Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Had a Happy Birthday!

 My big night out! We actually left the park and met our friends, Deb and Butch, at a restaurant for my birthday dinner. We had so much fun. Laughing and talking. It was so ......... normal.

 My favorite birthday card came from my Dad. A frog, of course. The message on the inside:

 I can just see my Dad laughing out loud in the store, while Mama is trying to make him put the card back and telling him he is not going to send that to me.

 I really made a haul with Deb! Journals to write thoughts down, a candle to help me relax as I write and a cookbook holder. Also a couple of pictures. She framed a picture of our new puppy and there were pictures of me and her granddaughter, Kiley, from last year. Deb and I are convinced that Kiley and Gavin will marry one day and we will share beautiful great grandchildren.

 The candle smells good enough to eat!

 Suppose it is just coincidence that the cookbook is open to cake recipes?

 He who knows me all too well presented me with a bucket of treasures.

 Six ounce bottles of Coke! In their very own bucket, ready to be iced down. It even came with a bottle opener. And a new cordless drill that is light weight. For my arthritis challenged hands. I think. Or maybe he thinks I will stop removing walls and such if my tools are smaller?

 And a Coca-Cola clock with a neon light! Chrome on the outside. Love it!

He seems to be quite pleased with his sweet self! Yes, my pupils are dilated. Yes, I had a drink. Hey, it's my birthday! The men were driving, so the ladies indulged.

13 comments:

SkippyMom said...

What a fantastic birthday Kathy - and how gorgeous are you two?

Your Dad, Deb and He who buys awesome gifts did GREAT! Love it all.

labbie1 said...

Neat cookbook holder!!!!

And He Who Loves You Dearly did well with the Coca Cola stuff!!!!

And your dad's card! What a hoot!

Glad you had a great time!

Whitney Lee said...

Yay for you! Isn't it wonderful to be so well understood by the people you hold dear? And, isn't it equally lovely to be the one relaxing instead of the one taking care of those relaxing? You deserve it:)

Brian Miller said...

very cool...glad you had such a wonderful birthday...the card from your dad and your thoughts on the story behind it gave me a big smile...nice pic of you too!

ellen abbott said...

Drinks are good. I'm in favor of drinks. Glad you had a good day.

Kathy G said...

Glad you had a good birthday.

Jilly said...

Did Dad seriously pick out those gifts for you?!? If so, nicely done Pops!! I'm glad you had a good day and I'm glad Layla was able to reach you. She was very excited to call you without any prompting from me. I love you!!

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

great birthday celebration! looks like you had a fantabulous time. love all you gifts. woo-hoo! the card is hysterical!

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Sounds like tou had a great birthday was there cake I love cake but more often then not no one things to buy me a birthday cake............if I want one I have to either bake it myself or buy my own.

squawmama said...

Glad your day was GREAT and you did get some really nice gifts!!!
Have fun
Donna

Mamma has spoken said...

What a wonderful birthday! Though I have to confess, the first few times I looked at the clock, I thought it said ice, old coke. It made me wondered why someone would want old coke, then I saw the c.....

Mildred said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I love all your thoughtful gifts but that cookbook holder is the cutest! I can just see your Mom and Dad arguing about which card to choose!

Pat said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Those were great gifts! And hey, if a gal can't have a drink on her birthday, then when CAN she?