Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Most Delightful Day.........

Yesterday was delightful......I had a day to decide what I wanted to do (other than the cleaning of snow off the drive!) as it was my 51st birthday.
Fifty one.
Wow!
I've been here tormenting people for over half a century now--it's official! I had some lovely surprises from blog friends and other internet friends (one pictured above), e-mails and calls, and a quiet evening with hubby, enjoying a few movies and generally stuffing ourselves to oblivion.
There was studio time and time to get a light fixture installed that I had been waiting and waiting for a large chunk of minutes/hours to get 'er done. (and I did, even though it was a bear of a job!) Lots of time to contemplate while working.
And I came to the conclusion things couldn't be better, nor could I be happier. Often we count our worth and happiness by possessions and balances in the bank, who we know and how grand the area is where we live, what we drive or what we wear but ultimately---I think---it is the wonderful people in our lives that make us wealthy. And if that is the case, I am wealthy beyond words.
I am rich in heart and soul and nothing trumps that.
Thank you my dear friends.....and you know who you are!!!


Pax....

51 comments:

Karen S said...

Happy, happy birthday! Only fifty, huh? Goes fast.... :-)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Karen!

Actually 51, and yes, it seems after a certain number, it starts going a WHOLE LOT FASTER!!!! LOL!!
Or I'm going slower....pick one!
Thank you for the greetings! :)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

marianne said...

happy birthday anne- we're the same age! (well, you're 8 months younger, but who's counting? it does just keep getting better, doesn't it? (other than that thickening middle & a few aches & pains :))

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL!!!
Oh Marianne, you got that right! I think there is just more of us to LOVE!
And the aches and pains must love me too...... >:-[
But yes, it really does keep getting better!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Bunny said...

Well Happy Birthday you very young chick. And a Sagittarian to boot so am I. My BD was Nov.29 but way older turned 69 ouch... But as you say I feel wonderful too. We will be going to a party tonight and will sure miss our Jeannie there, this is going to be a touch time for us without her. So happy you had a wonderful day. Hugs

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Bunny,

You know, I miss Jean and sometimes, I see her e-mail addy still in my addresses and almost click on it. I bet she's up there laughing at me on that one.
Hope you have a good time tonight, because you know she would want you to!
Us feisty Sagittarians! We are an ornery lot, are we not? ;)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

freebird said...

Happy Birthday! I think the 50's are great. We finally just let ourselves be who we are and enjoy the smaller things that really count. See, you've started already! (I turned 57 last month so I know this stuff, lol). Hope the whole year is great for you.

Ces said...

AAAAACCCCKKK! I have not been blogging much and only have been following my family in FB and what do I miss? THE BIGGEST DAY in ANNELOCKARDLAND!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST ANNE, still your birthday since in my family we celebrate for a whole month!

Very beautiful flowers. I love flowers! They brighten up anything. Wow! 51! That is a simple majority and a year past antique. HAHAHHAHA! Join the club. Do you have your AARP card yet? Gives you discounts at hotels. I flash mine when I check in. HAHAHAHAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN!!!

TSUP! TSUP!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Ces--

AH-hahahaha!!!!! AARP has been after me since I was 35 and no, I don't have my card! (altho I suppose I should)
I haven't been on the computer as much as I had been; work presses and I need to get things finished before Christmas. I need a few 48 hour days.....
We just kind of keep the celebration rolling through January, since that is our anniversary, so I still have more days to go!

TSUP! TSUP!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Okay, I got my replies backwards....Freebird! Yes, I had no fear of turning 50 and have found this first year of the decade has unloosed even more feistyness than before! (which is frightening, actually...haha!)
I have no qualms with age---it's better than the other option!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Jan said...

Glad you had a good day and I certainly agree with you regarding what our true treasures are in life. You are one of mine! Happy Birthday!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You definitely are one of mine Jan, and I am sorry I was sooooo groggy on the phone last night! I was so full of pizza and cheesecake, and then I was kinda snoozing; it must have been like trying to talk to a half-wit! I could not get totally awake!
Thanks for the call---it's always good to hear your voice!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Georgina said...

DUDE!! I missed your birthday this year...I'm so sorry. I was busy yesterday making Cranberry-Orange mini-loaves, so I didn't frequent anything on the computer except cleaning out stuff...ran all sorts of stuff to clean out those little cookies (the inedible type) and other little creeters that lurk in our hard drives!!

Glad you had a great day and am sending you many good vibes and prayers...oops, I'm a bit skeptical now when people say they'll pray for me...tell them to please don't, I've heard the song!!! LOL My prayers are good!! So sending you vibes and prayers for good health, love, laughter and all kinds of great stuff!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU OL' FART!!

Loves ya,
G

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL!!! ROFLMAO!!!
That would have been the same greeting my Dad would have said---ah-hahahahaha!!!
Yesterday was nice but the whole month has been a blur and I am trying to keep caught up with work, so it's hit and miss for me on the computer too. I probably need to de-cookie, etc on mine. TY for the reminder!

From one Old Fart to another,
XXOO~~♥
Anne

Gloria said...

Happy late Birthday Anne! Wow, that's a great number. You might say that I've been there, done that and oooh la la and so forth. Never mind the number, they mean nothing, what does mean something is that your days have been lived to the fullest and you Scythe Woman seem to be right where you want to be at this time in your life. Enjoy and sorry I'm late. Take care and enjoy this day too.

martinealison said...

Joyeux anniversaire... Peu importe l'âge qu'on puisse avoir, il faut rester jeune dans sa tête... et vivre pleinement nos envies.
Bises

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Gloria!

