What a fantastic weekend! I had a great Mother’s Day. The sun finally came out and we had a great lunch with my parents. Today is my – gulp – birthday! Another year has flown by! I spent my early forties racing around with three small children and it’s all a blur. Then suddenly I hit my mid-forties and realized that my kids were all getting more self sufficient and growing out of their really young childhood years and quite frankly, I panicked a little. I think we all tend to base our self identity with the stage of life we are in. I was no longer in the “young mother” stage of my thirties and early forties and that took some getting used to. I hit my late forties and, hey! It’s all OK. I no longer freak out that around the corner I will be turning 50 and that my oldest will be in college in a few years. I my late forties I am fulfilled with my family and work. I am more confident and in control. My husband and I are rediscovering “us” because we have more time to spend together. We can actually leave the kids and go see a movie or go out for a drink. Approaching 50 is still something to wonder at, as in, “How did I get to 50?” but it is not to be dreaded. Exercise, a good diet, a clear mind and it all just works. Here is a selfie I took yesterday without a stitch of makeup and in my last gasp of my forties, I am becoming quite self assured. It’s a great thing to feel a little in control after all these stages.
Enough about me! Here is today’s FFM and it is a vintage cedar chest. I am thinking of all different ways to paint it. Ideas?
In case you missed it, the Mid-Century Modern Table had its reveal on Friday. What a little gem!
I’m being taken out to lunch today to celebrate my birthday. Have a wonderful Monday!
Vicki @ EntriWays
Happy Birthday & Mothers Day!
Happy Birthday, sweet friend!
Thank you Robin! Another year has flown by!
Thanks so much Laurie!
My birthday was May 4, but I turned 65 !! How did THAT happen ?? Makes “approaching 50” seem positively young! Happy Birthday to a fellow Taurus 🙂
Happy Birthday, Barbara! Taurus rocks 🙂
Happy Birthday to a beautiful and talented gal!
Thank you, Liz!!!
Studio Paint Design
Glad you to hear you had a great Mother’s Day Suzanne and Happy Birthday!!
Have a great week!!
Thank you very much, Maxine!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista
Happy Birthday, Suzanne! From someone staring at 60 in a couple of years, I can tell you that being a member of the Nifty Fifty Club is Ah-mazing! Nothing to be scared about, it’s the decade of being authentically and unabashedly YOU!!! So nice to see the reveal of the table you were staining in your video – it’s stunning. Love the colors! Enjoy your special day ☺ ♥
Thanks Marie! The Nifty-Fifty Club is looming closer and closer for me!
Happy Birthday and you look great!
Happy Birthday, beautiful woman! So glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Cheers, Ardith
Thank you so much, Ardith!!!
Happy Birthday. You look great and you are right, eat right, exercise, challenge your mind. The table looks fantastic.
Thanks, Debra! I really appreciate it!
Denise at Salvaged Iinspirations
Just saw this post so I’m a couple days late but Happy Belated Birthday Suzanne! Hope you had an amazing day! x
Cynthia Chilson Finger
Happy belated birthday, Suzanne! Hope you enjoyed your special day and your family spoiled you rotten! Take care, Cynthia
Thank you so much, Cynthia. Birthdays are like getting a shot. The dread is worse than the actual event lol! At least that is how I feel! I just can’t believe how old I am becoming – late forties yikes! We had fun at the Nats game celebrating 🙂 Cheers!