Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Birthday

On Monday, I turned *an undisclosed number* of years.  It was a really nice day.  :-)  Steve was off work.  We worked on cleaning the basement.  I know, not much fun, but much needed, and somehow, therapeutic.  We have been working on a new project down there.  More on that later....


So...around lunchtime, there was much whispering and planning.  I was not allowed to look.  After a while...TA-DA!  Lunch was served.  Ham Fried Rice, Tossed Salad and Apple Slices. 

 
 
What a nice and tasty surprise!  Planned exclusively by Cupcake and prepared by Steve and Cupcake.  Pretty cool, huh?

We were invited to our good friend's house for dinner.  We had a very relaxing time with uplifting conversation and great fellowship.  They gave me a nice gift and then brought out this decadent chocolate cake and ice cream!  It was really sweet, figuratively and literally! YUM!


My gift from my family will be coming soon, but the best gift was that nobody fought all day.  No one was defiant.  No behaviors.  Only kindness.  All birthday long.  What a reprieve from the tough days we've been having! 

I went to bed with a long, happy sigh and a content smile on my face.  Who could ask for more?

Oh, there's more.  While I was cleaning the basement, I found this newly written list.


Translated:
  • Clean.
  • Vacuum.
  • Get Mom a present.
  • Make Mom a lunch.
  • Make Mom a card.
  • Make the (something).
  • and the last thing is to go to our friends' house.

Made my heart melt.

Blessings to you,
Mamita

6 comments:

SLB said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMITA....sorry i missed it, kept on telling myself that i should not forget, but pufffff! i can see that you had a great day and i am so happy for you..you deserve it...

ManyBlessings said...

I missed your birthday?!?!?!? CRAP! Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!

And the other?? Oh my...blessings. Huge blessings.

Love you my friend.

Ixy said...

Aw, what thoughtful presents from your family! Happy belated birthday!

Kim said...

Happy Belated Mamita J...Haven't been on the PC much lately. It's funny seeing that pic and knowing all those people...very sweet that they celebrated your bday with you. :) So glad you had a good one!

Laurie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMITA!! Sounds like one of the best birthdays ever!!
Hugs and Blessings for many many more!!
Love, Laurie

Paula said...

Yay for no fighting! I have a birthday coming up and I can't imagine a better gift!