Friday, April 29, 2011

the time has come ...

... the walrus said, to talk of many things.

and i guess i am the walrus. coo coo ca choo.

don't have much time or energy or motivation to sit here and write a long post, so i'll be quick. and i think i'll number my thoughts, so as to organized this scrambled mess of mush they call a mind.

1. i turned 50 since last we met. whoop-de-doo! it's nifty and i'm thrifty. and in the words of molly shannon's SNL character, sally o'malley: "i'm 50 years old and i like to kick and strrrretch and KICK! 'cause i'm 50 years old! 50! 50! book 'em danno, i'm 5-0."

had a good bday weekend. hubs had to work in prep for summer school so the FAGs and our FAGette tara went to austin to paint the town pink. spent saturday night in two lovely suites in a gorgeous hotel that had ... wait for it ... ROYAL SWANS swimming in the koi pond in the lobby!

there really was lots of eye candy at this hotel with a gorgeous atrium and glass elevators. great place to start a new decade of my life, especially surrounded by my best girls.

from the 6th floor, looking down at the lobby and the swans

see that gorgeous blonde in the elevator? her name is tara. :)

birthday girl dons the green (ack!) birthday hat (acquired from restaurant the night before), for The Opening of the Gifts

beautiful daughter with her old mama ... haha

jannetta hugs the birthday girl

bonnie's turn!

i'm 5-0!

group picture!

2. have been doing V. well on my Junk Flow Situation (as discussed in previous posts). selling fairly well on ebay and i shed myself of PLENTY at the last show (see previous post). i'm still working on the INFLUX PROBLEM but whatcha gonna do? a junker's gotta junk. but i'm truly focusing on scaling back and putting things back before checkout.

am in LOVE with this retro cool aqua bread bin/tin. found it at the barn for $1!!!

picked up this interesting copper set at a sale in austin on birthday weekend. i love it. but it's not budging on ebay.

3. am following american idol much too closely. am concerned about the intensity and depth of which i CARE about the show and the idols. i mean, really. i went into full-blown hysteria when casey got the boot this week (hi dee ho ... heave ho!). i find myself in a state of agitation should someone interrupt me while i'm watching. i vote more often than i should. i can't put my iphone down. just one more text vote. i worry about what will happen when the season is over. i want james to win because: A. he deserves it. he's so full of musical talent that it's oozing out of every pore. B. i'm so encouraged and heartened that someone with his disabilities can overcome sooo much and come sooo far. it gives me hope for my son ... that he can do ANYthing. asperger's, ADD, whatever ... it shouldn't hold you back and keep you from realizing your dreams.

4. said goodbye to michael scott of the office last night. yes, i actually cried. i know it's not real life (like idol ... bwahahaha) but i've watched this show for many years and i think steve carrol is one of the funniest guys out there. he WAS the office. will miss him on the show.

5. easter came. easter left. one of the first years i didn't make an easter basket for anyone. :( however, i DID receive this SWEEEEET pink vintage sewing basket for my bday from dear friend and fellow 1961 baby, mary valentine! OH!!!! and she also gave me THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT ANYONE could ever receive ... her first grandbaby!!! Sweet baby Olivia was born on MY birthday!!! whoop!!! congrats, grandma mary!!

isn't it lovely? and it goes perfectly with my little bunnies and chicks.

sweetness incarnate

6. had a precious afternoon with my two youngest yesterday. in an impromptu "picnic", the three of us grabbed some chick-fil-a and headed for the lake. we ate under the bridge but didn't get out of the car because there were a few fishermen (think deliverance) and three dogs roaming the area. in fact, one of them came over to our car (smelled the chick-fil-a probably) and tried to climb in the car window. he left multiple claw scratches on my dark blue camry. and no, i didn't bother to complain to their owners (see deliverance reference above).

however, we did drive around the lake to a nicer area and walked around a bit. gorgeous, sunny weather, the company of my babes and chick-fil-a.

yeah, 50 is starting out okay. :)

matt holds up a fossilized ear. nah, not really. but it's incredible how much it actually LOOKS like an ear!

tara looking cool in her shades. it was a beautiful sunny day

happy weekend, y'all.

love and hugs,
terry lee


Andrew C. said...

Ya lost me at American Idol :-( But the rest... definitely relate. Love and hugs from that shy boy in the back of the American History classroom!

Tara said...

Happy belated birthday..Loving your daughters name..haha..xx

artistamyjo said...

Happy Birthday,sounds like a fun day and a busy life too!
Hugs, Amy

vintagesue said...

i'm a shmuck!! i missed your birthday!!!! it is coming your way soon!!!!!!! the box of junk that is! are so funny with sally from SNL. did ya see the skit when she tried out for the bada bing club (sapranos spoof). soooooo funny!!!!! don't look a day over 32!! seriously. you rock that smile and that face and that hair. you make 50 the new 30!!!
happy birthday terry lee. i missed the last idol episode. we were at disney.
take care and wishing you lots and lots of good treasure findings at the barn!!! that canister is the cutest!!!!
take care

Tara said...

I really had such a great time in Austin with you and the FAGS! Thank you again for inviting me...very special weekend! That hotel was so nice...I want to go back to visit Butch and Sundance. And the chick-lake picnic was great...looking forward to next time! :-) I love my kickin' and stretchin', and wonderfully sweet Mom! @<---

Library Lady said...

A lovely post and it sounds like a lovely time was had by the FAGS and the Fagette. Wish I could have been there to celebrate with you, dear little sis! I love Austin and its energy. But am glad you had a wonderful weekend with your gal pals. That's special time.

Don't know a thing about AI or The Office. But I can appreciate eye candy when I find it! I'm married, not dead, ya know!

You look beautiful in your new hair style, but then, you have always been beautiful to me.

Love the picture of Matt's "ear". Wow. Very life-like. Also thought the group picture was very sweet. lovely ladies, indeed!

Love you,
Big Sister

Mollye said...

Hey sistergirl! I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday. I'm giving you belated massive hugs all the way from Louisiana through cyberspace. What a fun time. Oh the hotel was way groovy wasn't it. These next ten years will be your best ever! Actually from 58 to 62 were fabulous. I think I looked and felt best at age 58 than ever in my life and after 62 or 63, it was all down hill like a fast moving train! Blessings, Mollye

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

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