They Say It’s Your Birthday…

Just had to announce publicly. It’s today, I’m 50 years old. Who knows where the time went?

One of my favorite aging stories is when my mom was in her late 70’s. She had severe Parkinsons disease by then and could barely string two words together, and we weren’t always too sure she was with us in the conversation. My sister and I had taken her shopping (her favorite activity, right up to the end!), and stopped for lunch. We were talking about this and that, and the topic of her age came up. My sister said something about her being seventy-something. My mother got this horrified look on her face, snapped to attention, and said very clearly, “NO, not THAT old!”.

My biggest disappointment today? Nobody patted me on the head yesterday and said, “Oh, don’t bother coming in to work tomorrow, just stay home and have a lovely day.”

I guess if that’s all I have to complain about, I’m a lucky woman.

NO, not THAT old, indeed.

Yeah, we’re gonna have a good time.

About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!

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They Say It’s Your Birthday… — 72 Comments

  1. HaPpY BiRtHdAy L**O**R**E**T**T**E!!!
    Wishing you a great day and a fantastic year!!!

  2. Happy Birthday! (like everyone else said, but maybe I can be your 50 comment?) oh well, almost there!
    You have a special day! Because you make our days special through your blog 🙂

  3. Happy, happy birthday!! 50 is a great, great age! At that age I decided I never needed to wear high heels again in my life. Except, of course, cowboy boots!! Did you have a great day?? Nice presents??

  4. OH NO! I missed your birthday! I was going to post pictures of Sayid and Sawyer and Jack. Damnit, I’m sorry I forgot.
    I hope it was happy anyway, even without the eye candy.

  5. have a wonderful and happy happy birthday! (i know i am a few days late…let’s blame it on the time differences) congratulations on reaching the big 5-0 and i hope the next decade is an absolutely fabulous one for you!!

  6. Happy Birthday Lorette!
    1956 was a very good year. (My 50th was in February.) I hope you have many happy and healthy more.

  7. Happy #50! I turned 50 this past March, and had a great birthday!
    Hope it was a good one, and that you have a great year.

  8. I hadn’t been to your blog in a while but enjoyed catching up a bit. Glad you had a good BD! E

  9. Hey! If you need a good book for your trip, I just finished Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and enjoyed it. E