Thursday, October 25, 2007

I lived to tell the tale!



Whew, glad that's over. The flags were lowered during the closing ceremonies and birthday-rama is officially over.
Thank God.
So far, it's been tough being 50.
You know, knees go. Eyes go. Body goes(although that's been gone for quite sometime, I hate to say). It's all downhill from here folks.
Oh well, I guess I better count my blessings, considering the alternative, at least I'm not goin!
I went to a funeral today for a man I have known probably since the second grade He was sick for only 3 months.
He went to Dr. for cough and they told him he had three months to live. Great kids, great family. He was 51.A blast to dance with. Esp. when Mustang Sally came on, I can't count the times we danced to that song over a period of twenty five or thirty years.
Weird, weird thing. After funeral mass, got into my car, you guessed it. Mustang Sally was on the radio. I swear.
I was thinking, wonder how many people in the long line of cars headed to cemetery just happened to be listening to 91.3.
I burst out laughing and could just hear him saying, "Ei, will you just let me lead!!
I seemed to always have a problem letting men lead when dancing. Go figure!
Geeze, just goes to show you, you just never know where your life is going to end up or end for that matter.

Speaking of counting my blessings. Thanks to all my wonderful friends, I really did have a great birthday.
I feel genuinely blessed to have so many caring and thoughtful friends in my life.
So many times on this blog I complain about so many silly things that in the grand scheme of life, don't mean crap.(notice, still on the no swearing thing)
I think having milestone birthdays keeps us in check.
I celebrated with about 80 of my closest friends from all periods of my life.
I truely appreciate all the effort each and everyone made to make my birthday so special.
After this birthday, I promise,I'll certainly be slowing my mustang down!

Speaking of special, tomorrow we are celebrating a special AMG.
Barb is leaving us for OHIO???? Yes, Ohio.
We'll be celebrating her last AMG (sniff, sniff)

She is starting a blog with the perfect title to help us keep track of her escapades.
LIFE IN A FOUR LETTER STATE
Oh, the things she could talk about with a title like that! It could mean so many things.

See you all at Lot 17 Thursday 11/1 @ 8:00.
Remember girls,it is a holy day of oblligation. All Saint's day. Get to mass before the bar!

Note: Before I get 100 e-mails. I started writing this on 10/25 but got too busy and went back to it tonight, 10/31.
So the date on top of this post says 10/25, again, blogger gods, feel free to help me.

1 comment:

Eileen, The Mayor, or Francine, depending on my mood and night of the week. said...

A special thanks to Blogger God Kelly. yee ha I finally know how to reference a web site......
Doesn't take much to excite me these days.