Thank you for the wishes!!!! A big hug and a kiss from Italy!
Turning 40 has been....interesting....
I made (cooked) myself a birthday cake (Sacher torte)...that was eaten by my kids and some friends here. I wanted to share a slice with all of you...but, e-cakes aren't as tasty as the real ones (and usually on my birthday I run and hide somewhere that's why the two days silence)...
The idea was to go skiing somewhere near, but...no luck, no snow yet...
Do I have fans? Oh my! I'm touched! But I prefer Friends!
Yeats poem closing lines come to mind:
Think where man's glory most begins and ends.
And say my glory was I had such friends.
Lisa, don't feel humiliated, it happens... after all Natale (with capital N) is only on Dec 25th, but everyone of us has got his/her own personal "giorno natale" (birthday)!!!
Hey we just entered advent!!!!
Yes indeed was nice what has been written here, in both languages!
Grazie Michael& Duccia, contraccambio di cuore.
I'm torn, doc said I could ski, but his terms were clear, I am to ski very slowly and no excessive efforts/no pushing. As it is, I want to ski but, I also know that I will not be able to refrain from pushing (at least bit), so...I think it will be a bit of a test to ski and keep myself in check, an exercise of patience, which I don't know I'll be able to "win". We shall see, I'll decide as opportunities (to ski) will present, day by day.
This summer I felt great and started swimming...but after a while I pushd too hrad and had to cut it back (as of today I do swim only 250 mt crawl and/or breaststrokes, 25/50 meters butterfly and 25 mt backstrokes nothing compared to the kilometer I used to swim. I've taken my old MTB out for a ride or two, but only on the road.
The main exercise has been to walk around as much as possible, as per doc instructions.
Yesterday I took my inline "out" (I was tempted by my son coaches and gave in) at last and skated a bit with my younger one (while the other was training) then we played a bit hockey, racers against "rest of the world"...the result is a sore lower back today, and a bruise on my armpit!
Anyway I feel fine, I know the path is still long, but I feel confident.
Again, thanks all for the b-day wishes!