Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Still Celebrating.

Post 601 ~ ~ ~ Tuesday, 26th May, 2009.

Hello My Friends ~ ~ I hope the world has been treating you all well. I seem to be getting very spoilt and taken care of and am really beginning to like it.

My 'little' brother Peter has his birthday on Thursday, the 28th. I hope you have a great day Peter and enjoy every minute. Please pop over and wish him a Happy Birthday.

It all started on Sunday when John arrived to take me for our Lunch with Geoff and Jo and we were sitting talking, a few minutes, and the doorbell rang, that I hadn't seen anyone
arrive, John said "It's some strange lady." AND it was his daughter Rebecca who flew in
from Brisbane Saturday for a week. Did I ever get a surprise??? Bec was my right hand 'man' for years until she moved to Queensland, taking me shopping weekly and to Drs
etc etc. She has been gone almost 5 years, and this is her third trip back to Shepparton.

Meanwhile, my daughter Kathy rang to say she and her three daughters were coming for
a couple of nights. So that was another big surprise. Kathy brought me a lovely digital
Photo Frame, So Kristen and Kate worked out how to load photos and then taught me.
Also, of course Jo and Geoff and son Scott came to the Luncheon which was lovely, and
it was great to have them although they had to leave early after lunch. They brougt me a beautiful hanging basket with a tallish fern in with a large Zygo Cactus. I love it and will take
some photos for next time I post. John took a couple of photos at the Lunch, but hasn't sent them yet, so they are the only ones with Jo and Geoff and Scott in them. Here are some others.

This is my eldest, John and youngest, Kathy and me.

A couple of Kathy and me, Monday and on Tuesday.

Three Generations, John, Bec and me. taken Tuesday 26th May, 2009

Bec, and John on the left, and Kristen, Jorja, Kate, and Kathryn on the right.

Yesterday, All the girls took me shopping and spent a nice time looking around as we fought a wide edged toaster to cook thick Cafe Raison loaf slices in. and that works well.
Then we bought a tall standerd Light for me to see the computer while I type. And then I
bought a new camera as my old one was heavy compared to the new one and has a much bigger view of photos. The old one was very hard on batteries.
Scott, my grandson brought me a lovely dragonfly that goes in the garden and glows at
the end of the day. Kathy also brought me a large bunch of a huge Lily of some sort.
Kathy and the girls left about 11 am this morning. It was so good to see them as usual.

Thank you all so much for your comments and birthday wishes and I will get around to
replying to you all soon. i am tired tonight so will cut this short.
Last night Kathy cooked tea for us and tonight John, Bec and I went out for tea again.
Bec only has a few more days before she leaves on Saturday.
So you can see it has been very busy, but very exciting. My love to you all,
Cheers , Merle.

Post 601 ~ ~ ~ Tuesday, 26th May, 2009.


Margaret Cloud said...

Happy belated Birthday, I feel the same as you and other old folks, the mind works good but the body don't want to cooperate. I wish Peter a happy BD also. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with rhe family. It is so nice to see your family come and make your special day special. Hope the rest of the week goes well, take care my friend and be safe.

Pearl said...

So good to hear you having so much fun. Your family sounds like they really wanted your birthday to be special.
May I wish you a belated Happy Birthday???? So sorry I am late.
Love all your photos.


Fred said...

You have a beautiful family, Merle. I'm glad you had such a nice time with your family.

Patty said...

You have been one busy girl. You will have to take another week to rest up. Nice to have family come for visits, now don't get me wrong, but it's always nice when they all go home and the house gets quiet again. LOL I know we get pretty set in our ways. I'm amazed that our youngest daughter and granddaughter moving in with us, hasn't bothered either of us as much as I thought it might.
Sleep well, so happy you had such a wonderful birthday.

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle. Im pleased you had a wonderful Birthday Sounds like your getting spoilt with all those lovely gifts going out to dinner and what a lovely surprise with Bec comming down from Queensland,Lovely photo's of all..Take care dear Merle look forward to your next lot of photo's.. Love Jan..

Btw the Oranges will be making appearance soon on my blog,,Trying to post the trip as we traveled home...

Big Dave T said...

Looking good on your birthday there, Merle. Sounds like you got some nice gifts too. I got a few shirts, a barbecue glove emblazoned with my favorite University logo (U of Michigan), and a couple videos. I'll have to go over and wish Peter a happy birthday.

Peter said...

Wow you've been busy alright, good to see all the family.
Warren and I are going to Adelaide for a week, driving a Toyota Land Cruiser over for a friend of Rex' leaving 31st then flying home on June 8th, so will spend a few days with Vicki and Rex.
Jacqui went home today.

Jack K. said...

You have a beautiful family. It is always wonderful to get together with those you love.

linda may said...

G'Day Merle, It is lovely to hear about you and your family. You and Kathy have the same smile. You had a lovely spend up too, isn't it fun to do that.You have more techno savvy than me Merle, I would need someone else to fix one of those photo frames for me.

Christina said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday and it sounds like you are having a lovely time with your loved ones!

take care

audrey` said...

Our dearest Merle is enjoying her birthday week with her loved ones =)

Mountain Mama said...

Still Partying! Good for you. I'm glad that so many could come help you celebrate.
I hope you don't get worn out from all the pampering. LOL!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Wow, you have been celebrating, Merle. What a lovely birthday you've had. Family makes all the difference doesn't it?


Joy Des Jardins said...

Happy Belated Birthday Merle. I can't believe I missed your birthday sweetie. I'm so sorry. I have no excuses...just busy with work and stuff. It looks like you have been having a good time with family that's for sure. How wonderful Merle. 75 years young Merle....congratulations on that wonderful milestone my dear friend.
Thank you for posting those great pictures....you look MARVELOUS!

Have a great weekend....much love to you sweet friend...Love, Joy

Gina E. said...

I am pleased to hear you had such a lovely birthday with your family, Merle. And stop saying you're spoilt - I think a nice person like you deserves every hug and gift you get! You are so lucky to have such a caring family. My MIL doesn't have anyone except Ken, his sister, and me visiting her these days. No grandkids come - they are all 'too busy'...