Over 50

I can officially say “I am now over 50”. I had my 51st birthday yesterday. It does not matter how many stay in orders, epidemics, and virus scares the world has throws at us, It still happened. We are all guaranteed a birthday every year as long as we live.

(Excuse the hair. I had just finished up a 3 miles walk.)

We normally go to the beach for my birthday, but under other the circumstances, we decided to wait. 
My daughter came home with a handful of goodies. Gifts in one hand and a Cannoli cake in the other. She also wanted it to be fun and brought birthday banners, and balloons. Later my daughter’s boyfriend came over and brought flowers and gave me a Hobby Lobby gift card. Isn’t that sweet?

My state still has a stay in order. Our Governor refuses to let things open up right now even though we have very low numbers of Covid19. 
Well, we didn’t let that ruin anymore plans. We piled in the car and drove about 6 miles into South Carolina where they are now allowing restaurants to have indoor seating at 50% capacity. 

We headed down to a little BBQ place out in the country called Courtney's and enjoyed a meal at the table. I will admit, it was a little weird walking in while cars were wrapped around the building for pick up orders. Once we were inside, there were only a few families there. We had to order at the register then find a seat. We sprayed our table down with hand sanitizer for extra precaution (per the boyfriend) and waited on our food. 

Things were a little different such as ketchup was in individual containers and drinks were in styrofoam cups. I like it that way though. I have always been skeptical to eating condiments that set on the tables for everyone to use from.

Afterwards, we came back to the house and had cake and ice cream while sitting outside. It was a nice evening and we sat there until dark. It was a nice birthday and I felt loved. 

Sometime before this month ends, my mom will be doing a big birthday dinner for my sister, brother, daddy and me. 
We all have a birthday in May......Good bye Diet.


  1. I know you never hear this, but you certainly do not look over 50. ;-)
    Glad you had a great time and the great comradeship of you and your daughter is OBVIOUS and SWEET. Happy Birthday and the best to you in the coming year. The food is delicious and we too have enjoyed a meal at Courtney's but not in recent months.
    Enjoyed the reads and the photos. Good stuff, we know that Nick is proud of his wife!
    Love from over here in B-town, but on our way to the mountains for a couple weeks.
    Sherry & jack

  2. I'm glad you had a great birthday! That sounds like a great day.Spent with family and all! Now you have me wanting to go to Courtney's! You will have convince anyone that is your age though because you don't look it at all! That cake also looks delicious! Have a great week ahead.

  3. Happy birthday...
    Don't believe you are 50s....look young and healthy

  4. Happy Birthday Lisa!!!
    I have a birthday this month too on the 30th.

  5. ❤️💙 Happy Birthday! 🎉

  6. I have not heard of Canoli Cake but it looks delicious. Happy Birthday and from one who is in my 50's - 50's are great. Your daughter's boyfriend sounds like a considerate guy - flowers and Hobby Lobby! I love how your family found a way to go out to eat for your birthday. We are just this week starting Phase One of reopening in Kentucky. And next week, salons can reopen. I made my appointment two weeks ago and am counting the days.

  7. Happy Birthday Lisa!! Oh boy that cake! Sounds like you had a great time and I havent thought to go to SC, but it sounds like a good way to enjoy eating out. Lovely gifts too!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  8. Happy belated birthday Lisa. It sounds like you had a nice time celebrating your birthday. Have a great day and week.

  9. Happy Birthday! And you could pass for being in your 30's without a doubt. You look great.

  10. You sure don’t look like you’re 51. You’re doing something right :)

  11. I'm glad you had a great birthday Lisa!