Sunday, June 19, 2011


This stared at me the other night at the concert.  The chair in front of me. Ironically, not only was it the number  of my own chair, but the number my age
Will I be old next year?  Am I old now?  I guess that depends on who you ask.
I do believe you are as old as you feel and a point. I feel pretty much the same person I was 35 years ago. However... my body doesn't physically feel the same...that's for sure. I have more aches and pains than I ever imagined.  BUT... I am healthier than many.

me @ 2 yrs

Reflecting can be interesting, I seem to dwell on a lot of the past. But, I am getting much better at embracing what the future has to bring. Seeing how I can bloom in my surroundings and grow...even at nearly half a century old.

Today has been grand.

what's up w/ my hair?
I enjoyed my Hubby and a big breakfast.  (had to share my Birthday w/Father's Day.. Not the first, not the last time).
again w/ the hair?
  And I loved getting time with my sweet Daughters.  I was thrilled by an early morning Thunderstorm ( love the rolling rumble, especially when it rattles the house).  
I got this wonderful hand painted wine glass from Annie.
it says, "I Love My Pets", so true
Annie & I enjoyed Starbucks & Antiquing (where I found a fabulous Green Depression Glass Princess Cracker Jar.. at a fair price).

We had a wonderful cook out~ Chicken, Brauts (pork & turkey for Em {Baby~ I'm so sorry you got a pork one by mistake... I promise it won't kill you}, roasted corn on the cob, fresh Green Beans, Rice & Red Beans, saluted mushrooms, and Red Velvet Cake. yummmmmmmmmmmm

Hubby also got the official photograph from meeting President Obama in May from the White House staff.
He looks pretty proud (and easy on the eyes too Hottie Hubby!) You have to know my Hubby... he rarely will smile for the camera... And this is a priceless moment where I see his smile.
President Barrack Obama & Sergio Gonzalez 5/6/2011
Not to shabby! Sergio said he was just lovely to chat with (okay...he did not say lovely...more like very interesting, personable and extremely respectful).

I got about a hundred birthday wishes... Thanks to the social network of Facebook, as well as email and the telly.  I picked out the sewing machine I am getting from the Girls & Hubby.  And look forward to a get together with a Bestie next weekend.

I am sitting outside, enjoying the evening breeze. Got Riley by my side & crazy Izzy playing in the grass.  Hubby is on the phone with business.  Emily is back in Muncie now and Miss Annie is off to watch movies with her girlfriend.  The birds are chirping, and there is this wonderful peaceful feeling.

This Birthday tops them all so far.  Nothing major, but... I am learning it is more about the minors. The peaceful, loving, simple minors.
♥Life is good♥


rosaria said...

Yes, Janis, you're as old as you feel. Enjoy the big and the small moments.
Getting older allows you to pay attention to what's in front of you because YOU KNOW nothing lasts forever.

Happy Birthday!

Scott said...

Again, a very happy birthday! Sounds like a perfect day for you. I can appreciate the conflict between mental age and physical age. I still think I'm in my 20's, but my body seems to be winning the argument. I hope your next 49 years are even more spectacular than the first.

Bee Lady said...

Happy Birthday Janis. Sounds like you had a perfect day today. I was on the South Side of Indy today for Father's Day. We allm et at my brother's house.

Your husband must work for Allison huh? My husband works at Chrysler and President Obama came to Chrysler too. It was exciting for everyone at Chrysler to see all of the details that went into the planning of such an event.

Have a great 50th!

Cindy Bee

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!! :) All of your activities of the day were wonderful for sure. Glad you had a great Birthday.

I'm one who doesn't really embrace the "getting older" well. I don't think about it too much, but then other times, like last night, I just sit and cry about it - not just about myself mind you, just about everything and the all-too-quick passage of time. :(

That's a great picture of your husband and the President. Even though I'm not a fan, I respect every President and it would still be a thrill to have such a picture! Fantastic. :)

Hope you have a wonderful week. I return to work - sort of - it's a mixed week because I'm off my usual early time tomorrow, off Tuesday for my Dad's 2nd eye surgery, and working only the morning on Thursday because my sister and her family are coming to town for just that one day (her husband rarely ever has weekends off, so a Thursday visit is the ticket).

Love, Linda

janis said...

Yes Rosaria~ So true... I am learning :)
Scott~ another 49... I think I will pass! LOL.. Although I would be glad to get another 25♥
Cindy~ Annie & I were Antiquing on the south side! And yes... Hubby was at Allisons but actually works for The International UAW. Allison Transmission is one of his plants he is assigned. Hey BTW~ 50 is 365 days away! Im 49 today :)

Scribe said...

Happy Birthday Janis!!!

Mark Pressley said...

Awsome day for you and Happy Birthday again.

Reality Jayne said...

happy 49th

A human kind of human said...

So glad you had a wonderful birthday and I can identify 100% with those aches and pains. They're a real nuisance, but don't let them stop you girl, the best is yet to come!

Tina said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great one!
I'm 49 also...I'm only old to my one else my age seems to think so!

Mimi Sue said...

It is definitely the little things that end up being the big things. Wish I'd learned that earlier in my life! Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like you had the perfect birthday. Mimi

Vanna said...

JANIS!!!! I need to get a phone number for you seriously!

I wanted to call and wish you a happy birthday yesterday...but I realize I do not have my cousins number. Then I went to go on facebook on my phone (since thats all I have right now) and my internet was crashed... =(

So... happy late birthday and I feel horrible for not being able to tell you on time.