A report about my birthday

“Chronicles” assumes a report about birthdays. I celebrated mine last week. The weather here was a balmy 9 degrees so we had a pleasant walk along the Boundary Bay dyke (eagle spotting is one of my husband’s favourite activities) and greetings popped into my email box and phone and Facebook feed all day and there were phone calls with a son, daughter, sisters, my mother, a friend, and just the day before I’d received some good news from a publisher (which I’ll say more about later), so I was buoyant and grateful and contented and feeling very much loved. (Love has an agelessness about it that’s especially welcome on birthdays.) Later we enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner and cake with our Tsawwassen children and grands at their house, followed by a lively game of Apples to Apples. A couple days later H. and I went out for a belated birthday dinner of our own and I had a dish of chicken livers which in addition to the conversation was simply perfect. The card drawn for me by a granddaughter demonstrates that 69 candles requires a rather large and multi-levelled cake, but I quite like the number, actually, with its multiple triads/trinities. And that was the birthday, happy and tucked in for another year.scan

5 thoughts on “A report about my birthday

  1. Love the cake picture! Kids are so creative! And so are 69 year olds who keep their imagination lively and fresh! Happy birthday if I haven’t already said so on facebook! Can’t wait to hear the news from your publisher!

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  2. I love birthdays, as I’m reminded, “what is the alternative?” I must send you a poem by one of my favourites: Jane Kenyon, called Otherwise. Do you know it? It’s worth googling — but I’m going to send it to you. I love it!

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