Thursday, February 2, 2012

I'm proud to say I'm (almost) FIFTY YEARS OLD!!

LOL, I love that video...I'm going to post it as my Facebook status on Saturday (when I actually turn 5-0).


Last week we were in Ski Town for a week vacation and we are leaving tomorrow for a 3-day weekend holiday for my 50th. Weight hanging tough at about 18 lbs less than last year at this time. Still have some holiday lbs to lose before getting to my pre-Xmas lowest of the low weight. I brought my scale on vacation to keep it real and it really helped.

With the BIG birthday, I've been very reflective this week. Most of all, I've realized how my life has changed in the past 10 years. 10 years ago, I had tons of what I thought were really good friends. My friends were really my life. I look at the photos from my 40th b-day weekend and I am not good friends with almost any of the same people anymore. And, this week, I realized that the people who are my friends now are, by and large, flakes. Why is it now acceptable to be a flake? It depresses me because it makes me feel like I'm not important to my friends.

I have invited my closest friends to a special dinner on my birthday. Some are so flakey that I have no idea who will show up. I am feeling like I should have spent the money to bring the PDs and the grandkids and my mom with us, rather than doing a nice dinner for friends.

Life is different now. I love my life then AND now (despite flakey friends). :-)


Vickie said...

I did remember, even before you posted, HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

E. Jane said...

I found your blog via Vickie's, and I just want to say, "Happy Birthday." I am a follower of Vickie's blog, and I'll check back in on yours too.

Vickie said...

how did the party go? how were both trips?