Daily Archives: November 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, dear Mom!

Mom walking along Fort Myers Beach

It’s such a delight to spend my mother’s 78th birthday with her.

I love you, Joanne...

We walked again this morning through the Bird Sanctuary on Fort Myers Beach, Florida.  We saw something special–a birthday gift for my mother.  I shall show you tomorrow.

Live sand dollar Mom found...throw it back in the sea...it's illegal to keep it.

We paused by the Sand Sculpture Festival and watched the beginning efforts on the sand sculptures.  Stay tuned for those photos–later this weekend.

Two gulls

We sipped lemonade at the Outrigger.  I hope you won’t get bored hearing our “same old story” most mornings.  We get up, we walk th beach, we sip lemonade.

Precious Mom and Dad

Walking home, we met my brother, Tim, on the sidewalk.  It was so good to see him again!

Don't blink Mama on the beach with Twins. Don't blink...time passes so swiftly.

Tim and his wife, Michele, and other friends from the condominium joined us on my parent’s deck boat and motored to Parrot Key for lunch. 

I hesitate to tell you–I got a little sick.  Nothing to worry about.  It was probably my gall bladder.  Haven’t had an attack for at least one and a half years.  I haven’t been eating as healthy as usual recently.  In the last few days have eaten an asiago cream cheese bagel, fish swimming in butter sauce and cream cheese fish dip.  For a person who cannot process oil–this is not good.  (For those of you who don’t know the whole story, the surgeon wanted to take out my gall bladder five years ago.  When I eat really healthy, there is no problem.)

Reflections of a beautiful life

Back to my mother.  It has been so wonderful to spend her special day with her.  She is the best mother in the whole wide world.  I am very very lucky to be her daughter.

Flying through life...

We’re going to have a light supper of scrambled eggs and toast. 

This butterfly is for you, Mom.

Thank you, Mom, for being exactly who you are.  I love you.