Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's My (65th) Birthday

Just think, if I live 35 more years, I'll be 100. Not that I'm aiming for that milestone. I'm much more interested in living life fully today. That's why I decided the best way to celebrate turning 65 was to give myself a birthday party. I invited about 20 of my (girl) friends to help me "howl" as I turned 65.

So, last night at 7:30 sixteen women arrived at my house to party. What a delightful way to prepare for Medicare. I decided to serve cupcakes and, no, Cheryl, I didn't bake my own. I ordered them from a new cupcake bakery in the city. They were absolutely scrumptious.





I put the dessert in my craft room hoping that some of the people would settle in there and visit, but alas, everyone crowded first,into the kitchen and then into living room. I guess women are really pack animals. It worked well and everyone seemed to have a good time.

I received wonderful cards and donations to Haiti relief, but the best part is having friends like this with whom to share special occasions.
I feel so blessed to have arrived at this day with precious friends (many of them in Blogland), a wonderful husband who loves and likes me, my dear children, a loving extended family, a modicum of good health and a God who holds my past, present and future in his hands. Who could ask for more?
We will be leaving for our winter sojourn on Tuesday so my next post will be from Henderson, NV.
~Hippo Hugs~

14 comments:

Lynilu said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAM!!!!!!!!!

And what fun that sounds like! Enjoy! Talk to you in NV!!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to my favorite NY friend! I just love it when people give themselves birthday parties! Sorry I'm stuck here in Louisiana and had to miss it!

CAmport said...

Happy Birthday, Friend! It looks like you had a blast!!

:)

Dagmar said...

Love your news and your new header, sweet.

Dagmar said...

And by the way, happy 65th!!!!
Wishing you lots of love and happiness!

Faye said...

Happy Birthday Pam!! You are SO lovely and are truly blessed with such great friends :)

Dana said...

happy late birthday, Pam! Sorry I missed it.

Sharon said...

Happy late birthday to you.
It looks like you had a lot of fun.
It is nice to have so many sweet friends.
Enjoy your trip.

Tracy said...

Safe travels... I might build an underground tunnel that will lead me to your awesome craft room.

hippo chick said...

Tracy,

I should have left you a key. Brian could watch TV and you could craft. There is even wine on the counter and beer in the fridge.

~hippo hugs~

Mississippi Songbird said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day was wonderful!

Midlife Mom said...

Happy Belated Birthday Pam! What a wonderful way to celebrate and such a good cause for people to donate to!!! Wish I could have been there!!!

Leslie said...

Happy 65 Pam...and many more to come...what a great idea to have the party at home and the cupcakes look divine...how nice of you to ask for donations to Haiti instead of gifts...they so need help.
Blessings,
Leslie

pam said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday and your party looks like a great idea and fun had by all!