At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, May 1

WOYWW 204 - Post-birthday exhaustion...

... so not much going on in the desk department...


... but lots in the birthday card and flower departments :)


We had a lovely family birthday lunch on Sunday...

(Me, Esther, Dad, Jon (my brother), Sam)
 
On Monday, I got my long-awaited botox injections to relax the muscles in my right arm, so everything's still rather tender...
 
... but I'm hoping by next week to have thank you cards and ATCs to show you!
 
In the meantime, check out all the exciting desks gathered at Ms Julia's Stamping Ground.
 
Til next week xxx
 
PS Thank you so much for all the lovely comments last week - I've never had so many!
I guess that's the perk of the no.1 spot :)
 
PPS Here's some more flower pics of a simply gorgeous bunch of tulips from a dear friend glowing in the early evening light.
 
 
 

44 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

hahaha congratulations you must be stalking her blog to get No 1 spot again but well done.
Happy Birthday and what alovely bunch of lowers you got
Bridget #9

Create With Joy said...

Injections - OW! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Happy birthday as well - lovely flowers!

Create With Joy - 11 and 12
http://create-with-joy.com

MvM-design said...

Congratulations with your birthday!
Have a great Wednesday.
Hugs Marleen #6

Nan G said...

Birthday wishes sent your way! Ooooh my fave color of tulips! Happy WOYWW! Nan G 5

sara j said...

Ah Claire, the very first blog I checked and there are gorgeous, colorful, beautiful flowers. Thank you. Hope your arm starts to feel better and that the year ahead is full of good things!.

jill said...

Lots of birthday cards & what a beautiful Tulip. The colours are stunning. Happy woyww Jill #24

Sandy said...

Such a pretty bunch of flowers and smiles all around in the picture :)
Happy Birthday..
Sandy :) #30

Krisha said...

Congrats on the birthday and the #1 spt again this week!!
Those are gorgeous flowers!!

Krisha said...

Oh ya I'm #36 this week

Sunshine Girl said...

Belated Happy Birthday and congratulations on the top spot again! Sunshine Girl no. 31

Julia Dunnit said...

Happy returns Claire! I love the tulips, what a blast of colour and beauty! hope your arm responds to the injections, how interesting that botox has a erm, proper use!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Claire
Happy belated birthday it looks like you had a wonderful time with your family. I can't stop looking at those flowers they are amazing it is summer in a vase.
Happy WOYWW #204 and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #44

Helen said...

Well I almost beat you again, just refreshed too slowly that last time!! Glad you've had a good week - beautiful flowers. Hope the injection helps... Helen, 3

Belinda Basson said...

WOW those flowers are fantastic. Looks like an artists imagination! 55

Janene McAnally said...

Hehehe number 1 again..good on you!! It looks like you had a good birthday and it is always great when the family go out and eat together...especially when you don't have to cook and clean up lol! I hope that your arm gets better. Take care and happy WOYWW.
Janene #46

Jackie said...

Happy birthday wishes the flowers look great
I see a ATC on your desk !!!
Jackie 7

Andrea said...

happy birthday sounds like you had a fab time hope your back crafting soon,The tulips are lovely too..spring has definitely sprung Andrea #72

okienurse said...

great post! Love the desk and the pictures of the family and flowers. I have been told that botox would help relax the muscles that were cut during face surgery cause I keep feeling bugs crawling as they twitch. Will look forward to reading how yours worked out. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #41

Angie said...

No1 spot again wow....I think I've only managed top10 a couple of times.
Belated birthday wishes ...nice to see you had a family meal and loads of flowers and cards. xx68

Birdie said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day! Though the injections are not so nice. I hope your arm feels better soon and you continue to enjoy your birthday spoils!

scrappyjen said...

lovely photos and gorgeous flowers Happy woyww, jenx

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Love the photos of the flower. Great colours!
Jules

Karen Ives said...

Lovely Flowers, Happy Birthday.
Karen #52

Dianne said...

How you do it, raising with the rooster:):)
Love the light at that lovely window gorgeous flowers, thanks for sharing your desk, hope your feeling grrrreat soon..

Elizabeth said...

Well, Claire, you must have been up with the dawn to be #1 again this week - there's no chance of competition from this slowcoach :) Belated congrats for your birthday - looks as though you celebrated in style and those tulips are stunning. Hope the Botox does the trick. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #92

Shaz Brooks said...

Those tulips are a gorgeous colour. I hope the arm is feeling better by the day, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #81

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi - gorgeous floral photography Claire - and apparently congrats on being #1 lol - I am a newbie to WOYWW and look forward to visiting lots of inspirational blogs just like yours - cheers Mxx #83

scrappystickyinkymess said...

HAPPY Birthday! Those flowers are yum yum yummy. And heck we can't all have brilliant active desks EVERY week now can we ?

DD gets Botox ... or did - it worked quite well, but they need to move on to a different strain as it gets less effective the more injections you get. I may email you a bit more about her experience, both n the USA and here in the UK

Happy WOYWW! Getting an early start, for me :)

MA (2)

Joynana said...

Happy belated birthday. It looks like you had a wonderful time with family and got lots of gorgeous goodies. #94

poppy m said...

Beautiful tulips - how apt for Beltane! Take it easy. Hope the botox does the business.M

Liz Black said...

What lovely flowers! Glad you had a lovely birthday and well done for getting the No 1 spot!!! Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@57

famfa said...

Gorgeous tulips. Happy birthday
Famfa 111

Maisie Moonshine said...

You look like you were having a happy time! Gorgeous flowers and cards. Have a great week MMx #54

Saxo Stamper said...

Happy Birthday to you
Hope your arm is soon better
Lovely desk, even though there isn't much going on and lovely to see happy smiling folk in your photos.

Congratulations on the Number 1 spot.

Karen K
#131

kathi17 said...

Belated Happy birthday! Your desk has some really fun things on it, even if there isn't much going on.

Kathi #129

Gita said...

Happy belated Birthday! those tulips are just gorgeous!! Brigita #130

~Sue C said...

Beautiful flowers and family.
Happy Wednesday! SueC#107

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday And Spot #1 :) hugs Nikki #40

Saxo Stamper said...

Happy Birthday to you. Lovely photos of your happy family. Your desk looks great and congrats on spot number 1.

Karen
number 131

Julie Ann Lee said...

Many happy returns! And what a pretty place for a desk! It looks so beautiful. Julie Ann x.

Alison Scott said...

Tidy desk, but a chock a block mantlepiece. Many happy returns for your birthday.
Hope the arm is ok.
Alison
#50

Spyder said...

Happy Birthday, looks like you had great fun! I had one back in March and flew on a broom stick! Have a great crafty week
HapPy WoYwW!?!


((Lyn)) #142 No longer last!

April Story said...

Happy Birthday and your flowers are absolutely lovely. Hope your arm heals quickly. April #122

Tertia said...

Those tulips are absolutely incredible.

happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #34