Sunday, March 9, 2014


So last week, my sister Annette and I went to Moncton to spend some time with our Mum. Another of our sisters Karen came over on Wednesday and we all spent the afternoon with Mum. We brought her in lunch from Dairy Queen as she likes burgers and fries. I told Mum it sounded more like a birthday lunch for an 8 year old not an 80 year old but I have to admit the strawberry shake was good.

Mum enjoying her hamburger.
After lunch we had invited my mother's cousin and his wife over; it had been quite some time since we had seen them probably not since my Dad's funeral. After Mum got up, we opened her presents. She got a blouse and slacks, a picture frame, a tole painted plaque for her door and some red slippers.  Last summer, Mum had wanted red shoes but we couldn't find any she liked. So when I saw the red slippers, I told Annette, who hadn't yet bought a gift, that they would be perfect.

Mum and Karen

Mum and me
The red slippers

Karen had also brought me a gift for my birthday, a gift card and a set of snowmen salt and pepper shakers.

Opening my gifts.
My sister Juanita and her family had me over for a dinner for my birthday.  Seafood lasagna, salad and cake; all very good!.  My youngest sister had sent a very nice bouquet of flowers and there were gifts from my niece and my sister and brother-in-law too.

Flowers from Maureen and Steve

Ceramic flower from Jessica, Zini and Adrian

Cookbook from Juanita and Joe and salt and pepper shakers from the Frasers.
  Considering that I had stomach flu and passed a kidney stone during the first week of March, I was lucky to be well enough to go see Mum and to enjoy my birthday. Now tomorrow it will be back to work.

Next up is Keltic's second birthday but more on that later.


  1. Wow, it's a birthday bonanza month for your family!

    Looks like everyone had a good time. I'm glad that you were feeling well enough to go and celebrate.

  2. It was so nice that you were all able to be there for your mom's special day.

  3. Dairy Queen sounds like a pawsome birthday dinner to us. Love those red slippers. Very stylish.

  4. Wow that was a special day for mum and we love the slippers too. We know she had a swell time.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. What a lovely birthday month to you! So glad that you're able to visit your mom and had a wonderful birthday celebration. I love those red slippers; they are beautiful.

  6. That was one great birthday! OMG I had the stomach flu too! Don't know if you knew, but I have chronic kidney stones (medullary sponge kidneys) so I KNOW what you went through and I am so sorry! They are the worst!! Hope you are feeling better soon!


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