Monday, January 14, 2013

golden jubilee






 Last Friday saw me having a Big Birthday: I am celebrating my Golden Jubilee this year!
 This was my face on Friday: I'm still pretty surprised and shocked by how old I am.

 That birthday card on the right at the top is from my brother and his bride and is my favourite: it starts screaming when you open it.

I haven't been sitting around in my tiara for the last three days while my slaves wait on me. I don't think people over about 18? should talk about or fetishise their birthdays too much: it looks a bit  weird and needy to me. We have been doing mammoth cleaning and sorting in daughter's room: 15 bags of stuff to the op-shop, 5 bags straight in the bin. All the furniture moved. Big, big job. In between this we had a little family dinner out on Friday night, BIG family dinner here last night, and non-birthday themed dinner with old friends on Saturday night.

When I think about it, it has been a huge ten years between forty and er..... this birthday.
Two months before I turned 40 I returned to permanent part-time work after 9 years of only working here and there in contracts and short term jobs. So I've just racked up ten years. I lost both my parents, have had significant health issues, moved house, have  survived the bulk of the teen years - still so much more to go! And for me, the last 12 months being the mother of a 15 and 18 year old has been the most difficult time I've had in the whole time I've been a parent. The earlier part was a total cakewalk compared to 2012.

Anyway, here's to the next 10 years: I wonder if I'll still be writing this blog in 2023?


S made me a marble cake...
... it was delicious
I made Peach Melbas for everyone last night
my work buddies brought round a new rose bush. Lucky.
This is what 50 looks like: grey hair, wrinkles, no lippy, happy as Larry!

18 comments:

  1. Thanks again, for yet another terrific night. You look fabulous, LG. N x

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  2. You look gorgeous fifty or not. I love your "happy as Larry" pic. And that you have embraced your grey (I am still fighting the (bad) fight there) I know what you mean about mothering teens, I remember when mine were babies/little I'd think, if ony they slept throught the night etc etc. If I knew how EASY that was! Piece of P compared to now. Anyway, happy, happy birthday. I've sent your doilies btw - perfect timing it seems (well almost) x

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  3. well I can only hope that I'll be willing to share a piccie of myself at fifty (rapidly approaching --eeeek I've just realised its just over 3 years from now) YOUR pic is a gem --- happy birthday - here's to fifty more eh!

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  4. You go girl - enjoy the fifties!

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  5. Happy Birthday. Grey hair rocks. so do laughter lines. Hope you have a great year.

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  6. I left a nice jolly comment before, but blogger ate it! Happy belated birthday LG - sending many bloggy hugs to you - and hoping for many more happy posts over the next decade. Great photos. cheers Wendy

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  7. Happy birthday, dear librarygirl. You look happy. Long may you continue to blog and smile.

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  8. Happy, happy birthday. That is such a stylish birthday photo.

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  9. Happy birthday librarygirl. Love your hair, fifty looks ace on you!

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  10. Happy birthday librarygirl! You look radiant.

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  11. happy birthday. thanks for sharing it with us, hope the next 12 months treat you well.

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  12. I think 50 looks very happy....
    Hope the birthday festival was grand!
    pxx

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  13. Oh happy birthday lovely lady! Can I just say I think you are absolutely gorgeous, so nice to see your sweet self. looks like you spent your big day surrounded my love and food which is the very best way to celebrate.

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  14. You have a lovely face! Happy birthday, librarygirl.

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  15. Goodness! Thanks all am blushing x

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  16. Happy Birthday librarygirl! That is a lovely photo of you x

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  17. Fifty looks lovely. Happy Birthday.

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  18. oh happy birthday!! you look fabulous :) so sorry this is a late happy birthday - our internet connection in venice was very tenuous and couldn't cope with looking at blogs! let's catch up soon xxx

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