Friday, 31 May 2013

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today I am 46 years old!  It's hard to believe it's been 6 years since I had my BIG 4-0 mini melt-down.  Somehow numbers don't matter so much these days, especially since my ' blip ' on New Years Day.  In fact every number will very much feel an added bonus from now on.

This morning I woke up to Thomas and Amy singing Happy Birthday by the side of my bed clutching cards and presents, how sweet.

And as an added bonus the sun is shining and the sky is blue...

I've had lots of these....



A stack of these ...



I've been taken here .....



















And VERY much enjoyed one of these ......



Later I'm going here for pasta .....



All in all a perfect birthday.









Hello

Hi.  My name is Suzanne and I’m a 46 year old Mum to 13 year old Amy and 7 year old Thomas and also step-mum to 27 year old Matthew.  I’ve been married to Mark for 18 years in June.  Other members of our family include our miniature poodle Sparky and our guinea pig Sparkle.
Having worked since I was 16 we made a decision just before Christmas that I would give up work to have some time at home pottering around doing bits and bobs.  To be honest I thought 12 months of this would be perfect after which I’d probably look for a part time job again.  So,  I handed my notice in at a primary school where I worked in the office and finished on the last day of term, 21st December 2012.
I was excited about Christmas but truthfully more excited about packing the kids back off to school in the New Year so I could have some time to myself doing a bit of what I wanted.  However, things never quite turn out as expected do they and just after noon on New Years Day I had a heart attack which resulted in emergency surgery and 2 stents being fitted.  Since then I’ve been up and down physically and mentally so thought I would start this blog on my 46th birthday as a way of reminding myself that everything in my life now is a bonus.
I’ve yet to figure out how to get my blog ‘out there’ but if and when I do, I hope you enjoy reading it.