Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Birthday.....To Me

Today is my birthday. I am 56. It has been a long day, but pleasurable............ because yesterday love of my life surprised me with a birthday dinner that I remained totally unaware of until it happened. He has never pulled off a surprise like this before! I thought we were treating our good friends to a BBQ rib dinner in return for all the times they feed us. I happily marinated the ribs and prepared the potato salad that I know Karen likes. I was concerned that Bob, the undertaker would have nothing to eat since he was recently diagnosed with diabetes, so I took myself down to their site to discuss this dilemma. I insisted on making dessert, a sugar free chocolate mousse and sent them shopping for me, as they were going any way.

Little did I know they were all plotting behind my back as I sat in the store all day doing my job! As soon as the clock struck 8 I closed and headed down with my offerings of dinner. They had decided we should eat at their place since the grill was handy. I rounded the corner to hear a chorus of Happy Birthday! There they all were with balloons and cake! We had a wonderful meal together as usual. Lots of laughter and talking and eating.......... then ...............



this man, here, also known as love of my life took off on Bob's 4 wheeler and left! He returned with what would appear to be a bag of garbage. He presented me with this offering. It was his attempt at gift wrap. So, wondering what he could have gotten me, since we had agreed NOT to give each other gifts.............. I slipped the garbage bag away to reveal..... MY NEW COMPUTER!

Dude, he got me a Dell Inspiron! My very own laptop! Do I love this man or what???? My new computer is so much faster. My old one would do really cute things like suddenly freeze and have to be rebooted over and over, losing everything I had just done. I am so happy with my new computer. I can't stop smiling.

As if that was not enough I got bath products from Karen and Bob (the undertaker, making Karen be the undertaker's wife). A coffee cup from Pete and Susan. This cup was made for me, it says "yes, it is always about me"! I love these guys! Eugene, Karen and Cody were there to help us celebrate. I had a great night! I am just sorry I did not have my camera with me to capture it all on film!

12 comments:

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Yay - a new computer! And friends that care - wow, it just doesn't get any better than that!

Eternally Distracted said...

Happy Birthday. A new PC, wow ... You certainly have a great man - even if he doesn't know how to gift wrap ;0)

Living on the Spit said...

What a great hubs!!! Happy birthday sweetie...enjoy your day.

Missy said...

Nice and I love the wrapping...cleverly disguised. Glad you had a great birthday and have an awesome new laptop...what fun!

luksky said...

Sounds like you had a great B-day! My computer being my best friend, I can see how ecstatic you were about your surprise gift. Glad you had a good one...you deserved great day after all your campers put you through. :-)

Kathy G said...

What a wonderful story! You're going to have to start watching that man of yours...it sounds like he can be pretty sneaky :-)

Looking forward to many posts from your new computer.

Pat said...

Happy Birthday! And a new computer? Wow - I'm impressed! Birthdays don't mean anything to my husband because they were never a big deal in his family. Wow - you just opened a can of worms. I feel a new post coming on! LOL!

ellen abbott said...

Happy birthday! What a fun surprise. And a new computer too. We want a laptop too, but more pressing things are on the list.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hi, I'm Debbie. I found you on Eddie's blog. Happy Birthday! Thanks for letting me visit!

scarlethue said...

Happy Birthday!!! A new computer is an awesome present!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

Awesome birthday present! Happy Birthday to you! The 26th is also my brother's - he turned 50.

lovelyprism said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sorry I missed it. Sounds like you had a great day, I'm so happy for you.