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Today is B-Day (Oh the Memories or Lack Thereof)

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Do people come up to you and say "I remember when you were this high (with their hand about knee level". My answer to them is a big NO. How could I remember when I couldn't even talk then, and especially now some 59 years later. Frankly, I just want to tell them "Lady, I am lucky if I remember what I did last month, last year or even last week. My kids love to tease me and say, " I remember when you told me " knowing I just can't recollect that memory. Some of their so call memories are farfetched and I know I don't have a blinking "STUPID" on my forehead although they seem to think I do.

The times I am with my mother are precious. She is getting up there in years (83 years old) and her memory is somewhat lacking, but don't you dare tell her that. She thinks her memory is as sharp as a tack. I know I shouldn't argue, but I just can't help myself, when I know I am right. I am shortly going to see her. I am looking forward to it, since I haven't seen her since last July when I had the whole family here for her, my daughter's and grandson's birthday. What a housefull, but I loved it, just wish hubby had been here too. I love my Mom. She is a remarkable lady but being in her company more than two days, does quite honesly get on my nerves and I must surely get on hers. Everyone says we are alike. If they mean remembering, ya I guess they are right. I am going with my daughter-in-law and two grandchildren (I am the official backseat babysitter, lol). We are basically travelling all over Ontario, from here Amherstburg (Windsor area) to North Bay to Brockville and then on to Cornwall to see Mom and my family. It is time to show off my two grandsons. Nate is the oldest and nobody has seen him since he was 1 1/2 years old and of course there is Emmett which nobody as yet as met. It should be an interesting and enjoyable trip, but a lonnnnng one. My son has to stay home and hold the fort down (so to speak) since he isn't able to get work off just right now.

Yes today is my Birthday, and guess what, I am spending it along. No hubby here to celebrate with (although he did email me this morning to wish me a happy one), no kids since my son lives in Ohio and my daughter is visiting Montreal. It is just me and her cat. Who frankly, doesn't shut up. It's like talking to someone that constantly yaks, and yaks, and yaks. Well that's my daughter's cat. I do give it some attention, but 24/7, really? I think not. Yup, by myself, do you get the feeling I am feeling sorry for myself. Well you'd be right. No specail supper, no party, no presents, no cards and most of all NO CAKE, BooBoo. I'm kidding of course. I am fine with being alone, since I am most of the time anyway and I realistically won't be alone since I have to go to work tonight. I will see plenty of people there since it is a Pharmacy.

Well gotta go. You have a great day out there everyone.
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    Hi Pat!
    I loved this blog and others you have posted as well! My name is also Pat and I also am a grandmother, five grandchildren so far - here in New Brunswick! I was also a smoker - I quit November 17th, 2007. It was really bad for my asthma, but at least now I can breathe better and walk further.
    I will have my birthday soon, and like you, probably no party & definitely no cake!
    I also spent the day with my Mom today - she is 92 and still quite well.
    Maybe we could be Spark friends.......
    Have a great evening!

    Pat, AKA PerkyPat emoticon
    3394 days ago
    Your blog made me laugh! You will be going right by my neck of the woods on your way to Cornwall! Enjoy your visit! And....HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!
    3432 days ago
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