“JILL is over the hill”

Birthday gifts started arriving at the ALLEN residence on Friday, 10/24/14!!!  My actual 50th B-day will be on Monday, 10/27/14.  50 cookies:  “JILL is over the hill,” with a white frosted coating and “50 and fabulous,” with a pink frosted coating arrived as a gift from both sisters, Laura and Lynn.  These cookies were sent as a special B-day gift.  I simply HAD to eat 1 of each, right???

AND… you WILL NOT believe this, BUT… my sisters ordered these cookies to be made by my cousin, Tina Keiser from her own business, “SO SWEET, cookies, cake pops and more!” which she runs out of “her” home which had been my grandparents’ home in Fayette, OH.  WOW!!!  50 cookies for my 50th b-day which were prepared from my grandmother’s kitchen!!!  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  Memories are FLOODING my brain from the past.  Tina and Kirk have made renovations to the house over the past 20+ years.  “I”… have NEVER been back to that house since leaving Ohio in 1992.  “IT”… still looks the same in “MY” mind.

PLUS… an apple pie arrived today, as well!!!  Now, in fairness… I just HAD to eat a nice-sized piece of pie from my mother-in-law, Barbara Allen, AFTER having eaten two of the B-day cookies from my sisters, Laura and Lynn, which were ordered from my cousin, Tina!!!  RIGHT???  Or WRONG???

Oh yeah, and did I mention that I enjoyed these B-day goodies AFTER eating tonight’s dinner that I picked up from Chick-Fil-A on my way home AFTER… shopping at the Ponce De Leon mall AFTER… finishing work!!!  WHEW!!!  My diet begins on Monday!!!  :/

“THIS”… has sure been a DIFFICULT WEEK, folks!!!  A DIFFICULT MONTH!!!   The post, “Soon To Be…50” was published 10/5/14 regarding those pseudo aches and pains I had developed.  Danielle had her LAST “first” Showtime USA performance of the year at the Orange Park festival in Jacksonville,FL  this past Saturday, 10/18/14 and THEN… she had her LAST “first” chorus performance of this year on Tuesday night at the High School!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  “THIS”… is my daughter’s LAST year in High School!!!  “I”… AM NOT READY…TO BE 50!!!  “I”… AM NOT READY FOR DANIELLE’S  H.S. GRADUATION!!!  PLEASE… can somebody, P-L-E-A-S-E… STOP THE MADNESS!!!

“I”… will be “O.K.,” folks!!!  Did I mention that my husband is “OLDER” than I am???  AND… both of my sisters(Laura and Lynn), as well… ARE “OLDER” THAN I AM!!!  Hhhmmm…  “EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT” (said in a Jamaican/ Reggae-type voice).  😉

Have a blessed evening, folks.  I ate TOO much tonight.  Not feeling so well.    Goodnight.