I would firstly like to thank everyone for there concern and prayers regarding my health and recent hospital visit. I am yet to get the pathology results on the growth that was removed, but fingers crossed, they got it all and I wont be spending anymore time in hospital in the near future. As Carol pointed out anaesthetic and myself are not the best of friends, but I have made a swift and fast recovery and are feeling again on top of it all.
Secondly my birthday, where do I start !!!
Merle, you are correct, I haven't reached 70 yet, got a FEW years still before I reach that milestone. I'm not sure how others feel about their age, but to say that I am now 67 doesn't sound as daunting, as to say I have a 46yr old daughter , and my eldest grandchild is 23 and the youngest has just turned 3 !!! The upside to it is when Carol and I are together and out shopping, people always ask if we are sisters !!! I'm not sure if that is an insult to Carol or a compliment to me - I take the compliment, Carol just smiles and says "come on sis, lets keep moving" !!!
Carol, thank you for for posting this beautiful poem on my birthday, and sharing it with everyone, I loved it when you first put it on your web site all those "moons" ago, and still do.
Peter, mmmm... "best catch in Yarra", I laughed when I read that remembering the conversation that you had extracted it came from !! Am looking forward to your next visit and hope you, Vicki and Rex have a great time at the "Musta".
To everyone else that left best wishes, I once again thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to reading all your comments, and enjoy my visits to your bloggs. It has been a really different experience for me, how we all get to now each other, sharing our lives and interests, becoming friends, although alot of us have never met. I like nothing more than making my "morning cuppa" and sitting down to browse and read what my friends have been upto, where they are going, where they are going next or just to have a good laugh.
I had many phone calls and emails from family and friends especially from my beautiful kids Carol, Gary & Joanne and their families. Donna, Brett and family came over for dinner as they live close by, along with my good friends Ron & Irene who are still here with me. We had a lovely roast lamb & veggies, followed by a birthday cake for desert. Here are a few snaps that were taken on the night, and please NO COMMENT regarding the FLAME on top of the cake, I was waiting a call from the fire department .. I mean 67 candles does make for a lot of glow !!!
The birthday girl with 3 of my beautiful grandchildren - Kayne (standing) Rylie (left) Maddison (right) and Ron
Okay the candles are all blown out (with a little help), its time to cut the cake, the girls are keeping a close watch that I dont touch the bottom, because we all know that if you do, you have to kiss the closest boy - YUCK !!!
My mate Irene or as we affectionatly call her "izee". Notice the glass is empty and the slight glow to the cheeks, yes we were having a few Brandy & Dry's. Of course for me it was medicinal !!
Ron & Irene in my back yard, winding down after a big day.