Skip to content

scenes from a birthday weekend

March 17, 2013

sometimes, if you squint your eyes and smile with your heart, everything about life is beautiful.  And so it has been since Friday. When I turned 52.

.++++++++++++++++++

My mom, who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury resulting from a stroke in January, has gained enough momentum, strength and courage to join in a little baseball fun in the beautiful springtime weather Friday morning.

.

TIRR Memorial Hermann – best in the world

.

that’s a smile I haven’t seen in a while.

.+++++++++++++

.

never one to lighten it up when it comes to birthday cakes, my sweet Cristybella made a delicious carrot cake.   Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast?

.

++++++++++++++++

and then, of course, we decided to partake in spring break fun and headed for the shore

.

.

which is just a guise for expanding our seashell collection.  Cristybella scored the find of the day – a hamburger sea bean (lower right)!

.

quintana_collage

.

+++++++++++++++

Finally – a gardening tip:  geranium cuttings will take root in water.  Roots originate from the juncture on the stem where leaves are growing.  It’s taken me months and many failed cuttings to discover the elusive secret.

geranimum_cutting

.

may every day of your life be beautiful.  And if it doesn’t quite seem so at first, just squint your eyes a little and smile with your heart.

signature

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2013 6:15 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday, Diane!!!!!

    Hope you had a nice long weekend; enjoying your day!!!!

    “that’s a smile I haven’t seen in a while.”

    Diane, you’re mother looks awesome!!! She actually glows! And I am so happy to hear that she is going well.

    (((((( Your Mother )))))))

    And please tell Cristybella that her cake looks beyond yummy! Carrot cake is one of my all-time favs!

    Sounds like you had a terrific weekend!

    “may every day of your life be beautiful. And if it doesn’t quite seem so at first, just squint your eyes a little and smile with your heart.”

    LOVE that!…:)

    Much X to you and Cristybella!

  2. March 20, 2013 7:52 am

    Carrot cake, sea shells, a mother’s smile…and geraniums.
    It don’t get no better than that. Geeze….made me teary!

    Happy Belated–and enjoy the heck out of TODAY.
    It’s your birthday MONTH!
    Wooooohoooooooo! Keep celebrating!!

  3. March 21, 2013 3:04 pm

    What a lovely post! Life is definitely beautiful!

  4. May 4, 2013 11:49 am

    Hi Diane!

    Just popping by to say hello and to see how you’re doing. Hope all is well, girl.

    ((((( You )))))

    X to you and Cristybella!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: