Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mother-in-law's visit, birthday and cats

Happy birthday to me :-) My birthday was this past Friday - a lucky day - Friday the 13th. Given I was born on the 13th, I view the number as a lucky date!
I had a BBQ at my house and a group of friends over, although I didn't say it was a birthday party, just a BBQ for a lucky day. Many knew it was my birthday.

My Mother-in-law left to visit her daughter who lives in England on Friday - the morning of my birthday. She arrived around May 22 (one of my last posts). It was a lovely visit. She's a real sweety! Easy to deal with, entertains herself, is helpful! She visited for 3 weeks. While she was visiting her sister and spouse came down from Canada to visit with us, the three of them went on a 3 night excursion to the cape.
My daughter visited the following weekend. I've known my husband since 1994 and my daughter has never met any of his family.
They used to all live in S. Africa, now his sister lives in England and his mother still lives in S. Africa.

Mum's sister, Pixie arranged silk flowers in a planter that my brother-in-law Chuck made for me. Looks lovely. I'll be sure to take a picture some time. If nothing else, I promised my sister that I'd send her a photo of it.

The foster cats have returned to the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats. I'm certain they'll find wonderful homes. They all have fun, friendly personalities. The Pat Brody Shelter is great because the cats aren't locked in cages and the cats have a contained outdoor area that they can run around in.

No surprise but I haven't gotten much writing done lately!


Tia Nevitt said...

Happy Birthday! Your family sounds as interesting as mine. Half of my family lives in England and Ireland.

I just love the South African accent!

Lisa said...

I'm impressed you know the difference. Many people confuse a S. African accent for British.
Thanks for the birthday wish!

Anonymous said...

I've had plenty of days when no writing is involved, but that just means you get back on track the next day.

Or the day after that. ;)

Carole McDonnell said...

Wow!!! When was the last time I was here?

Am glad you had a great birthday! And get writing! -C

Lisa said...

Carol - I haven't been as diligent about posting.

Pema - You're right, but I've noticed if I 'get out of the habit' I tend to stay in that slump for a while. Last night I was telling a friend about the story and it helped to start up the motor, but it's still puttering a bit.