Thank you so much for the various kinds of birthday wishes yesterday. Each was greatly appreciated and warmed the heart in a big way. 🙂
The CFS has been kicking with steel-toed boots since the beginning of the year, hence my silence, but it takes a lot more than that to ruin a birthday in this household. The planned birthday outing has been postponed until a later date as it was impossible yesterday, but it was still a wonderful day from start to finish. Lots of lovely cards, all of the greetings on the computer, a fantastic meal delivered from a local Greek restaurant, a luscious carrot cake for my birthday cake, a generous gift card for my favourite shop, a CD I’ve been wanting for ages, some games to help while away the hours when I’m too limp to do anything else, phone calls, etc., etc., all added up to something pretty grand. 🙂
I even got a gift from Mother Nature in a surprisingly mild day, which is an extreme rarity during my birthday week. Historically, it’s almost always the coldest, most vile week of the winter, but this year it has been utterly gorgeous. By Winnipeg standards, of course. 😉 It’s a nice treat for Richard, too, as he works the final shifts of his fifty year nursing career. He sheds the ball and chain forever on Sunday at 11:15 p.m. It’s feeling very surreal from my perspective, so I can’t imagine what it must be like for him.
Hopefully I’ll be more visible very soon. I was determined to be a lot more vocal this year, but some things just aren’t in my control, no matter how much I will them to be. This disease keeps changing as the years go on, and right now it’s my ability to communicate that suffers most when I’m in a bad spell. Very frustrating, to say the least, but as always, I have so little to complain about in comparison to so many.
Take care, and thanks again for the birthday greetings!