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Today is my Birthday.
This birthday is bittersweet. The bitter side: my precious fur babies, Pedro and Bella, who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, will be in my heart rather than rambling onto the bed to wake me up with licks and kisses. The sweet side, John, my husband brings me coffee in bed, hands me a Birthday Card with the annotation, ‘On your 32nd Birthday’, and a single red rose. He rests two bouquets of fresh flowers on the nightstand. Fourteen-year-old Jorgi, who needs lifting on to the bed, will enjoy as many kisses and hugs as I can give him.
And, this birthday is doubly sweet because I released my third e-book A Grand Mexico Tour. My gift to you, an excerpt will follow at the end of this post.
In Mazatlan today, the sky is blue, the sun is shining, and the flowers are blooming. A walk along the beach is a must. Joining us today is Pecky, my friend’s French poodle puppy. My friend is a fighting a beast, colon cancer and walking Pecky is my small way of helping her. Really, my friend is helping me.
Once Jorgi tires from crabbing on the beach, we will head home, feed him and join friends for breakfast.
I think pancakes are in order.
The phone is ringing and the internet comes alive with Happy Birthday wishes and many returns of the day. A nice interlude from the excitement is a Sunday afternoon nipnap with John and Jorgi, a light breeze wafting through the open window.
Once refreshed, I’ll dress and join more friends for dinner, raise a glass of wine and eat too much Birthday cake.
Here’s the excerpt I promised you.
Excerpt From A Grand Mexico Tour
To: Mailing List
Date: December 28th
From: Sharon, John and our fur baby, Rex – The Crazy Canucks
Subject: Somewhere in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range in Mexico
I’m composing my e-mail by long-hand until we reach an Internet Café.