Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Diana!

Today is my daughter's birthday. The one who sends unexpected Tesco shopping and who arrives from across the world to surprise her mother. You know the one. Well actually, she is also my only daughter. Anyway, it is her birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DIANA!!!! I have no idea how it is possible for her to be so old. (Hahahahahaha!) Or for me to be the parent of a 27 year old. Mind you, I have a son who will be 31 soon too. I remember the arrival of all 3 of my children with absolute clarity......... all right, Diana, I will stop there! Anyway, she is a complete delight and a very real blessing and I love her to bits. And I hope you have had a wonderful day today, daughter of mine.

I don't know how many of you are following the Compassion trip to Uganda with Sophie aka Boomama and Shannon from Rocks in my Dryer. I am absolutely caught up in their trip and the view of Uganda through their eyes and the eyes of the team of bloggers who are on this trip. It is the most amazing story, and it is also the most powerful reminder that even the poorest of us is actually wealthy beyond imagination when we are confronted with such abject poverty. And it is something that every one of us can actually do something about, and we can all make a very real difference. If you are not following the trip yet, go here and read through the blogs. You will meet some great people, and it will change the way you think.

What else.

Just 2 more days before the halfterm break and it cannot come fast enough. This has been a very difficult week, but I am still alive. Cold. The days have been beautiful and sunny and bright, but as soon as the sun sets, it is perishing. Like now. I have a book meme to do asap and also a couple of wonderful awards to pass on. I have a confession to make here, people. I am the absolute worst at putting award things on my blog, and I always feel rather embarrassed to talk about them. However. I am very honoured and will be passing them on in the next couple of days. Thank you very much, Barbara and Lori, and I do believe there are a couple of others I have forgotten too. Oops. Sorry!

I will be back.


meggie said...

Happy Birthday Diana!
Keep Warm Linds!!

Susie said...

Happy Birthday to Diana!
Not too long till you can enjoy your much needed break Linds!

Dawn said...

Look at my mountain pictures and dream of next week!

My DIL, the beautiful Kenyan, has written a piece about the horrible situation in her homeland - I think I might share it tomorrow. Unbelievable hunger going on in the country that has always seemed to be the most stable.

Midlife Mom said...

Happy, happy birthday Diana! You're a good daughter to your Mom!
I have been sponsoring a little girl through Compassion for about a year now. I wish I had gotten involved sooner, it's a great organization. I'll have to do a post about her soon!

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday, Diana. I can tell just how much you mean to your mom.

Hang in there, Linds. It won't be long now before you are off in another world. Keep dreaming of it.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Hope that Diana had a splendid day!

Yay for a break from school coming right up. That's what I always loved about the third and fourth quarters...regular vacations every six weeks or so. Much needed!

Thank you for the reminder about BooMama's trip. I need to catch up.

Hope that your Valentine's Day is going beautifully!

Isabelle said...

Missed it, but Happy Birthday, Diana!

And it's great that you're having a break next week but I hope it doesn't come TOO soon because I've got three days off this week and I want them to go very very s-l-o-w-l-y

Morning Glory said...

Well, I'm a little bit late, but I wish the very best to your wonderful Diana!

Penless Thoughts said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Diana!

Dawn said...

Happy Valentine's Day from the Valentine Capital of the World!

Barbara said...

Happy birthday to Diana.
Enjoy your half term break Linds.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter. My daughter just turned 29. I'm with you Linds; I just don't see how this is possible!
I love reading Boomama's posts. Those pictures are just beyond precious.

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