Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"It's the Most-Won.der.ful Time... of the Year!"

I love this time of year. Everyone seems so much happier and kinder and softer, somehow. And there's more going on than just good old, wonderful Christmas. Yesterday was the last day of Hurricane Season. In my part of the world, that's a big deal. (Of course, today is the first day of Brush Fire Season. Ugh. Always something).

Yesterday was also my 49th birthday. (That's me at one year). One more year to be in my 40s; then I'll get to reset the clock and start over. Since I'm going to live to be 100. I'll only be half way there next year. I love my birthday. I had a very nice one. It started on Saturday when I opened my front door to find 8 poinsettia plants on the porch, from my middle son. They now reside on my dining room table, and they look smashing! Such a cheerful plant. And it's RED!!! Lots of other nice things occurred, I had a lazy, spoiled weekend, and yesterday I enjoyed myself thoroughly. (Thanks for the card, Connie! So sweet!). I had chips and salsa with leftover turkey and a chaser of M&M's while watching an old Hee Haw rerun, for lunch. Then I took a lovely, leisurely bubble bath in my Wonder-Tub. Man, I love that tub. More about it another time. I also cleaned my kitchen and stuff, but I enjoy cleaning my house. Last night we watched "Operation Petticoat," with Tony Curtis and Cary Grant. Still funny after all these years (1959 is when it came out. A year before I did!).

Thanksgiving was wonderful, too. Everything turned out perfectly. And there were lots of leftovers. We all worked hard leading up to Thanksgiving Day. But we were totally lazy for the weekend afterwards. I don't do Black Friday shopping. I'm too tired from cooking and cleaning. And besides, there's nothing I want badly enough to fight the crowds for it. Also, I'm broke. So instead, I slept 'til noon, ate a huge leftover lunch, lounged in my tub, and visited with my hubby.

We watched the new Star Trek movie this weekend. Got it from Netflix. It was kinda cool seeing their version of how the original crew - Cap't. Kirk, Spock, Scotty and all the rest - first got together.  I've also been reading some good books by Deeanne Gist. "A Bride Most Begrudging," and "The Measure of a Lady," which is my favorite. I'm about to read an Elizabeth Goudge book that Sara recommended. I am going to post again soon. Bye for now!


Connie said...

Glad you've had a great birthday, Thanksgiving etc. I am exhausted but happy from chasing grandchildren! Christmas decorations are as done as they will be. I never do the black Friday thing. I'd rather have a root canal!

Cherie said...

Well Happy Birthday!!! I love the picture - it is so darling.
I hope you display it in your home :D
Glad you had a good Thanksgiving.
We loved the Star Trek movie too - they did a fine job on it.
Hope you are having a great day!

steviewren said...

Happy Birthday! It certainly sounds like you've had some nice relaxing days since Thanksgiving. Love your philosophy about aging. Hmmmm, by your calculations I am only 5...nice! Can you give me any tips on how to feel 5?

I loved the new Star Trek, but that shouldn't be surprising since I was a huge fan of the original show.

Merle said...

Hello Tracie ~~ I am so glad you had a nice birthday and that Thanksgiving went well with lots of
leftovers to allow for a bit of relaxation. Take care my friend,
Love, Merle.

Protege said...

Ah, happy belated Birthday! I know what you mean about saying good bye to a decade. It feels always odd, but I think you have the right attitude.;)
You were so very cute (and I bet you still are;).

jinksy said...

Elizabeth Goudge? One of my favourites... :)

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a precious picture!

Birthdays wrapped in holidays can be a test of true grit. My daughter will be 39 on the 12th, and squeezing in her special celebration has long been important to me; I never wanted her to feel like she had to compete with all the fanfare of Christmas.

Happy Birthday!


Cherdecor said...

You were a cute little one year old.

I would love to see all those flowers on your table. I bet it is beautiful!

I am glad that you had a wonderful birthday and Thanksgiving. How in this world can you ever like Star Trek??????? Hahahahaha!

nikkipolani said...

You are sounding so cheerful, I almost thought you'd finish with a big Ho Ho HO! Glad you had a wonderful time over the holidays -- with more holiday loveliness to come!

rhymeswithplague said...

A belated happy birthday to you, Tracie!

I remember waking up on the morning of my 50th birthday and thinking, "I'm nearer to my 100th birthday than I am to the day I was born." Then I worked real hard at not being depressed. So far, 18 years later, it's working. God is good -- ALL the time!

We just finished, believe it or not, eating up all the leftovers from Thanksgiving. We had 20 altogether, and four couldn't even come. There are just the two of us. The good part is that Mrs. RWP has not had to cook for a week, just pop things into the microwave.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

A happy Christmas season at your house.

thedailydish said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Just remember, you're only as old as you feel. I would also wish you Happy Brush Fire Season, but that seems less appropriate somehow.


Jenny said...

I don't do Black Friday shopping either, and I love reruns of old TV shows!

Happy Birthday!

Merry Christmas!

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