My Favorite spot by the Beach trail!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Baby turns 54!

School house owned by Hearst Ranch sits right next to Sabastian's Deli! I think it is soo adorable!
Sabastians Store and Deli! Yummy!!!
Our beach view!!!

Yes! I am a April baby... and I am celebrating my 54 this year! My birthday was different this year from the last 5 years celebrations.. for some reason hitting 49 and up signaled in me and alarm.. though not a conscience one ..I started telling people I didn't celebrate birthday and the on coming "day" threw me into quiet contemplation..even sadness at times... I was getting older.. then the not so subtle signs of not being able to garden for 6 hours straight as I was used to........reared its ugly head.. causing me to reflect on.. the changes ...there were changes taking place... but my mind was still the same! ( well OK.. the memory...have you ever been looking all over for your keys and finally find them in your hand??? )

Something fabulous and wonderful "CLICKED" this year in my mind! I was looking forward to my birthday this year! I was feeling happy and looking forward to the future and all its wonderful possibilities! I am glad to be alive and share this wonderful life I have created with my family and friends. On my special day..My Husband and I spent a wonderful day together, walked on the beach..talked about our plans and the future, we went to lunch at my favorite place in San Simeon Sebastian's!
We went hiking on the East West Ranch trails with our 2 boys Jujube and Toby.. a perfect day...then that night we went to a dinner given by a friend for our birthday and was surprised when a group of friends came unexpectedly!
Birthdays are not so bad... its a 'good' thing as Martha says!


Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! :) I hope you had a wonderful day! Love the photos you shared also. May 2010 be a blessed year to you!


Burlap Luxe said...

You think with my thoughts exactly...I thought of one during Christmas as a tree topper, so I did just that it fit down over the top and sat perfectly imperfect on the other branches.

I strung paper graland with French sayings and Euro Flea Market on it filled with the paper and flea market style, it was a hit.

I am sooooo! glad you get it, and of course you would you have that inspiring beach for your home and inspiration.


Burlap Luxe said...

Happy Birthday

I am a year behind you, I love that I am commenting with someone my age, sometimes you see these young bloogers and they seem so worried about getting old and that makes me really feel old.

My daughter 16 now told me when I working on a Model home decorating it and she wanted to run across the street with me, she was 10 and I was only 6 years younger then now, I told her I was to tired and too old to run, she said your not old Mommy YOUR STILL NEW!!
I will never forget that I am still new!

Happy Birthday New Girl!!


The Good Cook said...

I am an April baby too! This year, I'll be 52. Isn't it wonderful? I feel like I am blooming every year into a more wise, stronger, brighter flower, able to resist all the hard winds that blow.

Celebrate! This is the best time of our lives.

Happy Birthday.

Patti's Artful Design said...

I couldn't believe you are blog're just a busy girl......birthday, jewelry class! That's what it is all about....enjoying your moments!

Anonymous said...

Birthdays are wonderful celebrations of YOU. So happy you had a perfect birthday and enjoyed every minute of it! And to have a birthday in Spring is divine, just like you, dahling :)

Marlene said...

Happy Birthday Marlene - So glad that you are back to enjoying them! May you have many, many more Happy Birthdays! from another Marlene

Lori at Jarvis House said...

The older that I get, the more I seem to want to do. This is the time of our lives when responsibilities are fewer and money might be more available for trips into the City and travel to other countries. Enjoy the freedom. Each day is a gift, and hope that all of your joints work well into the future! Lear something new every day. Cheers It's wonderful to be alive.

Diana said...

Happy birthday sweet 54! Oh to be 54 again. Enjoy every day, Marlene. It sounds as though you and the boys had a great b-day celebration. Wishing you a belated birthday!!! Cheers!
Diana said...

OH I LOVE your outlook on life!!!!Happy Birthday to you:) Have a great weekend.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a wonderful attitude!
After all, age is only a number, right?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Burlap Luxe said...

hey Marlene,
Thank you for coming over for a visit, I really love your comment you are so like ME!if I like something I will really want you to know what I would do with it. Come visit me anytime, I love your comments, it is encouraging when someone takes interest in what you are doing :)

Take in that ocean air and start creating :)
~Dore~ XX



loved your post and your thoughts about life and birthdays! i always love love celebrating mine - and make a big to-do about it every year - perhaps that's just the vain me, though - but i truly do enjoy the celebration of life - of my life - every year -

can't wait to play catch up with you, dear friend - seems i've been away forever - just rolled into home yesterday - still have unpacking to do - but please please drop by when you can - i've missed you SO!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hello Marlene,

Take a look at my latest blog I blogged your site as part of my INSPIRATION thank you for telling the ocean hello for me. Adding your blog site to my blog was inspiring enough to make my inspired "Love letters from the sea"

Thank you Marlene for your inspiring cottage life and your ocean.



Spring mantel

Spring mantel

Jujube.. Plotting...

Jujube.. Plotting...
Thinking his next move.....


The One and Only.....

My tunes

Toby the Bear

Toby the Bear
The follower...with a bad attitude