I was pleased to have the oldest here last night and thru today and also the youngest came over early as well. I was able to make breakfast for both and they had the usual..bacon and eggs..someone small came out for a shard of bacon. She got it.
I baked myself a cake as I mentioned. They took home very generous pieces plus ate a very generous amount here. Goodness that icing was good,
My Twin, Beth sent me a beautiful Willow sculpture of a praying angel. I have it showcased with my other Willow angels. My Sis Caroldee sent me three gorgeous bracelets with all my fave colors (she let me choose!) I have worn them almost every day since they arrived and today as well. My youngest, the one who is responsible for my interest in photography gifted me with a new lens for my Nikon. a 50mm f/1.8D. That is something I am realllly going to have to get used to. I took off (of course) the 18-200 and attached this one. Man alive..I was so unused to the relative lightness after hefting around the longer and certainly heavier lens. My son said this lens doesn't have a zoom. You zoom with your feets! I am trying to get used to the manual focus it requires and it's a learning curve. However my usual low light here in the house??? It will largely be cured. I took some pics of Miss Catt at f /1.8 and the ISO was 1600. No flash. I hardly ever see the on board flash engage.
Anyhoo..my oldest gifted me with a book that he enjoyed so much that he bought a second for me as we are like minded in many regards. My middle boy send a Discover card which, soon as I use it (gift card) I will take a picture of it for you. It does not have my name on it. You'll see and it is quite usable along with the Starbucks. A woman friend gave me a bracelet with beautiful blue stones in it. I will get a good coffee when I leave the Salon tomorrow. I got many good wishes from our blog family here, on Blogspot and Face Book and in emails and ecards for which I am truly grateful.
Love all of you bunches and I never want to see what it's like not to have you close to heart and hand.