Thursday, February 26, 2009

I survived turning 50!!

YAY! I did it! I am now 50 and completely over it. I don't know why I had myself all worked up. I feel the same today as i did Tuesday when I was 49. Crazy woman! I had a wonderful day. Lots of calls, text messages and cards. Heard from my 2 nephews in Texas which was great. Courtney and Kileigh spent the day with me. We had ribs and baked potatoes which was a treat since I have been dieting since November. It tasted like a million bucks. Now back to reality and eating healthy. I actually bought a small Birthday Cake and am very proud to say I ate maybe a 2"X2" piece and am going to throw the rest away. Wasteful, yes, but I needed something sweet and I had it and am done with it. I would rather have a big piece of fresh pineapple than another piece of cake. Maybe I am finally getting it about eating healthy and your body being a temple and all that gobbildy-gook!

Anyway, still have my December page set aside for decisions at a later date. Here is the progress on February. I am doing this piece in all Pinks, Raspberries, gilt-lined opal type colors. I am adding a splash of gold too! So far, so good. I have big plans for the inside of the heart...stay tuned for that! I hope to keep moving along on this one because I have plans in mind for March and am chomping at the bit to get to work on that one! First things first though. One bead at a time! Hugs to everyone and thanks for all the well-wishes and Happy Birthday wishes too!


Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you had a wonderful Birthday! Age is only a number! Your hear is gorgeous! Such pretty colors! xoxo

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! And remember what I always say: How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are??

Love the February page so far!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gosh I'm sorry I didn't know it was your birthday. I am glad you had a good day and more will power that I have!!

Your heart is so absolutely beautiful. Your beading is perfection.

Funny, Lynn's saying is the same as mine. Its a Satchel Paige quote.

My age has never bothered me...well there was that one Maybelline commerical back in the 70's. I wasn't 30 yet and they were adverising foundation for skin over 26!!! Imagine!! 26!! I went nuts! My husband still talks about that now.

But, when I last went to the Dr. he said that I have aged better than any other patient he has. I attribute that to no smoking, Noxema and Avon moisturizer! And lots of love. And my grandkids. And my dogs. And I swear by 2 pots of coffe a day. LOL

Chris Daly said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoyed your cake. I've been dieting for a while and I'm starting dream of sweets

Jacquie said...

Tracy, Happy Birthday, sorry it's late!!! My sister surprised me with a male dancer for mine, all with my husband, mom, nieces and nephews etc...all around...How em-bar-ass-ing!!!!!!!! Hope it was a good one! And Memorable!

Beading Butterfly said...

This is going to be absolutely beautiful!!

pam T said...

Oh happy birthday, Tracey! You made it to a milestone and beyond! I'm so impressed that you only ate a small piece of cake - wow - put cake in front of me and it's gone!
Your February page is going to be gorgeous, as all of them!

Campbell or @FELTit or Designs by Anna said...


I'll be joining your "box" next year...49 in a couple of months, and I am looking forward to the next half of my life with great anticipation. First grandchild is due in June, 5 more years of kids in high school, then hubby and I will be empty nesters, going back to school this fall to complete my degree and begin a new career as a is good.

Enjoy every second of 50-you deserve it!!


Gil Buckman said...

I'd say you're doing a little better than just "surviving". I love your perspective on the whole thing! Kudos.

It also reminded me of a story that Polly and Jane sent in. They are an absolute stitch, going back and forth about what it means to look/feel/act "your age" (whatever that means).

Check it out here:

Hope you enjoy it!