Posts Tagged '50th Birthday'

I’m a Trendsetter!

Look who’s following in my “trend” steps! Madonna and more!

#5: I Go Electric, at Last!

guitar-friends-small.jpgIt’s been a long time since I received a present that had me bouncing with glee, but my Austin “family” (a.k.a. the Cheesecracker Gang) came through big time: Check out my Fender Squier Bullet Strat, complete with a Spider amp with “insane rock star settings”! I was so excited! Thanks to all who made this possible: Ray and Michelle, Bob and Janis, Brad, Robbie and Joe, Suz, Mervie, Helen and Charles, and of course Jim K. Double/quadruple/super-duper thanks go to Ray, who did the scouting and actual purchasing! Now, if I can just figure out how to rock out! So far, I’ve made Patsy bark only once! (Pictured above: Bob Daemmrich, moi with present, Lynn & David Kindler. Photos by Ray)


It’s a Most Unusual Day

cyndle-birthday-no-1-001.jpgI’m a believer in signs, and what could more auspicious than this: I’m about to celebrate my fiftieth birthday tomorrow, and not only have I been perpetually perched on the cusp of Capricorn and Aquarius (I like to say I’m a Capriquarian or Aquaricorn, depending on which sign seems more dominant at the moment ― translation: I go both ways!), but I’m on a cusp of another sort this weekend. Today, Saturday, is either the last day of my first half-century (in this lifetime, anyway!) or the day before my second half-century. My intention for today is to have a gentle, introspective day of contemplation and release so that I can open up to a new, broader more me ME starting tomorrow!

All signs point to a blossoming and powerful year for me, and I am more than ready. It all ties in with my intention for the year: I am allowing and available to Spirit so that I can be fully who I came here to be.

After seeing my therapist for a rejuvenating clearing session, I treated myself to lunch at Mandola’s (frequently referred to as my “other office”), and as I started writing, I had to laugh at my accidental soundtrack: “It’s a Most Unusual Day” — apropos, no?

In between bites of the hearty minestra di farro and parmesan-crusted melanzane dipped in a basil aioli, I jotted down my releases (well, I wasn’t talkin’ records, but it did end up reading like a not-so-greatest hits compilation!). Then I listed what I want to bring into my life this year while downing an entire Napoleon all by myself (hey, it’s my birthday weekend!). And as I was finishing that, a later installment of my soundtrack started up: “Love Came Just in Time”! Yeehaw! Bring it ON!

tdog-patsy-on-sofa-001.jpgList complete, I went home and cuddled with ThunderDog (left), Patsy Clementine (right), and Dini (not pictured; she was probably behind the sofa!) as I watched back-to-back Jane Austen movies, Pride and Prejudice with Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier followed by the new Masterpiece Theatre version of Persuasion. A sweet ending to the first fifty, I must say!

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