye said...

Happy Birthday!!! Take it form me 50's not so bad.

LisaB said...

Happy birthday wishes! I'm glad you had a good day (and year).

Dilliander said...

Happy birthday Debbie, many happy returns and many more to come. Your new outfit looks great as always.

Carol said...

I've got this birthday coming up, too. I spend way too much time wondering where the years went. I'm glad you had a great day and I know that you'll have an even better year once you're settled in to your new home.

mem said...

Happy Birthday!!! An old friend of mine who died at 106 and was driving until 3 weeks before he died said to me when I asked him what his secret was, "I never even think about my age I just do what I want " This included buying a new house at 100 and setting off to Queensland(1500 miles away) for a holiday in his car at 102!! So dont worry about it just have FUN!!!!

mem said...

Happy Birthday!!! An old friend of mine who died at 106 and was driving until 3 weeks before he died said to me when I asked him what his secret was, "I never even think about my age I just do what I want " This included buying a new house at 100 and setting off to Queensland(1500 miles away) for a holiday in his car at 102!! So dont worry about it just have FUN!!!!

velosewer said...

Happy birthday and keep celebrating this week.

Amy Bailes said...

Happy Birthday!

Gorgeous Things said...

Happy birthday!!!!

Riesie said...

Happy B-day. I wouldn't mind seeing 50 again. Don't complain, LOL!

gMarie said...

Happy Happy Birthday. And while the number may be bigger than you like to admit - think of the alternative. I'm glad life is going so well for you. g

Lydia La La said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! Isn't it great to be alive?

Sew-4-Fun said...

Woohoo, you made it!! 50 years of roaming this planet is a big achievement so stand tall, be proud of the number and celebrate. Not everyone makes it you know. :)

Happy Birthday!!! :hug:

Sue said...

Happy Happy Birthday. Your journey is inspirational. Thank you for sharing your life and love of sewing with us!

Doobee said...

Happy Birthday from Down Under!!! Great blog - keep it coming....

waikikimum said...

Happy birthday Debbie. It's so good to see you enjoying life and looking so awesome. Congratulations!!

Elaray said...

Half a century! That's nothing. Especially when you look not a day over 40! Have a wonderful trip to 51!

Shannon said...

Happy birthday! May the nextt year bring you even more peace and happiness!

PS Love th new outfit - even despite the fitting issues (which I don't see BTW), you sure look great!

LauraM said...

Glad you enjoyed your birthday ~ that same one is coming up for me in July, the half a century. I try to remember life has been interesting and fun up to this point, so it can only get better right? Enjoy! I plan on it!

Cleverclogs said...

Many happy returns and best wishes for the coming decade. I enjoyed my fifties and so far (though only one year in) the sixties are fun too.

Anonymous said...

Glad your happy birthday was good. You look really great and are totally inspiring whatever the number. Your outfit is incredibly beautiful. Could you cheat and scissor the top through the shoulder area and pull up the front seam a bit. I have gotten very free with the scissors on rtw even taking out the sleeve caps a bit when I need to get a bit more from the neck area in the side seams. I figure my tops are ruined anyway if I can't wear them for the flashing bust area and have saved about 5 easing in the sleeve caps and taking up the shoulder seams more in the front area. Desperation leads to desperate measures with the scissors at my house. Lol! mssewcrazy

Rosie said...

Happy Belated Birthday and the best is yet to come! Celebrate every day as it comes!! You look fantastic and don't let the number get to you!!

Carolyn said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a fabulous birthday!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday a day late, sounds like a wonderful one. You look fantastic and you are right it is only a number.

Sew Lady Sew! said...

Happy belated birthday. I hope this year is even more fabulous than the last year!

Nancy K said...

Happy Birthday Debbie!

Jenny said...

Your new outfit looks great, despite the little fit issues (which are not at all evident from here). Happy Birthday!

Myrna said...

Glad you had a fabulous day. Wishing you an equally fabulous year.

kathy said...

