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Birthday Girls - 2011

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AnninGlos Report 6 Jan 2011 21:01

Sylvia, my card too is in the post. Sorry to hear about Johans sister, what a shame to just get home then end up back in hospital. Hope her ankle soon heals.

Jill in France

Jill in France Report 7 Jan 2011 10:16

Happy New Year to you all, sorry its a bit belated but what with family plus this nasty cold and sinus bug that's now into its third week, I am a bit behind :)
Must sort out my cards but thank you all for such a lovely and all so different selection of cards

xx Jill

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 7 Jan 2011 14:48

Sylvia message from Sheila she is sorry but your card will be late arriving, but will be on its way today.
Well we had snow this morning, then we had rain at lunch time and now at nearly 3pm it is thick fog, just wonder what else we will get today weather wise today!!!!
Well my hire car goes back today as my car should be back from the garage this evening, it has taken them 9 weeks to get the repairs done. Most of the delay was down to the weather and the inability to get parts shipped to them.

Jill hope you are feeling better soon.



AnninGlos Report 7 Jan 2011 14:56

Jill, sorry to hear that you are poorly, I hope that you will soon feel better.

Jo Maybe you'll get a heatwave!!!! Hope you get your car back OK.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 7 Jan 2011 19:24

Well, we didn't get the heatwave Ann, just more rain and fog!!

And now I have just managed to slice my thumb with stanley knife, shot straight down the side of my thumb nail. Wasn't even crafting!!


syljo Report 8 Jan 2011 21:00

Hi everybody,
Thank you girls for the cards I have received so far. Mind you I had two with Xmas cards and they are still hanging with the Xmas cards and I cannot remember who they are. On Monday my help will come and help me with the tree etc. ready for my birthday on Tuesday. She will have to clean the windows too as well as ironing etc. so will have her work cut out but she likes it here by me.
Will thank these two bgs later - ok?

Jo Jo

My granddaughter has had a throat infection but fortunately is a lot better now. She has had a week off work and been resting. She is having an operation on her ear on Wednesday so needs some rest after the throat infection to make her strong enough. My daughter is coming here to take her into hospital and will sleep with her on my birthday and the day of the operation. Then they are going to Eindhoven to my daughter for a few days as Janet still has trouble with her back. What a family!
I have been busy all day in the kitchen making thick pea soup for the freezer. ... and they call this retirement!
Have a nice weekend everybody.
Sylvia xxx Thanks once again for your lovely cards.


AnninGlos Report 8 Jan 2011 21:35

You have been busy Sulvia. I am pleased that you have had some cards already, still time to get more before your birthday.
jo I can only say "ouch!"

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 9 Jan 2011 12:58

Sylvia, glad to hear that you have received some cards already, I know of at least a couple that will be late due to snow or flu or other illnesses but I am sure they will arrive.
Thumb is healing but still sore, just keep catching it, hubby said I should have gone and had stitches put in it, but I will just keep tight plasters on it and I am sure it will soon heal Looking forward to getting my crafting things back out now all the Christmas things are safely packed away. Was looking at the new cd on Create & Craft called The Wine Buff, thought it looked so useful, might just treat myself!! But then I have seen so much else I would love, but I have far too much already!!


AnninGlos Report 9 Jan 2011 12:59

I know the feeling Jo, loads of stuff/paper etc but never quite what I want.

Jill in France

Jill in France Report 9 Jan 2011 17:55

Jo, double ouch.
Had a relaxing day crafting as needed to get my stocks back up,having a fad with the white embossing powder on black card :) I won a couple of embossing powders on another site and never really bothered with the white before but loving it :)
Sylvia, hope my card arrives in time and have a lovely birthday x

x Jill


AnninGlos Report 9 Jan 2011 17:58

I think I need to be a bit more adventurous. Many different things that I haven't ried. Should be my NY resolution probably.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 9 Jan 2011 20:43

I totally agree Ann, need to do something different this year - but what, love the different shape cards, but really do not like stamping. Think that it is because I have never spent any time trying. Love the sound of the white embossing on black, Jill, have seen it done on C&C but again have never tried doing it. Love my Martha Stewart punches and you can do so much more with them, will be making use of them this year on my cards.


