11/12/2013

Counting the days.



I have been doing a lot of counting recently, brought about the recent celebration of my 60th birthday. There, I have owned up to being in my sixties. If I say it often enough the fact may actually sink in.

I have been counting my blessings, of which there are many. Counting the many places on my “to visit” list with the aid of my Senior Railcard, a third off discounts, hooray!

Counting the days to the arrival of a very special baby in the spring…..

and counting the days till the publication of Acornmoon’s first title- “White is the Moon”.



The advance title information has been prepared here and the publication date set for 24th April 2014.

Apart from that, my time has been taken by caring for an elderly family member who had a very nasty fall. We are all counting ourselves very lucky to have had excellent care from our wonderful NHS.

21 comments:

Chloe said...

Belated Happy Birthday! And how exciting about the book :)

Karen said...

Belated Birthday wishes Valerie and all the best for the book. :) x

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Valerie, Congratulation on your new upcoming book.. Also Happy Belated Birthday to you.. A few years ago when I turned "60" too and I still can not believe it...LOL I absolutely LOVE the felted "Acorn" you received as a gift...Very lovely indeed. A perfect gift for you.. Hugs Jud

Frances said...

Valerie, sending you more Happy Birthday wishes. There can never be too many! I say this as one who's closer to 70 than to 60.

Always good to count our blessings, even while our minds are also taking account of less happy matters.

xo

Carolee said...

Happy Birthday, and congratulations on the book - how wonderful! Must add, you are indeed blessed to have the NHS! I hope your family member is doing well, and recovers quickly.

♥ Carolee

The Weaver of Grass said...

Happy 60th.
Good to read someone praising the NHS for the wonderful work they do.

mandy walden said...

Happy Birthday! You know what they say about 60 being the new 40!

Valerianna said...

Birthdays, books and babies! Blessings outweighing the unfortunate, always a good thing. Happy belated birthday and congratulations on book and baby!

Clare Wassermann said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday and a very happy year ahead. Xx

Beth Niquette said...

Happy Birthday, dear Valerie! And congratulations--WOW! Also--I love the drawing you posted here. You are such an amazing artist and person. I've been told, dear Friend, that these are the golden years. What we can accomplish in our 50's and 60's can be astonishing! ((hugs)) Many Blessings, dear Friend.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Many Happy Returns to you Valerie! I can see you are a glass half full kind of gal...I hope all is well and wonderful in your world and you enjoy many more creative and lovely days to come...Happy Birthday!

sweettidings said...

Belated happy birthday Valerie! Good wishes on all your projects and dreams. :)

MILLY said...

Happy 60th birthday and for all the exciting times to come.
Yes it is good to count our blessings. And how wonderful to hear of a special baby soon to arrive.

Julie Clay Illustration said...

Happy Birthday Valerie, can't believe your age, never??? It all sounds exciting and happening there, just love your work, I've been browsing your shop, such lovely prints :)))

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes. You must be so excited, counting the days to a baby and a book!

millefeuilles said...

Oh Valerie,

I am so sorry to have missed this important post! Sixty. It has such a ring to it, don't you think. A beautiful number. I bet you still feel as though you were twenty, right? I know I do and I'll be forty-five on Friday.

And your book? Well, in my mind there is no better way to celebrate a birthday...although a baby would do pretty well too!

Warmest wishes,

Stephanie

Jeri Landers said...

Well my dear Valerie, I turned 60 last month, it feels weird, don't you think?! I am still not quite used to it, and yet, I think 60 sounds nicer to the ears than 59. I am happy for your new book venture. I finally got my latest book finished and received my advance copies which is always a thrill!

Janessa marie Johnson said...

Congradulations on your up coming babe and your books are very beautiful. Very Talented...Hopefully youcan check out my blog and give input on my work as well. Artist to Artist @janessajohnson.blogspot.com. Thanks.

Elizabeth Wix said...

Being 60+ gives on e the joy of knowing all sorts of things
history
one's limitations
joy at having lasted and so on
An excellent decade, Valerie.
All best wishes.

Terra said...

Congratulations on your book; your art work will ensure it is delightful. I am 60 plus also, enjoy the ride. And the discount tickets too.

Frances Tyrrell said...

A very belated Happy Birthday! Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your new ventures in the coming year.