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Turning Fifty was Fabulous

Thursday, April 18, 2013

“I have decided that 50 is going to be my year” is a line from my April 2 blog. Well, I am happy to report that it has started out that way!

First of all, I am making much better choices when it comes to eating and have started getting back into a regular exercise routine. I have a dress hanging on the back side of my bedroom door and my goal is to wear it on my 51st birthday (although if the weather is like this year, it may be a bit cold for that).

As for celebrating this 50-year milestone, I certainly accomplished that! I started a few days early by spending 13 hours on Saturday with an amazing man. We talked about anything and everything did quite a bit of snuggling and simply enjoyed being together. We continued on Sunday, spending quite a few hours together before he had to go to work.

Monday morning I woke up to freezing slush and slippery roads. Fortunately a few hours later the temperature reached into the upper thirties and roads were safe to travel on. Two friends took me out for lunch and some antique mall shopping. I bought a cabinet that is going to be transformed into a coat closet for my entry area (my youngest son has already removed shelves and started the transformation process).

Tuesday was my actual birthday. The amazing man and I met in the morning and drove to Duluth and spent the day by Lake Superior (my favorite Minnesota destination). We walked along two beaches. It was a bit chilly and the shores were covered in ice chunks that have been pushed inward by the waves, but the sun was shining and he was holding my hand so I rarely noticed the cold. Our next stop was a park alongside the lake where we walked the trails, went down to the rocky shore and enjoyed the majesty of the Great Lake. We stopped for sub sandwiches and headed back home for more conversation and togetherness. Throughout the day I received phone calls and text messages wishing me a happy birthday and when I went online there were many greetings from friends on facebook and Spark People. I can’t imagine a better birthday!

I am very hopeful for this relationship – we both have commented on how it feels “natural” and “right.” I had vowed to take it slow should another man come along, but it seems like he and I are powerless against the magnetic pull between us. I can honestly say that I have never experienced something like this in my life, and he claims the same. He was looking for someone to talk to, and I had pretty much stopped looking. Neither of us was expecting sparks to fly the way they have.

Stay tuned….

The two of us by Lake Superior.

Ice chunks floating by the Ariel Lift Bridge in Duluth MN.

Lighthouse at Canal Park.

Park Point Beach.

Someone left a heart for us to find as we walked along the beach.
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    Belated 50th Birthday Leanne, emoticon

    May all things work out for you both.

    My son is going to be 50 this June 14th. Hee met his wife when she was 14 and they are married later . The children are all grown up. One in high and the other to be a Chef.

    So when you meet the right person in your life can be roses.

    1867 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/14/2013 4:00:14 PM
    Happy Happy Happy Birthday Leanne!! Love the picture of you and your man! So happy for you!
    1875 days ago
    Happy Bleated Birthday!

    I'm so happy for you! You and your man make very nice looking couple.

    I can't believe what "Spring" looks like in your neck of the woods. It's 8:30AM here and I'm already closing up the house and setting the A/C to come on. Yesterday was about 90 degrees. We are having a couple of days of a heat wave. I would love to bottle and send you some sunshine!

    BR> emoticon Belated emoticon Belated emoticon Belated emoticon Belated
    1882 days ago
  • JAVAJO47
    Happy Very Belated Birthday Leanne!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Sounds like you had a most excellent celebration to bring in your 50th. AND a new man to very exciting for you. Do keep us posted on how it's all progressing....sounds as though you guys are a right match :) Enjoy the new signs of Spring up there and I will check in again with you soon. emoticon emoticon
    1884 days ago
    Happy 50th! I turned 50 too this year and love it. Here's to a GREAT next half century!!!
    1885 days ago
    emoticon -- Lou
    1892 days ago
  • DEE107
    Happy Birthday my friend hugs
    1892 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Belated Happy Birthday to you. Love the pictures and the two of you look happy. So glad you had a wonderful birthday.
    1892 days ago
  • KOMAL53
    Reading your Blog first thing on my morning this side of the World made my day so much brighter!!The Pictures are awesome--and the one of you two looks so right----here's wishing you loads of Happiness and many,many more years to you as a couple.Take Care My Friend---and God Bless!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1892 days ago
    "I bought a cabinet that is going to be transformed into a coat closet for my entry area (my youngest son has already removed shelves and started the transformation process). "

    PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE post progress pictures! I love restoring wood furniture and would love to see the project!

    Yes, I am a crafting geek... but you knew that!

    I am SO happy that you had a fabulous birthday! You are overdue for major magic and wonderful stuff!

    Now, if we could get spring OR summer to show up....

    1892 days ago
    emoticon and hope that your new relationship blossoms.
    1892 days ago
  • MALAMI518
    Happy 50th Birthday (a couple of days late)! I love all your positive energy, and I hope that the whole year is as good as it has started off. Thanks for sharing the pictures. It is beautiful even if it looks cold.

    (I like Snoopy, too.)

    1892 days ago
    My hubby and I love going to Duluth. I had given up when I met him too. Happy belated birthday. All the best to you!
    1892 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    Happy Belated Birthday! You look so happy! emoticon
    1892 days ago
    Happy Belated birthday, Leanne!

    I'm glad you two had such a nice time together and that you had a great birthday!

    The picture is so cute!

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    1892 days ago
    Happy Birthday Leanne!!
    So happy for you my friend.

    1893 days ago
    Happy Birthday! Hope 50 is fab for you all year long!
    1893 days ago
  • TERRY631
    Love your happy blog, Leanne! So glad that your birthday, and actually the week, went so well. Sending you warmth and sunshine, and lots of hugs for your birthday. Thanks for sharing, and hopeful that your new relationship continues to flourish and grow.
    1893 days ago
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