Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Sarah

Today I have become a Sarah. Yep, I turned 50 years old and in the Netherlands you are then a Sarah. Unless you are male as in that case you become an Abraham. As I am female, Sarah it is. Fun fact: did you know Miss O was originally called Sara? Yeah, changed that the minute she got through my door.

Anyway. Big birthday. Or so they say. I don't really see so much difference with 49 or 51 or 62 and 127 days to be honest, but apparently 50 is the big one. The half century. Starting the end. Then again, as I am planning to reach 120, I am not quite starting the end yet. I hope.

A home made rice pudding cake
Right. Birthday. With cake. Which I would normally have made myself, but a certain new place is also vying for attention, so shop bought it is. I received my first birthday card already back in May with an overexcited Debby sending it out early. I have only opened it today!

As for presents: well, I have some fantastic ones this year. First of all there was the new iPod I bought for myself. Expensive maybe, but I had been going on about it for nearly three years and besides: I had plenty of money as a new place was far on the horizon.

The new digs
Then there was the new place which was actually much closer than I had ever thought. I won't quite be in it by the end of this day, but in a month's time I can watch the Doctor whenever I want. Or any of the other series, shows or films that I like. And if I'm not home: I can record it.

The third great present came two days ago. My Mum and I were going to get a new potato bin for my Mum, when I spotted a lovely dress in a shop window. One that actually stopped me in my tracks as I loved it. So, after the potato bin had been bought, I went into that store to see whether it would fit. Remember I am a big girl and regular sizes are too small. This was a regular clothes shop.

I knew I was size 48 last year. I had lost weight, so 46 should be good now. I tried it on: it looked awful! Like I was wearing a potato sack. I needed a smaller size, but they didn't have the next size down. They did however have 42, which I tried on. I took it off almost immediately, put my own stuff back on, went to the counter and paid for the dress. 

All in all, this birthday has all the markings of being a good birthday. 

13 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    OOOOOOHHHHHHH Mara that dress is gorgeous and I totally get why you wanted it - and hope to see a photo with you IN it soon enough!!!

    The home is definitely the birthday present of all birthday presents though. One that will keep on giving. I hope you have a wonderful day... hugs from afar. YAM xx

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    1. A good, albeit quiet day. We will finish up with a nice pasta dinner at our local Italian restaurant.

      Klem

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  2. Well congratulations. It is strange that 50 is more significant thn 49 or 51, but our brains work that wya.

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  3. Happy Happy 50th Mara. It appears you 50th year will be full of so much goodness. Well done on the much smaller Dress! YAY YOU
    My daughter Marlu, will be 50 August 28. Amazing as my mind's eye can still see her on the first day of Kindergarten
    Hugs Cecilia

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  4. Happy Birthday !! Half a century ! I remembered minen, we were in the States in the Sequoia park and I stood under a big tree with an .... hamburger ! That was my 50th birthday!! I think my men had thought this was enough !

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  5. A very happy birthday to you! We're so glad things are going your way!

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  6. Happy Birthday to you. It is a landmark birthday and one to celebrate in style. New house, iPod and new dress. Great start to your next decade.

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  7. Zeker een leuk jurkje! En de maat is prachtig, natuurlijk. Well done!

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  8. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you have had a good day and will be able to settle in your new home soon.

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  9. I never knew that about being a Sarah or an Abraham. Fifty didn't feel any different to me but when I turned 60 I was not happy about that! Love the dress.

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  10. So you are a Sarah. Now you may not want to have a baby at this time as the Biblical Sarah did. So pleased you found the dress and at such a smaller size. Congratulations all around.

    klem

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    1. Well, it would need to be a complete miracle in that case, seeing as I had a hysterectomy a few years back... But even if that hadn't been the case: no, I would not want to have a baby at this time of my life!

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