My mom knew how to throw a rollicking birthday party back in the 1960’s!!
Hi friends– Birthdays. How do they keep coming around so often?? These days the lyrics to “When I’m 64” keep running through my head (You have to be old enough to be a Beatles listener to know that one!). So Sunday Larry grilled up a tri tip lunch for the family and then we headed over to Yogurtland for yogurt & cupcakes (thanks to some sprinkle happy grand-girls for the cupcakes!!) It was a fun, noisy celebration of another year.
And when birthdays do roll around, it’s a reminder to think through the year ahead. We have good one coming, I think. I’m retiring in 12 days! Our Ani & Brian are expecting their first little one coming up! And Laurel & that John just called yesterday to say they are engaged!! (please excuse the excess of exclamation points.) So even though I’m a little more creaky and worn around the edges, I’m happily hopeful for the year ahead…
And here’s my Year 64 Plan:
#1. Find the joy in all these big things, and in little things in my days.
#2. Start checking things off my “50 Things to do When I Retire List!””
#3. Buy less things.
#4. Spend more time taking care of people.
#5. Be more prayerful (thank you LeAnn, for your encouragement in this).
#6. Set my heart on what is real and true and eternal.
I’m on my way to 65 and it looks just fine ahead. I’m so grateful. God is good.