Three Things Thursday: An Early Birthday Card, My Husband’s New Book, A Visit from My Daughters

My weekly exercise in gratitude, or as some of my blogging friends put it, three things that made me smile this week.

First, an early birthday card, a flower from her garden, from my blogging friend Judy of New England Garden and Thread. What an absolute treat to get this lovely card in the mail! I will be framing this flower as a lovely remembrance of my sixtieth birthday. Thanks so much, Judy!

Second, The Wave of Time, my husband’s new book, an anthology of classic time travel stories by writers from the thirties, forties, and fifties. (These stories were originally published in science fiction magazines. ) Clif designed the cover, and it’s a beauty, if I do say so myself. If you like time travel tales or know someone who does, then this snappy book would be just the thing to add to a collection.

Third, our daughters, Dee and Shannon, are coming home for birthday celebrations—mine and Clif’s are in September, and Dee’s is in October. Both Dee and I will be celebrating milestone birthdays, her fortieth and my sixtieth. Clif will be sixty-six, not a milestone, but as far as I’m concerned, all birthdays are to be celebrated. Shannon is coming on Monday, September 11, and Dee will be coming September 16, and between the two of them they will be staying for two weeks. Such a treat! Really, the best present.

Because my time will be spent with my daughters, I won’t be doing much blogging—I might post a picture or two—and I won’t be able to do much commenting on blogs that I follow. I do plan to read blogs each morning, but I’m guessing a quick “like” is all I’ll have time for. On Monday, September 25, I should be back in the swing of things.

Until then, as Bill and Ted and Abraham Lincoln might say, “Party on, dudes!” And be excellent to each other.

A fun addendum: The items featured in the pictures below just came in the mail today. I think they speak for themselves, and they sure did make me smile. (Yes, Cheryl, we got the idea from you and your son.)

36 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday: An Early Birthday Card, My Husband’s New Book, A Visit from My Daughters”

  1. Wow, so many good things to be grateful for πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ Congratulations to Clif too with his new book, I love the dancing wave on the cover! We wish you a wonderful time celebrating Laurie and we shall raise a glass to your good health β˜ΊπŸ’–πŸ· xxx

    1. Love that card, and as I mentioned in my post, I am going to frame it. What a lovely remembrance it will be for my 60th birthday. Many, many thanks! Yes! Every birthday deserves a celebration.

  2. All SO wonderful and exciting, especially time with the girls. All the best to you all as you celebrate together. XOXOXOXOXOXO (Six hugs and kisses!)

  3. Happy birthday, Laurie! I too have a September birthday and I’m a year older. Congratulations to your husband on his book. Great cover. Enjoy the time with your daughters! πŸ’Ÿ

  4. Happy birthday, Laurie! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family. My 59th birthday is on Saturday; I have my brother-in-law staying with us until Sunday and my daughter is joining us tomorrow!
    I congratulate Clif on a very attractive book. I am tempted to get it for Richard (my husband).

    1. Thanks, Clare, and a very happy birthday to you! Sounds as though you will have the best of time with your family to help you celebrate. As for Clif’s book…If Richard enjoys time travel stories, then I think “The Wave of Time” would be perfect for him.

    1. Thanks, Tootlepedal! It will be great having “the girls” home. (No matter how old they are, they will always be “the girls” to me.”

  5. Happy Birthday, Laurie! I hope you agree, life gets even richer as the years tick by. Your family visits sound like the perfect celebration. And, congrats to Clif! He’s making waves, too!

    1. Thanks, Cheryl! Life does indeed get richer and more precious. I’m thrilled to be turning 60. And, yes, Clif is making waves, too.

    1. Thanks, Derrick. That wave is a beauty, isn’t it? When we thought up for a title for the book, that wave immediately came to mind. And wonder of wonders, it’s not copy-righted. What an appropriate image for Sam’s endeavor!

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