70 Years Young

I have heard it said that the days pass so slowly, yet the years pass so quickly. That is so true for me this week. On November 29, 2021, I became 70 years young. That is amazing to me. While I have been lamenting this age, I am grateful for living this long. My mother and maternal grandmother both passed away at 64 years of age. How could I not be grateful for these years? And I am healthy. What a blessing.

My family celebrated my milestone birthday in high style. Daughters Tara and Chatham and spouses Stephen and Johnathan and best friend MoMo hosted a lovely dinner for fourteen of us at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in downtown Raleigh Sunday evening. We enjoyed a delicious meal in a private room, complete with many of my favorites. An Edible Art cake capped off the evening. That was my second Edible Art birthday cake. Cousin Paula and husband Bryan surprised me with an early birthday cake on the Friday after Thanksgiving while all of the family was still in town and could enjoy celebrating with me.   

Monday, my actual birthday, was celebrated with lunch at the Capital Grill of Raleigh with Paula. We celebrated both of our birthdays. Paula’s birthday was November 20th, and we decided to celebrate together once Thanksgiving was over.

The evening of my birthday Mike hosted a birthday dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Margaux’s. Mike, MoMo, and I enjoyed a lovely and delicious meal.

Thanksgiving and my birthday are responsible for a gain of four pounds, two of which, thankfully I have already lost. I am seriously working on the other two pounds. I did not lose all of this weight to regain it permanently. I allowed myself the luxury of not worrying about WW points during this time, and thoroughly enjoyed the food, especially the Edible Art birthday cakes!

I am so appreciative of all of the birthday cards, calls, emails, and Facebook wishes. Friends from different parts of my life reached out and touched me in meaningful ways. Thank you, everyone.

Now that Thanksgiving and my birthday are over, I am ready to prepare for Christmas. I do not begin to prepare for Christmas until December 1. The Thanksgiving turkey plates are retired for another year, and the Spode Christmas Tree china is in use. Christmas trees will be decorated next week, assuming there are still some available!

May your holidays be merry and bright!

About Patti Fralix

Patti Fralix inspires positive change in work, life, and family through Speaking, Consulting, and Coaching in three specialty areas: Leadership, Managing Differences, and Customer Service. Her leadership firm, The Fralix Group, Inc., has been helping clients achieve practical and tangible results for twenty-two years.
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2 Responses to 70 Years Young

  1. You enjoyed so many wonderful celebrations! Happy 70th dear one!!

  2. Patti Fralix says:

    Thank you, dear friend. I look forward to our celebration in January!

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