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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

And Speaking of Narcissism

We were able to vacation early this year.  The first week of June we drove down to Siesta Key, near Sarasota and spent a lovely week in a condo on the beach.  A nice way to celebrate my 60th birthday.  :)  Yes, 60.  I can't believe it; I really can't.  Richard did us both a favor by taking all the sharp objects out of the condo.  I spent most of the day like this...
Under a hat and smeared with 70 SPF and up to my neck in the Gulf of Mexico, refusing to come out of the water.

The rest of the day I spent on the phone with my doctor getting a prescription for diverticulitis that found me on that same day.  Yes, I really know how to have a good time.  :)

17 comments:

Charlene said...

I got more upset when I turned 50 than when I turned 60 this past spring. You looked good in that hat in the water.

George said...

Believe me, at 60 you're still a kid. I think you found the perfect way to beat the heat. I hope you're feeling better now.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Just catching up on your blog posts... Glad you enjoyed your trip --but sorry about the Diverticulitis.....

Sorry also about your bad experience with Royal Caribbean. Hope you wrote the big-shots in that company. You are right. They COULD have handled it much better... GADS!

How's your weight program going? George and I both lost a little weight on our 3 week vacation... Amazing!!!! I've lost about 13.5 pounds in a little over 2 months... I'm happy with that. Losing it slowly will help me keep it off.

Hugs,
Betsy

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday Kathy! Sounds like a pretty nice way to spend a milestone birthday.

Gilly said...

Hope you are feeling better now!

Did you know that we have become so paranoid about covering ourselves with sunblock that we are lacking Vitamin D - sometimes dangerously so??

Can't win, can we??

Purple Flowers said...

I have the same looking hat! Happy Belated Birthday. I am glad you had a good time, but I am also sorry you became sick. Life is unpredictable sometimes.

Bilbo said...

Great picture! And I can completely relate to the part about "under a hat and smeared with 70 SPF" ... I'm paying now for years of sunburns. If they made 7,500 SPF sunblock, I'd use it...and you will never see a picture of me in my silly, floppy fisherman's hat that keeps Mr Sun off my ears. There are some things man just wasn't intended to see...

Lena said...

Happy Belated Birthday! love, love the pic of u. Nothing I enjoy more than hanging out in the ocean. So sorry u became sick. hope u r on the upswing.

Cheryl said...

I'd be hanging out in the water too if I were there. It looks great! Does hubby like the water too?

Retired English Teacher said...

Congratulation on reaching a milestone. Happy birthday to you, and I hope you have many more. I love your photo. I'm sorry about being visited by diverticulitis. I actually also had an attack a few days ago also and ended up having to visit the doc. Not fun.

P.S. Please disregard all the incomplete sentences. They sentiment they express are sincere. :)

Happyone : ) said...

Love that picture!!

jane said...

sounds like the perfect way to spend your birthday! (hanging out in the water;)) happy happy kathy!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Happy belated birthday! Sorry you had to feel poorly on your special day. Hope you're much better now.

Snappy Di said...

Hope to be able to spend my 60th b-day in a similar setting... Love the hat!

Di

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Happy belated 60th birthday. So nice of your husband to remove all the sharp objects, LOL.
Looks like you enjoyed a wonderful time in June.

Kay said...

60 was a milestone for me. I guess I'm really grown up now. I'm sorry to hear about your diverticulitis. I've heard how painful it is. They do always tell you that age is just a number. It's how you feel in your heart that counts. I do keep trying to remember that.

Barb said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Kathy! You're still a "youngster" as far as I'm concerned. Hope you're feeling better by now. Several of my husband's family live in Sarasota. It's a beautiful area.