A memory of a friend who was older than I just came to me, when years ago she got out of her seat and groaned. I remember her looking up at me as I voiced my concern for her well-being, and she said, "Don't worry, at this age we come with sound effects." We both laughed. She was 70! Well, now I am at that age where I come with sound effects, quite often as a matter of fact. But I still feel like I am 30 in my head, so I don't worry about it.
That's not to say I take anything for granted, especially in this day and age when there are so many who are having such a hard time. I'm not going to get maudlin but I said to myself a long time ago that I was going to enjoy each new day. And yes there have been days when it has rained, figuratively speaking, quite hard but I made up my mind to try and find as much happiness in the next sunrise as I could.
I am blessed with a dear family and many good friends. There is a roof over our heads and food on the table, and we try to help others whenever we can. My greatest blessing is to have a sweet husband, an equally sweet son who brought into the family our daughter-in-law whom we have grown to love as our own, and there are family members I am very close to.
Saccharin-fest over, because today I feel like it, no apologies. Tomorrow I may reach for my 🐻grumpy mug🐻 who knows! Yes I jest but I am far from perfect, you just never know.
Here are a few photos from yesterday. I started off with the bouquet hubs gave me, and here are two more.
The Flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days."
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower, clearly our whole life would change."
Here are my "flowers". They asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I jokingly said, "Bring wine!" I was joking but not really and they know me well. They stopped off to pick up....
a bottle of Prosecco and this pretty wine glass, along with some fancy dark chocolate truffles. They were so good!
And the sparkly design on the wine glass was a nod to my roots. Loved it and its new home will be displayed in pride of place in the china cabinet. The truffles are no longer around. I am glad I took one photo to show how pretty they were. There were five in a box, don't judge! Hubs is not a chocolate lover and my ‘flowers’ would not take one, saying they were mine to enjoy, and I surely did.
So there you go, that was my birthday. Sorry for the ramble but it was a ramble kind of a day today as I become more reflective.
Thank you for stopping by, and have a great weekend.
(my signature is mini me at my Christening)