Monday, July 12, 2010

Champagne, Anyone?

I was born in 1955. Today, I turned 55. So, for me this is a champagne birthday of sorts. I suppose my true champagne birthday would have been the year I turned 12, but I didn't know about those things, so I'm going with this one being the one. Double nickles. Yeah...how did I get to be 55? One decade at a time, one year at a time, one day at a time, one step at a time, one breath at a time...one thought at a time. And, here I am.

Unfortunately, Michael had to leave today for another road trip. It's what I need to get used to now that he took this new job. I hate the leaving part, but I'm all right in a few hours. I don't mind being on my own. It's good for me. And, we do so love seeing each other again after time away. But, still, it is my birthday...

Knowing he'd have to jet off on my special day, he took me out for a great meal over the weekend. I mean, a meal that I won't forget anytime soon. It was that good!

And, also he felt that 55 was deserving of a memorable gift so he bought me, are you ready? One of these!

I am so digging this iPad! Love it. I wanted an e-reader but this is so much more and it's a great deal of fun. And very generous of My Lion. I love it; thank you so much!!

I find that this year seems an important mile stone for me. Maybe it's the roundness of the number. Whatever, I decided that it's a good year to do something differently than I've done in the past. So here goes:

They tell you that you're never supposed to say your wish out loud because it won't come true. But, I'm starting to think that you have to name to claim it...own it to have it. So, I'm going to list my wishes right out loud. After all, it is my birthday and a girl should do what she wants on her birthday.

So, very carefully crafted, in no particular order, here are my birthday wishes for my year ahead-

I wish: That we sell our house soon for what we need out of it in order to start our lives again in our new location.

I wish: That we find the perfect home for us close to friends and family back east and that our move goes smoothly.

I wish: That all this happens in time for the fall and holiday season.

I wish: That I find a job where I can add value and feel like it's unbelievably lucky of me to have found such a great job with an outstanding organization working with really wonderful people.

I wish: That I continue to work toward my goal of being healthier and thinner...with more energy and pep.

I wish: That I have many happy years with My Lion and that we laugh, love, and grow more deeply in love with each other. That I never take for granted that he is my best friend and makes me so very happy.

I wish: For happy times and more of them with my friends who mean so much to me and my family who I couldn't do without. Times with Livy and watching her grow and discover. Yeah, I want so much more of that.

I wish: For Fiona and Rory to have many healthy and happy years with me. I adore those two dogs.

I wish: For the courage to continue to grow and learn. To discover more about myself and realize that no matter how many years I may live, there will always be more to me than meets the eye.

I wish: For the strength and courage to manage any challenges, hardships, sadness that may come with grace and dignity.

I wish: To remember that I create my reality one thought, one breath, one wish at a time and proceed accordingly. And, always always remember how much I am truly loved.

So Holly, many happy and healthy returns of your special day. And, may the year ahead show you that if you can wish it, for certain you can have it. After all, it is your champagne birthday.

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka The Birthday Girl

18 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

happy birthday dear one, may all your wishes come true! thanks for the champagne...delish!

sema said...

Holly,
Happy Birthday!
May all your wishes come true!

Blessings for abundance,
sema

Sarah said...

As Holly wishes for herself...I soooo wish for her:)
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu..happy birthday to youuuuuu..have a wonderful day hon! Hugs and love, Sarah

Cinner said...

Happy birthday Holly, I hope all your dreams come true, I am glad your hubby was home and that you had a wonderful supper. I hope all your wishes turn out my friend, and have a glass of champagne or two for me. love you. c

blndee74 said...

Happy Birthday,

I hope it's a wonderful one!

Wiggles & Giggles,
Lucy Lou & Her Human

Sara said...

Happiest of birthdays to you my dear friend Holly. May each and every wish be true for you.

Love and lots of hugs.

xx

Kyddryn said...

Happy birthday, Mizz Holly. May your joys be many, your sorrows few, may trouble not darken your door, and may you enjoy many happy returns.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Robyn said...

A big beautiful Happy Birthday to You Holly!!!
May all good things come your way on this day and for ever more.

Thanks for sharing this post about you. You're beautiful you know :)

be well and be true to you
love Robyn xoxo

BLOGitse said...

What a great party we had! That champagne was so goooood! :)
Once again - Happy Birthday!

BLOGitse

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Happy Birthday Holly!!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

A day late, but none the less, best wishes to the birthday girl. You are a delightful person and a generous soul. I feel that I have gotten to know you a bit through cyberspace and I hope some day we meet in person. Until then, may all of your wishes and dreams come true. Happy Birthday Holly.

And I'm envious of your iPad!!! You go girl. :)

Karen D said...

Happy Birthday, may all your wishes come true.. big hugs.

Shrinky said...

Happy Birthday Holly, and may all your wishes come true, I think a birthday is a wonderful time to take stock of of hopes, dreams and of where we want to be.

jkc said...

Happy, happy birthday and may all of your wishes come true! I want to hear all about the i-pad.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Those are some seriously great birthday wishes Holly and I hope every single one of them comes true and then some!

I have iPad envy, you lucky girl! What a perfect gift for you. Enjoy!

Hope your day was wonderful. Wishing you a happy, healthy and love-filled 55th year!

xoxo jj

Big Pissy said...

What wonderful birthday wishes!!!!

I sincerely hope they all come true. :)

Birthday Week Hugs,
Pissy

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spottedwolf said...

Happy Hollyday honey........mine was very quiet as I expect it to be. Just a bit of cake and some hamburgers at Jeanine's.

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