Monday, 5 April 2010

Tomorrow...

Tomorrow is my birthday - woo hoo! The image I posted last year was rather different - I turned 50 in South America and captured the moment as the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. This year the pic is sadly stolen (again) from Google but I have to say that cake does look rather appealing...

So - I am sitting here looking forward to tomorrow - but wondering how I am going to stay awake long enough to enjoy it! I still spend much of the day in a drug induced doze and my daily physio - ie walk - usually means spending the next two or three hours flat on my back...

A few of you wonderful people have said that you'd like to pop round tomorrow and that would be lovely - perhaps late morning might be a good time? I promise to try and be dressed (or at least in clean and decent PJs...) and will make a supreme effort to wash my hair and dig out the lippie. (Yes, I confess standards have dropped since those early days when I wouldn't go a day without doing my hair and make up...)

After lunch I think I need to factor in an afternoon nap/siesta/snooze as I'm looking forward to seeing the children in the evening and would be rather rude to fall asleep on them ;-) Not quite sure what we are going to do - last time we tried to all eat together here I couldn't get out of bed! And as for a birthday drink it may well be Orangina... nevertheless it will be good to see them and catch up on news - better be interesting or I may fall asleep again (sorry Sarah/Paul/Dave - only joking of course!)

There may be a little tea time window between sleeping and seeing them though so text if you do fancy a cuppa and who knows we may even find a slice of cake.

I'm sorry if this all sounds rather regimented but the fact is I'm still bed-based and ridiculously tired. If it's true what they say about Beauty Sleep I'll be absolutely stunning by the time my spine's fused :-)

Anyway - enough of tomorrow - still over three hours to go before I turn 51! Back to today - and we went for a lovely walk along the canal - see the photo below - ahhh!



Probably the furthest I've walked so far - around two and half miles - and yet again I came home to lie flat on my back with my trusty hot water bottle for a couple of hours. (Thanks Deb for the company though!) It's frustrating - no doubt about that - but I have to remember what massive surgery I had done just 8 weeks ago, and how fortunate I have been not to have suffered complications. It's just a question of being patient...






Home alone this evening but for very good reason. The boys are watching Newcastle play over at Paul's. One point secures promotion back to the Premier League - more cause for celebration if that happens. We deserve a good result after Watford were robbed this afternoon - equaliser in the 95th minute grrr.....

I'm enjoying a soap fest and am about to track down an Easter Egg. Thanks to you all for your continuing lovely good wishes and see/speak to/hear from many of you tomorrow.

With love

Linda xxx

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