Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How Did I Get Here?

Yesterday, I reached the ripe old age of 53. How in the world did I get here?? Just last week I was 12, wearing knee high socks and mini skirts, reading Teen Beat Magazine and sighing over Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy.  Where has the time gone??

I had a wonderful birthday. All my family contacted me, or sent me a card. It's nice to be remembered. Mr. BLines took me on a day trip around Arkansas. We went to DeQueen to visit the Sevier County Historical Museum, and on the way stopped at Lake Greeson.

That area hadn't seen much rain this summer and the lake was very low, as you can tell in this photo.

Still, it was a nice little lake and it made me want to go camping. I pictured sitting by the water with some hand work. I would be listening to the water lap onto the shore and would be feeling a nice breeze moving through camp. If it was warm enough, I'd splash around in the water a bit, then take a little nap on a hammock. Oh my, what an experience that would be!

SR doesn't like his photo taken, but since it was my birthday, my every wish was his command.

He took mine too, but as you can tell by my squinty eyes, the sun was a problem. At least it was in focus...he sometimes has a little trouble taking pictures. *grin*

As we wound our way through the hills, we spotted a little flea market/collectibles place and I felt in my bones there was something in that building I was going to buy.  Sure enough, the first booth we looked in, there they were!!

I've been looking for lamps to place on my dresser for months. These are a bit old fashioned, but I decided I can't try to have a house worthy of a decorating magazine spread. It has to be "me." And at $5.00 each, these spoke to me, so we came home with them. They resemble some milk glass lamps my grandmother had in her bedroom and that's a pleasant memory. I hope I can find shades to work with them.

We drove into Hot Springs and did a little light shopping and then ate at Applebee's. By the time we finished supper, we were both ready to head home. It was a wonderful day and I was blessed to spend it with my husband, who by the way, took off work to spend it with me. What a man!

I don't know how I got here, but I'm glad I did! I know my next life will be paradise, but this one isn't so bad all things considered.  I'm very blessed!


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy Birthday! I know - when we were young time didn't go fast enough, and now we just want it all to slow down. Glad you had a wonderful day.

Mariliz said...

Happy Birthday! Its sound like you had a lovely day.

Michelle said...

Aw! SR is so romantic to take the day off to spend time with you on your birthday!!!!

Under Her Wings said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and what a lovely gift from Mr.B lines! I can't think of anything I'd rather have for a birthday gift than to spend the whole day with the man of my dreams! And I love the little lamps. I pray that your next 53 (or so) years will be even more productive for the Kingdom. Finish strong!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Happy Birthday again! I am 53! I am going to be 54 in November! I still feel like I should be only 20 something in my mind, but when I remember my daughter will be 30 in November, then I know I am 50 something! Sounds like you had a great day! I love the pictures you took of each other. We finally took a family picture in September. Those pictures are so special! Enjoy each day!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Oh, I missed your birthday!! What was the date again?? I'll put it in my addy book.

Looks like you had a nice time. I love your little lamps. Are you going to make shades?