What does someone do when turning 50? Glad you asked. Seems like most of the time people mark this birthday with some significant event. Maybe a long planned backpacking trip, a big birthday bash, maybe even a long cruise. Well I chose to mark this event by getting a new tattoo (see the picture above). I couldn't think of a better image than dolphins. I love the ocean and dolphins are just cool, intelligent creatures. I had it put on the back of my calf since that will be the last place that will wrinkle on me. I have to say, it hurt like heck but it was worth it. I love it! I guess the beauty of turning fifty is that I don't worry what anyone else thinks about it. That is definitely a change for me. Besides getting a tattoo, it was a relatively quiet birthday. I did take a drive along the river with the pups in the evening. It's a pretty drive.
I received a lot of really cool cards but I wanted to share the above two with you. Each one of them expresses how parts of me feel. The Leaping Lemur card expresses how happy I am to have this life and loving were I am at this point in time. The second card my give you some insight into how I got to the Leaping Lemur card. So I need to thank my family for helping me become a more "interesting adult".
Thanks to all for remembering my birthday and thanks Staci and Sylvia for sending the flowers. As you can see from the picture, they are beautiful.