Whew, it has been one busy week with a trip back to hospital where I spent my birthday, visits from special friends and physiotherapy galore. Some sneaky ‘birdies’ spread the rumour and I love them for it…..I had sooo many people wishing me wonderful birthday wishes…..made me feel very special! Thank you from the bottom, middle and top of my
Lots of people said to me,”How terrible, having to spend your birthday in hospital”, but I don’t see it that way…….I got to have a wonderful sleep in, I lay about in bed all day and night, didn’t have any chores to do and every meal, including morning and afternoon tea were brought to me in bed, without a-ny whinging what-so-ever…and no dishes to wash up!!!! And I got flowers, balloons and chocolates….. and a giant teddy named Toby! (can you see why I named him Toby????…mm mmmmm!)
It was only an overnighter in hospital and YES, the surgery had much more success than I’d imagined. Apparently I was only knocked out for about 5 minutes but before I went under, I found the scrub nurse in surgery was having her birthday on the same day too……and she was even born in the same year! It seems that I am still older than her though because I was born just after midnight and she was born at 4am…..just beat her by thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much! I knew this because before they put the mask on me, they told me not to go anywhere while they headed off to the lunch room for 5 minutes to share birthday cake……and they STILL didn’t save me any!!!!!
No matter, I still had some lovely birthday surprises during the week…… DS brought me some lovely pink roses….he knows me oh so well….
….and I had a lovely visit from my friend Jenny. Time just seems to fly when we get a moment to catch up…..
and the sweety even made me these gorgeous goodies….a pincushion and a needlecase. She’s such a talented li’l thing!
My friends Gloria, and Robin (no blog) brought me these quilty treasures…
Look at what delights are inside…..
Yummy….I may have to try some of these out!
And Lynette knows that a necessity of every quilting gal is …
My dear bloggy friend, Narelle was so worried about me after my operation, that she sent me this gorgeous hanky she’d made to carry with me to remind me her thoughts and prayers were with me………and the card is just rosy!!!!!! How beautiful is she????
I have had the best birthday ever……a promise of a healthy, fixed knee (if I continue to work at it) and the love of family and friends…..these to me are more valuable that anything and more than all the money in the world could buy!
It’s called “The Undomestic Goddess” by Sophie Kinsella and is the funniest read…..people at the doctor’s surgery thought I was a nutcase as I giggled under my breath…..I dare to think what they thought when I broke out in raucous laughter!!!
Here is the blurb from the back cover……
“The story of a girl who needs to slow down. To find herself. To fall in love. And to discover what an iron is for…….”
It’s a definite feel-good novel that I couldn’t put down….Dawn was absolutely right…..and I, not being one for reading novels, finished it in a day and a half!!!! She thought I might relate to it…..not the undomestic bit, but the ‘having to slow down’ bit, and I must agree….with having this time off with my surgery, I’ve discovered another side to life other than work, work, work!
So we decided it would be a ‘pay it forward’ type of giveaway……Dawn has sent it to me with the proviso that I forward it on to another worthy recipient. If you would like to ‘win’ this book then just leave a comment and I will pick a winner (with the help of Mr R.N.G.) on Friday 10th June AEST.
There is only one proviso……you MUST NOT break the chain……this book is a Pay It Forward and MUST be passed on to another winning blogger, to eventually make it’s way back to Dawn after 25 people have read it. If you ‘win’ the book, you must contact Dawn and thank her, then add your name and blog addy to the list inside the front of the book. The 25th ‘winner’ must contact Dawn via her blog and return it to her. These are the only conditions for entering this giveaway and must be strictly adhered to for it to work. Please don’t enter if you can’t comply.
Good luck and sugary hugs
XXX Wendy :0)