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SalsaQueen Wed 10-Apr-19 16:57:36

For some reason I have been really low lately- but today's my birthday (60) and I realise now how very lucky I am. I've had 15 cards, loads of lovely presents, I've been to the park and the pub for lunch with one son and his children, and had lots of Facebook greetings. My other son is collecting my husband and me in an hour, to go out for tea. Then I'll get presents from both sons and grandchildren, all together.

I hope it doesn't sound as though I'm bragging - I'm not, I'm just feeling really thankful to have all these people around who care about me (only a week ago I was somehow convinced that nobody liked me - that old black dog was very bad last week)

Bridgeit Wed 10-Apr-19 17:04:30

Yes the Old Black Dog is prone to appear no matter how well we are doing.
Wishing you a very happy 60th birthday , & don’t feed that greedy OBD who tries to pester you . πŸΎπŸ’πŸ™‚

lovebeigecardigans1955 Wed 10-Apr-19 17:05:25

Many happy returns, SalsaQueen and I hope that the rest of the day goes well for you. Many of us suffer from that old black dog turning up when we least expect it.
And no, you're not bragging - we must be thankful for what we have and the loving people around us. cupcake

Grammaretto Wed 10-Apr-19 17:06:26

Thats lovely SalsaQueen.
I'm happy for you. Happy Birthday!
Try to remember this day if you ever feel low.
We don't count our blessings nearly enough.

SalsaQueen Wed 10-Apr-19 17:09:34

Thank you. I am so glad to have the black dog under control this week... as you say, we never know when it will appear again, but I've had a lovely week so far. Met my friend for coffee and cake on Monday, and my workmates sang Happy Birthday to me yesterday, and gave me a cake and wine xx

dragonfly46 Wed 10-Apr-19 17:10:22

So pleased for you Salsa - it is lovely when you can shake off the old black dog.
Happy Birthday - enjoy the rest of your day.
I am struggling at the moment.

nanaK54 Wed 10-Apr-19 18:04:50

What a lovely post
Many happy returns flowerswine

chelseababy Wed 10-Apr-19 21:31:12

Happy birthday! Dog is wagging his tail! It's good to appreciate family and friends.

sodapop Wed 10-Apr-19 21:55:01

Happy Birthday Salsa You are fortunate indeed -- count your blessings thankscupcake

SalsaQueen Wed 10-Apr-19 22:29:01

Just got home from having a truly happy evening with my family (2 sons, 4 grandchildren, 1 d-i-l, and my husband), a lovely meal, some brilliant presents, a home-made birthday cake, and beautiful cards. I cried....but this time with the emotion of feeling so fortunate.

Anja Wed 10-Apr-19 22:49:23

Lovely to read such a happy post. Glad you’ve had a great day Salsa πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽΆπŸŽ‚πŸ₯‚

paddyann Wed 10-Apr-19 23:23:00

HAPPY 60TH ,hope its been a fantastic day and that the year ahead is everything you'd wish for yourself .

Sheilasue Thu 11-Apr-19 10:30:22

Enjoy your birthday.congratulations 60 is a great age.

grandMattie Thu 11-Apr-19 10:31:56

Happy birthday, SalsaQueen! Mine is on Monday and I know that, although I'll get cards from my DCs, I'll get nothing else. But... as you have mentioned about yourself, I am singularly blessed with my lovely loving (if occasionally too busy) family. My own Black dog isn't too bad at the moment - I'm waiting to ambush it!!!

Cobweb01 Thu 11-Apr-19 10:43:19

Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy the love and attention. You are blessed but clearly don't take it for granted.

sweetcakes Thu 11-Apr-19 10:52:04

Hope you finished your day off with a bang and had a lovely time with family belated Happy birthday πŸ’πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸΉ

Mapleleaf Thu 11-Apr-19 11:06:13

A lovely post, salsaqueen, and many congratulations for your birthday. πŸ’πŸΎπŸŽ‰

Hm999 Thu 11-Apr-19 11:12:39

Many happy returns

ReadyMeals Thu 11-Apr-19 11:25:55

Birthdays are always much better when one or more of your children remember them and wish you a happy birthday! I think there was only one year both mine did, and one of them rarely does. Just having a little moan, I don't want to take anything away from your nice day, which you deserved to enjoy! :D

CaroleAnne Thu 11-Apr-19 11:28:28

Happy birthday Salsa Queenflowerswine.
I am so happy for you that you have such a lovely family.I too am blessed with such a family.
On another note has anyone any ideas of how to harness the old black dog?
Love from Carole.

Harris27 Thu 11-Apr-19 11:42:03

I'm 60 next year hope I'll be as lucky as you! Happy birthday! X

Sydney2012 Thu 11-Apr-19 11:46:33

I think sometimes we are scared to admit that we are happy for fear of jinxing ourselves. I know I am. So well done you. Have a lovely birthday and enjoy every minute.

jocork Thu 11-Apr-19 12:33:52

My children went to a lot of trouble on my 60th - a few years ago now - and I often think back on it on less happy days. It's good to have these lovely memories to look back on when things are getting us down. Glad you have had a lovely day and it can be a treasured memory.

Namsnanny Thu 11-Apr-19 13:06:13

Belated happy happy wishes to you salsa queen, enjoy your good times and kick the black dog (well, I don’t need to be more explicit do I 🀭?) winkflowers

Aepgirl Thu 11-Apr-19 13:08:53

Good to know you are so good, SalsaQueen. Enjoy your day.