Thursday, July 7, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me!

 

In just about two hours I will be sixty-six. I am amazed by the number. I don't feel whatever I once thought sixty-six would feel like. Yes, my right hip gets stiff and I have more scars than I ever thought I would have. I don't hear as well as I once did, but those are all relatively minor issues. I'm sitting in my air-conditioned apartment, typing and eating blueberries. I'm looking forward to travels, holidays, weddings and my 45th college reunion next May. The scale definitely tips in the balance of all that is good and fortunate. 
 
I know people visit Buttercupland -- another thing for which I am profoundly grateful -- for a fun, happy, upbeat time. I am pleased that for the last seven years and over 1600 posts, Buttercupland has been a friendly place to visit. I'm not going to change that in this post, but if I had one birthday wish I'd like the world to be a less contentious and more decent place. I'd like more talking and less screaming, and a lot, lot less violence. Despite all that is happening all over the world, or maybe because of it, Buttercupland will remain an upbeat place.  We need more places where everyone is welcome and we are kind to each other. In seven years there has been only one negative comment. Would that the rest of the world were able to say that.
 
The birthday donut above is from one of my favorite eateries, Glazed and Infused, in Chicago. My sixty-fifth year has been a year of much less sugar and very few donuts. But I am thinking of researching donuts in New York City and treating myself to one in the next week. Turning sixty-six definitely deserves one little sweet treat.
 
I would be remiss not to thank all of your for your friendship. My blog friends have become a very important part of my life and without all of you there would be no Buttercupland. Lots of love and thanks!

20 comments:

Mevely317 said...

Yuppers, I think you definitely deserve a treat.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my friend!

I'm so blessed our paths have crossed.
... and jus' think, we've scads of living yet to do!

TARYTERRE said...

Go with the sweet treat. You deserve it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. And may you have many more. ENJOY.

Becky K. said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm so happy you are doing well and have fun plans ahead. I'll enjoy living them vicariously. :-)

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Simply Linda said...

Happy, Happy Birthday sweet friend and wishes for many more. Have a beautiful day, friend.

From the Kitchen said...

Doughnut Plant would be my choice. There are several around NYC. Happy birthday!!

Best,
Bonnie

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Happy Birthday, Carol. A doughnut a week is a good way to live life. Stay away from the white powdered ones, as they leave tell-tale signs.

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

Happy Birthday ! I hope you do enjoy a sweet treat or two !

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh I hope it was a super birthday, Carol. And we do need more kindness, good will, love, and cheer in this world. Enjoy that donut!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh I hope it was a super birthday, Carol. And we do need more kindness, good will, love, and cheer in this world. Enjoy that donut!

Paula Kaye said...

Happy Birthday! I will be 66 on my next birthday (April)! Enjoy your time!!

goodnightgram said...

Best wishes on your birthday!

Melinda said...

I hope your new year is full of upbeat things to do and see!

Enjoy every one of them.

Happy weekend!!

M : )

Nellie said...

Oh, my! Time for cake!! Wish I could bake one for you! Happy Birthday, and may you have many, many more!! - xo Nellie

Susie said...

Buttercup, I love your blog. I agree, let's just be nice. the rich and the poor can be nice. The highly educated and those that did not get much education can be nice. It's free..it may cost a smile or two..so what the heck. You know you are a good girl..I would have donuts studied while I was doing the coffee tour. LOL. Blessings and Happy Birthday .xoxo, Susie

Barb said...

Happy 66, youngster! Staying upbeat in today's world takes some effort - but it's worth it, I think. Have a sweet year!

Theresa said...

YUM to the donut:) I am 62 and agree that I feel a lot younger than that! I would also like to have less violence in this World, wouldn't it be a better place to live! Have a blessed day dear Carol, HUGS!

Mimi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You have blessed us all. We need Buttercupland now more than ever.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! I love that you've counted your blessings and have such a positive outlook on life...and a FUN blog! And guess what! We are the same age! (well, I'm a little older...a few months!) But we would have fun together, wouldn't we? And of course you didn't mention this...but look how GREAT we both look! Lots of birthday hugs, Diane

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I know we connect on Facebook but it is extra special to stop by and visit you here especially as you celebrate your birthday! Hope this next year is a great one!