"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Christmas Birthday

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I turned 60 years old today. Someone asked me if I was afraid to get old and I answered: No, I'm not afraid to get old, I'm just afraid to get old and not have a chance to do the things I have always wanted to do. Things that got put on the back burner while I was busy raising a family, taking care of my aging parents, putting everybody and everything first. Does it sound familiar? Oh, I bet it does!

Do I feel 60? I don't know. How's 60 supposed to feel? I mean, in my Amazon wish list I had Monster High School dolls (which by the way, my sweet, sweet daughter and son in law got for me, LOL) Is that normal at 60? Maybe not, but who cares? The point is, yes, I am 60 years old, yes, my face is  not what it used to be but not my spirit and soul!

I do have a list of things I want to do before I get "too old." On top of that list (some people call it the 'bucket list') is my wish to go to England. Why? I have no idea. All I know is that since I was 8 years old and I read Alice in Wonderland I simply  fell in love with anything and everything English. Then came The Beatles who were, are, and will always be such a big part of me. I was blown away when I saw my birthday cake:

(I had a very hard time cutting this cake. I did not want to ruin it!)

I hope to never loose my faith in people, my sense of humour, my wish to try new things, my love for Nature and above all, my innocence, the one thing that will keep my heart forever young.



  1. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Happy Birthday! My husband turns 50, tomorrow…the day after Christmas! Blessings to you friend.

  2. Alina,
    Happy Birthday! I didn't know you born on Christmas - how special is that? I like the Beatles too, and the song "Let It Be" holds a special place in my heart. I'd love to go to England, but first I must go to Greece and Rome haha. I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and every time I come and visit with you, it is like talking to a kindred spirit. I love what you said about you being 60, but your heart will forever be young.


  3. A very Happy Christmas Birthday to you, sweet Alina! What a perfect day to have a birthday...and 60 isn't old my friend. Haven't you heard, 60 is the new 40! ;) Sending all good wishes for a very happy new year! xoxo

  4. oh, Alina!! Happy Birthday!! =) Do you know, I was deeply thinking of you, yesterday! (I was in my bay window and just... thinking about you....) And I, for one, am glad that you're alive! ;) The word 'kindred spirit' has been used so much and can be almost twee but, like your quote by Albert Schweitzer down below, right at a moment when I needed someone who was a dreamer and had a resonating heart - you helped to rekindle my inner spirit! thank you!!! =) xxo

    (that's so funny about the cake! =) )

  5. haHA!! 'Red Rose Alley' called you a kindred spirit, too!! =D

  6. Wishing you a Happy New Year Alina...


Albert Schweitzer said "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit" I thank you all!