Well, here we are on a Sunday once again. A Sunday when we had high hopes of a lovely weekend weatherwise. We were promised that the temperatures were definitely going to be on the up. Well, I'm afraid that hasn't happened, and we are still here with cold, heavy rain :(
I managed to survive another birthday yesterday! Can't believe that another year has gone by, but, then, we all say that, don't we?! Personally, I am just grateful to be here, with the blessings of family and friends, and to have the health and strength to do the things I do.
You will see by a couple of my birthday presents, that people really are wishing the sunshine for me, and an end to the rain!!
Here is a little selection of the birthday cards I received
Eli and Ruby slept on Friday evening, so I took a couple of photos of them (with apologies to my facebook friends who have already seen them!).
The following photo is of Eleanor. She is always attending United Nations Conferences with the school, where she represents different Countries, and they have to argue their case. She absolutely loves this, and she was even on the Security Council last year. This time she was representing Russia on their Human Rights Programme. We did tell her that she might find that rather difficult! Here she is with a couple of her friends, who were representing Italy and Brazil.
|Eleanor is in the middle!|
As I face the start of another year in my life, I thought I would come up with a few quotes on ageing! I think I rather like number 3!!
"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
-- Mark Twain
"There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt."
-- Author Unknown
"Old age is no place for sissies."
-- Bette Davis
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent--that is to triumph over old age."
-- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
See you all again soon. Take care.