First, let me say thank you all for the nice sentiments left in the comments on YOF's post about my birthday. And thank you, Mayberry, for the birthday wishes you left on the last post on my blog. Yes, as KX59 pointed out on YOF's blog, 'a birthday post on HB’s blog (was) noticeably absent.' I don't think one should announce one's own birthday. It seems inappropriate somehow. Maybe that's just me. But I had a very nice birthday, even if I am 'Captain Kangaroo' old now. It started out with YOF letting me sleep in and ended with him taking me out for a burger and back home for a movie on Netflix. In between rolling out of bed two hours late and getting taken out for the evening meal, I had a few cards in the mail, several phone calls and a great many comments and well wishes on Facebook and the blogs. I've always been a little uncomfortable with being the focus of attention so tend to enjoy everyone else's birthdays much more than my own. But this birthday was just nice. It was very quiet which was very nice, so thank you all.
Now, today ...life goes back to normal. Along with the usual laundry and housework that I do on Sundays, I need to devote some serious effort to organizing my office because it will be the center of our little Christmas celebration this year. We found out yesterday that our grandsons that just moved back to Houston will get to spend a few days with us this Christmas. My daughter and her family are driving over Christmas Day also and it will be the first time the grandsons get to meet their cousin, Isabelle. I will have a house full of grandkids at Christmas and I can't think of a better way to spend the holiday. It's been a long time since we had overnight guests and we've never had quite this many at one time. So much to do, so little time. But having all my grands here for the holidays will make it the best Christmas ever for me.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a joyous Christmas with your family and loved ones.