Monday, August 4, 2008

“What do YOU want to do?”

Was a suburban weekend snippet.

The conversation was about my upcoming 50th.

Now I had been thinking about this milestone for at least a year and as it was drawing closer - I decided I wanted to joyfully and thankfully celebrate it!

At first a big bash was being planned and I was off and running with a theme, prizes, a sound system, dancing, etc. - you get the picture – Woowie!!

A party-to-end-all-parties.

But as things were starting to be put down on paper - it fell apart.

And because I had allowed myself to be so wrapped around the GIANT theme party, I couldn’t think of doing anything else.

I was not going to celebrate.

There.

Take that.

And for the record - Yes, I am my father’s stubborn daughter.

Fortunately my stubbornness wore off within a short time and I started doing some soul searching as to what is really important.

So when the question was posed to me this past weekend I knew exactly what to say....

On Sunday, August 31st at 7:00 p.m. – I am having my family and friends, whom I don’t always remember to tell how much I cherish, over to my house to treat them to some great homemade appetizers, desserts, wine, beer, bubbly and my favorite birthday cake.

Because at the end of the day it is about faith, family, friends and life - that is what we will celebrate.

i can't wait

7 comments:

Wise Ol' Man said...

Sorry.

You will have to wait.

The 31st is better than three weeks away.

So, be calm. Sit. Stay. Good girl.

miss kitty said...

Wise Ol' Man's comment sounds as if he is talking to a dog!

I hate dogs!

Do not invite those smelly things to your party....only us pretty kitty's.

BTW - I prefer my catnip roasted, rolled and smoked.

toked

Quin Browne said...

the day before my birthday last week, my 22 year old son and i had this conversation:

-mom, how old are you now?

-blah blah

-wow! really? you look great! i thought you were, like, 42 or something.

-(i preen)

-hey, don't get all smug. 42 is still really old.


*sigh*

Liz said...

I hope your party is fun and relaxed and enjoyable. It sounds perfect for you.

Susan said...

Quin - too funny!

I still just embarrass my two - although deep down they love and respect me. My hope is that some day they will actually show it.

i know it.

Susan said...

Liz...thanks for the kind comment! I know that everything happens for a reason and this is suppose to be what I do to celebrate this milestone.

not be stubbornly alone

Moe Wanchuk said...

WOW...I'm not far behind you. I think it's great that you're celebrating your 50th. Remember, it only happens once. Congrats...you Milf!