Sunday, July 8, 2012

I'm in Good Company

In April Jay Leno turned 62


In May Stevie Wonder turned 62


Today, Buttercup joins them!

I have to be honest, sixty-two sounds old. I don't feel old -- whatever feeling old means -- but when I say sixty-two, it doesn't seem I can be in my sixties. But thankfully, I am.

Tomorrow I am going back to work. Today I grocery shopped for my lunch things for the week, got my clothes in order and will spend some time tonight getting organized to be at work this week. I will write a few cards and checks and just get things tidier to be able to get up in the morning and find everything I need. I've kept up with work email and chatted with some of my colleagues, so I hope there aren't too many issues that surprise me. I know I will be tired at the end of the day, but I also know that I have more energy and it's time to return. I've been out of the office almost a month -- a very emotional and demanding month -- and now I'll be back in the routine I know very well.  Three weeks ago I could barely get out of bed by myself and tomorrow I will dress and go to work. I'm counting my blessings tonight. 

Wishing you a cool and sweet week!


    

24 comments:

Mevely317 said...

What a cute segue, Carol! I'm delighted to hear you've had an enjoyable few days of celebration! Take it easy tomorrow, OK?

Hugs,
Myra

Maple Lane said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so thankful you are doing well and I pray your work week goes smoothly and that you can rest soundly at night.

TARYTERRE said...

Buttercup HAPPY 62nd BIRTHDAY. Hope it was a GREAT day. good luck on your first day back at the office. Hope everything goes smoothly. Take care.

Nellie said...

Oh, my! Happy Birthday to you, Buttercup! I have been there before - ten years ago, actually!:)

I want to send my best to you as you prepare to return to work. Yes, you will probably be very tired, yet the body is an amazing thing, and you will adjust. I just hope it is cool enough where you are for you to not be too uncomfortable.

We expect some rain, with weather systems heading in our direction. My husband has been following them all afternoon.:)

Sending you my very best!

xo Nellie

Lynda said...

God gave you a great birthday gift - - - beautiful, youthful complexion!!! I am only six months behind you and I agree our chronological age has definitely flown past the age we think we should be.
Praying for a great week at work. We return tomorrow - - - but only after a few days of vacation.

LDH said...

What a beautiful photo of the birthday girl! You look lovely! Hope you had a fun day :)

So good that your surgery is well behind you and you are heading back to work again. Praying the week is a good one!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy birthday, Carol! Celebrate all week! You look fantastic and it sounds like you feel the same way! Enjoy your time back at work and be sure not to overdo in this heat.

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday yound Lady! My Husband will be 65 in November and I just turned 58! I know what you mean about not feeling old and as a matter of fact not BEING old:) Have a blessed week, can't wait to hear how it went! HUGS!

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HennHouse said...

Happy Birthday!!

Hope your week is blessed!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! It sounds like you are ready to go back to work. It's wonderful know that all that is behind you. It has cooled down here for a few days. The low 80's feels wonderful. Hope you get some relief there too.

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

A very Happy Birthday to you. I have never felt old except when I turned 30. I told everyone I was 24 until that time. Now, I have no problem telling people I am 65. Old is some other person. Not you or me. Enjoy!

Ashleigh Burroughs said...

Happy Happy Birthday <3
Would LOVE to meet up at BlogHer!
a/b

Neabear said...

Happy Birthday! Good luck on your return to work. And take it easy and not work too hard. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead as well!

~Linnea

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Happy Birthday, albeit a bit late!
So happy for you that your recovery has gone along so well! Good luck on the return to work.

Paula said...

Happy Birthday! I am creeping up on 57!

Catherine said...

Dear Buttercup~Happy Birthday Dear!
I am glad to hear you are getting back to your routine. That is a blessing.
I wish you the very best and continue to keep you in my prayers. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Melinda said...

Yea and congratulations! Getting back into the routine is always good.
Hope you have a wonderful day--take it slow.

In regard to your comment on getting to KC--if you plan to come let me know!

:)

beingwovenzephaniah317 said...

I may be a day late with this wish for a Happy Birthday, but you will be 62 for a year, so you need wishes all year long, Buttercup! Happy, Happy Birthday!
Caring through Christ, ~ linda

Nancy Claeys said...

Happy Birthday, Carol! And I don't think I've ever seen a photo of you! Pretty lady -- and such a lovely smile.

Take care of yourself this week and don't overdo. xo

We are: clamco said...

Happy Birthday Buttercup! You look beautiful!
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Susie said...

Missed your birthday on Sunday...but sending you a "Happy Birthday"wish. Today is my g.son's birthday. He is 13. wow. You are looking good on your birthday girl. Smiles, Susie

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

happy, happy belated birthday, buttercup!!! so glad to hear you are recovering well and able to get back to work. i am looking forward to hearing about your experience at blogher!! blessings ~ tanna

Nancy M. said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sorry I'm so late, hope it was great!