Sunday, June 9, 2013

They Say It's My Birthday!!!

June 9th, 1950 a little baby girl was born and was named Linda Jean.  
Sixty-three years later...I'm still enjoying life!
One of my best friends ( we've know each other over 35 years ) sent me these....
Aren't they beautiful!  Thank you Karen!
With age comes some realizations. 
 Time flies faster each year and I want to live it to it's fullest! 
So I've decided to make some changes in my life.
I will be moving to Athens, GA so I can be nearer to family 
and of course my sweet Grandson Tiger!
I've longed to be closer for awhile and now the time is right to move.
I will be moving into a 2 bedroom duplex so some serious downsizing is taking place.  I haven't touched my dishes yet but know I must.  It is worth it and I'm ready for a simpler life.
My sweet Charlie will be moving with me.  Mr Toes will stay here. 
Changes aren't always easy.
Tiger is ready for Grandma to live nearby so he and I can play more often!

So one half of this great duplex
Will be my new home by the end of the month! 
I need to get Charlie and I settled in before I head to Paris in Sept! 

I'm sharing this at 

Yes, They Say It's My Birthday!



Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Glad you will be close to little Tiger. You look great for a 63 year old!

Ann said...

Happy Birthday. That's some birthday present you're giving yourself :)

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness Linda - it is your birthday - happy birthday to you. I wish you the best one ever. I am glad you are going to be closer to Tiger. I am glad you are making some positive changes. That looks like a really awesome place. I know you will make a lot of friends there too. But I will miss you.

Love, sandie

Susan said...

Linda, we share the same birthday! Happy Birthday my friend!

oldgreymare said...

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes on the new changes!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day.

Diann said...

A HUGE Happy Birthday hug to you my friend! I think this is going to be a wonderful present you are giving yourself!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, Linda. I wish you all the best with your new life changes. It's exciting to have changes in one's life, positive changes. '-)
~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, Linda. I wish you all the best with your new life changes. It's exciting to have changes in one's life, positive changes. '-)
~ Sarah

Coloradolady said...

Happy, happy Birthday Linda!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

I read about your downsizing and the first thought came to mind was how in the world do you downsize all of your goodies? But...I know it can be done, I have sorta been thinking the same lately, it is time get rid of the extra and not have so much stuff around, it gets heavy at times!

Best wishes on your move, I know you will be glad once you are in your new place!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Happy Birthday, Linda!!! YAY! Lovely flowers. I hope you've had a great day!



May all the changes ahead be awesome! Very pretty flowers and love the quotes!

Marigene said...

Happy, happy birthday, Linda! Beautiful flowers.
I know you will be so happy to be closer to Tiger...wishing you luck in your new adventure and downsizing!

Maria C said...

Happy birthday! Change is not always easy, as you say, but this one will be so worth it! Good luck!

mrs. c said...

Happy Birthday! i know this year will be the best ever and we cannot wait to see you on Thursday.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet Sis! You are a fabulous friend and a fun blog buddy! I'm so glad we've become such good friends! And since I was born the same year as you....but I've already had my'll always be younger than me! heehee! ENJOY your special day! BUNCHES of birthday HUGS coming your way! You best buddy, Diane

Cheri said...


Deb said...

"Happy Birthday, Linda". I am not far behind. Good luck with your move and I hope Toes doesn't miss you too much. It will be an adjustment, for sure. Onward and upward. All the bes. Hugs, Deb

Christine Graves said...

Love this post....Happy Birthday and go enjoy that beautiful grandson...You are going to love decorating a new place!

Kathe said...

Happy birthday! Beautiful flowers for a beautiful lady. I know the move is just right for you at this time. And more hours spent with Tiger will keep you young :-)

Ames said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and the best of a new life in Athens!~Ames

Ames said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and the best of a new life in Athens!~Ames

Susan said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday
Happy, happy, happy birthday
Happy, happy, happy birthday
To YOU to YOU to YOU!!!!!!!!

Oh, Linda. what a happy occasion. So glad you were born.

Wow, that was quite some news. Holy smokes! A move. A MAJOR move. And downsizing. WOW WOW WOW

Well, it'll be wonderful for Tiger as well as for your daughter , son-in-law, and YOU!

Hope your new year of life is terrific. Susan

Anonymous said...

Well Happy Birthday, Miss Lady, and look at the gorgeous flowers your dear friend sent! I'm excited to hear that you're moving near Tiger, that's really All Good!!! For him and for you!!! Love you bunches ~ Mary

Nancy Carr said...

Happy Birthday, Linda! A friend of mine lives in Athens. Enjoy your new home and family, too. Blessings

20 North Ora said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Sounds exciting! So glad you'll be closer to little one. They grow up so fast.

Hope you had a great day! Just think, next year you can celebrate with Tiger!