Yes, I am very happy where I am, even with all the calamities that seem to befall me. Scythe-Woman shall NOT buckle under!!! LOL!!! (actually, that vision of me is probably the closest to my true nature....and I'm not sure if it's good or bad! heehee!)
I should have posted yesterday but got busy and the brain had it's own agenda....you know the story!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Merci, et oui, je pense que l'âge est tout dans des nos têtes. Et le mien est toujours très jeune !

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Georgina said...

SHOW OFF!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Robin said...

Happy (belated) Birthday dear Anne!
May this be the beginning of a wonderful year for you!

Hugs,

♥ Robin ♥

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Robin!

It already is....it's the little things, time to make art, friends commenting, all the things that make life good.
51 is gonna ROCK!
(plus I got a new pair of Doc Martens....not gonna act my age!)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Ima Weed said...

Happy Birthday Dear Girl...Looking forward to another year of your wonderful rants and talent.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL!!!
I am sure with the aging process, the rants just might outnumber the talent posts!!!
Thank you for being brave enough to visit! ;-)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Silke said...

Oh, my goodness, I missed it!! Happy Birthday, dearest Anne!! May the next 50 years be absolutely awesome!!! Love, Silke

Janet Ghio said...

Happy Birthday Anne!! You're just a baby still!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Silke,

You've been a little busy of late; it's easy for a day to slip right by (especially since someone who shall not be mentioned has not kept up her blog! LOL!)
Yes, I think I will be exceptionally ornery during the next 50!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Janet,

There are parts of me that don't exactly FEEL like a baby.....maybe that will improve!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

yoborobo said...

Sounds like it was a lovely day all around. :) Many more happy years and mischief await! xox Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Heavy on the mischief Pam! really heavy on the mischief! LOL!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Elena said...

You're what? 15? Yep, had you pegged for right about that age. Happy LATE birthday dearest dearest Anne.

studio lolo said...

belated birthday blessings Anne!

I'm so glad you enjoyed your special day. And you are so right about our riches being measured by friendships, health and home.
We are lucky indeed.

I hope you ate lots of cake ;)

xo
Lolo♥

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Elena!

Yeah, 15 is about my mental age.....or at least the one I take when I go to pick out clothes. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Late wishes are still very GOOD wishes! ;D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Lolo!

Yes, I ate lots of CHEESECAKE! (and paid for it by feeling like I was a gigantic LUMP for the evening and next day......)
The best presents are friends....nuff said!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Pam @ Frippery said...

Happy happy birthday Anne! What a beautiful post. True words. I love being 53. That half century mark seemed so freeing somehow. Enjoy your wealth, we all have much to be thankful for. Now just glide through December on sugar plum wings, Pam
(Wish I could send you that sweet fireman for your birthday but if that was possible I might have to keep him for myself, heehee.)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Pam,

If I had that fireman here, I could have just melted all the snow on the driveway by drooling!!! Ah-hahahaha!!! Oh yeah, he was a hottie.....
Ahem!
Yes---the 50's seem to be exceptionally freeing; for better or worse! ;)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Robbie said...

Golly! Wish I had known it was your BD!! You're a baby! I'm ready for Medicare in another 18 months!! And we're so glad you've been tormenting people for over half a century!!!

HAPPY BELATED!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Robbie,

I figure I have the tormenting down pat now, so LOOK OUT for the next 50 years! Hahahahaha!!! (Gary says he's going to live to be over 100 just to draw the government retirement....and he probably will!)
It was a good day, as have been the others. Fun dragging the greetings out. :D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Gayle Pritchard said...

Love the flowers, and glad you had a lovely day, dear one. You're still a baby, for heaven's sake. May your year be full and wonderful.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Gayle,

Does *baby* include all the whining I do???? LOL!!!
Yeah, I just have mornings I don't feel like one, but overall I am very happy where I'm at!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

http://tristanrobinblakeman.com/HBW.gif


why didn't your birthday show up on Facebook??????


Happy, happy, happy day!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Tristan!

Well, dummy here probably had something else checked, or who knows. I've tinkered with the privacy settings so much, I have no idea how I have them set!
I'm off to check your link!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Bella Sinclair said...

OOOOOHHHH! Happy Birfday!

♪ Happy birthday to you ♬
♪ Happy birthday to you ♬
♪ Happy birthday, dear Anne ♫
♪ Happy birthday to you ♬

♥!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Every day is YOUR day! Happy birthday to a special sweet lady who loves LIFE! Imagine and Live in peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Amalia K said...

Ooooo...it's your birthday???? I'd send you a parade of camels and elephants with dancing girls...but, err...since I'm no pharaoh, you'd have to settle with a long distance yell instead.

HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAYYY....!!!!

(with hugs and kisses, of course)

oxox

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Bella, flying by!

That rendition of Happy Birthday was positively Operatic!!!
:-)
Brava!! Brava!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Mary-Helen!

Every day is a day to be savored....even today as I plowed before sunrise.....there was something pretty amazing about it!
Frigid, but amazing watching it get light!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Amalia!

Well DANG!!! I was looking forward to the dancing girls.....watching them try and shake it in the cold! HAHAHAHAHA!!!
But it's the thought that counts! ;D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Marie S said...

Happy Happy belated Birthday Anne, I am so sorry I am late.
I love you bunches and bunches.
Have a great week too!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How did I miss this post??? Now I'm late to the party and feel totally left out. Happy birthday anyway!!!!

Deborah said...

What is wrong with having an AARP card??? First Wednesday of the month is senior citizens day at Frys grocery store; get 10% off. I am so glad you had a good day. You are absolutely correct; it is the relationships in life that bring joy, lasting joy. **kisskiss** Deb

*Ulrike* said...

See what I miss when I don't blog read for a while? I hope that you had a wonderful birthday with all the happiness you deserve bestowed upon you!
Take Care,
Ulrike

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