Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lordy Lordy...I'm not 40!

Me and Jiggsie

Oh my...today, I turn the big 5-0! I don't know quite how that happened considering I've been 39 the past few years! Yikes!

That's me in the picture above with my first dog, Jiggs. I don't know who's birthday this was...mine or his. We always celebrated his too with cake and hats...the works. He was a very special Boston boy. (Wasn't he cute, Leigh?)

And what a wonderful surprise to get this book in the mail the other day. It's called, "Pretty in Pink, Why It's Good To Be A Girl!". My friend, Carol sent it to me. Carol and I grew up together and have know each other since we were 5 years old. She remembered that I liked pigs so thought of me when she saw this. Go and get this book because it is adorable! It will make you smile. Thank you, Carol...for such a sweet b-day gift!

So wish me luck today...I'm venturing into the unknown territory of the next century of my life!
I won't think about that today though...I just want some cake!

xoxox ~ Linda (don't call me ma'am just yet) O'Neill

22 comments:

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Linda! The big 50, eh? That's when things start getting better!
What a cute book, I will have to look for that.
Have a fabulous day and eat lots of cake!
Hugs,
Donna

Karine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope your wish for cake comes true. I love the photo of you as a little girl, too. Have a wonderful birthday, Linda.

leigh said...

Oh my goodness Jiggsie is so adorable. Look at that face. What a great picture. You were so lucky to grow up with a Boston. Happy Birthday Linda!

Rebecca said...

“It takes a long time to grow young.” - Pablo Picasso

Happy B-day sweet lady. I hope James spoils you rotten tonight.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Happy Birthday Linda!
I love your photo of you and Jiggs!
I did not know you had a Boston. :)
Emmitt and I are sending lots of hugs and kisses.
XO Melissa

Shari said...

I'll wish you luck, but you're not going to need it, sweet Linda! You're too wonderful a woman not to have the NEXT 50 years filled to the brim with all things good and fine!! Mwah! Shari

Susan Tuttle said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Linda!!

Great pic of you and your first dog.

Susan

Sandy said...

Hey, it's nifty being fifty, it's divine to be so fine....hahaha.

happy birthday from one who is closing in one 60....

sandy

Manon Doyle said...

Happy Birthday Linda! The best is yet to come! Enjoy your day!!!!!

-manon

kate smudges said...

Happy Birthday Linda,

I've been under the weather and missed out on sending you birthday wishes. I hope you had a delicious cake and much fun.

Turning 50 is good!

jaYne said...

Just tried to comment and had a senior moment and lost it... I think... I'm 54... and I've found 2 good things about getting older... One.. I don't care what people think anymore AND I've become almost invisible, people don't notice the older you get.. so you can get away with all kinds of crazy stuff... lol.. Happy Birthday my friend...

keeper of the chocolates said...

linda! happy birthday! and welcome my friend to wonderful world of 'turning 40'! it has been a wonderful year for me and that is my wish for you too!

jiggsie was so adorable and so were you!

hugs and birthday wishes!
shelbi

cowbelly said...

There is NO WAY you are 50. Liar.

You look like you are 38.

hmmm, I'm suspicious.....

Whatever age you REALLY are, Happy Birthday baby!!!

Mine is today (Thursday) and boy do I feel like your kindred pisces spirit this week.

Oh and, that pig book cover is off-the-hook. Do you think it's a photo or is it a painting? I simply must buy it. I'm totally enamored. Now I want a piggie.

Hope you had a GREAT Birthday Linda!

Carla Sonheim said...

Happy birthday!

William F. Renzulli said...

A belated but effusive happy birthday.

Jill Beninato said...

Happy Belated Bday Linda! I hope you had a wonderful, special day.
Best wishes to you my sweet friend!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Linda, Happy Happy Birthday. I would never guess from seeing your photo that you were 50...wow, that was a surprise!!

Your little Boston Terrior was so cute...what a sweetie. Again happy birthday.

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday to you from all of us! Sorry the wish is late (haven't been able to check out my fav blogs b/c work has been so busy lately), but wanted to give you a big 5-0 shout out for a happy new year!

Amy C Evans said...

Mmm, cake. This must have been the Italian Cream Cake you mentioned. There had better not be a slice left! Happy b-day, again and again and best wishes for what lies ahead.

Neda said...

Welcome to the club and Happy birthday! I remember dreading that day and when it passed, it was such a liberating feeling! We've got a lot more living to do, my dear! Cheers!... and sorry for this belated comment (my hiatus took longer than expected)

lizzyl said...

you and jiggs are so so cute! and i love your art!

Joy Logan said...

I am so hanging onto being in my fifties. Never thought that would be easy to say,but I near the end of them before much longer. Those 2 short years I am sure wll fly before I can even say I am in my 50's now! LOL. Happy B'day!