Happy Birthday to Me……….

Quite possibly one of the worst birthdays I had in a long time.  Don’t ask.
Sweet hubby tried to make it better by surprising me with devil’s food, chocolate frosted, heart shaped cupcakes. (Yes, you can go awwww)

Earlier in the month (if it had only been my birthday that day) I had a much better day.  SEB (whom I have ‘adopted’ as my little bro) and his daughter, Courtney (my ‘niece’) came over as we were having problems with our main PC and the girls’ laptops.  10 minutes after hanging up from him telling us he was on his way, the phone rang again.  This time it was Momma (who is his real mom and my ‘other’ mother) and Dad Jay saying that they would like to come down with Brandy.
Soon SEB was here and busily working on the youngest’s laptop, while Courtney and I visited. Sweet hubby immersed himself in WoW till SEB was ready to work on that PC.
Of course, being me, I told only sweet hubby and Courtney about all the company.

All too soon the phone rang and it was Momma telling us that they had missed our road and were having a refreshing root beer about a 1/2 mile away and Brandy was woofing down a hot dog.  I told them to hurry over as pizza had been ordered.

What a surprise SEB, Momma and Dad Jay got when all were in the house.  What a surprise Zo got when she saw Brandy. (Honest, I never knew that cats tails could get that big and bushy!!!)
So then we feasted on salad, pizza and sodas – all good.

Momma brought both sweet hubby and I presents.  I received a beautiful, blue shrug which fit as if I had been to her house for a fitting.  Sweet hubby received a lovely multicolor afghan which is as big as the top of our king sized bed.  All the time Momma was making it she would refer to it as the “ugly” afghan.  Neither of us find it ugly at all.  It goes in any room with any color.  It is warm and big enough to share on our bed on cold nights.
I haven’t wrote Momma & Dad Jay to thank them for those lovely presents, I basically suck at writing Thank You notes.

Thank you Momma & Dad Jay we loved our presents and we loved the fact that you drove all the way down to our house – now, that was real special.

Geez, I feel a bit better all ready.

Another day of…….

Feeling like crap!! 
Truth be told I was not feeling very well for my birthday weekend.  It started out with a bout of colitis on Friday, that lingered till Saturday. Breathing difficulties began on Friday when we went to Red Lobster and had to walk through the smoking area to get to the back non-smoking section, as the front non-smoking was totally full.

(I will be glad when Michigan follows suit with other large states that have banned smoking in restaurants.) 

On Saturday night we attended the first dinner of my dad’s car club and he decided to keep coughing, nope didn’t cover his mouth, and myself and my dinner were the recipients. 
Sunday capped it all off when we went out to Buffalo Wild Wings and once again the smoke from the lone smoker at the bar drifted over toward our table in non-smoking and all of us were complaining of the smoke and the lack of heat.

Did we enjoy ourselves while we out?  Yes we did!!

Am I healthy now and breathing easier??  Hell no!! 

Would I have loved to have been outside enjoying the weather right now? You bet’cha!!

Hope all of you are doing far better than my miserable self!!

It’s my birthday

Today is my birthday!!
Here is a picture of one of the many cupcakes that my darling youngest daughter made for me; at 5:30 a.m. after working a 12 hr overnight shift.  Thank you sweetie!!

Remember that box??  The one that was driving me nuts earlier this week??  Here is a picture of what was inside:

They are a present from Momma & Jay!!  Been waiting quite a few years to watch “Harold & Maude” (first watched at Momma’s house) and also “Being There” as Peter Sellers was hysterical in it.  The 9/11 documentary will join the rest of the 9/11 collection. (And before you think me morbid – please remember that at the time that happened I was living on Long Island approximately 65 miles away from there. Yes, we could smell the smells from it at our house.  That day will forever live on in my memories)
Thanks to the brave few who called and sang Happy Birthday on the phone.  Be assured that those phone calls were NOT recorded.

A Week Full of Surprises

Yes, it has been a week full of surprises.
Last Saturday I received an email telling of the forthcoming arrival of a box holding an early birthday present.

On Wednesday sweet hubby called Momma to let her know that it had arrived and to see if I could open it
The answer was, “no”.  So I have been staring at it and shaking it (gently) as it silently torments me.  On Sunday
I will be able to open it.  FINALLY!!!

On Thursday we came home from being with my dad all day and helping him do his taxes.  Lo and behold I saw the oldest’s car in the driveway.
First thought was, “who is in our driveway?”  Second thought was, “Why is she home?”
With the kid about to graduate college you worry when they show up unexpectedly.  As I started to fret and sputter in the van, sweet hubby
told me that she had come home for my birthday weekend; a plan that I thought had been squashed due to lack of funds.

Right now I am pretty content with my family all home.