over50feeling40: Visible at 59….Really 59!
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Jul 22, 2012

Visible at 59….Really 59!


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!  One great thing about birthdays is you hear from so many people!!  Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes.
Of course, my 86 year old mother called (even after she supposedly denounced me as her daughter), and this was some of the conversation : 

Mother:  Happy birthday, honey!  I remember sixty years ago when the doctor…
Me:   What?!?! Sixty years ago!  Mother, I am 59!
Mother: What’s that??
Me (slow and louder): I AM FIFTY NINE!!
Mother (chuckling): Well, Ok, honey, whatever you want to call it! It can be 59 or 60…but when the doctor brought to me my baby girl…
Me:  Mother!  It is 59!
Mother:  That’s OK…don’t get upset…I’ll call it 59!!

At that point I gave up!  But it is 59!  My husband and I were discussing at my birthday meal how we really do not feel that old….we really do feel younger!  That’s a good thing…I hope we both continue to feel younger for a long time! 
The heat is on in Texas and I know many other places!  We also have an overabundance of bugs this summer since there were no freezes last winter.  You can be sure I will pray for freezes this winter!  Also heating up are the July sales….

I bought these fun rayon pants from Chico's for $20!  They will be great for teaching this fall.  The blouse was bought on a clearance rack from BEALLS for $10 just after Christmas, and the jacket is another clearance item from Chico’s last spring!  Shoes are AEROSOLES wedges from Ross!!(Very comfy to walk in)   The whole look would be about $70 as I build a wardrobe of separates to stretch the outfits! 

If anyone else out there is facing accusations that you are lying about your age….then I feel your pain!  Have an incredible Monday…..rejoice…and be very visible with the bloggers over at  VISIBLE MONDAY and MONDAY MINGLE!!

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30 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!!!
    love the pants, did you see the new j.crew catalog? nothing but polka dots
    hope you got to celebrate all weekend long
    brett

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  2. Hee! I love the phone conversation with your Mom - it sounds very familiar : > I really like this look on you - the drapey sweater over slim (colorful!) trousers is so elegant and youthful.

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  3. I'm not sure how we are supposed to feel in our late 50's. I am 58, so I guess I must feel like you did just before you turned 59. Actually, it's a pretty good place to be in life. :-)

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  4. Happy Birthday!!!!

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  5. Pam; you look lovely in those colors.

    Is it possible that your mother was ribbing you a little bit? ;)

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  6. mari.hafenstein@att.netJuly 22, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Oh man. I have to relate my story. I carefully planned my sister's 50th birthday as a surprise. We did a 1950's rock and roll theme. I even made a poodle skirt! I invited just about everybody she knew. It was to be a surprise and I was so thrilled with myself that I could pull it off. all went well until the party and I realized that she was 49! My siblings have never let me live that one down.

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  7. Pam, you look great! Happy 59th!!

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  8. Happy Birthday!! You look lovely as always :)

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  9. Happy Birthday Pam!!! Hurray for 59!!!! You look AWESOME!

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  10. Happy birthday! You're 59? I thought you were more like my age around 52. I have to say too, I think you've lost some weight over the last few months. You look wonderfully slender here. Have a fantastic week!

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  11. Those are good colors for you.

    It's nice your mother remembered your birthday, even if she did dis-daugher you.

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  12. That is so funny about your conversation with your mom....
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday and you look FABULOUS for 60! Oops! 59!! ;)

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  13. Pam, you look much too young to be 59! Happy birthday!

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  14. May you continue to feel younger each year. And your poor momma...

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  15. Pam, Happy Birthday! Just tell people that this is what 59 looks like! And you do make 59 look great! Stay cool!

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  16. So funny. I wish I had my mother to talk to her over the phone (she died in a car crashed 29 years ago. My father was driving).
    59 is only a number that has nothing to do with your real age.
    If you feel young is because you are young.
    Much love, dear Pam
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  17. Congratulations, belatedly, but ... An outfit and a really nice house.

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  18. You look fabulous!!
    loved the phone conversation with your mom--LOLOL My mom calls and i can't get a word in edgewise. She has to complete her "monologue" before i can respond!!

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  19. You look lovely! I love the blouse and printed pant.

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  20. Happy Birthday my dear! You get lovelier with each post! Thank you for the weekly inspirations!

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  21. LOL about your mother trying to add on a year!! I'm glad you had a great birthday and I hope your year is just as wonderful. I like your outfit, too! My style is casual comfy in a similar way.

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  22. Happy Birthday! 'Love the outfit! -Marci

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  23. Your outfit looks very comfy. Even here in Michigan we have plenty of bugs too. I think we are going to have a very cold winter this time. ^_^


    Kim,USA

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  24. You look great and this is my first time on your page! Hope you had a great day ...

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  25. 59?! I would've guessed 50 but never 59 - You look great!
    Xo Megan

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  26. Happy birthday! You look so beautiful in these colours, maybe my favorites so far! And thank you so much for sharing the phone conversation - I loved it! When I grow older I want to be like your mum!

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  27. Happy Birthday! I love your top! Enjoy your day!

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  28. Sorry I'm late. I've been working like a fool. I so hope you had a great day! I'm not to far behind you. Try to stay cool!

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  29. Happy Birthday! You look beautiful. I hope to feel and look fabulous when I get to 59 too.

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  30. My Mom totally used to say that I was 30 before I was! Haha!

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