Friday, January 12, 2007

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Today is my birthday. Now that I am 47, I can say that I have grown a full head of hair. I once hated having chubby cheeks, but now realize they won't show wrinkles as easily as the thin ones I once dreamed of. I still have this dress, but it doesn't fit me anymore -- I've grown much taller. It's still easy to make me smile. Laugh and I'll laugh, too. I didn't make quilts back then, but I had my 'best blanket' and it went with me EVERYWHERE!
I got to have my 'party' first thing this morning. It's too hard for me to wait to open gifts. The Princess called and we had a nice long talk and I opened her gift in front of the webcam. Harper and I went out to lunch -- McD's drive-thru. The rest of the night will be quiet one at home -- a simple dinner and probably something silly to watch on televion. Just the way I like it. I hope the next 47 are just as good as the first.

29 comments:

Sweet P said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day today. I love your picture. I have one similar of me.

I meant to tell you great job on cleaning your room. Doesn't it feel good to get it done?

Sue said...

Happy birthday!

Angie said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Libbbyyyy----happy birthday to you!!! And many mooooreeee!! Hope your day was as wonderful as you are! :p

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Happy Birthday!

Susie said...

Happy Birthday! That web cam sounds like a high tech way to be together for your birthday!
Hope your day was full of fun for you and the year ahead is full of every blessing.
((hugs))

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

i'm finally allowed in. yay. happy birthday, excuse lack of capitals but am holding my sleeping niece. have a great day, tracey

Dawn said...

Oh Happy Birthday! Your baby picture looks just like my daughters baby picture! Unbelievable. I'll have to see if I can find one not in a frame to scan for you.

And if it helps my 3 daughters had no hair until after they turned 2!

tami said...

Happy Birthday.

Patti said...

A very happy birthday to you Libby! No wonder you made a red velvet cake yesterday. We are all wishing you another wonderful 47 years. Why not? The fastest growing segment of the US population is those people over 100 - more than 60,000 of them now!

1chartfp@comcast.net

May Britt said...

Happy birthday to you.
A big hug from me.

Simonetta said...

Happy Birthday,Libby!!!! Have a great day :))))

Fiona said...

Many happy returns! Fiona

Carol said...

Happy Happy Birthday Libby! Sounds like you had a wonderful day...aren't those webcams the best...next best thing to being there.

Forgetmenot said...

Happy Birthday Libby!

Jan said...

Happy Birthday! The older you get, the more exciting life is.

Cynthia said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Libby. Hope you had a lovely day. Nice to see another blogger having a birthday this month.

KCQuilter said...

Happy, happy! 47 is so-o-o-o young!!!

Judy said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm so sorry that I missed wishing this yeaterday but I turned off the computer in the afternoon and never came back.

So any good presents??? I'm glad you got to have your gifts early... I can never wait either. Fabulous that you got to have a great long conversation with the Princess too!! The wonders of the internet!

Here's to many more happy birthdays!

Judy said...

Oops...love the new look! So you switched over to the new template format...isn't is easy and nice. Well it was for the little while I used it. We did figure out how to do the ring so it would work..just in case I want to try again!

Chris said...

Hope you had a Happy Happy Birthday!

Norma said...

Happy Birthday!

The Calico Cat said...

Happy Belated Birthday...

Nadine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIBBY !

Warm wishes, biiiig hugs & smiles,
NADINE.

Nancy said...

A belated Happy Birthday Libby! Was wondering about that cake and just now getting to check all the blogs, bloglines has not been working for me, so I think it's wonderful when one can say at 47 that life has been good. That's a "good" place to be.
Nancy in MT

Lois R. said...

Yes, I hope the same for your next 47! Happy Birthday!!!

jpquilter said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Here's to a year filled with reasons to laugh and play and quilt.
Juliann

McIrish Annie said...

Happy Belated Birthday and here's to many more! Sounds like you had an enjoyable day. Not too much hoopla, just enuf and with the right people!!

Linda_J said...

I am a few days behind here, Libby but I hope you had a grand day. Such a sweet picture of you!

How neat is it that you could have your princess watch you open your gift via the 'net? Now that is one piece of technology that would keep you in touch in a much more personal manner.

Can you teel us what was in the box?

Beemoosie said...

Happy Birthday! Sweet post.