Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It's my birthday!

Today I turned 60 years old. It seems old when you say it, but doesn't feel old. Best thing about it is that in 2 years I can collect Social Security! vbg
Met my friend of 30 years for lunch at the Olive Garden today. She got a call from her 30 year old son when she got to the parking lot, so was a few minutes late getting to the table. She told him she was meeting me for lunch for my birthday and he asked how old I was. She told him "60" and he said, "Holy Crap"! And then immediately told her not to tell me he said that! Obviously, she told me right away! Can't wait to get even with him! vbg

Stephanie had cramps at 3:30 this morning, took a pill and they finally went away an hour later. She's been fine the rest of the day and goes to see both doctors in the morning. She called to wish me Happy Birthday this morning, and tried to talk AJ into getting on the phone to talk to Grandma. He said noooo, twice, then grabbed the phone and in a very loud voice said, "Happy Birthday"! Been just a day of laughs today! Got phone calls from both boys also.

Yesterday Bill and I went out and bought me a new watch (silly boy thought that big longarm quilting machine we bought in January should qualify as a birthday present, too!). Actually, it would have except I've spent $50-60 replacing the darn band on my old watch in the past 3 years, so decided it was more cost effective to get a different one -- the old one only had one style replacement band and it was worthless. Tonight we're going to dinner at my choice of places, which will either be Red Lobster or a local to Rockford -- Franchesco's, which is very good.

We also made it out to the cemetary yesterday with fresh flowers for mom. And in our errand running, stopped at the post office to renew our passports. They expired two years ago, and we may be going on a cruise in late fall, so might as well get it done now.

Anyway -- that's been my week so far!

Gratitudes:
I'm grateful I made it to 60 -- sure beats the alternative.
It's been fun laughing with friends and family today. Lots of teasing going on.
Dinner out -- no cooking! (But I'll sure have to get on the treadmill in the morning!).

13 comments :

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Happy Birthday!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Joanne. What a nice way to spend it, having lunch with a friend you've known that long.

Screen Door said...

Happy Birthday Joann--- Enjoy the day...

Sweet P said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and many happy returns. I just had my 60th birthday a couple weeks ago and it made me pause to think that I probably have much more stash than years left. Going to have to do something about it.

My dh and I have driven by the quilt store in Oregon 4 times when it has been closed. Is it as neat as it looks thru the windows

Mary in IL

Jeanne said...

Happy birthday to you! I think 60 only sounds scary until you reach it.
Then it's just another number.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday - I was just at Carolyn's site and apparently she's a June baby too. My birthday was a couple weeks ago - hope yours was as nice as mine.

tami said...

Happy Birthday. Glad you had a good day. :-D

Melzie said...

Happy Birthday today! Enjoy your day, 60 is just a drop in the bucket, heck women in the Enquirer have BABIES at 60 ;) xoxo melzie

Norma said...

I will turn 60 the first week in August. Think I need to get busy as I have a lot of living I want to do in the time left!! Glad you had a happy time on your birthday and my best wishes for health and happiness.

Maybe we need a "just turned 60" team blog!

Pieces From Me said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday JT!!! You are still a spring chick..ok maybe a summer bunny. Bren

Connie said...

Happy Birthday & Many More. This year is the big 60 for me too. Where O Where did all those years go?

Vicky said...

Happy Birthday, Joanne! Wishing you the very best year ever!