Earlier this year I found that Jenn from
would have a “significant” birthday on 26th December. As so often happens, those days are mingled into Christmas Day, and the special day gets left out. I thought I might make Jenn “ a little something” and post it over. Subterfuge again entered the equation.
But then came the difficulties. This was to be a surprise…. so I needed to find Caitlin’s email address, ( Jenn’s daughter) , that was the first hurdle, finally found her husband’s email but this was a government one!!! Sent it off and waited, and waited. Finally Jean-Luc checked his private emails, and Caitlin replied, and things were starting to go to plan.
Boris checked out the scarf, and it was cosy and warm, but not quite long enough!!!
Joyce did some beautiful embroidery on the pocket of a folder for pages and pencils and crayons for Jenn’s drawing when she is out and about.
I found out that Jenn had an iPad, and her bag has a padded pocket inside for this, another pocket, and ties at the top.
Then I found that the birthday lunch and party was postponed until today NZ time, as freezing rain turned the roads into slick ice. I woke at 3.30 a.m. checked the time in Ontario, and wondered if anyone was online? No, so after a while went back to bed.After all, plenty of sleep must be good for my heart!!! I missed Caitlin’s reply by one minute. Never mind, when I woke next time, there is another message, and we were good to go at 2.30 p.m. Canada time in Ottawa. Some setting up with Skype, then an iPad contact to be added, and it was all action.
Do you have any idea how magical it was to see Jenn, and her family, then watch as she opened the parcels? This is what makes blog friendships so special.
Happy Birthday all over again, dear Jenn, and Caitlin and Jean-Luc, Isabelle and Josephine, thanks so much for your part in all of this. Jo, I found out about your birthday just too late to send something off, so at the end of 2017, it will be your turn.
Many, many thanks for everyone’s lovely caring words for me, I treasure them all , and to know you care from close to home and so far away, is very special to me . I am trying to go slow, I treat each day as a special one, and hope to see a specialist very soon.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Life is full of surprises,
the future is not set in stone”
Greetings from Jean