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.
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.