Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Birthday Week

This week we celebrated Michael's birthday and my birthday...a week of cakes and goodies, not great for the weight.

Even though we were at Michael's dad's for his birthday, we celebrated again on Monday. The kids and I had present for him that we didn't want to take with us (it was a cast iron propane double burner for camping), so I made a baked pizza pasta dinner and bought a fudge cake from Publix. He was pleasantly surprised when he came home from work. I used my new red charger plates even though I didn't have time to iron a tablecloth for the table. It was lovely and he certainly didn't notice the difference.

In between Michael's birthday and mine the week was pretty uneventful. I worked Tuesday through Friday and tried to get back into the normal routine. However, on Wednesday night at my weekly bible study/accountable group I was surprised with a cheesecake with a shortbread crust. It was very yummy - I've never had one with a shortbread crust.

On Friday morning my friend Yolanda called and we made plans to go out for my birthday lunch. I was so glad she called - I was beginning to feel sorry for myself. Michael had to work, my mom had to work, the kids were in get the picture. Anyway, I chose Mosiaks, a fru-fru restaurant near my office. After lunch I went back to the office and was typing away when a co-worker said my name - to which I turned around to everyone in the office standing outside my office with a birthday serenade and freshly baked cookies.

When I got home I was again surprised...Michael's truck was in driveway. I walked inside to find a clean dining room table and kitchen (the rest of the house was already clean...well, it was picked up). There was a vase filled with roses, already arranged, on the dining table and another smaller vase with flowers on the coffee table. Before going to dinner I opened my presents from Michael and the kids. I got a new memory card for my camera, a very convenient USB card reader, a Vera Bradley checkbook cover and a coin case. We then went to Red Lobster for dinner - yum, yum!

Today, when we got home from church, my mom's car was in the driveway. She had the table decorated and lunch ready. She decorated with helium balloons and even confetti! It was fun. After lunch Michael and I opened our presents (I got a smidgen, pinch and dash measuring spoons, a candle and a gift card to Bath & Body Works). My mom spent the afternoon with us, just hanging out.

It was a fun week! What did you do this week?


Dee Dee's Diary said...

I am so glad you had so many wonderful surprises. Birthdays should be celebrated that way!There is one thing I know for certain...YOU are reason to celebrate!!!!!!!

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Melissa said...

Sounds like a great birthday week. I'm glad you felt loved. That's the most important thing.
Love you!!!

Sherry Hayes said...

Happy Belated Birthday Robin. Sounds like you are loved bunches. So cool God sent so many wonderful people to care for us.

Karen said...

What did I do this week?? Pack up everything I own, move 1000 miles, start a new job... YIKES!!

I am also glad you had such a great birthday. It's so nice when people pamper a mommy. We are used to doing all pampering!!!

2008 is going to be great....
It's the year I'm going to lose weight!