Friday, 1 November 2019

Friday

There was no time to put a post on yesterday it was too busy a day.    First of all there was a breakfast with friends (we often do this on birthdays) about a dozen of us.   Friend W took a group photograph and sent to me - I filed it and now for the life of me I can't find it.   When I have a bit more time I will make a search and put it on.   In the meantime all I can say is that we had a lovely, happy time.

Then it was home to open my 27 cards (all so very welcome - they do the heart good), make myself a coffee, read The Times and take Tess for a walk.   Humidity is very high at present and consequently I am having severe difficulty in walking, so it was a slow, painful walk.   Then friend G called, just in time for a cup of tea and a nice chat.   While she was there friend P rang from the Lakes as he does every year, put the phone on the piano and played 'Happy Birthday' - I turned up the sound on the phone so that G could hear it too.   In the evening my son and his wife came round with a Take Away Pizza meal and we sat and ate that and had a nice, relaxed evening.   I had a lovely day - thank you to everyone who helped me enjoy it.

Today has been a damp, miserable day and tonight there is fog (or there was the last time I looked out of the window before I drew the blinds).   Tess had her long walk with her dog-walker and best friend J.   She had on her new fleecy coat which J bought her and also her new harness which I bought her yesterday.   She looked very smart and took her place in J's car on the front passenger seat next to a new friend - a Labradoodle.   I succumbed to a toasted tea cake when I went for my morning coffee with friends this morning (and when C came a little later she was tempted too!).   This afternoon I have done very little other than sit and read the paper.   I switched on the News for the Headlines but then switched off - I have resolved to ignore the election and any effort by politicians to bore my ears off.

Have a good week-end.

16 comments:

wisps of words said...

Sounds like you had a delightful Birthday!!!! Which we all deserve! -smile-

Ahhhh yes, humidity and aches and pains. At our age, we don't need a weather person to tell us what's coming, do we? -sigh-

But then, we are glad we are still walking around! Aches and pains or no. -smile-

Btw, I don't know if you can get hemp oil creams, there. But we got one, and it does seem to relieve joint pains. Rub it on well.... And.... You realize the pain is gone. Not always, not for everyone... But I've been lucky, I guess.

Happy November!

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Heather said...

It sounds like the perfect birthday. Tess must be the best dressed girl in town with a new hairstyle and coat! So glad you had a lovely day and I hope the winter weather wont cause too many aches and pains.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful birthday! And it even sounds as though Tess had a good day.

angryparsnip said...

Such a wonderful Birthday ! You have such lovely friend and of course gud dug Tess.
parsnip

Margaret said...

So glad you enjoyed your birthday. I had mine recently and certainly didn't receive as many cards as you !!

Sue in Suffolk said...

It sounds like a lovely birthday and so many cards is lovely

Librarian said...

A very nice birthday by the sound of it! I love it that your friend played the piano for you. 27 cards! It goes to show what a good friend you are to your friends, Pat. I feel privileged to know you a little bit through your blog.

Mary said...

A grand day. Lovely.

Ellen D. said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Best wishes for a year of good health and happy adventures! I enjoy your blog very much and read every post. Thanks so much for sharing your life and thoughts with me!

Mary said...

Belated Happy Birthday dear Pat (I had mine last week too!). Lovely you got so many cards - I did pretty good too and love sitting reading them over again, especially the ones from the UK - but sad that postage is now so very high even for a birthday card!

JanF said...

What a lovely day you had and so many cards! I hope you have them all up and can keep looking at them for a while. I am so happy that your day was special.

Rachel Phillips said...

J, m, w, j, c, P, c again or was it J? I need to lie down in a darkened room. Was there an R anywhere?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you wisps - I shall look into Hemp Oil Cream.

Rachel Phillips said...

You have got not answering comments down to a fine art Weave.

wherethejourneytakesme said...

Happy birthday - what a lovely day spent with friends - I am sure there is a Pooh quote somewhere about that!

Unknown said...

nice thankyou bro