syljo Report 10 Jan 2011 20:50

Hi all,
Have now got a few and will let you know the final count after my birthday. Took down Xmas tree and all decorations today, including all Xmas cards to make room for my birthday cards!
My help cleaned the window in our sitting room so we can see out again.
I have baked a cake and also an apple tart ready for tomorrow. Johan popped out this afternoon and bought me a huge bunch of coloured tulips. He's getting really thoughtful in his old age - 86 now!
Bye sylvia xxx

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 10 Jan 2011 22:46

Sylvia, just in case I don't manage to get on till late tomorrow.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HOPE YOU HAVE A FABULOUS DAY, LOTS OF CARDS and enjoy your wonderful cake and apple tart.

Johan is very thoughtful going shopping and remembering to bring flowers, you are so lucky!!
Love & Hugs Joxx


AnninGlos Report 10 Jan 2011 22:50

Yes, have a great day Sylvia. Lucky you being bought flowers. I usually buy my own when we get the shopping.

Jo, I have loads of stamps and do quite like stamping but it is such a performance getting the stamps and ink out, cleaning the stamps etc. I guess I am just lazy Lol!!!


HeatherinLeicestershire Report 11 Jan 2011 15:05

Happy Birthday Sylvia, hope my card reached you in time xx


syljo Report 13 Jan 2011 21:13

Hi all,
Well my exhausting days are over for a while. After finishing baking the day before my birthday I asked Johan to brush some warm apricot jam over the top of the apple tart - 11.00 pm - and I was sitting in the sitting room when he came in and said "the apple tart is in pieces". Well I couldn't be cross after getting the flowers in the afternoon and he only meant well anyway. but I could have cried because I was so tired. He tried to take the tart out of the tin while it was too hot. As my daughter said you have to break it to eat it.
Yesterday was spent clearing up after the birthday. My granddaughter had her ear operation yesterday and they did a lot of work on her ear, taking away old scars from ear infections she has had over the years. My daughter is staying with her for a few days and then taking her to Eindhoven on Saturday.
Today Johan and I had diabetes control I told them I had stopped taking tablets and they said my diabetes was ok. Why take tablets then?
I have lost another 5 kilos in weight, which I don't mind but not the way it is going. I think I have another tumour. I have had cancer 3 times now. Johan wants to book a holiday but I said wait until I know more about my health condition.
When I take my cards down again I'll let you know who sent them all. I am still getting cards at the moment!
Sylvia xxx

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 13 Jan 2011 21:55

Sylvia pity about the apple pie I should imagine Johan felt awful, but I am sure we have all tried to get cakes out of tins when they are too hot!! Sounds like you had a lovely birthday. Glad to hear the operation on your granddaughter went well, scar tissue can cause such a lot of problems.
I will copy the list of who you received cards from and send out an email to say thank you.
I am sorry that you think you have another tumour Sylvia, have you had any results from the tests you have had done yet or are you still waiting. A holiday might just do you some good and you never know you might enjoy the peace, quiet and above all the rest.



AnninGlos Report 13 Jan 2011 22:05

I am pleased that you had a good birthday Sylvia. Poor Johan, I bet he was frightened to tell you about the pie after all your hard work. Never mind, I expect it still got eaten!

I do hope you are wrong about the tumour Sylvia and that your weight loss is down to something else.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 14 Jan 2011 17:15

The themes for the ATC swaps for the next three months are
January Postage stamps
February Valentine/hearts
March Film/theatre

These are due in on 28th of the month to Issy if anyone would like to join in.

Just back from the vets. My dog is just not right just lying in his basket and moping around, he has not eaten anything and also finding it difficult getting him to have a drink in fact he had spent the whole morning in his basket and would not get out even to go for a walk, Vet says he has a raised temp but could find nothing else wrong with him, in fact he loves the vet and so when he saw where we were he perked up and was bouncing around!! Made me look such an idiot. Still he has had an antibiotic jab and has tablets to take and back to the vets on Monday.

Take care everyone