It's now day two of being 55.
I confess that I must be as vain as the next person.
Looking at myself in the mirror I am rarely greeted with the image I'd like, and thanks to some rather excellent image alteration gadgets available through Picmonkey, a couple of weeks ago I was able to change the view from this, my natural untouched complexion...
...to this. The enhanced and air brushed version.
After a few comments about my flawless complexion, I decided I must confess to my detour down Vanity Lane and inform you that an airbrushed Jenny does indeed have a flawless complexion, but the real Jenny would now like to embrace her flaws. See the top photo, and you see *me*.
I think I'll take time next week for some real shots, front on, and replace the airbrushed version in the side-bar.
Yes, I'm 55 and it seems as though I may be growing up.
Yesterday was birthday day, and it dawned overcast with a few scattered showers about.
I had a *beautiful* time with the Lord and He blessed me with three Scriptures to encourage me over the next year.
Next was the gift opening, and I was indeed spoiled by Mr E with this ceramic bird (and you know I adore birds)...
...and a gorgeous candle in a stone filled bowl!
Later in the day a bouquet arrived in the florist's van, another exquisite gift from my beloved husband. Just look at that rose!
Miss Blossom had her thinking cap on when choosing my gifts. I leave for Melbourne in less than two weeks so she bought me a beautiful new handbag, and a voucher to be pampered at the Body Shop!
And as everyone knows, I can never have enough flowers so she gifted me a bunch of my 'happy' flower favourites - gerberas...
Us girls have worked out that we prefer birthday breakfasts over birthday dinners, and this birthday breakfast was the best ever.
We arrived at the Jam Corner restaurant just after 9am, and feasted on the most amazing cuisine!
Blossom had the 'eggs benedict with smoked salmon on toasted brioche with house-made hollondaise'.
Mr E spooned the 'house-made granola with banana and organic honey, swirled with a raspberry sauce'.
My breakfast delight was the 'roasted field mushrooms with esquites, noodle wrapped fried feta cheese, poached egg and quinoa'....
If you want to drool over their menu (which I find brilliant for menu ideas at home on a simpler - far simpler - scale...) it's HERE.
Once home again, the postie arrived with this sweet pair of pears and a cute card from my friend, Angela...
The rest of the day was very quiet - we watched some Miss Marple and a Disney movie, stitched a bit, nibbled on cheese, fruit, and crackers, chatted with my grandsons on the phone - then laughing our way through a few old episodes of Frasier before bed.
It was a GOOD day.
Thanks for all those birthday blessings you've left on previous posts. What an incredibly kind and thoughtful group you are. I truly appreciate you. xx
Now we shall not discuss my birthday again for a whole 'nother year, I promise!
Have a blessed weekend, just as you have blessed mine.