Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 247 Card Carrying Member of the Nifty Fifty Club

Dear friends,

Hope you're up for a hodgepodge tonite. I'm running on very little sleep, so if I make any sense at all we're running in the black.

First of all, I thought I would share 10 profound things I have figured out in a half century of life on planet earth. Yep, tomorrow I officially join the "Nifty Fifty" club. So here goes:

10. Bread is merely a vehicle for butter.

9. This old Jewish proverb is on the money: "If you want to make God laugh, make plans."

8. Jello is a ghastly food. (Second only to Velveeta. Sorry, Smitty)

7. Sometimes I actually like hearing Judge Judy yell at people (guilty pleasure).

6. I would run in front of a truck (if need be) for Joseph, Hannah or David Smith. I hope need will not be.

5. Never undervalue your bones.

4. Fixators are rotten and wonderful at the same time.

3. Dr. Bagchi has a spare brain in his briefcase.

2. There's nobody like the Bloggies.

1. Except the Great One, who tops them all...

Hercules has planned a mystery trip for he and I for a few days to celebrate my birthday. He drives me nuts because he's the best at secrets, and cannot be cracked. Every time I ask for a clue about where we're going I get some smart aleck remark. Anyway, you are going to have a guest blogger in a couple of days, and I'm quite sure it will be a treat. Watch for that special pilgrim here, same bat time, same bat channel...

Can you believe the AARP is sending me mail. Outrage! I am not that old! Am I?

At any rate, I'm another year older and closer to home. I trust that Unmatched Creator to have perfectly planned my arrival time here, and He's got the departure date already ticketed too. My great hope is to live my life for Him and for others, and never to become a small, insulated, selfish soul who misses the Great Adventure. By His grace alone this can be.

Your friend on that relentlessly advancing pilgrim road,



Anonymous said...

May I be the first blogger to wish you the happiest of birthdays and NO, NO, NO, you are NOT older, just older. Trust me it's only a number. You are the cutest little 50 y/o I've seen in a long time. Have a super weekend with your best friend. I know he's planning on it being extremely special. Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday. Love you, Sue
Make sure you blow out all those candles.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that was supposed to say you are Not old, just older. That's what happens when you're really older like me. LOL

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, young lady! Enjoy your secret getaway....And sadly, those AARP folks keep sending you stuff every year from now on....whether you join or's sad whenever I see it in my mailbox....but it's just a number, like Sue said! - Patricia Williams (still marveling at how your hubby can almost fall asleep during an MRI, how I envy that!)

Judy said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great weekend away. Get some sleep!


Mary Louise said...

Welcome to the nifty fifty club. i joined in September and don't find it to be bad at all. In fact, while shopping in a neat little country store with my adult daughter (a fun part of being "older") I had her buy a plaque for me that has this stitched on it: "The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes". I think this is true because we can see God's hand and glory in the big and small things so much more clearly. We have perspective!

Meaghan said...

That all made perfect sense! YOU are such a blessing (more than you feel blessed, I believe). HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Birthday to you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Loriann- Have a marvelous birthday,darlin' ! From another traveler on the long and winding road(a few steps ahead- in years ,only )...In Him-Joan

Anonymous said...

Note from a grammar guru - the object of a transitive verb or a preposition always takes the objective form of the noun -(" ...for him and me...";They will take him and me to the game.)Sounds weird-but it's true. In spite of all that,have an amazing birthday.