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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I just had another b'day, but.....it's not ALL bad


 Over 70 and heading toward 80!

1.    Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
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2.    In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
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3.    No one expects you to run ANYwhere.
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4.    People call at 8 PM  and ask, "Did I wake you?"
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5.    People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
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6.    There is not much left to learn the hard way.
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7.    Things you buy now won't wear out.
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8.    You can eat supper at 4 PM   
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9.   (my favorite) You can live without sex but not your glasses.
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10.  Your supply of brain cells are finally down to manageable size.
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What a wonderful 78th birthday ...
spent with family and that's priceless.

Stacy made her infamous TACO SOUP with all the trimmings...
a banana pudding that I MUST get her recipe for...

Lacey Jean made a white cake with chocolate icing that was sooo good...

Mackenie Childs pieces that I just LOVE...

Uggs house shoes that are so comfy, I want to wear them all the time...

I am blessed beyond measure
and I thank GOD every single day.



"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent...
that is to triumph over old age." 
Amos Bronson Alcott

*that's me with the dirty white boots..lol

60 comments:

  1. Oh, bj - HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweet and dear lady! My golly you look awesome for 78. Just wow.

    I giggled the entire post - those are such great lines, haha!

    You lucky dawg - I have been wanting Ugg house shoes for the longest time but they are way way way out of my price range, the perfect gift. I bought some cool Mongolian wool house "boots" all sherpa in and out with firm suade bottoms but they are HUGE - too long, too wide - I have no clue what to do now. I hate that. Anyway, I am happily jealous and wish you the very best year EVER. You are so special, I hope you know that! I think the world of you and am blessed to have "met" you through blogging. 78 hugs coming your cyber way! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ok, so I only got to 50 and got tired, but you get the picture though, right? Haha. xx

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  2. Happy Birthday. Wonderful post, truly loved all 10 reasons, but being released first from a hostage situation might be the best.

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  3. What a wonderful way to honor your special day. I totally agree with you, age is just a number. I am never going to be old. We are going to show them what young seniors can do. Nothing but the best to you now and always.

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  4. Oh you darling girl...simply THE BEST! Wishing you many more spunky and sassy years ahead! So happy you enjoyed your special day surrounded by your sweet family and delicious sounding food! You ARE PRECIOUS! Happy Birthday BJ!

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  5. Happy Birthday, you are simply the best.

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  6. Love this post and wish I had some of that Taco Soup. I must say you look great for 78. Happy Birthday, BJ. Cheers to many more! xo

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  7. Happy Birthday BJ! We love you. :)

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  8. Bj Happy Birthday, your post was great!

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  9. Happy Birthday, dear Lady....
    ...and an enjoyable "list" on "aging"....
    ... Best wishes to you and yours....

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  10. Awwww Happy Birthday, dear bj!! I loved reading your list and it looks like you had the best time ever, with your family by your side to celebrate. Enjoy those Ugg slippers! xxoo

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  11. Happy, Happy Birthday to you BJ!!

    ~Trisha

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  12. You are blessed in so many ways. Happy Birthday!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  13. Happy Birthday to my Favorite Rain Gauge Girl in all the world! What a great family celebration! Those slippers do look cozy. Fun, fun list!

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  14. Happy birthday. You look wonderful.(

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  15. Happy Birthday! You're a very youthful looking 78, I must say!

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  16. Happy Birthday BJ. You are still pretty and active..so age means nothing...unless you want a senior discount. I use those every chance I get. LOL Nice to have a party with your loved ones there. We want hugs and memories. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  17. Happy Birthday sweet friend! It sounds like you had a spectacular birthday :)

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  18. Happy Birthday to you. You are such a pretty lady and you don't look your age, not even close. Love the cheese quote!

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  19. Great post! My favorite -- you can eat dinner at 4:00 pm, then clean up the kitchen, and be done for the day by 5:00!!!! Again, happy birthday. Sally

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  20. I love this...Happy Birthday Sweetie! You go girl. My mother is 84 and dad 84 and they go go go all of the time! Never stop doing and having fun. So lovely that you family had an ice cream and cake party for you. That pic of you in the turquoise top and vest is gorgeous! ...And many more! Sheila

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  21. BJ the happiest birthday wishes from me to you. I just read out loud to John your post and I swear I almost peed my pants. Happy happy 78th I adore you.

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  22. Happy happy birthday sweet lady! You are gorgeous and I'm always amazed at how much energy you have! Lots of fun with family! Here's to another fun year my friend. Birthday hugs coming your way, Diane

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  23. You are hysterical, bj! No doubt your 78th (wow!) birthday was filled with blessings. I hope I am as fun as you are when (if) I get to be there. Happy Birthday and many more!

