Sunday, October 12, 2008
Oh YEAH, It's my BIRTHDAY!
HOO! I had the BEST day ever! Let's see....I will start from the beginning, or rather the night before. The night before my birthday my longest time girlfriend Julie, took me out to dinner and we also hit the thrift store and had a blast rifling through the racks for bargain treasures, and we found plenty! It was a wonderful evening topped off by dinner at Red Robin, YUMMY! I got home and my kids were already in bed, I told them I wanted to sleep in for my birthday so Jordan was to help take care of his sister if she needed something she could not do for herself. They were to shut my bedroom door and not bug me. And they did just that! It was 9:00AM when Scott called to wish me a happy birthday, waking me up! Ahhhh...so nice. Sleep. Great birthday gift. (Does that mean I am getting old, I think perhaps.) 9:30AM, someone is knocking on my door...who could that be? I am still in my jammies, haven't even brushed my teeth yet and there is company? YES! It was my good friend Chloe! She is standing out there wishing me a happy birthday with a hot from her oven pan of cinnamon rolls! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??? So, I hug her and run off to brush my teeth so I can talk to her without killing her! We sit down to the best and most yummiest cinnamon rolls ever! She runs off and next my mom calls! We planned to head out for lunch and shopping for the afternoon. My dad and her were going to buy me a new winter coat and we were going to go and shop for it together. We meet up and head out for a wonderful lunch at Barry's cafe who makes the BEST chicken salad sandwiches! Then off to the mall! The first store we went to I found my new winter coat! So cute, it is a charcoal pea coat with a hood. Love the traditional style and I am so thrilled to have a new coat! We then spent the rest of the afternoon shopping around until Scott found us in the mall when he got off work. For dinner we headed off for the Spaghetti Factory! I love going there, it reminds me of being a kid and going with my parents. We ate lots, opened gifts and then headed home. The pictures you see above are of me in the restaurant opening my gifts. I received candles, a new datebook and a new camera! It is PINK! I have to share that story as well. Scott, being the smarty pants that he is tells me he got my gift and that I would never guess it. (I am quite notorious for being able to guess gifts and it makes him crazy, oh and I will say this, totally off track but, he also just bought a new generator a few days ago and he kept teasing me that was going to be my bday present, what a butt) So, he, thinking he is so smart, wraps it, then puts tissue paper in clumps around it to disguise the shape, then puts more paper around it, sticks it in a gift bag, tapes the top of the bag shut. Thinking I cannot figure it out due to it's crazy shape now. HA! I pick it up, feel it, shake it, sniff it, find it's outline, feel it's weight (you know all the traditional gift guessing requirements) and then it hits me, I take the bag, hold it up to my face and start making shooting sounds, like from a camera! HA! HA! HA! My daughter, who loves to tell what gifts are, just gives me this crazy look and by some miracle, did not give away that I was dead on! Scott, although not giving it away, said he about "crapped" as he put it when I hit it on the head. Still irritated that he could not get one by me! Mwaaaaa mwaaaaa mwaaaaaaa!! Ah, it was like the icing on a cake! Could not have been happier what that one! Now, if that were not all enough, my in laws came over tonight and took us out to dinner, and gave me a beautiful blown glass pumpkin, so pretty! They also brought an incredible chocolate cake, and as I already made one, we had two slices each! Now, that is truly a very Happy Birthday!