I have argued with myself and, as usual, did not win. I did not necessarily want to broadcast my age to the world, but on the other hand, when in the world would I ever have a chance to have a title of a blog like this, ever again?
Here it is.......somehow I have made it to this age. Not by living a scripted life, but by reaching for the brass ring every chance that I have had to do so.
As a small child in Chicago, Illinois, if I could have foreseen my life, it probably would have scared me to death. The Universe is wise not to let us see our future!
Anyway, at first, I thought of having a huge garden party now that I have a huge grass filled and flower filled yard. But, then reality hit and I remembered the dinner party I planned for 55 people when I turned 65 and common sense said "Are you crazy?" Thank goodness for common sense once in a while.
It is the truth that "Getting old is not for sissies", but I do not feel old, just a bit challenged. But the challenges keep the mind alert to figure out how to handle them!
My life is full. Family, friends, a great place to live, flowers, good books, Netflix and every day is a new day. No more wild and hairy travel stories, at least at this point. But, you never know what could be right around the bend.
Thanks for following along for the past eleven years (if you have been around that long). And, thanks for enhancing my life with friendships from people that I would never have met any other way then through the blog.
HAPPY early High Holy Day! I wish you the best day, and year, ever! This year may all your dreams come true (dream BIG!). Abrazos and best, best wishes.
Happy Birthday! Onwards and upwards! Al and Stew
Happy Birthday, and thanks so much for your blog!
Wishing you an extra special day. Living each day to the fullest is all anyone can ask for. You are living a wonderful life. Happy birthday.
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!
Have a wonderful day, and may you continue to enjoy the beauty of each and every day!
I want to wish you a very happy 77th on the 7th, Barbara, with many more (blog posts too!) to come. Maria Lee
Thanks EACH AND EVERY ONE of you. It is true...........Onward is the lesson of the day! And the beauty right now with the birds, butterflies and flowers could not be more lovely.
Happy Birthday Barbara,
Birthdays are times for us to reflect on the road destiny has taken us.
Hope to meet you before your next one.
Gilda, I watch your FB posts and know you are not back in SMA yet. Hoping we meet
upon your return. Your post today from your friend in Venezuela (a country I have visited in the past) has really touched me.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy birthday Barbara! We feel blessed to have met you and your wonderful friends in San Miguel. May you enjoy life for many more years to come. Saludos!
Congratulations in advance! Hopefully you'll keep chugging along for many more good years.
Saludos y un gran abrazo,
Where we're starting to feel not so young any more here in our late 50's.
Thanks Peter and Shelagh for your greetings. Come back some day! You would be welcomed by many open arms!
Kim, thanks for your wishes. Chugging is an apt description. Being in your late 50's means the best is yet to come! Go for it.......
Babs, you are a human treasure. Your optimism is contagious. Thank you for sharing and muchas felicidades. Carlos
Carlos, what a lovely thing to say! Mil gracias.
We are so fortunate to have met you. You are gem of a woman and so much more than "BabsBlog".
Gracias, gracias, gracias.
Celebrations are in order....
Feliz Cumpleanos, Barbara.
Colleen and Robert
Thanks Robert and Colleen! I feel SO fortunate to have met the two of
you as well.........we will celebrate sooner or later!
Happy Birthday! I am so happy to have gotten to know you (at least a little) through your blog. You have inspired me to step out and take chances and see where life may lead me. I agree that there are challenges to getting older, but they are not insurmountable if one has courage. My dream is to live in Mexico one day and you have helped me to see that it is possible for a single woman in her late 60's to do so and live the dream. Be happy, safe and well.
Thank you MaryAnnHT for taking time to write with greetings. I'm glad that a little of what I write gives you encouragement to live your dream! It is NEVER too late.
Happy Belated Birthday from your Oklahoma friend. I would love to deliver the congratulation in person, sister. Cheri Clark
Hi Cheri! I think of you more times then you would believe. If ever there is something about Okla, yup you pop into my mind and the same with Tulsa, etc.
Yes, I remember us going to Atotonilco and sitting in the garden for some wonderful conversations.
I have often wondered if you still come to SMA but didn't make it up the hill! Hopefully you have read the blogs and know I'm no longer up there but in Los Frailes in a one story house. I fought the move, but, I swear I love this place almost as much as the cliff!
DO let me know if you are ever coming back! If I can do anything to be of help, just ask.
Hugs to you. (My email address is still the same, but not my phone number).
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