Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's My Birthday (or at least it was a few days ago)



When I hear the phrase "it's my birthday, it's my birthday" I can't help thinking of Sid on the movie Ice Age. Hilarious fellow, that Sid. Especially when playing keep-the-watermelon-away-from-the-dodo-birds.

A friend from church (hi, Tammy!) told me days ago that my blog was behind the times. I was touched that she reads it (sniff, sniff). As an excuse, here's what I've been doing:

Saturday (August 23 in case you want to make a note so you can send me a nice gift next year) was my birthday and we didn't do anything all that special but my WH and I did go out for lunch which is always special to me because eating out at a real live sit-down and look down at the menu place is just such a treat then much later we had the delicious recipe I posted a couple posts ago for supper but not cake (4-layer dessert is so much better) because cakes are just not special enough for someone embarking on year 46 who also had to select and perfect an offertory for the next day which included other family members in spite of being busy doing laundry grading schoolwork chauferring children and self and going to Curves altering a jumper for a young lady at church to deliver on Sunday and so on and so forth. And that's just part of Saturday!! Are you tired yet??

Seriously, though, there were a few special moments on the big b-day. Not in order of importance or anything...more of a chronological thing. I was walking into Curves when I received a text message. It was from my son's friend, Josiah. He was wishing me a happy birthday and ended with "are you 36 yet?" Don't you just love a kid like that? And all you hear about is the bad teens. Well, this one is a keeper.

DD1's boss (hi, Vik!) drove her home after work (what a great guy), and he made a special stop so Elisabeth could get me some fresh flowers. That's her story and she's sticking with it. She knows how much I love flowers, potted or otherwise. She picked several types and made sure to include my favorites...daisies. They still look lovely. She was so thoughtful.

Emily bought me some of my favorite chocolates. I am horrified to see that I have eaten them all already. Honestly, I reached in the box for one today and they...were...gone! I pulled out the tissue paper and shook it several times just to make sure they truly were all eaten. I gave a few to my offspring, but how could they possibly all have been consumed? Where did they go (imagine me looking down at hips)...oh--there they are. Never mind...drop subject.

I could have done like my b-friend, Elaine, and asked my DH to hide them from me (and dole out one a day), but think of the time I would have wasted searching for them! Elaine--that was hilarious. We must be twins separated at birth...I'd have done the same thing! Oh, my!!

It's nice to know I have been missed. Once my children's violin and piano lessons are regularly scheduled again, I'll have more quiltiness to share. Until then, stick a daisy in your hat and be happy.

~Joan

2 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Well happy happy birthday. And have a wonderful rest of the week!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Well happy belated birthday! I agree about the chocolates...if they were hidden you would lose way too much time looking for them!