Your birthday is what you make of it. Sounds like you decided to go whole hog and enjoy it!
Although, I never work for someone else on my birth date.

Here's to continuing fabulousness!!!

Laceflower said...

looks like you had a wonderful day and looked fab while doing it!

Peter Lappin said...

Happy B-Day, Debbie, from the whole gang here!

DanainDFW said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

meredithp said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had so much fun. And puh-lease, as someone who is almost 6 years older, stop remarking on how OLD it is. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, you are just a young chicken yet! I really enjoyed my '50s and hated to see them leave....lmao.

Glad you had a very happy birthday and my best wishes for your continued happiness!

~Bev

Marie-Christine said...

50 is totally the best :-). And you have had a good year, and you're about to move to the Perfect House, without the Princeless Frog! Yeah! You have no idea how much better life will be in a couple months :-).

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday and wishing you many blessed more. I heard 50 is the new 30 and looking forward to the five-0...lol

Rose said...

Happy Birthday (a day late)! You are young yet! The outfit looks great. The fitting issues must be related to your comfort.

Claire S. said...

Happy Birthday ! You weren't looking forward to it but it sounds like you had a wonderful day after all :-)

Sherry said...

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

Goodbye Valentino said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope the next 20 are as good as the first 20 :)

Teddylyn said...

You just look so cute and happy in your photo. Happy birthday. Who cares about the number?

Lynda in LV

June said...

Congratulations, and happy belated birthday!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Happy birthday. Don't worry about the number because it's just that...A NUMBER!

Marjie said...

Well, happy birthday. You don't look like you've hit "that big number", and if it's any consolation, I'm older than you. Glad you had a good day.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Just turned the big 5-0 last month. 50 feels better than I thought. Be a fierce 50. I've been following the sewing community blogs. Hope to join you all soon.

JoEllen said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a great day. Also,love the outfit. I think I have that top pattern. Will need to doublecheck and thanks for the fitting info.

Peggy L said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had a good one.

Peggy L said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had a good one.

Shelley's Garden said...

Happy Birthday! Great outfit.

mlefholz said...

a bit late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

lazysubculturalgirl said...

Happy Birthday to you! I am amazed by all you accomplish every day, given what's on your plate. May the next decade be every bit as fulfilling as this one!

Olivia said...

I thought you were turning 40 when you said it was a "milestone". You look really great and Happy Birthday! Plus I like the new top and skirt. You could probably pin the tie in place to keep it in a appropriate place.

Lisa Laree said...

Happy Birthday, Debbie! I hear ya on the numbers, and 50 is well down the road in my rear-view mirror...so glad you had a good day!

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Happy Birthday Day to an awesome woman!

Ladyslipper said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Debbie! I can't wait to see what you do with the next 50 years of your life!

Heather said...

You look a decade younger than your age, and I think this is going to be a great year for you. All reasons to celebrate

I also completely agree with K.Line and I think mem's friend should be an example for us all.

Happy Belated Birthday!

m&em said...

Ugh! I am a day late, so Happy Late Birthday. Hope you had a great one.

m&em said...

Ugh! I am a day late, so Happy Late Birthday. Hope you had a great one.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Debbie! So great to see nice things happening for you.

kristi from nmsl

Lori said...

Hey birthday girl, left you an award on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday.
Your outfit looks lovely and shows
your trim waist line

LinB said...

Happiest of happy birthdays to you. I read somewhere recently that "50 is the new 30." Laughed until I nearly fell off my chair ... 50 is NOT 30, but it has its own joys and wonders.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like it was a good one. Love the birthday outfit, too!

Rebecca Grace said...

Happy Birthday, Debbie! The next 50 years will only get better and better... And I had to go back and look at some of your earlier posts; you're just melting away before our very eyes! Are you just dieting, or doing exercize as well? Whatever you're doing, it's working great for you and you look fabulous.

Sewing Princess said...

Happy birthday! Hope you keep on having a great time for a long long time