Laurie Ritchey said...

Happy Birthday, Linda! What beautiful flowers. Your new home looks beautiful, and of course the best part for you is that it is close to Tiger. What fun you will have. It also sounds like you are ready to downsize. Are you going to have a yard sale? I wish I could be there. Good luck with your move. laurie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Looks like you are ready to start the next adventure in your life. You have so much joy waiting for you...all that time with your little Tiger! Keep us posted!

:) Pam

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Happy birthday hope it's a great one, have to say I like the flowers

Jane and Chris said...

Happy Birthday!
I wish you whatever you wish for yourself!
Jane x

Vicky Hunt said...

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite bloggers! I am so excited for you about your move! I know you will love living close to your little grandson...:) Down-sizing will be oh so worth it! Enjoy the rest of your birthday.....and month!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

The Tablescaper said...

Happy birthday and congratulations of your big move. Big decision but it sounds like you're ready.

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Shelia said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Linda! You look so beautiful and I'm praying everything will go so smoothly with your move! I'm so glad you'll be closer to your daughter and her family - especially little Tiger! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melanie said...

Happy birthday, Linda! What beautiful flowers you received. How far is Athens from where you live now? Who will Mr. Toes be living with if you're not taking him?

joanne said...

Happy Birthday AND congratulations on this new big step in your life. Wishing you all the best.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Happy birthday! Congratulations on your big move. I'm sure your grandson will be so happy!

Ms. Goodwill Haunting said...

Happy birthday! Grandchildren are wonderful and glad you will be closer to Tiger. They grow up too fast! I guess as we get older, we begin to think of a simpler life or maybe we just realize what is really important in our lives.

Tricia said...

Happy birthday and best wishes on your big move! We went to grad school at UGA and loved Athens. It's one place we're considering for retirement. You will adore being so near Tiger!

Dawn@ We Call It said...

Sorry I missed your birthday, Linda. I was camping and without a signal all weekend. I hope you had a great one! Best wishes in your move, I hope it all goes smoothly, I know you'll love being closer to your family! Blessings - Dawn @ We Call it Junkin

Dawn@ We Call It said...

Sorry I missed your birthday, Linda. I was camping and without a signal all weekend. I hope you had a great one! Best wishes in your move, I hope it all goes smoothly, I know you'll love being closer to your family! Blessings - Dawn @ We Call it Junkin

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Happy, happy birthday to you Linda. Those flowers are gorgeous and so are your pictures. This move sounds like it will be a real positive change for you. How wonderful it will be to see your family and your precious Tiger more often.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Happy Birthday Linda!
I love the 10 steps to move on. I wish you the best in your new life. How great it will be that you will be able to see your grandson more often.
You and sweet Charlie will blossom together in your new digs. Your new place looks quite nice! I don't envy your downsizing but adjustments are always necessary with any move.
Hugs and once again Happy Birthday!

ImSoVintage said...

Happy birthday, sweet friend. I am so happy that you have found your place to live. I know that it is going to be a wonderful move for you. xo Laura

Claudia said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend! This is a big change ahead for you! Have you been thinking about this for a while? I have all sorts of questions! But I'm so glad you will be near your grandson - and Athens is a college town so it should be full of interesting places!

Thanks so much for joining in this week.


bj said...

Happy happy birthday, you good-lookin' woman, you.....:))

Sooo, you are also making a move in your life. I, too, am sooo ready for the more simple life and had NO trouble getting rid of a LOT of my dishes...I can't wait for both of us to "live the simple life"....and I will be even closer to my grands and you to Tiger. How much more awesome can it get?????:))

Suzan Sweatman said...

Happy birthday Sweet Linda - what a beautiful year it's turning out to be!!!
Close to Tiger - Paris - perfection:)
In Montreal duplexes are 2 flats on top of each other ( like Brownstones )
Your new home looks lovely

Hartwood Roses said...

I came here to give you a rousing rendition of 'Happy Birthday' ... and now I am wishing you the best in this newest chapter of life.

the cape on the corner said...

happy birthday and what an exciting move, followed by an even more exciting trip! happy thoughts for you!

Jenny said...

Oh happy day!

I'm so excited you will be close to Tiger!

What a fun change for everyone!

Congratulations on your decisions!

You look beautiful and so enthused!

Yay for you!

Pam said...

Happy Belated Birthday! You must be so excited that you'll be able to see the little guy all the time. That is a very cute looking duplex!

France said...

I knew I missed it! Happy Birthday Linda! Enjoy being closer to your loved ones!! xxx

Viki said...

Happy belated birthday. Good luck with the move.

Jemma said...

Happy belated Birthday-I wish you the very best for the year and years ahead. You are so positive that no matter where you go-it'll be good. This relocation-sounds perfect!
Happy Hugs-