Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas to ALL!!

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!

Hugs!







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5 comments:

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Well happy birthday, and the pedicure and manicure sounds wonderful. Look forward to seeing the layouts of the party. Glad you have all your wrapping done. I have just a little left to do. Well have a verry Merry Christmas and all Gods best for the New Year.......

Diana Joy said...

What a wonderful surprise and the party sounds like such fun. How nice to make that donation to the food bank. Happy Birthday to you.

WhiteRacoon said...

You're 60?! WOW! Judging from your pictures I'd never say you're older than 45! You look great! Hope you feel well too =)
Thanks for sharing your story =)
Have a great birthday! and a wonderful year ahead! =)

Bonnie said...

Happy, happy Birthday Susan. What a wonderful surprise party and I love the idea of food for the food pantry. Enjoy your day tomorrow and I wish you the Merriest of Christmases. Hugs.

Elisabeth said...

What a wonderful surprise! Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas and to 60 more wonderful and creative years

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