Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Turning 50

Yep. I did it.
This past Friday, as a matter of fact.
I turned.....50!


I'd been dreading it, so I took the day off, and persuaded Mister to do the same.
I'll tell you about our busy and fun day in posts to come.
Suffice it to say, that throughout the day Mister would turn to me and exclaim, "I'm having a ball today!"
It was a pretty good day, indeed.

I think I like being 50!



The day before my birthday my sister and I had lunch at Cracker Barrel, where I saw these little plates. I bought one for myself, one for my mom and one for my sister.
They are our new spoonrests. A little bit of sunshine.
A simple pleasure.

Dayle's Simple Pleasures Thursdays - I'm joining!

Have a wonderful day!
Carol

23 comments:

Mildred said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday and I look forward to hearing more about it. I love the cheerful spoonrests. A real pop of color for your pretty kitchen!

Olive Cooper said...

♫♪♫Happy Birthday♫♪♫ You know the Lord has blessed you with more wisdom at this age than ever before. hugs♥O

Red Couch Recipes said...

Congrats on turning 50! Glad you had such a fun day. Joni

Red Gate Farm said...

Happy Birthday! I have 4 more years to go before I hit the 50 milestone... I'm glad to hear that it's "not so bad" ;)

~Chris

Vee said...

May I just say that you don't look your age. Not at all. I don't know what fifty year olds look like anymore, but just saying that I am surprised...forty maybe, but fifty...yup, surprised. Life is what we make it. I imagine that you'll have a blast in this decade you've entered. That's just who you are. I like your spoon rest. I love that you were able to talk your hubby into a day off. I'm still working on mine and he's retired! ☺

Happy Birthday!

Linda O'Connell said...

Happy birthday to you!

no spring chicken said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you had a ball. I'm hoping to have the 'I'm 50' ball in a couple of years. Right behind you sister...

And I love the sunshine you brought home and shared with your mom and your sister!

Blessings, Debbie

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday! I'll be joining you in the 50 club in about six months. The husband is joining at the end of May.

I love your plates. I had seen them at CB and loved them too. I resisted. For now.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy B-Day Carol! I'll be 50 in November! Glad you had a great day, and how fun that you shared presents with everyone:@)

Comeca Jones said...

Glad you had a great day!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Welcome to 50!!!!!!!!! It isn't that bad I have now survived 5 months at age 50!!!
Happy Birthday!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Happy Birthday. Didn't you know that fifty is the new forty? ;P

Shanda said...

Happy Birthday! I have to drive 8 hours from where I live to get to cracker barrel but love it!

Susan said...

Oh, don't you just love Cracker Barrel? Even if I didn't eat a bite, I still love to go there, just for the gift shop. ha ha ha Nice post. Susan

Leann said...

Well Happy Belated Birthday my Friend. So glad that you got to spend it with the man of your dreams!

Love the plates and using them as a spoon rest is perfect.

Leann

sarah said...

Happy 50....reading this I thought of what Oprah always says...the best is yet to come.....

It's Just Dottie said...

I loved being fifty and sixty is even better!

Kay K said...

Glad you had a great birtday ...waiting to hear the rest of the day of your 50th

Linda Makiej said...

Lovely photos here!!
glad to be following you now...
(Happy B'day - I did that 5 yrs ago!! LOL)

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! I will be hitting the big 4-0 this year myself! Love the picture of your home. Stoppin by from the simple pleasures blog link up. blessings and happy, happy birthday! Katie

Dayle said...

Happy, happy birthday! The 50s aren't all that bad, although I must say I enjoyed the 40s more. (hehe)

Those little spoon rests are just adorable.

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Happy Birthday Carol! My mom loved being 50 and it sounds like you will, too. I hope you have a blessed year ahead full of sunshine and possibilities! xoxo

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Happy belated birthday, Carol!!
Congratulations on becoming a fabulous fifty :-)
blessings..Trish