Sunday, 16 March 2014

Happy Birthday to me

The best picture I've seen of me for a long time.

Today in case you haven't guessed is my birthday.

I started the day at 6.15 am or thereabouts by singing
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
I seem to be still here
Happy Birthday to me.

In the absence of a choir that was the best I could do.
I had already been given beautiful mauve irises and white roses, had a pile of cards waiting unopened for my return from church and was greeted by a truly beautiful sunny warm day.

Back from church I gardened for an hour and a half then retired to open the cards.  A knock at the door, another card and lovely pink roses with white lisianthus.

Turned on the lap-top, Happy Birthday Ray said my computer (well, wrote it).  Stunned I went to my emails birthday wishes from Dutch friends. Didn't even know they knew when my birthday was.

This afternoon a phone call and another card through the letterbox.

Ouch!  just pinched myself to make sure I was not  dreaming.

Having successfully slipped through the net at church, stayed stumm can't spell it, and avoided wearing  the dreaded birthday hat in front of the entire congregation, I had thought this was to be a very quiet birthday apparently someone somewhere had other ideas.

Lovely!/

16 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Ray....I am so glad to hear that it was such a good one! Lots of hugs!

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  2. Thankyou Greenpatches, it has been.

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  3. Happy Birthday from New Zealand - glad it was a good day. What self control you have doing the gardening before opening your cards!!!

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  4. Thanks Susan. It's not really self=control, more a way of stretching the pleasure to maximise the affect.

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  5. I'm so glad your birthday didn't go by unmarked, Ray. Belated birthday greetings from me too.

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    1. Many thanks Perpetua. It was a really good day.

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  6. A very happy belated birthday :)

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  7. Thanks Claire, never too late for good wishes.

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  8. I'm late, but want to add my cheers to the many others you've received. In fact, were I a wee bit closer, I'd pack over some home-made carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

    Blessings for a year of new memory-making.

    Kathleen

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  9. Thanks very much Kathleen, on both counts, but perhaps it's as well you can't send the cake as it's Lent.
    Thanks also for the blessings, always welcome.

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  10. Thanks Jane. Time goes so fast these days, it seems like weeks ago.

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  11. Aaack! I missed your birthday by almost a month! I hope it was lovely in every way. Blessings and many happy returns of the day!

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  12. Thanks Penny. Belated good wishes are jujst as welcome as prompt ones.
    It was a good day thanks.

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