Sunday, March 20, 2011

Birthday Recap

I apologize for the lack of blog posts lately.  Since I returned from Texas last Monday night, it’s been a whirlwind.  I knew I was having surgery the following Thursday so I was very busy trying to get my house in order. I wanted there to be groceries (easy for a school attending dad to be able to throw together a meal) and laundry done. 

My 46th birthday was last Wednesday. Since I was scheduled to have surgery the following morning, I was under doctor’s orders to have no alcohol that night. We decided a birthday should be celebrated with a little alcohol so we went out a night early.

Tuesday evening my boys took me to one of our favorite restaurants, The Red Parrot. I so love this place. We have never had a bad meal here. I ordered a lovely chilled glass of chardonnay and we had a dozen raw oysters for our appetizer.  After a few of the oysters, I wished I had skipped the main part of the meal for more oysters. I LOVE them. Who would’ve thought?

I had the broiled stuffed shrimp and a delicious Irish coffee for dessert. I left feeling very satisfied and like a true spoiled birthday girl.

The following morning, my girlfriend Cindy, took me for a pedicure!  What a wonderful treat, especially knowing that the next day I would have my foot cut on and would wish for those lovely toenails. She also brought some beautiful tulips and a birthday cake. What a sweet friend!  My other friend and neighbor, Deb, brought over a cute birthday wine glass and a bottle of wine. She knows me well!!


Excuse the poor quality of the photo, I used my phone for this one.

That night I cooked dinner for us at home. After we ate, Nick presented me with both my birthday cakes… yes two!  He didn’t know Cindy had brought one over so he picked one up while he was out. What a guy!




Then he gave me a beautiful gift bag with my birthday present. I was really surprised because the one thing I’d asked for, he was unable to find. That’s another story! However, I opened up the  bag and found this.



An Amazon Kindle!  I have been torn about having a Kindle because I do love to read a real book, but this just makes so much more sense. Especially with all the moving around we do.


It also had this beautiful red leather cover. I love red. I think he knows this about me.

I had a wonderful birthday!  I am truly blessed to have a husband and family that loves me so much.


Peppermint Ph.D. said...

Awwww :) He definitely sounds like a keeper ;) Let us know how the surgery went!

Jen in NY said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like a great day! Hope all went well with the surgery!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

That kindle will be perfect for your recovery. What a thoughtful gift. :)

Debbie said...

What a sweet post! You do have a great family and friends! I'm glad your birthday was a good one.
Good luck with the recovery.

Loopy said...

Happy Belated Birthday! How is your foot healing? I got a Nook for my birthday and I didn't think that I'd like it, but I love it! It's so much easier to carry around than a hardcover book.