Another Year Older & Maybe Wiser.....NOT!

Hey everyone!  I know the expression "It's better than the alternative," is absolutely true when it comes to birthdays.  Still, some birthdays are a bit of a bitter pill to take.  I thought "turning" (sounds like sour milk, doesn't it?) 50 was going to be difficult, but it was one of the happiest days of my life -- I became a "Nana-to-be" on that day & was even more excited when I found out it was going to be twins!
This was the face of "50" -- I don't think I stopped beaming for a single second that year!

At "55," I was very involved in my career and had welcomed two more grandchildren.  I was also being recognized for my achievements. 

By "60," I was very ready to retire and just have fun enjoying life and pursuing all those "happy" crafts & sewing projects that had been on hold for so long.  I was also having a great time with the newest & 5th grandchild.

My "62nd" year brought lots of changes, including selling, buying & establishing a new home in a new city (much closer to our children & grandchildren) & welcoming grandchild #6!  By this time, I was wifey to a full-time, retired spouse, and also totally addicted to blogging.....lol!

Didn't mind "63" -- spending lots of fun-time with The Man and doing lots of exploring of our new area.  Also going for a new hairdo!

Hmmm......."64."  This was the year I started using the "soft focus" feature on my selfies!

Ahhh......"65!"  It's official!  I'm now carrying a Medicare card, my driver's license has to be renewed every 5 years, new hairdo that I love, and definitely using "soft focus" and all the other "touch-up" features of photo editing!

Okay, okay, I'm not complaining!  Celebrating another birthday is much better than the alternative.  What really strikes me as strange is how my children could be in their 40's now!  Wow, they are old!

Today, I am eating dessert FIRST!


  1. Happy birthday, Carol! I had no idea you were 65. I thought you were much younger, maybe early 50's! You're a beautiful woman, inside and out. I hope this is a wonderful year for you.

  2. Happy birthday dear Carol!!!!! I can't believe you are 65, honestly, truthfully, you look way younger than your actual age!!!!! You are fabulous and it shows - happiness and blessings just overflows thru your blog as well and I will continue to wish for all of it for you for many, many more years to come! CHEERS my FRIEND!

  3. Happy Birthday, Carol! Welcome to 65 & over, Medicare, and all the other things. Hope you are having a great one.

  4. Welcome to the CLUB, baby!!!! lol It's great! xo Diana

  5. Well, Happy Happy Birthday Carol!!! You look great at 65 or any age! I have a few years to go and I only Pray I look 1/2 as great as you do! Hope you enjoyed your day!

  6. Happy Birthday, Carol! I hope you had a wonderful day and a truly decadent desert! Dee :)

  7. Happy birthday, Carol!! Hope you had a wonderful day! My mom says the same thing...she can't believe she has kids in their 40's. Lol! Loved seeing pics of you throughout the years. You are such a beautiful woman, inside and out. :)

  8. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had an awesome dessert & a great day! You look great!

  9. Happy Birthday! Girl, if I look as good as you at 65, well, I will be a happy girl! :) You are 65 and FABULOUS! :)

  10. Happy Birthday! Hope your dessert is something sinful and smothered in chocolate! LOL.

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  12. Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm a day late...hope you enjoyed it. I'll be 63 in a about two months and I plan on enjoying it also. My oldest is 44, can't believe it:)

  13. Happy Birthday, Carol! You look beautiful! I hope you enjoyed your day.

  14. Hope you had a wonderful birthday Carol!! You are gorgeous!!

  15. Happy Happy Birthday, Carol! All the very best in health and happiness!

    Loved seeing the different 'Carols' through the years, all of them beaming with happiness and energy! You have accomplished so much to be proud of; kudos to you!

    Enjoy your year, my friend!



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