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Happy birthday, Mom

Today is my mom's 80th birthday. I'm one lucky Baby Boomer, because a) I have no kids and b) my still-living mother is still very much living--healthy, independent, active and in full possession of all faculties, and resident in a nice condo about a mile and half from me. (She occasionally goes to a doctor, where, when they ask her what medications she's on and she says "None," they say, "No, really, what medications are you on?" and it repeats a few times before they get it.)

We had a family birthday party this evening--flourless chocolate cake made by my sis (since I'm wheat-free) and homemade ice cream (made by me--vanilla and mocha, pretty good), same as every family birthday, because she didn't want anything special, or any gifts. We did give her a nice big bunch of tulips.

There is no way not to view these kinds of days as numbered, and I'm grateful for every one of them. Happy birthday, Mom.

This entry is cross-posted from DarkEmeralds on Dreamwidth.

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lyrstzha
Mar. 18th, 2010 06:53 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to your Mom! I'm glad to hear that she's still going strong; I hope it's genetic, and that you and your sister have the same experience when you're 80.
emeraldsedai
Mar. 18th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! So far so good. :D
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emeraldsedai
Mar. 18th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too.

It was a good day.
executrix
Mar. 18th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
That's great! I wish the whole family much life and health and enjoyment of them.
emeraldsedai
Mar. 18th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you. We're a pretty happy lot, all in all.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 19th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your mom! I wish I lived that close to my mom :)

-Dottie, LGRAB
emeraldsedai
Mar. 19th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Yes, it's nice that she's close by, and VERY nice that she's still living independently. I feel very fortunate.
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emeraldsedai
Mar. 21st, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Birthday
That's no fella, that's my mom!

Nice to see you here.
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