Friday, May 11, 2012

Status update

Today is my birthday. In the past, my feelings about birthdays have usually been negative, but today I'm feeeling upbeat. I'm in counting-my-blessings mode. 
The day started with a half-hour Skype talk with my son, who lives in Barcelona. 

Then there was a phone call from my 3-year-old grandaughter: "Happy Birthday Granma! we're making you a secret birthday cake!!!" (cue hysterical laughter 
and shussshhing from her parents in the background).
 Birthdays are a big deal when you're just 3.

It's a lovely warm, blustery, sunny autumn day, and as I drove to meet a friend for our traditional lunch (it's her birthday today too) I made a mental good things list, including family, friends, a job I enjoy...

I hope you all have a brilliant May 12, too.

When I was in Christchurch last month I took this sunrise photo from my bedroom window:


  1. Happy Birthday. I adore the secret Birthday surprise cake. Birthdays are a wonderful time to remember to count blessings.
    That photo. Oh. Simply breathtaking. Thank you so much.

  2. Wow, fabulous photo Alexia! I hope you had a good day, it sounds pretty good.

  3. Happy Birthday Alexia!! here's hoping your good times keep on rolling!!
    LOVE your sunrise!! the perfect time of day...i think...for reflecting...

  4. Happy Birthday, and Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. That photo is awesome!

  5. What a lovely post on your outlook on life!
    Many happy returns of the day!

  6. Thanks everyone. I'd had a couple of glasses of wine, hence the sentimentality... sorry 'bout that!

  7. Alexia, I have a couple videos of those robins getting drunk on berries last winter here.


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