23 September, 2008

Speed Limit, Age Limit

It's just a number, 55. Right? It became our national speed limit for the purpose of energy conservation from 1974 until it was repealed and turned back to the individual states for regulation in 1995. It's just a number.

It's also my age, as of today. No chance for repeal. I'll have to conserve my own energy from here on in. I can choose to call this my age limit, though. Not that I intend to STOP here, but I don't have to pay attention to ascending numbers; I can certainly do my own regulating when it comes to an age limit. Right? It's just a number after all.

Life is Good!
and like fine wine, getting better with age...
Cheers!

29 comments:

Suzan said...

Happy Birthday! Last birthday I turned 56. 55 is a piece of cake!

Beverley said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you have a special day.

Nancy said...

I'm thinking in light of the events of the past year, this may be your bestest birfday yet! May it be happy and filled with blessings and joy!

Ancestor Collector said...

A lot of wonderful people were born in 1953, and you and I are just two of them! Have a wonderful day. I'm thinking about you!

Big Birthday Hug!!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Giftage and festoonery are in order for this day. Happy Birthday my friend.

Celebratory Love, *karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

Anne Heidi said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a very special and fun filled day.
Hugs.

Patti said...

A very happy birthday to you! You sound just like my mother - except when she reached 50 she decided to subtract a year from her age. After all - it is just a number, and as long as one is fit and eats healthy and feels well, it's a number that means very little. Have a wonderful, special day!

Nane said...

Happy Birthday....55 Looks Good on You!!

Salem Stitcher said...

Happy Birthday!

dot said...

Happy birthday to you. Enjoy your special day.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Now that I'm 55 plus 2 days....

May your day be a special one ~ just like you!! Happy Birthday ~ and many more... be glad you can't hear me singing :-}

Shasta said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. G. You acquire wisdom as you age, so the older you are, the smarter you are.

paula, the quilter said...

Happy Double Nickle birthday to you! I hope you make it a special one.

leigh anna said...

happy birthday....
you know for the next 365 days you can say...

i'm 55 today!

or you can carry that 55 serta sheet with you every where and let him say it for you! :)

hope you have had a great day!

G'G'ma said...

Happy Birthday. Have a great day...and have a wonderful 55th year.

julieQ said...

Happy Birthday! Please have a most wondrous day...

Quilt Memories said...

Happy Birthday dear lady, hope it has been a wonderful day and many, many more to come.DH and I was talking about you the other day and he asked me how old you was and I said she must be at least 45...Yep, that is what I said....
Looking Good !!!!!!
Be home in 7 days....yeah!!!

meggie said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day!!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Happy birthday .... to you. I too hope you have a fab day...I am coming up on your age too...but I decided to take mine in the order I choose...so this year I am feeling .... hmmm....42!

mamaspark said...

Double nickles, good for you. You are my inspiration!

Libby said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Happy Birthday! I was 55 once. I remember it was good. :) blessings, marlene

Ms. Jan said...

LOLOL. Wait until next year and everyone points out that you are on the downhill slide to 60--ask me how I know. Hope you had a great day!

MARCIE said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. G! Hope you are having a great week!

Nan said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you!!!!!
I was surprised last year on my 55th b'day with a limo ride and a fabulous dinner at a restaurant on the water by my hubby and friends. It made my birthday totally painless. You're right - it is just a number. In my head I'm forever 25...then I look in the mirror! LOL!
I also agree we ARE getting better with age!

Tanya said...

You are so funny! Happy Birthday! (You could have trimmed off 10 years from that number and none of us would have thought twice.) Certainly a lovely 55 year old!

swooze said...

Happy Birthday!

Todd, Kari, Anna and Gracie said...

OHHH I am so sorry I'm late...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I bet you look wonderful.... and yes, it is just a number!!!

Happy B-Day...Happy B-Day...((SMILE)) Happy B-Day to you...

I have been so busy with school I never get a chance to get on here..

Rhonda said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!