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  24. Happy B-Day BJ! Wishing you a wonderful year:@)

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  25. Happy Birthday sweet lady, you will always be forever young!
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  26. Happy Birthday, Pretty Lady.\
    I wish you many more in JOY and good Health, surrounded by LOVE..
    xoxo
    Sonny

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  27. Hahahahahahhahaha, I love it! Happy birthday to a fellow Capricorn!

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  28. **Happy, Happy Birthday to you!!!!**

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  29. Happy Birthday to you, BJ. Keep up the fun! What a great post. I enjoyed every photo and the good things listed. Have a wonderful New Year!!

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  30. Glad you had a grand birthday bj. So much better with family near by. The chocolate cake was special because it was made with love for Memaw by Lacey Jean. Nice presents ... I think your family is spoiling you. (of course, you spoil them too)... Wishing you many more happy birthdays, pretty lady.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  31. Happy Birthday . . .
    Gorgeous 78 FOR SURE!

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  32. Ahhh, BJ love your reasons. I wish you many more birthdays.

    God bless.

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  33. A Joyous Happy Birthday to you, BJ! Love all your reasons. Add you can nap whenever you like and then there are all the senior discounts at the theater, Michael's craft stores, etc.

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  34. 78?? No way! You look fabulous, dahling, fabulous!! Happy birthday to one of the most fun bloggers around. I enjoyed your list and nearly spit out my iced tea at number 9! lol!
    I haven't been in blogland much lately because we've been so busy, but I hope to get back to a normal routine...whatever THAT is, lol!...soon. So, I'll be back to catch up on what I've missed. Take care and I wish for you many, many more fun-filled birthdays!

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  35. Happy Birthday sweet lady! Looks like you had a great day! I laugh now and say I buy anything that has at least a 10 year warranty on it - I figure it'll outlast me! LOL

    Judy

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  36. Happy Birthday to you BJ.

    The 8pm thing is kind of funny. However we had a very elderly neighbor that stayed up late at night. I always thought it was the other way around.

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  37. Happy Birthday Bj, I chuckled when I read your post. Some of the things are very true. Like the early supper and can go to bed early if so desired. If I get really involved, I stay up to late. Of course, my daughter is my wake up call of a morning as she is going to work. Go back to sleep if I want. Yes, we are only as old as we feel, so if we feel young, hey it is our privilege. Take care. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend. Shirley

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  38. Happy, Happy Birthday, BJ. Your list made me giggle. Keep playing!

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  39. Happy Birthday bj and many more. Keep on writing!! Love your blog!!

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    1. Nana, clicking your name takes me to your google plus page and i can't leave a comment there. Also, no mention of the name of your blog so I am lost. So sorry.
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving sweet words.

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  40. This is so incredibly funny and only you wold post something like this!!

    Happy, happy birthday to you, dear friend. You are not getting older! Just prettier!

    Jane x

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  41. Happy Birthday, BJ. I love coming to your post because you are always jovial and fun. I like all the 10 reasons. I am following near after you and I am enjoying it too. My hair colour is same as yours. Your smile is always charming and beautiful. You are still the same sweet pretty girl as the one in the dirty white boots!

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  42. Happy Birthday! You are so fun!

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  43. BJ you had a wonderful birthday with your family. It is so true age is just a number. You are so blessed to have a loving family to celebrate your birthday with. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  44. Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl---You're one in a BILLION!!!

    Every peek into your life and bright blog is a gift to me---thank you.

    rachel

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  45. Terrific observations on a GREAT DAY! Happy Birthday, BJ! May your new year bring you great joy, laughter, fun and cheer!

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  46. Loved, loved, loved this one! Happy Birthday and here's to a great year ahead!! Much happiness always, hugs, Jackie

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  47. You are living proof that age is just a number!!! What a wonderful post with lots of realty checks--haha.

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  48. Happy birthday my pretty friend. How about that Lubbock snow storm of 2015???

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  49. Happy Birthday! Glad you survived the Great Lubbock Blizzard! Looks like a fabulous time was had by all!

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  50. Happy Birthday! - Your post made me laugh and smile. Hope you have many more birthdays, this one looked like a lot of fun!

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  51. 78???!! Seriously no way? You look very young and i send you happy belated birthday greetings from Charleston my new blogging buddy friend! Looks like you got some fun presents!

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  52. That was attractive! Thanks for the extent interpretation! I even did an appraisal on my website! Why am I using squeal script all over the place!

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  53. Happy belated birthday dear lady! Loved your list of benefits of getting older!

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  54. Happy birthday a bit late, sweet friend. It looks like you had a wonderful celebration. Loved the list and the quotes you shared. Yes, there are positive things about getting old(er)!
    ~Adrienne~

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  55. Sending "Belated Happy Birthday" wishes your way, BJ. You have to be the most energetic 78 yr. old that I know! I'm glad you're so full of fun & activities & I love reading about your adventures.

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj