I will start with a huge “ Thank you so much” for all the Facebook messages, emails, phone calls, and more . You have given me so many good wishes,love, sunshine, flowers and everything else that made my day such a happy one.
Flowers arrived last week,a combined gift for Joyce ( her day was the 20th) and myself. A big thank you to Tonia,Matthew, Felicity and Charlie. We remembered your dear Jeanette on her day, 21st.
Then I had been so good not to open the parcel from “ Quilting and Beyond” that had been ordered some time earlier. A rotating cutting mat, suction grip for the ruler, and some fusing tape for batting. This was from Hugh and Joyce , and more goodies from Joyce, a code cracker book, fancy braids, quilters pencils, 2 eraser blocks, stickers for cards. and a purple torch.
Hugh took me shopping, and I have so many fantastic Sistema plastic storage bins, oblong, with a top shelf divided into the perfect sizes for threads.
When we arrived home, the florist had been again, with flowers from Jeanette in Auckland.
We have been friends since 1954, YES, add that up and it becomes 62 years. It began at Papakura High School,continued as first Jeanette then I were married, children arrived, life was busy, and yesterday we agreed that coming from a farming life, we managed to economise,make do, recycle, and more. We have shared happiness, sadness, and much more. Her dearest Trevor passed away almost a year ago, and on August 2nd, memories of him will be in our hearts and minds
.And we always remember our dearest Jocelyn, who left us way too many years ago.
Attached to the beautiful flowers was a spray of orchids.
More goodies to come, a Spotlight voucher, this will be a day out to look, dream, and get something special. Thanks Annette,Mike,.Josh and Dani.
Then a parcel arrived,a big cardboard carton,and a cluster underlay for our bed. Thanks Kaz and Ralph, it is laid out all ready to go on. And I am sure, very sure, it will add so much comfort.
Then late yesterday afternoon a phone call on my mobile phone. I assumed it was someone in New Zealand!! I was wrong!! Hi, this is John calling from Ontario… now I have a lot of friends there so my mind quickly went to all your names to remember a John.. the line was not very clear. so I asked ‘ Do I know you”? Could not hear his answer very clearly, then he said those worrying words “ Can you turn on your computer? You have a problem there”…I said “ You have the wrong number”, and closed the call. I checked the time, it was 10.50 p.m. !!!After looking up the number on Google, it seems this is a scam call. There are a lot of warnings with the same number.. But, the funny thing about this, how did he get my mobile number? Guess these days anyone can do almost anything.
So all in all,a fabulous day, on the 25th here in NZ,and again when the 25th arrived in the North.
Quotation of the day from Henry David Thoreau
“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious
as to have friends at a distance;
They make the latitudes and longitudes”
Greetings from Jean