Welcome to Thursday - where do the weeks go? The days simply fly by and some days I do lots and some day I do very little.
The rain we were promised has vanished leaving us with a beautiful day ~ sun is shining, sky is blue, birds are singing - what a day to be alive and well. It is lovely but I am not fooled into thinking the cold and wintry days are gone - we are promised a really cold and wet weekend. Great for reading or may a movie.
Life is full of good things and I am grateful for each new day.
I have a birthday next week and I usually keep it very quiet - but this time I want to celebrate in style - celebrate life itself. I didn't think I was going to make it to this birthday.
We are going out to dinner for a family celebration of my birthday, Father's day for John and a birthday celebration for Ray (Ray celebrates his birthday 12 days before me - and for those 12 days he is a year older than me.). Ray has been a great Dad and my girls acknowledge him on Father's Day which is lovely. Hotel is booked so all I have to do is turn up and enjoy.
It is very busy at this time of year (probably at every other time of year too) - Rebecca and Nick leave for England on 8th. September and Naomi keeps plodding on with her study and while it is taxing and very draining she seems to enjoy doing it all, and the results at the end will make it all worthwhile.
I received confirmation from Flinders yesterday and the date for my next E.R.C.P. is Thursday 26th. September - just three weeks away. I am not sure why they want it done so soon but I shall talk to my Specialist when I see him on Friday 10th. September. There will be a couple of blood tests before then though.
I recalled last night something the Anesthetist said to me on my last visit - that my bloods were wonderful for a Transplant patient. I must have forgotten that - but at the time I know I was very pleased.
A quiet day for me - laundry and a crossword puzzle or two and then a seat in the afternoon sun with my book and a nice coffee.
Share the joy of living each and every day and be safe and happy.
Love and hugs,