Saturday, November 26, 2011

Birthday Surprise!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about receiving a beautiful birthday gift, from someone I would have least expected this from. 

Thank you, C!  Just as you requested of me, every time I look at it, I will think of you.  Please know that it is my prayer that God will heal you, totally, and quickly, to restore your physical life, here on earth. 

As per my normal routine as of this month, I was up early, even on my birthday.  Like usual, I did my one to one and a quarter (1 - 1 1/4) hour workout in the pool. 

It was interesting that someone else who I see regularly in the pool swimming lengths, actually spoke to me for the first time, as I was working out.  He commented on my dedication.  I thanked him for the compliment and continued on in my exercise programme.

Afterwards, I went to my friend's basement gym and did my workout, there. 

Talk about being exhausted!  By the time I got home, my pool items rinsed and hung to dry, had a shower and got dressed, I felt like I needed a nap!  lol  But, I didn't.

Instead, I went on Facebook (FB) for a while.

Much to my surprise, I had more birthday wishes than I could have ever dreamed possible.  The day before, as people began wishing me Happy Birthday, I had thanked them.  Many friends did this, because of my birthday also being Thanksgiving Day, in USA.

On my birthday, I expected there wouldn't be many wishes/prayers, etc.  Because I had thanked those the day previous, I didn't want to not thank friends, who posted on my actual birthday. 

Shockingly, it took me four (4) hours of constant work, to thank each person for their loving birthday wishes.  Actually, longer, but it was all the time I could dedicate at that time.  I thanked God for providing that time, because I had already decided I wasn't doing any of my normal work on my special day.

Phew!  I was even more exhausted by the time my daughter B telephoned me, mid afternoon.  At first, I thought she was calling to wish me Happy Birthday

To my surprise, B asked me what plans I had for later.  When I replied that I was going to attend a writer's club meeting for the first time, she asked when it began.  We discussed the details.  Then, B explained that since I would be able to go to her home for dinner, prior to the meeting, she would expect me.

Be still my heart!  Wow!  Was I in shock!  After giving it some thought, I realized that I shouldn't have been quite so shocked, because neither of my daughters ever seem to make plans in advance.  Even so, I was grateful.

Well, I'm sure you can guess that there would be too much to write about in this entry, so I'll continue on, tomorrow.  See you, then!

Until next time...

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