Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Monday, 8 November 2010

Birthday Girl


Haha....that's my birthday card from Mum! Isn't it great?

I also got a lovely e-Card from Freebird, which made me smile- thank you!!!

Here are some other goodies....

First this card from Beanie.... thank you!!!! I love Beanie Art!

Then a lovely parcel all the way from Feronia, in Australia, thanks!!!!!
- a lovely pen, a birthday calendar (a perpetual calendar), some candles and a lovely handmade card :)
 
Then Bob and Dilly gave me cards.....
 
This one from Luvbug :) ....

And lovely flowers from Luvbug-

 And my favourite perfume :) If you've never sampled this one, it's a very light floral...

And the latest House series on DVDs :) and a book by Kate Mosse....
You can read about this book on Amazon, here....

Luvbug also got me a great book on caring, called The Selfish Pig's Guide to Caring (click for description on Amazon!). The title is a little sarcastic, don't worry! And besides, it's one I asked for!

Today is busy busy busy, with a two hour driving lesson this morning, quick trip to Tesco, then to Mum's, then back home to take Fluffy to the v-e-t again (poor thing can't seem to wee), then pick up mum, cook dinner.....

So I had my birthday celebration yesterday, really. Josephine, whom I've known since I was about 8, came up for the day. She brought gorgeous goodies too!

Look at this! It's a set of 12 x 12 cardstock, double sided, 75 designs, 4 copies of each. That's 300 sheets! WOW! I was running low!
And how about an extra large box of choc's???
This box is enormous. It says there are 50 chocolates inside. I may have to 're gift' this one ;)

Then a lovely calendar, a different arty thing on each day....

Wonderful stuff!!!

Looking at my haul, I feel very selfish to type that I felt down today. I know that my dad and my siblings don't usually remember, so why should it matter this year? Hey ho...... then the day got busy and tiring and didn't feel special. Never mind. I had a great day yesterday, anyway!

Oh, and by the way, I've decided to reverse my age. So I'm not 43, I'm 34, ok? ;)

11 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

I like the idea of reversing my age and will do that next year. I really do not want to be 6 again!

Lovely cards. I love the one from your Mum. It is ok to be down on your birthday, especially as busy as it was.

Stardust said...

Happy birthday Helena, and a lil sad that I should miss your special day. Am so glad that your wonderful friends made it, you're just incredibly blessed. Good health, happiness and stay beautiful always.

Feronia said...

Happy birthday Helena! So glad my little parcel arrived on time :) Looks like you've received some very well deserved goodies there. Have a beautiful day!

freebird said...

I figure I've earned my years so I will keep every one of them!

I got your booklet and card. Thankyou very much. Your sibs and Dad should treasure you more! Oh, and I've posted about your gift on my blog. It's not everyday I get something in the mail from a blog friend!

I'm sorry your day was a bit of a let down. That just goes to show you still have some kid in you and you hope for glitz. Not a bad thing really.

freebird said...

Oh, I hope Fluffy will be okay with the weeing problem. My daughter took her Fluffy in to the vet today too. Her Fluffy is a rabbit and it turns out she damaged her eye scratching it with her foot and it's too late to do anything so she has a cloudy spot in one eye. She's a pretty spoiled bunny and lives in a cage in the house but gets to get out in a playpen that sometimes is out in the grass.

Sandi McBride said...

You've had a marvelous birthday, Helena, and so I am here wishing you the best day ever, at least until next year when THAT shall be the best day everz!
Sandi

Found art blog said...

Happy birthday...... which it seemed you enjoyed with your "Family of Choice" more than "Family or Origin"?! Bears and Dragons are WAAAY more fun anyways!!

mrsnesbitt said...

sounds good to me - age reversal! lol!

Hun - lost your address as I reformatted my laptop - can you wizz it over

Dxx

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Belated birthday greetings, dear Helena.

Sounds like you had a yummy birthday tea and such lovely presents.

Love and hugs, Lynda xxxx

Ginger Jasper said...

What a lovely lot of birthday cards and presents. Isnt it lovely to be spoiled on your birthday.. I am so glad you had a lovely time.. belated birthday wishes.. Hugs GJ xx

Di said...

I even got the flipping date wrong Helena amidst all the chaos here, I thought it was tomorrow! Glad you had a good time, and were as spoilt as you deserve! Belated birthday wishes!

Di
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