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!