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Friday, April 25, 2008


11 years ago today, I had 5 nephews and no nieces. It had been that way for years. Now, I love my nephews don't get me wrong. But boys confuse me when it comes to buying gifts etc. Girls, I know all about them! I am one afterall, and I grew up with 3 sisters.

Then 11 years ago tomorrow (Saturday) I got a phone call from my brother-in-law who was at the hospital with my sister Brenda. He said "Happy Birthday! Guess what? You now have a niece!"

My first reaction after hanging up was, "it's about damn time!" Especially as this was the last sister to have any more babies and this was HER last one.

Yes, I share a birthday with my only niece, isn't that special? So tomorrow we both turn a year older. She will be 11 and I will be 4 years closer to 60. YIPES!

As she is having some of her friends over for a sleepover on the big day, the family birthday get-together will be next Saturday instead. I get to choose what will be served for dinner AND what kind of cake. (I haven't decided yet but I'm leaning toward sister Pammie's deelish meatball dish, sister Brenda's deelish biscuits, and maybe a chocolate cake.)

Ah yes, getting older has it's perks. I'm not so vain as I used to be, these days I don't go for fashion I mostly go for comfort. Out of necessity of course. I say mostly because I refuse to wear shorts and bathing suits in public anymore. LOL And I don't have to put up with the monthlies nor do I have to spend money on that anymore!

When you're older you get senior discounts (although I haven't quite reached that yet) and you can RETIRE! (dammit I haven't reached that yet either)

There are a few downsides to it though, like aches, pain, weight gain (for most of us without the good genes anyway) and saggy skin and wrinkles.

All in all, I love where I am spiritually, physically emotionally and mentally. I wish I'd been as informed about life when I was young and svelte, what a combination that would have been!

Well I hope all you whippersnappers have yourselves a grand weekend! Take good care of each other and until next time (when I'll be OLDER!).....


Love Jude


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