Saturday, 18 May 2013

Zygocactus & Birthday

It is my birthday today, but who's counting!  I am, backwards :)
My husbands family plus a few close friends including eldest son and his wife and me of course are going to a Chinese restaurant in the city for dinner this evening. Last year was the first time I have ever been out to dinner for my birthday.
My father used speed dial to phone me this morning and began singing Happy Birthday from start to finish :) not bad for an 89 year old, and he didn't miss a beat. When I was there this past week, he asked me how much money I wanted for my birthday, he always says that :)
Youngest son also phoned this morning from Queensland, it was good he remembered. I was lucky enough to have his little children (the girls 6 & 5 years of age, the youngest is 16 months and a boy) wish their Nan birthday greeting and have a chat along with his wife. Eldest son also phoned this morning, his daughter is nearly 14 months old.

Also today I took a few photos of my Zygocactus or Christmas cactus.  These plants came from dad's house and it's their second year.  I took cuttings a few years after mum passed away and very happy with the results.






10 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers, happy birthday and how great that your dad rang and sang happy birthday to you my mum does that when it is my birthday

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  2. i'm singing happy birthday to you as i type. no, i really am. :) not as well as your dad i'm sure. :) i hope you've had a wonderful day and all of your birthday wishes come true. enjoy your special family dinner and have a lovely evening. i just planted some cuttings before i went away of the cactus. my g/friend has a huge plant. i hope they grow to be as nice as yours. i think mine are just the dark pink. :) happy birthday xxx

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    1. Thanks F. That is lovely you singing, I can hear you! :)

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  3. Oh M Happy Birthday my dear dear friend. I truly wish I could come and give you a hug and have some Chinese and listen to all your memories that would be grand. Have fun with the family that I have come to know and love. HUGS xxoo G

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    1. Thanks B. Felt the hug my dear friend. Love M xoxox

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  4. Happy Birthday to you, and hope you have a lovely meal this evening. It was my youngest sons birthday yesterday so I have just returned from celebrating it with him and his family.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. I guess your son has a lovely birthday too.

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