Thank you to all my friends and family who rang in my 50th year with me this past weekend. I had a ball reading all your Facebook comments and well wishes. My spin instructor even had the class do 50-second jumps in class. (It didn’t make me a favorite with the gang that morning. They are hard to do.) Oh, and I gained 2.3 pounds of cheesecake, pizza, wine and cheese and chocolate covered fruit.
Each month this past year, I professed to make changes in my life and/or to live better or sometimes to just chill out. Here is the list of my 49th year’s monthly goals in review:
12 months to 50: Conquer 100 push-ups (man push-ups)
11 months to 50: Be a better laundress
10 months to 50: Branch out with my cooking and baking repertoire
9 months to 50: Think before speaking
8 months to 50: Find Peace
7 months to 50: Work on better nutrition
6 months to 50: Get my J-Lo on
5 months to 50: Month off: no agenda
4 months to 50: Increase my Italian vocabulary
3 months to 50: No cursing
2 months to 50: Say Thank You more often
1 month to 50: Update and change website look and feel
Wow, some winners, some losers. I went back and I read these monthly blog posts and I was surprised how much I did accomplish; and the things I did not, well, I guess that makes me a work in progress.
I look ahead now to the 50th year of my life and I want to strive to be better, in all things, not just these silly 12 items. I want to be a better mom, wife, sister, daughter and friend. Based on the overwhelming birthday wishes, calls and notes, I think I have just the support network to do that.
I hope you all like this new website format. I would like to thank Chad Currin from WEBv5.com website design. He was so patient with me and unbelievably helpful. I was melting down as this blog means a lot to me and I wanted it perfect. It is. Please contact him if you need website help. He is the best.
Maybe hit a Dunkin’ Donuts for a discount, or perhaps an early bird special. Thanks for welcoming me into this special club of 50+. Life is indeed, good.