Friday, December 19, 2008
When my husband left the house the morning of my birthday without saying "Happy Birthday" I must admit, I wasn't singing his praises. So, after a day of a being chauffered (sp?) to a doctor's appointment with Papa Lou and Eddie, then lunch, and some grocery shopping, when I came home there was a birthday card and a HUGE box of chocolates waiting for me. From my husband.
Bubba and Wendy had cooked an entire delicious supper and then came the beautiful german cake. And coffee. And the neighbor.
And the other neighbor.
And the OTHER neighbors. And their parents! And then, Becky, and her kids. (missed you Steve!) And let us not forget the chocolate cake she brought. (she called it the "I don't need a man cake" and, I gotta say - if, God Forbid, I was sans husband, it might suffice, at least temporarily...) (please, no comments about the sans husband thing...I was only kidding. seriously.) But really. The cake was THAT good.
Huh? Wha? OH! THIS IS A SURPRISE!!! (I'm fast, I tell you....really quick to catch on....it only took me an hour)
And it was. It was great. I had the best birthday in a long, long time. Thank You Becky for calling my husband and saying, "what are you doing for your wife's birthday?" and when he said "nothing", for saying, "well, you have to do something! Call your friends and neighbors and I'll make a cake." Thank you very much.
(an aside: come to find out, in a later and very much animated conversation and after being with my husband for over five years I FINALLY found out WHY he doesn't make a big deal over birthdays...that story will have to come later, probably after the "shit has followed us here" story...stay tuned.)
And while we're rolling credits, thank you very much Wendy and Bubba for the wonderfully tasty supper and for every little (and big!) thing. Just thinking of me, and taking the time is really most special.
And now my computer will most likely officially crash and end this post. At least the fan is going like crazy and it sounds like it's...fallen and can't get up.
So, let's see if I can get some more pictures on here, just to push the envelope.
(just to let you know how I am self taught with computers - I will at some point, in the future, figure out WHY I have underlined text.....but not right now. I think it has something to do with the uploading and sequential typing after of photographs..., but I digress)
Here we go. This is better.
Oh what a night.
Surrounded by young and old (aka: wise). What a gift.