I'm totally 'up to my eyebrows' in trying to catch up with normal since
arriving home from the great west coast trip!
I'm so behind in posting stories and photos - still have tons to share
from the Kenya trip, and also more of the fabulous places we've just
visited in California.
I'm also feeling very guilty because I haven't had a moment to comment on
all your blogs which I so enjoy, plus answer some e-mails - please forgive me
and know I'll be stopping by soon. The days are just not long enough, grrrrr!
BUT, today, on this fabulous sunny, warm October day, it is my birthday,
and I will not lie, deceive, cheat, or try to hide the fact that today I have
turned 73 - or perhaps that should be typed as 73!
Gosh, who ever thinks about becoming this age when we are youngsters.
But, being that age is really more than a number, it's not a problem for
me. I'm so grateful that I feel great and pray that I will continue to have
good health and can plan more exciting travels for at least a few more years.
So, although I've not had time for autumn decorating - this dining room photo
is from another year - since arriving home we've done a lot of garden cleanup
from the effects of Hurricane Matthew.
We managed to fly out for California just as the hurricane arrived in town!
Our neighborhood had many huge trees come down, but the roads are now
passable and the huge trunks and branches are stacked along the curbs
awaiting pick up.
Our cottage was spared from big trees falling this time thankfully.
The loss of power for five days meant we came home to an empty fridge/freezer
as our daughter had to come by and throw out all our perishable food.
We've shopped and re-stocked and our great insurance company will be
sending us a payment to cover the loss - Raleigh was definitely a disaster area.
So all I can say right now is I'll soon be back sharing old travels and telling
you about new ones.
As for today - I'm just going to enjoy my birthday - and be grateful for
family, friends, and you for stopping by.
With love and thanks for your friendship.