Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Heading for the hills

Thank you4First off, I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes. WOW! So many good wishes on Facebook, and it definitely made me smile.

Some of you may know that I turned 50 today. Although it feels weird to say “I’m 50,” I’m feeling really good about things. Health, a positive change for Ken in his job, plenty of great books to read and movies to watch, living here at Nutwood and enjoying its’s all good. [Automatic superstitious action that I really don’t think works: knock on wood.]

So how did I celebrate today? After my usual workout, I headed downtown for a mammogram and a bone density test. Who knows how to party?! THIS GAL! I had it scheduled for last Friday, but for whatever reason, they had to reschedule, and today was the day they gave me. I was in and out of there in about an hour, so I was still able to enjoy the beautiful day and get some things done around here.

Part of that included packing a few things for a long weekend in the hills of eastern Kentucky with my family. They always have a big Labor Day celebration in this town and the historical society honors a different family each year. This year, it’s one of the families in our ancestry, the Marshalls. Pretty much my entire immediate family is going, and my Mom is super excited to have us all along. My Aunt June is visiting from Florida, so she is going, too. We’ll have fun, although I think it would be wise to keep my political leanings to myself while I’m down there. Cousin Greg (Aunt June’s son) and I were laughing about what I could wear. He suggested that I dress like a hippie and carry an “Occupy Salyersville” sign. I said that maybe I’ll wear my Obama t-shirt. Greg said I might want to consider wearing a French beret, as well. That cracked me up!

Anyway, although I’ll be connected, I won’t be online a whole lot. We’ll be out and about during the day and I’ll try and get caught up as much as possible at night. 

Thanks again for all the kind words on my birthday. It meant a lot to me.


  1. HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY. A momentous ocassion, indeed. I think you celebrated in style with the mammogram and a bone density test. I had knee surgery on my 50th. LOL Enjoy your family Labor Day weekend.

  2. Glad you had good exams... they are important.

    I will be 45 in a week-and-a-half, and it makes me smile every time that I think of it. I feel as good as I look and things are in place for me to start living the life I imagine!!

    Wow... I hope you go to Salyersville and "drink your drink", have a good time, and come home safely!!

  3. Fifty is Nifty.... or so I vaguely remember, from WAY back. Anyway, enjoy Kentucky and the relatives.

  4. Enjoy Kentucky and your family.

    Enjoy your birthday cake too.

    Hugs, Rose


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