I had a lovely 47th birthday on Friday.
But oh my, 47 ! Where did the years fly to ? My brain still thinks I am about 30............ even if the mirror doesn't, LOL.
DH and the littlies bought me the DVD set of Francesco's Venice and the DVD of "The Monastery: Mr Vig and the Nun" which I had wanted for ages :-)
Mr & Mrs DoomHamster bought me Porfessor David Crystal's new book "Begat - the KJ Bible & the English Language " and DD2 & RobRob bought me my very own copy of Eammon Duffy's "The Stripping Of The Altars"...... no more galloping to the Public Library to borrow their first edition copy when I now have the second edition !
Other family members gave me cash and book tokens, which are always most acceptable.
DH took us all out for an early evening meal at the super restaurant where we all went for lunch for Christmas Day, so a jolly good day was had by all.
And then - the other shoe dropped. DD3 has been stricken with a high temp, sore throat and generalised malaise. DD4 has a nasty bout of cystitis and is on antibiotics, though she is almost better now. DD3 is currently languishing on the sofa, clutching her "poorly blankie" (which she has had since a baby, and still loves when she is feeling unwell) and sipping a hot chocolate mocha drink, watching some easy viewing on the TV.
But that's life ! Ups and downs, ups and downs.