Monday, August 27, 2012

Birthday Wishes

I had a birthday last week.  A big, divisible by 5 birthday. 
I'm really more of an "Age is a mind over matter thing, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter" kind of person.  The older I get, the less it matters.  I also could never figure out why people over 40 would lie to make themselves younger.  Heck, I would be happy to admit that I am 60!  Hopefully you would walk away thinking "Wow she looks good for her age".  If I tried to tell you I was 40 you would wonder what had gone wrong in my life that caused all these wrinkles.  Forget 39, I'm fessing up to 60 - or better yet, 65.  That would make me 8 years older than my husband.  Does that qualify for "cougar" status?

This year to celebrate the big day, I sent an email to all of my customers asking for presents in the form of school supplies that we could then donate to a worthy cause.  I can't take credit for coming up with the idea, I stole it - ok, borrowed it with permission, from another quilt shop owner friend of mine.  Sandy Brawner owns Quilt Country in Texas.  Sandy has a July birthday and she has been collecting and donating school supplies for several years.  With a birthday that often falls on the first day of school in our area it seemed like a perfect way to celebrate.

Once again our customers came through above and beyond what we expected!  This is a photo of the "loot" that I had the privledge of delivering to the Mars Home For Youth earlier today and today was the first day of school for the kids that live there.  Needless to say they were thrilled to have a stash of supplies to fill their closet and meet the needs of the kids.  Such a simple thing, a new binder, some cool pens or a funky pencil box can make a kid feel like they fit in when other areas of their life are a little bumpy.  Thanks to everyone that donated.  It made for a very Happy Birthday indeed.


bmayer said...

I happen to know you are nowhere close to 60...although I like your way of thinking! I on the other hand have only 2 years to go....maybe I should tell people I'm gonna be 70 Yikes that will be true before you know it!

2nd birthday said...

I like your way of thinking even you are older then me a lot!