Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Are we there YET???

I'm going to go all serious on ya now. This year is my 50th birthday and I wanted to do something really special. Originally I had planned on going to Salem as my birthday is on Halloween. I thought it would be fun.....I had invited several women off the SG board. But then Hayes emails me one day and asks...."how set are you on going to Salem for your birthday?" I pondered a bit....cos I figured she had something good up her sleeve.

SO this year, thanks to Hayes' mom, I am spending my birthday at The Cape in a condo with about 6 other women! In addition, one of the girls from SG who lives on the Cape is gonna get to come. We are going to cook, giggle, eat, grin, drink, laugh, beach walk(weather permitting), fall over from laughter, and did I mention FUN?? I am totally Psyched!!!! So to you girls: Hayes, Becks, Nancy, Jojo, Crystal, Cindy and Lena(CapeCodder)....thank YOU ahead of time for setting aside the time to enjoy this time with me.

I'm going to meet up with some of another gang on Thursday at Beerworks : Neena, Chrissy, Peg, KellyJ, KellyO, Cyn, JoshBlue and Hayes(Hayes is my chauffeur so she has to go).

Last year my mother sent me a beautiful card for my birthday....it was the best sweetest one I'v ever received from anyone....I kept it and want to post it here. It could be used for any situation or person....

Love Yourself.
Make Peace with who you are
and where you are
at this moment in time.

Listen to your heart.
If you can't hear what it's saying
in this noisy world,
Make time for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let your mind wander among the stars.

Take Chances.
Make Mistakes.
Life can be messy
and confusing at times,
but it's also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path
might be a stepping-stone.

Be happy.
When you don't have what you want,
want what you have.
Make Do.
That's a well-kept secret of contentment.

There aren't any shortcuts to tomorrow.
You have to make your own way.
To know where you're going
is only part of it.
You need to know where you've been, too.
And if you ever get lost, don't worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.

Life isn't days and years.
It's what you do with time
and with all the goodness and grace
that's inside you.
Make a Beautiful Life.....
The kind of life you deserve.

For the longest, my mother tried to understand why my goal in life wasn't to be married...wondered why I aspired to have a career. Recently she has been telling me how proud she is of my career and how far I've come....this card last year meant alot to me. She knows when I buy cards....I search high and low for the right one....so I know my mom really looked for the 'perfect' card. And as far as I'm concerned....I'll read this card every year on my birthday like it's the first time.

I hope you have friends and family like I do. It's what makes you rich. :wave: to my son, Josh!
and a Shout-Out to my adopted lil Bro, Ted. It's like you really are.


Ted D said...

Tex, have a great, safe trip and I hope this is your best birthday yet. Give all the ladies a hug for me and I can't wait to hear all about it.

And take pictures!

Sparkle Plenty said...


I hope this is the best year ever--bet it will be.

cake said...

What? No pictures of the debauchery yet?

(I wish you happy birthday somewhere else but I can't remember where so...happy belated birthday! Hope it was a great one.)

Angela said...

Hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday! Bow that you are back in the ATX, tell me EVERYTHING! Go to my blog, read my list and tell me all the best stuff I don't even know about yet!!!

You are one AMAZING lady!

Angela said...

Thanks for the input, Tex! Also, I was wrong- we're not staying in Woburn- I cancelled that reservation. We're staying at the Hilton Boston Financial District.

Trot's Hat said...

So glad that your birthday was all that you deserved it to me. And that card really is beautiful.

beckperson said...

Well, it was OUR pleasure to spend it with you. (Sorry, just catching up on all my blog reading today!)

Tex said...

I guess I need to post a new post...I'm just so busy