Monday, July 31, 2006

Happy Birthday

Old age: A great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold, you may have escaped, not from one master but from many.

Today is my mother's 82nd birthday. Yesterday we celebrated with a party with all the trimmings and I cooked a huge roast chicken dinner for about a dozen people on likely one of the warmest, most humid days of the year. Well, what I gained in calories from all I ate, I lost in weight from running around in the heat all day!

Here she is, the birthday girl, with her cake. It was an 'orange' themed birthday as at her age, she doesn't want to count numbers anymore. Every present she had was orange in colour, or orange related, taste or scent. It seemed to work...

Happy Birthday!

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"JeanneG" said...

How clever. An orange themed birthday party. I would never have thought of it. Tell your mom happy birthday from me. She still looks pretty lively. Jeanne

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thanks Jeanne. I will.

The orange theme happened purely by accident. She's fond of orange as a colour and I found a pair of slippers on my travels which fit the bill and started the whole theme process. She'll have to choose a colour for next year...

Mallika said...

Oh, happy birthday to your mom! The party sounds like it was a lot of fun.

Now I'm hungry for some chicken!