I’m now officially another year older
I don’t feel too different, except that I’m now 62.
Another year has flown by! I was quite happy with turning the number 60, two years ago, and I don’t feel any older than I did back then, but I suppose I can say I’m now in my ‘early’ 60s! I’m one of the lucky ones 🙂
So far this is the oldest I’ve ever been
It seems I have written a birthday post every year since I started blogging, it’s now become somewhat of a tradition. So here goes this year’s post 🙂
A quiet week
As the Mathematician and I tested positive for Covid (for the first time) late last week, we have had a quiet few days at home. Thankfully we’ve not been too ill but it was still a shock after all this time and sadly it appears to be circulating wildly around our town. Up until ‘that’ test I’d only ever had 1 PCR and 1 RAT (Rapid Antigen test) – not bad considering the number of years we’ve been living with it.
That means we haven’t been anywhere, seen anyone or done anything apart from read in the sun and do only the basic necessities. My birthday is a very different day to what I had planned. I was going to meet friends, chat, and be merry. The weekend was supposed to be a frenzy of Christmas parties, Rotary, Bookclub, Trail Riders but these all turned out to be no-go events. I didn’t really want to share my germs around.
My RAT Story
I shared this on my Facebook page – it’s all true:
A funny rat story…I came home the other morning after dropping mum off at the airport for an early flight, and all the windows and doors were open, it was quite a fresh morning so the house was cold! Grant starts telling me a story about a rat, he’s at one end of the verandah and I’m at the other, and I assume he’s found and killed a rat and is now trying to cleanse the smell from the house. (I admit to having hearing issues at times).
But no, it was a different kind of ‘RAT’ and he didn’t want me anywhere near him until I’d also ‘done a rat’. Long story short we are both at home for a few quiet days and no rats were killed in the making of this story. We are doing ok.
We have plans to travel north to be with family in the next week or so and in a way it’s worked out well in that we’ve both had Covid at the same time and not waiting for one or the other to start showing symptoms. We’ve managed to stay busy and take time to rest as well.
We’re both fully vaccinated so hopefully that has helped us, and thankfully we’re fit and healthy with no underlying health issues. I feel for those who are suffering.
The Year of 2022
It’s been an interesting year, lots of good things happened (and a few sad ones too) – the highlight of course was travelling to England for a month for Dottie’s 3rd birthday, the last time we’d seen her was when she’d just come home from NICU and was still on oxygen; we’ve seen quite a lot of our children and grandchildren and had loads of fun with them; we’ve ridden hundreds of kilometres on our bikes; my sister turned 60 and we had a zoom party; I went up in a hot air balloon (with my daughter) for the first time; I saw Jane Eyre at the theatre in Brisbane with my friend Sue; I’ve read loads of good books and some not so good; I had my mum and sister visit for Mother’s Day; I had eye issues (which have resolved); I’ve enjoyed online fitness sessions with great friends; I’ve enjoyed another year of blogging with increased engagement….and now I have Covid!
Happy birthday to all the other December babies. I saw an article this week that says what we all know, the amount of gifts for those with December birthdays is far less than any other month 🙂 But it doesn’t really matter as long as we are thought of and remembered!!!!
Thanks for all the birthday messages I’ve been getting, it means a lot.
One of the best birthday presents I’ve ever received was this picture of our family. My daughters arranged it for my 60th as we couldn’t all be together and it hangs on my wall so that when I open my eyes each morning I look up and see my family smiling at me :). It sets up the day very well.
Thanks for joining me for my birthday.
You can also find Deb’s World in lots of other places – stay in touch by clicking any of the buttons below.
Everyone has a story to tell! Deb is a young-at-heart & active 60+ blogger/retiree, after being made redundant from her 22-year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre (jail). She now spends her time reading, blogging, riding her ebike and travelling. Deb was awarded a Bravery Award from the Queen when she was 17 after a tragic accident – a definite life changing moment! She is married with 3 grown-up daughters & has 4 grandchildren. She never imagined being Granny Debs would bring so much joy to her life! You can read more of Deb’s story here
Copyright © 2023 debs-world.com – All rights reserved