So, on the Blue Ridge Gal's advice, I did just what I p.....pickin' wanted to do on my birthday.
Unfortunately, for me and you, it wasn't very exciting.
You see last week, my granddaughter gave me a big, wet kiss on the lips. And she had a cold.
I waited until she got out of the car, and I quickly washed my lips with hand sanitizer. YUK. That was pretty unpleasant, and to be honest, I don't advise it. And guess what, it didn't work anyway.
So, there was no avoiding the head cold on the birthday thing. I fully intended to ignore it.
It was the back spasm that I couldn't ignore. If you have ever had a back that 'went out', then you know what I mean. I gave up the ghost at noon, and came home. Thank God for "L" holding down the fort.
I promptly did 30 minutes in the hot tub, pajamas, and a heating pad. Happy Birthday to me.
But please don't feel bad for me.
It's a wonderful birthday. I'm alive! And I have a roof over my head, a couple of them, in fact. Winter is almost over. I have a lovely family, fantastic friends. DH making dinner while I lounge here with my lap top.
I sat in the hot tub today, with the snow blowing off the trees into my face, the jets beating on my lower back. Life is good. Head cold, back pain. No big deal. I get it. Every now and then, I get this slap up side of my head: slow down, be BETTER to yourself, you only have the here and NOW. Love it.
And some papers were signed today that gives someone I love a whole new lease on life. It was, HANDS DOWN, one of the the best birthday gift EVER. If only I could shout it to the roof tops, but I have to restrain myself, and be satisfied with sharing it with you all.
Soon, I hope to have more good news, that everyone I love is in good health. Nothing will make me happier than that will.
A while back, my good friend Alice, asked me if she could have something delivered to the studio. I said sure.
Little did I know.
She was very pleased that they were alive and well.
I personally could find some other way.
Just thought you might like to know, in case you want to get some of your very own.
I have nothing whatever to say about this photo, I just wanted to see something bright and colorful, and pleasant, after those worms! Good Lord.
So, I may not get much done this week. But that's OK. Maybe I will get some knitting done, some writing, some reading. Maybe I will get a nap or two in. Maybe I will just get another perspective.
And you know how that goes. Perspestive is everything.
Love you all out there.