Monday, 16 November 2015

53 and counting

Hello Monday and what a nice Monday it is shaping up to be the rain has cleared and the sun is out.

It was 53 years ago that I came into the world weight only 4lb 2ozs and being only 12 inches long, so tiny and frail that some thought I would not survive. Wouldn't think so if you saw me now hardly tiny and not frail although with all the problems with my arm and balance I am not as good as I could be but I still wake up each day and set out to enjoy life.

Have received a number of text messages wishing me a happy birthday, and called in to see my parents on the way home after I dropped Leo off at school, the gave me some ornaments for my yard and new watch and a nice pendant.

Tim wished me happy birthday but hasn't got me anything as yet he said he couldn't find anything on my list so he may just give me money to go and get something.

I had hoped the girls would had done something last weekend for my birthday but didn't happen, maybe they will do something next weekend, only time will tell.

Leo was quick to wish me happy birthday this morning when I picked him up to take him to school and Natasha also wished me happy birthday but didn't give me anything as yet either.

Now sometime during the next week or so I will have to dig out my Christmas decorations and decorate the house for Christmas. I do love Christmas just as I do love my birthday.

I don't see my birthday as me getting old, it means I have been around for another year to see my grandchildren grow, and my daughters grow and spend time with my family who all in all are pretty great. Yes they can be annoying at times but over all I am lucky to have a pretty great family.

Life is what we make of it, we can have setbacks, and knock downs and disappointments in life but we can chose to take a breath, to dust ourselves off and carry on. Tomorrow is a new day, and we have no idea what that day will bring.

So I am 53 and counting 


  1. I like that! 53 and counting!
    Happy birthday and I hope you have a wonderful day!! :)

  2. Happy Birthday hope you are having a good one..

  3. A very Happy Birthday to you. Sounds like you had a good day.

  4. Happy birthday! Find out about your health soon- at our age (I'm 53 for another six months) we can't afford the wait.

    1. Thanks I had a pretty good day, I see the specialist in a fortnight

  5. Hey hey hey, dear Jo-Anne! Sorry I'm late to your birthday party. I want to wish you a happy one, dear friend. You are a survivor. You proved that from day one, didn't you? You are wise for counting your blessings every year at this time. At age 53 you are still young. I'll be 66 this Friday!

    1. My nan used to say that we are only as old as we allow ourselves to be, I don't think 53 is old in any fashion I hope to be around for many many more years to come

  6. Dearest Jo-Anne,
    Once more a happy (belated) birthday. You are still very young and yes, one never knows what every new day brings us!
    Sending you hugs and blessings.

  7. Also, belatedly, here's wishing you a Happy 53rd Birthday, Jo-Anne! May the year ahead prove to be one of your best so far. Improvements to your health, many happy occasions to add joy to your life and finding time for yourself.

  8. Happy happy Birthday. I hope your family made it a nice time for you.


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