With the exception of a welcome rain the other day, the past week has been utterly beautiful with mild temps and killer blue sky days. Unseasonably cool for August but how nice to be canning in 70 something degree weather as opposed to 90 something.
I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday week with the weather, the cards, the gifts and just plain enjoyable moments. On Tuesday my twin sister came out to spend a day with me. We share the same birthday ya know (grin) and although Wed.was it, Tues. worked out perfectly for us to hang together all day without anyone else. Coop was busy helping my niece’s hubby build his shed, neither one of us twins had any other serious responsibilities, so a real day of girl fun and bonding with my twin took place. It’s been awhile since that has happened! And ya know what we did? We laughed, we talked, we spent time outdoors, even sat crocheting together on the patio. I had made homemade, homegrown spaghetti sauce for a dinner of organic whole wheat pasta and homegrown snow peas. Sue got the urge to make bread, so that she did so at the end of the day we enjoyed a fantastic meal together full of nutrition and good vibes. What more could you want? She also gifted me with a beautiful crystal, a couple of new CDs and a most beautiful and cozy afghan…in PINK! Gosh, what a generous gal she is! I have listened to the Jakob Dylan CD she gave me over and over, it’s that good. I would love to show you a picture of me curled up in my new pink afghan but I accidentally deleted all the photos I just uploaded to picassa. And of course I deleted them from my memory card already, too. Damn! That’s twice I’ve done that! Anyhow trust me; the afghan is big and beautiful. I love it!
My neighbor showed up the Mon. with a pretty card and gift, some new kitchen towels (pink of course) and a pink can opener to go in my pink kitchen. Cards arrived in the mail from sister in laws, my son and his wife and another from the grandboys. My girlfriend Vicki sent me a book I had wanted (A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle) and two cards! She liked them both so she sent me two, lol. You have to know Vicki, she is one in a million and quirky that way…it’s one of the many things I love about her. On wed. my wonderful kids called to wish their mom a happy birthday, then on Thurs. my dear, sweet niece came over with a card and a plate full of homemade macaroons (she knows I LOVE coconut) plus the promise of a soon to arrive book I have been coveting on Amazon. I am one lucky girl! Ok, woman. But I gotta tell ya that even at fifty three I still have the heart and mind of a girl at times. Now if my body would just keep up!
All in all a grand week has left me with a full heart and a heightened appreciation for all the people and goodness in my life. And although greatly appreciated, it is not the gifts or cards given that mean so much but the spirit of love and connection I share with these special people in my life.