This is the fabulous tote bag that Chas sent me. It seems Hanno has claimed it though and uses it at every opportunity. Thanks Chas, we both love it.
Today's the day! Today we are having a leisurely lunch in the shade outside and will feast with family and friends. Almost everything has been cooked. I just have to make two cakes - a pecan, coffee and brandy cake and a lemon cake, some homemade macaroni and cheese and a couple of salads and we'll be set.
My sister Tricia is already here, Kathleen arrives this morning, along with one of my sons, Kerry. A handful of friends will arrive around 1pm.
It's quite exciting getting ready for an event like this. We've been slowly working towards it for about a week, doing this and that, so we didn't have to work frantically at any one time. I keep forgetting it's my birthday - and my 60th at that! Actually, today is just the day we are celebrating, my real birthday is on Tuesday, April 15. I believe the 15th is tax day in America, but it's also the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci and the anonymous lady who commented yesterday. Happy birthday anonymous, and Leo if you're reading this. ;- )
I'm looking forward to turning 60, I am proud to be the age I am. I'm not dying my hair nor having botox injections - I'm aging naturally, pleased I've made it this far and happy I've achieved what I have. Despite what women's magazines would have you believe, aging is not something to be disguised or despised, is just the natural process that leads us all through life to each following stage. I feel that this stage will be a good one for me.
And now, my friends, I'm off to make a bit of noise. It's 4.54am, people and dogs are sleeping soundly in this house but I need to make cakes, so they'll just have to put up with the noise of pots and pans and a beater for a little while. There is work to be done.
Thank you for visiting and for your comments during the week. I try to comment on the comments but often time gets away from me, I do read every one of them though. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.