Monday, October 18, 2010
A Birthday Giveaway and My Flowers
Well, here we are! My birthday is nearly over now. It's been a lovely day. My favorite son...you know by now...my only son started the day off by calling me on the phone. Remember, he is in Silicon Valley in California...so far away. But, he calls real often. Today he called and sang "Happy Birthday" to me three times in the same phone call. Just being funny....and so darn cute!
The minute our phone call ended, the florist delivered flowers from Scott, so I had to call him back and he sang again! Wasn't that a great start to the day?
My friend, Bibi, delivered her gift to me this afternoon....a beautiful fabric cone she made and filled with lovely real flowers...so pretty. And, a fabric heart to go with it. She makes the most gorgeous pretty, delicate things.
My brother, Mike, called this afternoon and talked for about an hour. That was a nice surprise and this evening, my daughter, Kelly, had us over for dinner. Delicious! It was nice to spend some time with her, my son-in-law, grandson and his girlfriend. And, the two 'grand-dogs.' I had a great time.
So, in these photos, you see my flowers from Scott...daisies and roses....two of my favorites. The 'cone' and heart made by Bibi and a photo of the cone hanging on the china cabinet in my kitchen. (Not the best photo...but you get the idea...I think it looks really pretty there.) There's a little water tube in there, so I can keep this flower fresh for a while (see the closeup...it's gorgeous!) It was a lovely birthday!!!
And, since I wanted to give something away for my birthday...(photos in the previous post), I had that old navy man choose a number.....he chose #25....so CHRISTY, you are the lucky winner!! I hope you enjoy your 'goodies' as much as I will enjoy giving them to you!
Thanks to all of you who sent comments and birthday wishes....I sure appreciate each and every one of you.....til next time, take care, pat
PS. My friend, Deb C. always adds this quote at the end of her emails. I love it and every time I read it I go "YES!" That's what I want to do....grow old as the leaves do and enjoy all the light and color in life I possibly can, until the end. Here's the quote...just beautiful:
"HOW BEAUTIFUL THE LEAVES GROW OLD. HOW FULL OF LIGHT AND COLOR ARE THEIR LAST DAYS." John Burroughs