Sunday, January 4, 2009


Today is my birthday. As my youngest sister so gently said to me..."oh you are a double nickel". Yes, I am 55 today. Can't believe it. I don't feel that old. I'm lucky to not look that old either. I went over to Cyndy's house yesterday where we started to work on PR for the Guilded Lilies. We were talking about getting older as Cyndy is my age...not now...I'm older than her! HA! But we were. She asked me my secret. I told her moisturizer since I was 20. I could have pounded my head when I was driving back home and came up with something entirely different...the Evil Grace pouring out of my skin! How about that. LOL! No not really. Just genes. My Mother is 76, and she hasn't one wrinkle. One thing is that I never smoked. That puts years on a face faster than anything. Also when I was 25, we lived in a duplex which had an Olympic size pool in the back yard. Our neighbor & owner was so tanned. I'm talking about leather tanned. I too loved the Sun at that point in my life and bathed in the Sunshine whenever I had the chance. Anyway, this neighbor woman's skin was so wrinkled and leatherly looking that I cringed...especially when I found out she was only 50, but looked 70. Yikes. So I stopped my adoration of the Sun. I get a little tan from working in the yard, but I never sit in the Sun for hours on end. So genes, no smoking, and limited Sun...oh & moisturizers too!

The weather was kinda icky this morning when I woke up. Fiona actually let me sleep another two hours. She's use to me coming home from work at 6:30 am & she's wakes up & waits on the top of the stairs. I guess she noticed I was home as she came into the bedroom & barked at me. I turned over told her "no" and she let me sleep more.

Pretty good day. I got to work on a project for 2 hours before Chris finally got up. He made breakfast & then we went out shopping at Easton which is a humongous out door Mall. I got a new jacket at Macy's for 70% off! YEAH! Chris got some things. Then we went to Cheesecake Factory & I got their orange chicken which is going to be my new favorite dish. We both got a piece of cheesecake...I got pistachio which was yummers. Came home & took a wee nap & now I'm awake. We finally got to Blockbuster to get a copy of "Burn after Reading". Can't wait to see that. Oh...and eat leftover cheesecake with coffee. DELICIOUS!



Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a perfect day.

Marleen said...

Hi Dot, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Right, it is genes AND no smoking, very little sun and moisturizers. Marleen

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday to you! One of my favorite sayings is: "how old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?" Or as my 80 year old co-worker (yep, that's right, still working!) always says, "sure beats the alternative!" Enjoy the rest of your day!

Carol said...

Glad you had such a nice day. A steal at Macy's, cheesecake, good company and beading. What more could you ask for!

Happy Birthday again.

Lora said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful! :)