50 Things about me at 50

 

 

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  1. I am a grandmother to a beautiful baby girl, McKenzie.
  2. This is the first birthday I have ever dreaded, but now that it’s here, it’s no big deal.
  3. I no longer have any teenagers.
  4. Today is my last day of my job at the church where I have worked for the last 5 years.
  5. I like to write with very thin pens, currently a Sigma Uniball.207
  6. Next weekend, we are heading to Grand Cayman, which will be my first trip to the Caribbean ever.
  7. Currently, I’m addicted to grape Propel in my water and they seem to have discontinued the drops.
  8. Mark A and I walk the dogs, Summer (8) and Brooklyn (3) almost every day.
  9. I want to write a novel. Maybe YA?
  10. I’d like to post regularly on my blog.
  11. Thinking about all of the projects I’d like to do now that I won’t be going to work. Many lists have been started.
  12. Recently started rowing at the gym, and I really like it.
  13. I love Kate Spade purses.
  14. I’ve recently started collecting Alex and Ani bracelets.
  15. I love to make lists and cross things off.
  16. I almost always prefer the book to the movie.
  17. Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect food.
  18. For birthdays, I am a white cake with buttercream frosting girl. Otherwise, Lemon Supreme is probably my favorite cake.
  19. Popcorn is my salty snack of choice, and I can eat that whether I’m hungry or not.
  20. Reading by a swimming pool is one of my most relaxing activities.
  21. I love notebooks of all kinds and sizes, and am currently writing regularly in no less than 6.
  22. This is my seventh birthday since my mom died, which makes it seem like a long time ago.
  23. As always, I’d like to lose a little weight, but I am trying Intuitive Eating for real this time. The results might be slower, but I think they will be longer lasting.
  24. I almost never polish my fingernails with anything other than clear polish. I cannot stand a single chip on fingernail polish, and so I just have to stay away from it. Love color on my toes.
  25. I love having fresh flowers in the house, and if I were very wealthy, I would have a flower budget and regular deliveries.
  26. I drive a 2013 Honda Accord, and it is my favorite car I’ve ever had.
  27. I almost never watch real TV, but I do watch Netflix. Currently on rotation, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Gilmore Girls. I will also use it to catch up on The Flash and Arrow so that I can watch the next season. On amazon prime, I’ve been watching old Amazing Race series. Having a “Smart TV” is so very convenient for me.
  28. Alex just moved out 3 weeks ago and I miss her. I’m excited for her job, though, so that’s good.
  29. I want to finish the 250 bag challenge that Mark A issued almost 2 years ago. I think I only have about 10 bags to go. Need to pretend we’re moving.
  30. I want to make an upholstered headboard this summer.
  31. Websites/Apps I visit regularly include: Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook.
  32. I play a few games on apps- solitaire, WordBubbles, Two Dots and Words with Friends, although the only person I play regularly on that is Tony. It’s a bit of an obsession.
  33. My love language is gifts.
  34. My friend Rhett’s untimely death has motivated me in multiple areas of my life.
  35. I love painting, whether its walls or furniture or canvases.
  36. I spend too much money. I’m working on that.
  37. I love to cook, and I love cookbooks with pictures. Without pictures, they’re worthless.
  38. My eyesight seems to be getting worse. Bummer.
  39. I am on a constant quest for self-improvement.
  40. I don’t really like to drink, but a margarita is my favorite cocktail.
  41. I am very close to my siblings.
  42. I love musicals and live theater and wish I could go see something every month.
  43. I love to learn things, pretty much anything.
  44. I want to be a better photographer this year.
  45. The fact that you can put books on hold at the library makes me very happy.
  46. I love strawberries and eat them every day that I can.
  47. Favorite Blogs I read: Modern Mrs. Darcy, Putting Me Together, XHeightMent, The Nester
  48. I want to take pictures of all of my clothes so I can use my StyleBook app and plan clothes.
  49. I love jewelry, and Noonday has become a recent favorite.
  50. My life is good and I want to always remember to appreciate it.

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