So here I am, another year older. I remember last year asking if I was half way through my life, as I turned 45 years of age. I am guessing I am wanting to live until I am 90 years of age from that thought, but honestly I would be happy to reach 80 years of age.
One of my mother's neighbours is in her early 90's and has had to go into a home as she can't cope anymore. I don't want to get like that, I like my independance, and I don't want to be a burden on anyone. Since moving up here, I seem to be mixing with a lot more older people and are seeing their struggles "health wise" first hand, and I don't want to go through those.
My pop (grandfather) died to my mind the best way. He got up one morning, went downstairs, my nana made him a cup of tea, he sat in his chair, not sure if he drank it or not, but he had a heart attack and died there and then in his chair. A heck of a shock for my nana and the rest of the family, but at least he didn't suffer. That's how I want to go, and as heart/blood pressure problems are common on both sides of my family, there is a good chance that I will go the same way.
Gosh that was a doom and gloom way to start a post. So lets move onto something a bit brighter!!
As we started celebrating my birthday on Saturday, I started getting presents on Saturday night. The kids bought me a 2 year subscription to the Sew News magazine, which is such a perfect gift for me, as I am a magazine junkie, and I love to sew!! That night I also got the orchid from R & M that I featured in yesterday's Today's Flower post.
On Sunday my dad and step-mum came up for lunch, homemade quiche, baked potatoes, potato salad, and garden salad. Homemade apple pie or peach tarts for dessert. I made a pound and a half of pastry and got a lot of things out of it.
Anyhow they bought me The Chocolate Bible...........do they know I love chocolate, of course they do!!!
I will post on Tuesday what else I get.
Did you remember to put your money in your Daily Savings Pot today?
Today's Money Saving Tip:
In a restaurant before ordering ask about "specials" not on the menu. These are often very fresh and good bargains. Many restaurants have regular specials each day of the week. Generally Monday through Thursday are the best deals.