Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY AND IT'S NOT OVER YET...
No, I didn't have a cake with candles but when my lovely daughter came this morning, with our oldest granddaughter and her beautiful girls, she brought some delicious carrot cake which we really enjoyed. After all we would have needed a huge cake to accommodate 81 candles and it would never have got eaten.
We both enjoyed having Immy (she is so lovely) and AJ (she is such a good baby and a real character) here with their mum and my daughter has never missed seeing me on my birthday for which I am so grateful to her for. This year she didn't bring lunch for us as she is on a strict diet (as many of you will know) and although she said she was being selfish in not bringing lunch I feel her health is more important right now than anything else. I didn't feel she was being selfish and completely understood where she was coming from.
It has been a wonderful day so far. I've received quite a few very pretty cards and several friends have rung me wishing me a happy birthday. I just had birthday phone call from my #2 granddaughter and earlier today we all talked to #3 granddaughter and her friend (in Alaska) using Skype. What a wonderful invention that is as a means of keeping in touch with family in distant places. Even MOH sat and had a chat and he is not one for computers and the like but I feel he was quite impressed with Skype.
As we were both full after eating the carrot cake we decided against a normal lunch so had smoked oysters, cheese (50% less fat of course) and cracker biscuits. Nice to do something like that for a change.
Tonight, to finish off what has been a most rewarding and delightful day, we will have Chinese take-away which is something we both enjoy. It is a meal we denied ourselves for many years because of us both being diabetic but we have now decided that as we are both in our 80s we both deserve treats from time to time as a reward for being good for so long; well most of the time anyway.
The weatherman has also smiled kindly on me for my birthday. After many hot days ranging from 37C through to 42C it has only been 28C today and tomorrow will also be quite cool before more hot weather on the weekend and early next week. I have been so grateful today that the weatherman took pity on me. : )