I am celebrating my birthday today by packing to travel 7 miles to my youngest daughters house to stay with her two youngest kids for a week (EJ, 5 and Beck, 2 1/2). While I was packing I got a wonderful birthday surprise on Facebook from my friend Betty at A Glimpse Into Midlife. She is sending me these beautiful flowers through Facebook Gifts. It makes me feel very special to get such a greeting from a good friend who lives over 5000 miles away in Paraguay. Thank you, Betty.
Even though it is a low key birthday, I have not been at all neglected. I got a nice gift from Doc and Dodger this morning, several birthday calls from friends and family and an invitation from my three kids to a birthday dinner with them later this month when things have settled down a bit for everyone.
I'm sure that after a week with two little kids I will be feeling every one of my 66 years, but I am looking forward to all the fun that will wear me out. Oh, and I am sure I will get some birthday hugs and kisses that will make it all worthwhile.