I don't care for birthdays very much -- specifically, my own. Sigh. It's mostly a case of no apparent interest among my circle of friends and acquaintances so I mostly just ignore it. Yesterday was my 65th birthday. The only person who remembered it was my long time (pre-blogging) 'net friend Hal aka AlwaysQuestion. Thanks, Hal!!!!
I kept thinking about how I was going to spend my day and had pretty much decided that I was just going to do what I needed to do sooooooooo I headed to the laundromat to drop off my laundry which Bryce had loaded into my car because of the post-surgery limits imposed on me and the nice folks there kindly unloaded it. (Today, I'll go pick it up -- all sorted and neatly folded.) From there I went to the grocery to pick up a few items to restock the larder. As I was passing the in-store bakery, a light bulb lit up in my poor damaged brain and I decided to give myself a birthday party and found a small chocolate, whipped cream-filled cake and went on to finish my shopping. When I got home Bryce came bounding to my car to unload my groceries and I told him that he, his mom, and Racy Gracie and Baby Ana were invited for birthday cake after supper. Michelle called to verify a bit later.
At around 6:30, they all showed up with dear D.O.G. in tow and ready to beg for his dog cookies. They had birthday balloon, presents and hugs and I, of course was delighted. Michelle and the kids gave me a gift card to the Greek restaurant in our hood (serious yum!) AND a great new sign for my kitchen: I only have a kitchen because it came with the house." ;) Michelle's mom sent along a card with good wishes and cash.
Ana was absolutely precious as a two-year-old can be. The cake was great and everyone inhaled it before heading home to do homework. It was just a small party but it was great fun and one of the best birthdays I've had in years.
Question of the day:
Racy Gracie asked, "Kay? Why do you only have five candles on your cake?
Kay: Because if I put 65 candles on my cake, the firemen would have to come and put it out!
She giggled a lot.
As I said, it was a fun day!!!!