Sometime after I turned 45, I began to plan my party. Dancing was important. I decided to pick a song from each year, 1966-2016. Then I chose 10 to make sure were played and we played the others as we had time. I picked a place, one of my favorite restaurants has a great banquet room. Invitations, DJ, food, cake-- I loved planning it.
I had a blast. I got to dance with my grandchildren and friends. I wore a purple dress and red hat.
When Theresa flew in September, she was 3 months short of her 50th birthday. Dale was 1 month short of turning 48. And I lost my friend Dwaine when he was 36. Three important people in my life did not make it to 50. I have thought a lot about that in the last month. I am grateful for every day.
And I love telling people I am 50!
(I saw my doctor and I am feeling much better. Thank you everyone for taking care of me.)