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Things Take Longer

Have you had more than a few candles put on your birthday cake?
Ever had trouble blowing them out?
My friends, Kathy & Ron, served a cake at fellowship after church today.
They didn’t put all 83 candles on it, thank God…
don’t wanna burn the church down!
But, they put on a LOT – – – and I could not believe
how long it took me to blow out those sparkling candles!!!!

This is just a very brief clip of the process…
It’s OK to laugh with me as you watch it!

As you can see, there were only a few left to extinguish at this point…
I had been at it for awhile…

Kathy & Ron are on my right.
Am I praying I can do this?
I don’t know…
This was about try #5 to get them all blown out.
My friend, Alex, is there encouraging me!

Yes, things take longer as time goes by…
And yet time seems to go by faster
as the years progress. How do you figure that?

It was a happy birthday.
I celebrated in Bozeman yesterday with Bob.
He got me a new travel purse
for our upcoming trip to Switzerland.
We had a lovely dinner at The Mint in Belgrade.

Today I enjoyed exchanging messages with over a hundred of my friends from far and near on FaceBook. Also, had a wonderful FaceTime exchange with daughters, DeAna & Laina. It’s days like this when most friends and all of our family are far away that I especially enjoy the internet.

Couldn’t sit down face-to-face with DeDe
and enjoy a cup o’ java –
but we could talk and see one another.

And Laina could share her java with me virtually!

Our son, Ty, and his wife Monika, were not able to be here with us this year,
but they FaceTimed this evening… so my heart is full.
It took longer for them to reach out this year
because Ty was on a Mission trip to Mexico.
But I received a card from them…
and this evening’s call was
the frosting on the cake!

Yes, it takes longer between visits
to see our family and friends these days,
but thanks to the internet,
we can FT and text,
message and e-mail.
In those cases,
communication takes shorter –
not longer!

Yes, I tilted toward the computer
and my cell phone today!

Where do you tilt these days?
And what things do you find take longer?
I’m not alone in this, I bet!

Thanks for visiting!
Have a great Sunday night –
and a wonderful week.

Love, JanBeek

Comments on: "Things Take Longer" (24)

  1. Happy Birthday Jan! It looks like you had some wonderful celebrations!
    Wishing you health, love and peace!
    Blessings to you!

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  2. Happy birthday jan… enjoy it all❤️ much love x

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  3. Anonymous said:

    A splendid celebration with lovely photographs; you still have good lung capacity, and it is good that you can link your fingers X

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  4. Just realised my comment will probably have come out Anonymous, so doing it again

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  5. Now it looks as if it hasn’t registered at all. Here it is: A splendid celebration with lovely photographs. It is good to see you have good lung capacity and can link your fingers X

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  6. Happy 83! You look gorgeous as ever, dear Lady Jan!

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  7. Happy Birthday! I’m planning to just use the numeral candles in September–“70”–and save my breath😉 God bless you abundantly!

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  8. Wishing you many HAPPY RETURNS of your birthday, dear Jan. 🙂

    Since I live all by myself, I often tend to tilt toward the computer a bit too much;
    It is better for me, when I try to stay somewhat mobile! 🙂

    Me, turning to be 88 pretty soon, I find everything takes longer and longer. Whereas in my younger days it may have taken me just half an hour to get ready to go out, it may take me now a good two hours! 🙂 Including a shower that is!

    I very much like all your pictures! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much, Uta. Wow! 88? We octogenarians are a rarity on WP and the internet, don’t you think?

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      • Well, Jan, I actually have a few octogenarian blogger friends. But at many social events, I am often the oldest or even the only very elderly person! 🙂

        My fingers seem to get less and less able to do correct typing. To do a bit of typing just takes longer and longer! 🙂

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      • Yup, as I said, “Everything takes longer“ 🤣 But good for you – keep on keepin’ on, Uta 👍🏽❤️

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  9. I am so glad you had such a wonderful day! You deserve it. How wonderful the Lord is to give you so many blessings. Love you! Hugs and happy belated birthday! May the Lord bless you with many more.

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  10. Happy Birthday Jan! I am a bit late, but it looks like you enjoyed a very special day. Best wishes to you and Bob as you prepare for your exciting trip.

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    • Thank you, {{{Richard}}} – yes, it was a love-filled weekend. I appreciate your good wishes. We are looking forward to our Swiss trip. Praying the airlines get their act together.


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