Saturday, April 01, 2006

Laid-back day

Happy birthday to me!

Yep, today's the day I flip the calendar over to another year. I am 51. Ye gods!

Who ever says anything nice about 51, I've asked my friends. Oprah's the champion of turning 50 (and she's just a smidge older than I am.) I didn't hear a peep out of her when she hit 51.

Where's the cake? Where are the fireworks?


I did go to Cold Stone Creamery and got a small cup of "Birthday Cake Remix." Whee. I couldn't eat it all. I've managed to wean myself off of most sweets, to the point that I just lost interest about halfway through.

I tried to go shopping at the mall. I had visions of treating myself to something "pretty."

Well, I got there. Dillard's was having some honkin' big shoe sale thing. It took a while to get through the throng. I finally made it to the area that should have had dresses. Yeah, well. Let's just say I'm not a satisfied customer. All the "petite" length dresses dragged the ground. It's not easy being green. It's also not easy being short, heavy and 51 and wanting to buy a dress.

I might try it again during the day in the middle of the week. I've got a little unspoken-for time coming up.

Even if I don't find something, that will be OK. I forgot I also have to pay for my car tag this month. The state sent me a friendly reminder this morning. With that and income taxes, it will be a lean month. Maybe I should think about just making myself a dress for Easter. It would be so much easier than shopping.

I did try on hats this evening, in honor of Jeanne. They were on sale, even. I found one that almost worked, but it was just enough too big to be wrong. But I'll keep my eyes open for other options when I'm out and about.

Well, I think I'll go set the clocks ahead and go to bed. The only thing worse than turning 51 is doing it on the day before Daylight-Saving Time starts.

Don't forget to set your own clocks ahead! You don't want to be late tomorrow!

. . . And many moooooooore!


FrenziedFeline said...


Hey, I tried to post my birthday salutation over at my place, but I was having trouble with the picture I wanted to use. I gave up and used something else because I didn't want you to think I hadn't remembered. Now I find out you went to bed! Going to bed early--what kind of way is that to spend your birthday?! ;)

Sarabeth said...

Happy Birthday.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Trixie!

GP said...

Happy Birthday!

Though I don't really know you, I feel like I do: Your faith, which shines through your grace-filled words, has inspired me and lifted me many times. Thank you.

CrystalDiggory said...

Exactly what GP said. I've left your site many a time with a smile, a deeper understanding of something, or just something to chew on. Happy Birthday, my friend!

Trixie said...

Wow, GP, that was the best birthday present ever! I hope you get to see a great baseball game this week!

Thank all of you for making it a special day!

Trixie said...

Ah Crystal! You sneaked in there at the same time! Thank you too! Who's got the best friends on the internet? I do!

Erudite Redneck said...

Remember, you have your own Area! :-)

Trixie said...

That's right! And I shall claim it -- for the next year, anyway!

Everybody else -- OUT!

TECH said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Trixie who's seeing other bloggers and breaking my heart and casting me aside like old gum on her shoe
Happy birthday to you!


Trixie said...

What's a girl to do when you're off at the theater, Tech? *sigh*

Trixie said...


I know what you mean about the mall. I went shopping for a belated gift for the hubbie and was completely unprepared for all the mall traffic! I haven't been in the mall in months and now I remember why..I hate the crowds.

Here's hoping you find a hat and a dress or just a hat. Wear something you already have but with a nice new hat!

Anonymous said...

I have found the 50's to be a good age. It is amazing how young I still feel. Of course, that is my own perception. Others probably are surprised at how I'm aging. :D

Happy birthday, Trixie, and have a really great year!

Genevieve said...

Oops, I forgot to click "Blogger" instead of "Anonymous". The birthday wishes above were from ME!