Sunday was Mother's Day and Phil and I drove up to daughter and son-in-law's place for afternoon tea. Two granddaughters and 3 great-granddaughters were also there so the two men were outnumbered 6 to 2. (C told us her hubby was sick at home with man flu...her words not mine).
We had coffee and scones and cake and it was quite a delightful few hours. G/daughter A and I lamented the fact that our football team is not doing well this year but most of the talk was lots of fun. K+B gave me a frangipani plant so now I have 9 of them. We gave her a Bunnings voucher as she is always buying something for their garden and, of course, she has a much larger frangipani collection than I have.
Over the weekend I sat and read what I had posted on Saturday and then chatted with Phil about it all.
We both talked about things past and how fortunate we both were to have been together for so long and have such great memories of past events in both our lives.
It was then we realised how many people never made it to a great age and in other cases, because of illness or accident, those that did continue to live were unable to partake of, and enjoy, many of the past-times we took for granted.
Yes, we are indeed fortunate. We will never be wealthy as far as money is concerned but money doesn't make for happiness and neither of us goes in much for material possessions to any extent. No, our happiness is in having each other, our little family and, even though our health is not wonderful, we can still both hear (reasonably well), see, talk, walk (well, Phil can anyway) and get on with our daily lives, albeit slowly.
I feel it did me good to get off my chest all I said on Saturday so I beg your forgiveness in posting what may have sounded a list of grumbles. Old people do that at times when feeling frustrated at their restrictions, so you have to tolerate them the best way you can.
While all this was going on EC sent me a wonderful email featuring a 91 year old woman and it was quite inspiring. I feel she has an advantage over me as she is a poet but that shouldn't make a difference as we must accept ourselves for what we are. The website is
https://www.facebook.com/newshour/videos/10154180279098675/ Whether you will be able to access this website I have no idea but it is well worth the effort. (River...I will email it to you as I am sure you will enjoy it. It is only quite short so not time consuming.)