is arriving tomorrow with her soon to be husband Chris. I am really so pleased about this as its Don's birthday on the 4th July and I was really dreading it...we always had such a good time on birthdays. Last birthday we went to the Pancake Place...they make really thin crepes with all sorts of vegetables in them....and chicken and salmon whatever. They are just lovely. They always put a really fresh salad with lots of berries and watermelon and other on the side... this place is not a franchise...and inside there are large paintings of flamingos, pelicans, parrots, tropical rainforests cover the walls...its so unusual.
But we are not that sophisticated.
(As you can tell from our " Pirate and Princess" photo shoot
And as you can tell he got a bit "fresh" with his princess and being such a lady I had to set the standards....)
So on Wednesday, we will be taking the very handsome red Kelpie Thorn out to see the two female Kelpies he fell in love with, when we had to go to Royal North Shore Hospital in April May... then back to the cemetary, then Melissa and Chris have bought a bottle of Moet and we will raise a happy birthday toast to the old man. I used to joke that he was 4 years older than me and always would be, but now I will catch up unless I get hit by a Mack Truck or have to go to hospital (shudder) They would have to drag me there my fingernails scraping on the cement sidewalk.
This is how it is...I had been timing myself for Melissa's arrival...was supposed to be today but there was a mix up with the car they are hiring... and try as hard as I could not to I started to bloody cry on the phone to her.
Its like how I am now, any disappointment or whatever seems to be magnified and I seem to have no control over my crying. I don't tend to get embarrassed with the girls, because we are good friends also, but I was embarrassed today, because she is suffering also, and it could not be helped...
I like my own company and Don and I used to rattle about in the house each doing what we liked and often the same things because we had grown in sync...but these winter nights draw in so early...it will be easier in summer.
Any how, on Thursday I am going back to Sydney to spend a few days with Melissa and then on to see youngest (Alison) and back here on the 15th.
Then I have to force myself to take a bit of stock of myself... Don would not want me to just drift, not for too long...