Monday, February 07, 2011




Your Friendly Neighborhood Original Oldgirl




41. I've turned 41.

I'm happy to see another year. It's another year, another day to get it right, to grow, and to do better.

Soooooo happy for that.

I have no iron-clad plans for the day. No big parties. No celebrations. None of that. For some reason folks thought I would be out of the country. (I guess that's because I've hollered during my 40s that I would spend my birthdays out of the country. Not this year. That's later).

I gave myself a great birthday gift. I took a month off from work. I'm off from Today, February 7th until March 7th. That's a pretty decent gift, don't you think? And just think, by the end of the year, I'll have 6 weeks of vacation left. Hmm...


Don't get me pondering here.

Today I think I'll go to the movies. Go hang out at the YMCA and walk a few miles and think. I have a story for Valentine's day I need to work on. I am STUCK on the last chapter of my current manuscript, so that has to be ironed out somehow today, or at least by the end of the week. I REALLY need to do some shopping, but since that financial fast last month with my Triple F Possee, I could care less. I need to rig my mind up to shop for my cruise though. Better get in gear and get on it, doggonit...

For me, the last week or so has been a time of reflection, a time to think about what has gone on with me over the past year. It's been a time of checking my heart condition on a plethora of areas in my life, and thinking about making the necessary adjustments.

When I think of my year, I was more concerned about just how mentally drained I was. As a result, I've had to strip away as much as possible, those people, places and things which mentally drain me. If I'm causing trouble for anyone in my life, well, I had to excuse myself from their presence, too. And I told someone the other day, the quality of my life increased as a result. And that's fine by me.

So my goal this year is to get more involved with my life's purposes. I mean, get really focused on my personal growth in those areas. Those are the areas of my satisfaction and provision. Best concentrate on those.


It's gonna be a good one!

Believe that!


  1. Jennifer7:48:00 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEE!! Have a great vacation, you deserve it!

  2. Happy Birthday chick!! Enjoy your time off... I wish I could take a month off from work.
    Color me green.
    I agree, you deserve it!

  3. Happy Birthday Lady! Enjoy your day and your month off.

  4. Happy Birthday OldGirl!

  5. Happy Birthday! It's funny it's your birthday, you are speaking about purpose and today's reading was on purpose.. Coincidence much?

  6. Happy Birthday you spring chicken!

    Jordan and Jacob both send you hhugs and kisses!

  7. I hollered at you on FB...but I'll holler again... HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEEEEEEE!!! :D You deserve the month off and some!!! 10 on ya! :D

  8. I'm soooooo jelly that you are off a whole month from work! By the way-what do you feel your lifes purpose is?

    Last but not least-Happy Birthday Lee! Have a great day and great month for that matter and Make It Count!!

  9. Anonymous3:10:00 PM


    ..May God bless you with many, many more!


  10. Single Ma7:02:00 PM

    *throws birthday confetti full of 4s and 1s*

    Happy Born Day, Doc! Enjoy your vacay!

  11. **turns TI all the way UP**

    Happy Birthday Lee!!!

  12. The Green Eyed Bandit12:32:00 AM

    The Bandit fam is getting themselves ready for the cruise. Please please please take enough pics of my crazy fam for me. I hate I am sending you alone with them :)

  13. Thanks everyone, for the birthday wishes.

    Southern black Gal. Turn off the TI!

    Green Eyed Bandit - we are gonna have FUN! Toooo bad you can't roll out!!!

  14. HAPPY (Belated) BIRTHDAY LEE!!

  15. unityfalls4:56:00 PM

    Happy belated birthday


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