November is a busy month for birthdays in our family. My niece, my nephew, my husband, my sister-in-law, my honourary little brother and two good friends are all November babies. I’d be lost without my iCal to remind me of all these milestones. I’m sure I’m not the only one guilty of remembering a birthday weeks before it, only to forget to ring on the day. People who are closest to us are often the ones we take most for granted and yet they’re the ones we should cherish most.

Today is hubbie’s birthday and in a couple of hours I’m heading to Sydney gearing up for a simulator check tomorrow. Unfortunately I’ve been absent for a few of his birthdays over the years with work commitments. (I’m missed a couple of my own as well, sitting in hotel rooms wishing I was somewhere else…) He’s now in countdown mode to ‘retirement’ at his next birthday so I’ll make sure I’m around for that one!!

Yesterday we celebrated early with lunch at Palm Cove. The Coral Sea shimmered in bright sunlight and a warm breeze reminded us summer is most definitely here. We spent a lovely lazy afternoon chatting, relaxing and enjoying being together. Sometimes the most beautiful of days are the simple ones.

Happy birthday, GW, wish I was home with you and Zeus. (And I hope you’ve worked the iPad out by the time I get home on Friday 🙂 )


15 thoughts on “Milestones

  1. Oh you wise woman!! Two birthdays is a great start to the year!

    And yes you did a stella countdown for me! Look forward to doing the same thing for you!

    He knows who to ‘facetime’ for advice on that iPad 🙂

  2. Hey Gray, I know Helene received a countdown, but I’m not sure I’m up to a 363 – maybe monthly? Hope you had a lovely day and if you require the services of an iPad expert, Capt B’s the man. (His wife might know a thing or to as well)

    I’m hearing you on the spouse not home for your birthday front. I think B has been home for maybe half of mine – but that’s better than none! 🙂 And the year we went to Canada helped make up for it for I celebrated when it was the 17th over there and then when it was the 17th here. 🙂

  3. Thanks, Cath. I’ve even bought cards in heaps of time and then been so late posting I didn’t bother and instead purchased belated cards… I think I must have a blind spot…

  4. Happy Birthday to your lovely hubby, Helene!

    I’m guilty of remembering too early, and then too late. I always feel terribly when I do that. I’m so glad I’m not the only one.

    Happy simulator check tomorrow.


  5. Happy Birthday to your lovely Hubby, Helene!

    Yes, I’m guilty of remembering too early, and then too late. It’s especially bad with people who are the 1st of the month – before I often turn my calendar over!


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