Saturday, August 22, 2009

You're HOW old??!!



I keep telling myself that it is only a number...50, yes 50. Well, I finally did it this June, turned 50...
With that said, turning 50 isn't really all that bad...after all, look how good 50 looks these days....albeit there is probably some plastic surgery involved here...

No, that's not me in the center picture, but close enough. Madonna has nothing on me!

Ohhh, and lest we forget Barbie? She turned 50 and look how great she looks!

She has had more plastic surgery than anyone I know... :-)

Then there is little old me..I have to admit, when I turned 50, a lot of friends and acquaintances were very surprised that the big five-O was taking it's turn with me. Most responses were, "you're HOW old?"
I really do eat well and exercise, plus there are good genes in the family.
To date, I have walked 455 miles this year, that averages out to 2 miles a day...not bad for an old timer. Plus I go to the gym 3 days a week...it's exhausing being me!
(DAM! Blogger won't let me add a picture of me! Is there a 3 picture limit??!)

ANYWAY....The only regret I have is that I am 30 years closer to eighty. and I feel as if life has just begun! It's all gone by so amazingly fast...

Thank you for being a part of my life and my blogging world. Even though I have been a TOTAL blog slacker lately, I know you will all stop by to say :HI"
because thats just how you all roll.
xxxooo Ruey

20 comments:

vivian said...

yo slacker baby! Happy belated birthday! the big 50.. that also calls for congratulations.. I will be 50 Next Year in october. I have a goal to get my sorry butt in gear and lose 60 lbs by then. I just cant seem to stay motivated!
glad to see you back! now dont stay away so long!
hugs!
vivian

bj said...

Well...Holly...I am so thrilled to "see" you! I just got home from a solid week in the mountains of Colorado and i am so so tired right now...just had to say hello, tho. I will be away another week or so...then back to normal.
I am wanting to see you at 50!!!!! Know you are a knock-out.
love, bj

Chrissy said...

Well...how happy was I to see your note,my dear sweet,(older than me) friend!!! Happy Birthday to you!! I won;t see that age for another year and a half....so glad you came by,hope you will be posting more often?!?! enjoy your Sunday,lots of love,Chrissy

stacycakes said...

50 is the new 30!!! love you xox

Alison Gibbs said...

You are right - it is only a number
Alison

~Deborah~ said...

Welcome back to Blogland...I'm trying to make a comeback too.

Oh, honey, I wish you hadn't mentioned how close you are to 80...cause I hadn't thought of that. In November I will be 15 years closer to 80...ouch!...that hurt to say that! Now I'm depressed...

bj said...

Well, good grief, girl...did you turn 50 and fall off the face of the earth????

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Happy belated birthday!!! I'm turning 49 next week so I'm right behind you! Now I need to start working out more like you!!!

Nicolette said...

Hey, there are some perks to turning 50. Above all, you get the privilege to use "back in my days" when talking to others. Be sure to stop by Furniture and Design Ideas sometime.

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Mo said...

50 is fab!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday. I am slightly older than 50, but the thing I love is to be able to say I have friends that I have known for 50 years. Really that's what it is all about. Have a great day.

Rue said...

ACK! I missed your birthday! Happy 50th!!!!!! You're gorgeous and I hope that I look 20 like you do when I get there :)

(((hugs)))
rue

Sharon said...

Checked back to see what you were doing. I guess turning 50 stopped you in your tracks .... lol .... I'll stop back again!!!

Chrissy said...

Hey you,just a quick hello,hope you are well!!All the best,Chrissy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy birthday! I love the post you did in Feb about checks and black and white bathrooms. Come over a visit my Comforts of Home blog at http://www.thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com

I bought a house and am completely remodeling it. My master bath is black and white tile....
Penny

bj said...

O, Hollyhock....where are yoooou???

Chrissy said...

Hey you,just wanted to stop by and wish you an early Merry Christmas...hope you are well!! All the best,Chrissy

*Ulrike* said...

Hey 50 is not that bad, but what I want to know is what happened to the last 30?!!! Mine passed by in a hurry so I better pay attention to the next 30! I guess as long as we take care of ourselves we should do ok.

Sweet Nostalgia said...

Happy belated birthday!!

fake handbags said...

Soo cute. and yes.. it is only a number
Alison