Fifty

Happy Birthday To Me

So, I finally turned 50! I can’t really believe it. Mentally I still feel like a kid most days and physically– well, physically I feel 100! So, I guess 50 makes sense! Having a milestone birthday during this Pandemic is a huge letdown. I’d told my husband years ago that I wanted to do something big for my 50th; like a hot air balloon ride over some gorgeous place — Italy-Paris? Or vacation in the Maldives or do an African Safari – just the two of us. Or perhaps a tummy-tuck with a side of liposuction? If I was able – I think I would love to try skydiving!

Needless to say none of those occured. The day was quite uneventful but my boys made the best of it. They snuck out and brought me Tim Hortons in the morning. In the evening I was treated to Chicken Shack ribs and a spinning musical flower with candles atop my favorite carrot cake from J. Alexanders — Yummy 🙂

The table was decorated with really beautiful champagne-colored balloons with tiny LEDs inside that stayed lit for days. My friends and family had sent flower arrangements and my husband gave me two sweet necklaces that fit together — representing our family. While it wasn’t the birthday I’d hoped for, we made the best of it — and years from now I’ll always remember turning 50 during the Great Pandemic of 2020.

2 thoughts on “Fifty

  1. Oh um, belated birthday wishes. I got to thinking, wasn’t her birthday in MAY?! then looked at when you wrote this. LOL

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  2. Happy Fifty Jen!
    Your birthday with your family sounds like a lovely, down to earth and very special day. Special cuz hey YOU were born! Btw, my man was planning a trip to Ireland for my big fifty but we ended up celebrating it there 2 years later! Something came up. Was still awesome – I bet yours will still come about too.
    Emma (aka) Sheila

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