WOW ... it's so hard to believe that my Mom was 80 yesterday! She doesn't look it or "act" it! She's always so busy that I have a hard time keeping up with her! Seriously!! She goes dancing and singing ... she sings in the church choir, gets together with her remaining siblings (ages 84, 86 & 90) to play cards, goes on different outtings with the Red Hat ladies ... well, you get the picture ... she's a very active woman and I'm so glad she is!!!
Yesterday I was absent from blogland & crafting to spend a little quality time with her on her birthday as well as finish hooking up her new computer system! That's right ... she's an accountant and does all the bookwork for the church on the computer. I have her files set up mainly in Word & Excel and she does pretty good as long as she doesn't hit a "wrong" key ... then she panics a bit!We had a fun day! My Aunt Jenny (on my dad's side ... who will also be 80 in March) joined us for a little "linen" shopping then lunch. My daughter & granddaughter joined us for dessert and my mom was tickled when the restaurant ladies all came out with a cupcake & 1 candle and sang Happy Birthday to her. That was my daughter's idea and I'm so glad she did that ... added a little extra special touch to our little impromptu gathering!!
We are going to have a party for Mom but we decided to wait until the month of May when the weather will not be so much of a concern and her friends can ALL come to join in on the celebration!!
I had my camera with me all day ... and don't you know it, I forgot to take it in to the restaurant with me ... NO group photo ... NO photo of Aunt Jenny ... BUT ... my cousin Beverly stopped in to visit with me and wish my mom a Happy Birthday and was sweet enough to snap a few shots for me! THANKS BEV!!!
Well, it's nearly 8 a.m. and even though they are predicting snow today ... my friend Terri Snode (Terri's Cards N' More) is coming to visit and we are going to make cards ALL DAY!!! Hope to have some cards to share with you later! Have a great day everyone!!!