My Aunt Robbie has a theory about birthdays… they are the one day out of the year that belongs just to you, so make the most of it.
I like the way she thinks.
And I like her.
And I like the fact that her birthday is the day before mine. She’s just extra special that way.
Her birthday was Friday which means mine was Saturday.
I can’t tell you when I’ve had such a nice day.
It started the day before when Captain Cavedweller sent me these at work:
Then that evening he grilled tenderloin steaks for dinner that nearly melted in your mouth, they were so tender and good.
Saturday morning, CC woke me up with singing a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” then made me cinnamon french toast and bacon. Then he cleaned up the mess in the kitchen while I took a shower and spent half the morning lazily getting ready for the day, which was a beautiful, perfect fall day.
We drove off to a bigger city so I could drool over these:
I couldn’t quite bring myself to test drive one because I wouldn’t want to give it back and that would have put a damper on the day when I was arrested for driving off in the car. Really, it would have.
After taking me to a fun restaurant for lunch where I somehow managed to order bacon on my sandwich, we spent the afternoon at some of my favorite stores before driving to one of our favorite steakhouses for dinner where I ordered prime rib. And amazingly enough the side dish of green beans had bacon. (Sensing a pattern here?) I think it is the only time I can remember eating bacon at every meal. I realize I will have to walk approximately 14.7 more miles this week to compensate for it, but it was worth every salt-laden bite.
We went home after dinner and I got to open my pile of presents, which CC had beautifully wrapped. I have to tell you, he’s come a long way since our first year together when he handed me a brown bag wrapped package finished off with duct tape. A really long way.
He bought me fun things like:
This memory foam bath mat. When we stayed in the Yurt, she had these on the floor in the bathroom and I loved the rugs. If you haven’t stood on one before, you must. They are positively divine and your feet will sing a hallelujah chorus.
CC also got me several more presents that all made me smile and my heart melt into a warm little puddle.
And my wonderful cousin Brad and his beautiful fiancée Denise sent me these:
Everyone needs more chocolate in their life – especially for their birthday!
It was a fabulous day and I want to say thank you to everyone who helped make my birthday so extra-special this year. I so very much appreciate it!
She Who is Very Blessed