Tomorrow, I'll be 60 years old. I can't believe it! Where has the time gone? Have I accomplished anything noteworthy in my 60 years? I think so. I have wonderful children, beautiful grandchildren, and my health. How rich can one person be?!
On December 11, my children surprised me with a birthday party. Now....I KNEW I would be having a party, I just thought it was going to be on my actual birthday on the 23rd....so they REALLY surprised me. About 50 people came to help me celebrate. I was almost speechless! I know...who would have thought! LOL! One of my brothers drove almost 3 hours to be there. I had all the children and most of the grandchildren, friends from the neighborhood, and friends from work. What a wonderful time we had. To make it even more special, when we were talking about a birthday party, I had told my kids that I didn't really want gifts (you know the gag type gifts I'm talking about!), but that I would love it if people would bring non-perishable foods that we could donate to a food pantry. Well....we ended up with about 3 laundry baskets FULL of food to donate. It couldn't have been any better!
Now, in a couple of days it will be Christmas. It seems to come a little faster each year. This week has been especially busy for me. I finished all my Christmas shopping on Monday. Tuesday, I wrapped presents for about 4 hours, and today, I spend the day baking....peanut brittle, cheese straws, pecan brittle, toffee bars, M&M cookies, fudge, and peanut butter Ritz crackers dipped in chocolate! Whew!!
Now, I think I'll go prop my feet up and rest. Tomorrow...since it's my birthday, I think I'll pamper myself a bit and get a pedicure and manicure. Ahhhh.....
I should be back to posting regularly by the first of the year. To all my followers, and to those of you who visit my blog regularly....
Have a very Merry Christmas and and safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!