Monday, February 1, 2010

Help me celebrate


I remember when I was little thinking that 50 was as old as a person could possibly be. I have definitely changed my mind considering that I will be 50 in a little more than a week. I want you to help me celebrate. Tell me how you celebrated a milestone birthday and you will be entered in my birthday give away.

There are three books, Happy Hour by Atkinson Designs, Let the Good Times Roll by Anka's Treasures, and Surprisingly Simple Quilts from Australian Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. In addition there is a pack of 12 fat quarters, featuring icicles fabrics. To enter the giveaway leave a comment about one of your special days, to enter twice become a follower. The winner will be determined by RNG on my big day, February 10.

11 comments:

lesthook said...

I will tell of my 59th,but I hape it doesn't come out as a downer. My husband was very sick. He had stage 5 throat cancer. My daughters wanted to take me out to eat and I knew I wasn't going anywhere. ( My hubby was in our home with hospice.) But mostly my sister and I careing for him. I told them I would celebrate my BD on my husbands,2 months later.

He passed away 3 days later. On his birthday we gathered about 2o people and went to his favorite ountry buffet and celebrated both of our birthdays. It actually meant a lot to us and became a special birthday for me.

My next BD I will be 58,LOL!

I am a follower and really enjoy your blog.

lesthook said...

That should be 50,not 59 in that first sentence,LOL!

Sequana said...

On my 50th, I lived in Seattle, and my sister organized a huge party for me. We were going to drive down to Portland, OR, and stay in a B&B (the whole group) and have a specially prepared dinner with all my favorites.

Unfortunately, a black-ice storm hit, and we had to stay in Seattle. But we partied anyway.

My bday is the 9th (next week) and that 50th is almost 20 years ago, alas. I don't think this milestone will be as much fun. In fact, I'm sure it won't. This is not the kind of milestone I look forward to.

SpinningStar said...

On my 30th birthday, I went out with friends from work to a local bar. I was carded!!!! This was when the drinking age was at 18!

I guess I still look younger than my real age, since last year while checking in at a hotel, I mentioned that I had AAA and AARP (looking for discounts) and the clerk said "but I thought you had to be at least 50 to be in AARP." Yea, I smiled all the way to the room!

Happy Birthday to you and Sequana and me, since I was born on Feb 12th. Lots of February kids around here!

Liz

Donna said...

I just celebrated a birthday last week and it was one of the best ever. My day started with opening a package from one of my quilting buddies -- she sent me a lovely plaque that says "If I stitch fast enough, does it count as aerobic exercise?" My son and his fiance' showed up, bouquet of flowers in hand, to take me to lunch, then drove me to my favorite quilt shop where they bought me a lovely quilt kit (Amber Waves of Grain) they knew I'd been lusting over. Hope your special day is just as nice!

Made it Myself said...

My hubby and I are empty nesters (never really liked that term though)and we live just north of Atlanta. Several years ago our oldest son moved to Boston :( Unfortunately, our jobs and his makes visit few and far between. The best birthday ever was when he came home and surprised me for a fantastic birthday family week-end -- complete with game night and snacks. Really enjoy your blog - Thanks :)

Made it Myself said...

My hubby and I are empty nesters (never really liked that term though)and we live just north of Atlanta. Several years ago our oldest son moved to Boston :( Unfortunately, our jobs and his makes visit few and far between. The best birthday ever was when he came home and surprised me for a fantastic birthday family week-end -- complete with game night and snacks. Really enjoy your blog - Thanks :)

Linda T said...

Three years ago yesterday I turned 30! I celebrated rather low key, since I was eight months pregnant I didn't really feel like doing the big hoopla. It was a quiet night at home. Sometimes those are the best!

grendelskin said...

Not a celebration story but hopefuly you'll see the humor: I had no problem with 30, sailed right by it, but was horrified when I turned 31! I was officially "over 30" (as in "never trust anyone...)! I am looking forward to 50 (just a little ways off now) 'cause I have it in my head that 50 is the magic age when I can stop wearing Girl Shoes and be comfy if I wish!
Hope your birthday is delightful!

Gretchen said...

Well I am a couple of years from a big milestone b-day. But I really had a great time in Michigan at my last b-day and told my mom I'm coming up every year for quilt shop hopping, cake, and fun with the family. Guess that means I'm getting older because it's no longer going out and partying with friends til 2AM!!!!

Becky said...

50 was a milestone day! Dh took me to a favorite restaurant with our "family" friends. Birthdays are just plain good. Having a Summer birthday is always nice for a school employee :)