It's over now. Done for another year -or at least I hope it's in my cards to be around a year from now.
I am now the "real deal" senior citizen I guess having passed the mark yesterday when my age changed to that big old 65!
And to be perfectly honest, I make comments about age, being an old fart, and such, but except for the darned arthritic joints and those type of things, I really don't mind aging.
It does sure as all get out beat the alternatives though, doesn't it?
Well anyway, here's a little run-down on how my day went.
Went to bed about 5 a.m. and woke up about a little past 7 a.m. and told Maya to get up, go upstairs and make sure her mother was awake so she'd be able to get Maya all ready to go to school today. Don't want, don't need, any reruns of the morning Mandy didn't wake up until about 7:40 a.m. and she only had about 15 minutes to get Maya washed, dressed and shoved out the door when her bus pulled up out front, ya know!
I did go back to sleep for about another hour or so then though and got up around 8:15. Mandy said she and Maya had a bit of an argument this a.m. about what type of clothing she was to wear to school today. It was supposed to be one of those special school days where the kids are all supposed to dress a certain way and Mandy, for some reason or other, was thinking today was supposed to be "Clash Day" and this got Maya all upset because she insisted it was supposed to be "Team Day." Ultimately the issue was resolved as Maya went and pointed out on the school calendar that yes indeed, it was supposed to be "Team Day" and that proved to her mother that SHE was right! Boy, that's tough to swallow when an almost six-year-old can read that well after only a little over a month in kindergarten, isn't it?
Thanks to my good friend Linda -the 911 operator, ya know - who put out the good word on her blog for everyone to come visiting here today and wish me a Happy Birthday, I had loads and loads of birthday greetings from blogger friends and a whole big bunch over on Facebook too! Thanks to every last one of you who came calling and passed on a greeting while here. I really did appreciate that, very much.
I put some spareribs in the crockpot to cook for supper while Mandy took care of fixing scalloped potatoes and some green beans and then, she also fixed a big pan as well as a smaller one of apple crisp too for dessert. (She offered me the choice of brownies or apple crisp and you can figure now what my choice was, can't you?) So tonight, we had big bowls of hot apple crisp, right out of the oven, topped with a lot of yummy good ice cream too! Mmmmm, Good! The only drawback to that treat is that if we keep making crisps and pies and the holiday seasons just around the corner that will be laden with all kinds of good treats, I will really have to be on a search and destroy mission for some kind of fat burners, won't I?
But along with the blogger greetings, facebook messages and phone calls too from my older daughter, my son and from my older grandson -Prince Alex -I also had a visitor today. And this one came bearing gifts too!
My good friend -the one who has been my friend for probably 62 or 63 years -for almost my entire life at any rate -stopped by with a birthday present for me. It's a beautiful candle stick holder that her husband made and it is in a traditional-type Swedish design. To show it to all of you, I decided to place it on the tabletopper I started Tuesday afternoon so you get a sneak preview of the project I'm working on and using that to show off the candle holder too.
The tabletopper has 12 sections with a candle and small pine branch with some holly berries and so far now, I have three of those sections completed.
Here's another photo too of the candleholder and corner of the cloth. Hopefully it will show up a bit better here.
Yeah - I think you can see better what the candle holder really looks like in this shot. But it will look really pretty gracing the table at Christmas or just seated atop the organ year round too, don't you agree?
And that's pretty much all the excitement to be had here today. But the meal, the greetings and wishes, the dessert, visitor and candle holder along with the wonderful photo my cousin sent me the other day really all came together to make this one of the absolute best birthdays ever!