Yes, 50 really is the new 40! Or so Dennis Hopper says in an Ameriprise commercial.
So the picture you see is me at age 2 and my baby sister Sue, age 1. We're 369 days apart in age.
Age 50 arrives next month. I was thinking the other night I was always the one to hit the milestone birthdays before the rest of my friends. Now that was important when I turned 18 and it was legal to drink at 18 in Wisconsin. I was one of the first of my friends to be able to consume alcohol (legally). It was less fun at age 40 and even less so at age 50, when I think of my friends who will remain in their 40's for several more months.
So I start a blog at age 50. Do other people care what really goes on in my life? I don't know-but I'm learning that a blog is more than just a rehash of events-some of my blogger friends put really cool stuff on their blog, so I'm hoping to add some cool stuff of my own. I've got a lot to learn, like how to add pictures, favorite blogs, lists, etc. But it won't happen this weekend.
Tonight Richard and I are having a best bud of mine from Luther College class of 1980 for dinner. Michael lives in San Francisco, teaches music in Marin. We'll be having another Luther alum (class of 1979), who was a friend in college, now lives in Mpls and is one of the areas favorite actresses, as well as the voice of the Hiawatha Light Rail Line (you know "50th street station, exit left.") Am really looking forward to seeing Michael-it's been over 10 years since we last saw each other.
Friday we go to Scott's 40th birthday party-which I expect will have about a gazillion attendees.
Scott's blog is at http://www.going40ina20zone.blogspot.com/ and you can read his thoughts about turning 40. I remember it well.
Saturday Richard and I host our annual Christmas party-yes, it's ok because the 5th is the 12th day of Christmas. And Sunday we collapse.