Saturday, March 1, 2014

50th Birthday Celebration(s)

Today is March first. This means the beginning of Slice of Life Writing Challenge by Two Writing Teachers. But I also have much to celebrate this week, therefore, I am also linking up with Ruth's blog for Celebration Saturdays.
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Monday I was sick. I had a pretty busy weekend, and I felt I was getting more tired as the hours went by. I decided to stay at home on Monday. That was a good choice as by Tuesday I was feeling much better--I even went to the gym after work. I celebrate rest and better health.

Wednesday was a really busy day at school. I also had my tutoring students after school. It was a day that kept me walking. My pedometer was celebrating. Wednesday evening I celebrated with my coworker and the ladies from small group. Nice, relaxed dinner, and then bowling!!! My bowling skills are truly lacking, but I wanted to do something different for my birthday (discover new things to do per my OLW). My bowling ball had a magnet that drew it to the edges (or gutters/ditches) quite often. I rotated my hips this way and that way. Kicked my leg lower and the next time higher. I used a lighter ball and then a bit heavier. It was not until my last roll (I don't even know what to call it!!) that I had a strike!!!! Absolutely worth the laughs prior to that!

Thursday was my 50th birthday! I had a sub scheduled for my classes, lunch date planned with friends, and then a surprise visit from my niece's family (more about that later this week). Did I forget to mention that my daughter woke me up with a phone call from overseas. Soon after that, my cousin from Finland also called. Then it was my girlfriend's turn from Canada. I had an international morning. 

Friday I was back at work. There was a index card/birthday card waiting for me on my desk from one of my new ELLs. Little later, my coworker walked in with flowers and a beautiful card!

Today I get to have lunch with my in-laws (unless the snow messes with our plans). I feel like I have had a celebration week!

What are you celebrating this week?



28 comments:

  1. Palju õnne sünnipäevaks! Hugs and best wishes! I wrote my slice and celebration as separate posts.

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  2. Wow Jaana,
    You did have a lot to celebrate. Glad to read you are feeling better and that you celebrated your birthday in such a fun way! Your bowling bit made me chuckle. Happy 50th Birthday! Glad you are joining in the SOLSC!

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    1. Excited to slice for the 3rd year!

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  3. You did have a week with MUCH to celebrate. Happy Birthday week....the big 50 deserves some special celebrations! PS glad you are recovering.

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    1. Looking at my life, there really is much to celebrate!

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  4. Happy 50th! Life is definitely for trying out new things and creating new moments and celebrating the good ones with family and friends!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Jaana - I look forward to hearing how you celebrated this milestone!

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    1. Some pictures to come later......

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  6. Welcome to the 50 club! Sounds like your week was full of celebration even though it started off with the sick bug! I hope you were able to get your lunch in before the bad weather strikes again! Happy birthday!

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    1. Thanks Leigh Anne. And, I am so glad my principal did announce my age on the outside sign at school:)

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  7. Happy, happy birthday week, Jaana-what a week, & I'm happy that your day off served you well so you could enjoy all the later celebrations. Love that reference to the bowling ball "magnet"-is that how that works? Also love that you chose something different for celebrating-what fun!

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    1. I think I might have to go bowling more often!

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  8. Happy Birthday to you! It seems like birthdays are all around me. So smart of you to connect to Ruth's blog too. Hope your weekend is a continued celebration.

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    1. Connecting with Ruth's blog puts my week in perspective! Focusing on celebrations. Much to be thankful for. I will have to brink back "Thankful Thursdays" for the month of March!

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  9. Happy, happy birthday! Glad you had such a lovely celebration. (Especially glad you got well soon to enjoy it!)

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    1. Thanks! I think there might be a few more celebrations to come!

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  10. Happy, happy birthday week! Your celebrations sound like a fabulous start to the fifties. Glad you got to feeling better before your birthday. May it be the best year yet!

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    1. "Fabulous start to the fifties." I like that!

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  11. I like how you made each day a different color. Happy, happy birthday! I can't believe you are 50 -- your writing voice is so enthusiastic that I always imagined you being younger. :-)

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    1. Thank you for that great compliment!

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  12. Happy Birthday! Not only do we have our OLW in common, we are now part of the same 50s club. :) Maybe discovering new things has to do with being a certain age and certain life experiences. It sounds like a lovely week. I especially like your bowling story. Here's a funny one for you...I took bowling in college. It was the only C I had on my transcripts. I guess our bowling skills may be something else we have in common.

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    1. Julie, I'm always finding soul sisters among my blogging friends. I, too, received my only C during college in bowling. It's a story my friends love to hear - maybe I'll slice about it this month.

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    2. I did not even know you could take bowling for a grade in collage! I am glad I skipped that class!

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  13. Happy Birthday! What a fun week. A friend of mine celebrated her 50th for the entire year. Glad you were happy to rest early in the week and recover in time to celebrate your b-day. I have that magnet problem with bowling too!

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    1. able to rest (not happy to rest), although the rest may have contribute to your happiness the rest of the week.

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    2. I have been thinking about Michelle and how she turned turning 40 into 40 acts of kindness. Maybe there is something for me to think about!

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