Saturday, December 1, 2018

Another trip around the sun

76? Already?
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Didn't I just celebrate that three-quarters-of-a-century birthday? How can it be that I've already left behind that milestone? It seems literally like it was just yesterday. The portrait is another selfie taken with that app on Messenger. I like the stars above my head, which is very appropriate for someone who rarely feels like she belongs with her feet on the ground. If I were still an active skydiver, I'd be jumping today, just for the thrill of it.

Last year, I had blocked my birthday on Facebook, so I didn't get tons of birthday wishes. Somehow this year that setting has changed, and I've received plenty of them today. I don't know how to change it back, but upon researching the settings, Facebook has now buried them so deep it will take me some time to figure it out. Once you reach a certain age, these reminders may be nice that people are thinking about you, but it's also a nuisance when you'd like to forget how quickly the years pass by.

Whatever, I sure do feel loved and appreciated by my friends and family today. I even received a beautiful homemade card by snail mail from my friend Rita! So I am not going to let my inner grinch take over. I'll simply enjoy the day (again with no rain) and soak in all the good vibes.
:-)

20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you! I thought of you today!

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  2. Happy birthday young thing! Enjoy your day.

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  3. Well, you're a lovely and healthy 76 so Happy birthday! I'm sure you had a great day.

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  4. That year flew by! Happy birthday, Jan. And many more!

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  5. Happy Happy Birthday! I am honored to follow your blog! (and yes, those years sure do go fast!)

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  6. The way I look at it is that I've made it another year! Celebrate and don't worry about the number. Happy B-day!

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  7. A very, very happy birthday to you dear DJan. You are very dear to a lot of us.

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  8. I'm pretty close to your age and it is surprising how quickly birthdays arrive, plus Thanksgiving and Christmas. Happy Birthday.

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  9. You have to keep on having birthdays to stay just ahead of me.
    Hope you had a great day.

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  10. Aha! Happy Birthday! I'm glad you liked your card. I can hardly believe it is already December! :)

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  11. Happy birthday. That picture of you looks gorgeous.

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  12. My birthday is the only day of the year that I actually like facebook. All other days I'm mostly ignored by my pals. Or, so it seems. I hope you had a great day! In real life vs. social media.

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  13. You get prettier every year DJan x

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  14. Love that picture of you among the stars. Happy Birthday my young friend. Wishing you a stellar year.

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  15. Your head might be in the stars but your feet are well grounded. Happy Birthday to a superstar.

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  16. Okay...so you'd wish to not be reminded another year has passed, so I won't add to it all like those above. I'll just fade into the background while humming 76 trombones....good 'nough?

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  17. Dear DJan, a wonderful, insightful photo of you--stars and all. This growing older demands that we let go repeatedly, again and yet again and still again of that which almost defined us when we were younger. We turn away from the close window of the past and turn toward the open door to the future. And there, I hope, we discover new worlds to embrace. I wish that for you this birthday. Peace.

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