Saturday, November 15, 2014

Adding another year to life



That is Mount Everest seen from my bedroom window.

What can be more joyful than folding and sorting vintage sheets?

This week I added another year to my life. I think this year's birthday is one of the best ones I have ever had. The best one in years. The views of the mountains were sharp and clear, the sun rising in softest apricot.

I was incredibly celebrated on Facebook (which I really don't like to be honest but in hind sight this is where we are in today's technology cluttered society and can't help but smiling from ear to ear reading all the sweet messages from near and far on my Facebook page. So, that is great!) and the kids had wrapped my gifts so nicely and written cute messages like "The best Mama ever!" "Love you forever and ever!" and so on. They woke me up with Happy Birthday in a choir and lovely Jay had purchased the best of gifts. Spot on my love! Not too much - just perfect!

Later I went to CrossFit and declared my whopping 45th birthday which resulted in collective burpee making as the tradition in our gym enquire this. Dare to hate burpees! It is one of the most exhausting exercises, a push up - jump up and clap your hands above your head before going down to do the next push up... You get it. I didn't turn 22... No, we did 45 burpees and it felt very special that all these gym mates did this to honer me. With pain, sweat and tears they went through this dreadful exercise with smiles on there faces.

After the workout I was asked to come a long for coffee at the cafe next door and  not less than 5 people showed up to chat and cheer in a well deserved coffee. We sat there in our training outfits and exchanged conversations, getting to know each other a bit more and I suddenly felt a feeling of belonging. I have missed that.

Since moving abroad 14 years ago I have lost that sense of belonging in a group of friends. You make new friends of course, but it is on a different level. This get together at the coffee reminded me of those get together's I used to have with my dear friends a long time ago, simple and spontaneous. Just chatting about this and that before moving on with our days. It was really, really nice.

The rest of the day I spent folding and sorting fabric in my studio. I will make some vintage sheet packs and add to my ETSY shop so give me a shout if you have any special wishes. I listening to my favorite tunes while organizing and tidying my crafty space. Because I can't ignore that anymore. It needs to get in order. And it needs some order now. (You can see my progress on Instagram @myrosevalley)

I couldn't have had a better day. I'm over the moon and I am a very very happy and lucky 45 year old woman having such great friends and family.

Kärlek
Annette



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40 comments :

  1. Parabéns querida amiga,que você tenha mais 45 anos de muita,mas muita felicidades.Achei muito lindo o que disse sobre amigos,é muito bom bater papo com pessoas queridas.Beijo no seu coração é o meu presente ok? Valéria.

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  2. Happy belated Birthday, Annette! It sounds like you had a wonderful day. Love the sweet messages you got from your children!

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  3. Belated birthday wishes to you :)

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  4. Happy Birthday to you ~ sounds like you had a wonderful day :O)x

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  5. Happy Birthday Annette! (fellow Scorpio! My birthday was Oct 30)

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  6. Happy, Happy Birthday, 45 is awesome.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  7. Happy Birthday Annette! I have 9 years on you!!!
    xo Kris

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  8. Oh, happy birthday, dear Annette!!! :) J.

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  9. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, dear Annette. May you enjoy many more such beautiful birthdays with your loving children and caring husband in your lovely home.
    We can make any number of new friends but we always miss the friends we grew up with...isn't it? I regret not being in touch with my childhood friends.
    Lots of love

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    1. Dear Sangeetha
      So true... Childhood friends are very special but friends made as a grown up can be very special as well. Just on a different level.
      Xxx

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  10. Happy Birthday Annette, sounds like you have had a very special day!!!! The view of Mount Everest from your window is amazing.
    Shall be checking out your vintage sheets packs for sure!
    Gill xx

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  11. Hi Annette,
    Happy Birthday! I just want to say thank you for your honest, inspiring blog. I live in Scotland and I find it amazing that I have so much in common with someone in another part of the world. Although I am blessed with friends here, none of them understand my need for crafting. I love crochet, knitting and sewing and I find your blog the inspiration to keep going with it. I too have 3 children and reading your blog I know it can be done! I have never commented on a blog before but just wanted to say thanks for writing your blog. :-) Best wishes, C

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    1. Hi C
      Thank you so much for your sweet message. IT makes me smile from ear to ear. Hope you will continue to enjoy my little corner of Cyber world. Welcome.
      Xxx
      Annette

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  12. Sounds like a great birthday! Congratulations on turning 45!

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  13. A wonderfully happy birthday to you! Sounds like a great one, wishing you many, many more such birthdays! (I s-o need to do the same in my craft room!)

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    1. Thank you! We always need to tidy our craft rooms. Ha ha ha!
      Xxx

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  14. Tanti auguri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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  15. Sounds like a lovely birthday and the start of new friendships for You!!!! How lovely!!!
    Happy Birthday!!

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    1. Thank you. It was a very special day indeed.
      Xxx

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  16. Hi Annette,
    Happy Birthday and my gosh!!!!...did you say 45 burpee's? We do those at gym and
    I bawl my head off just doing 2!!! lol. Glad you had a great time celebrating.
    Cheers, Anita.

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    1. Hi Anita
      Yes, 45 burpees. I thought I was gonna die. Divided them up into 4... 20, 10, 10 and finally the last 5 ones. Felt like an Olympic champion afterwards. :)
      Xxx

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  17. A bit late (but better late then never): I wish you a happy birthday, nice to read that you've had a beautiful day!

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  18. Happy happy Birthday Annette :) Sounds like you had a wonderful day......burpees and all!

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    1. Hi
      Burpees are good for your well being. Ha ha ha! Thank you so much for your birthday wishes.
      Xxx

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  19. Happy birthday and many happy returns.

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  20. Sorry to be so late to the party, but many happy returns dear Annette!

    S x

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Thank you so much for visiting my world. I love reading your comments and I do my utterly best to respond to questions and sweet messages. Thank you again for popping by.

Kärlek
Annette

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