Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Sort of.'s been a great day!

But I do believe that I've come to the point in my life where it's pretty much just another day.

We were going to go out to dinner, but I nothing was really 'grabbing me' and as I drove home from work, I decided that I'd really rather stay home and cook. I like cooking and find it pretty relaxing, so there ya go.

It just so happens that a couple boys at school share my birthday with me. One of them came into my room on Tuesday and asked me what I was going to "bring" to school as a treat on my birthday. I told him I hadn't really planned on anything and asked him what he was going to do...he said he was bringing CUPCAKES (he was kinda excited)! Then he suggested I bring some juice. Totally cracked me up. But I stopped at Kroger on my way to work and got us some fruit punch and orange drink. That's what you're supposed to drink with cupcakes, right?

Of course, as soon as he got to school, this student came in my room and asked if I remembered to bring juice, because he'd brought 3 KINDS OF CUPCAKES! Chocolate with chocolate frosting, lemon with lemon frosting and white with white frosting. He was VERY excited about the cupcakes.

The best part is that while I'm celebrating my 41st, this kid - excited about cupcakes and juice - is celebrating his 18th! I hope he never loses his enthusiasm for cupcakes.

My husband also sent me flowers at work. He's probably only done this 3 or 4 times in 16 years of marriage because he knows I'm not crazy about flowers (I like them, but they've kind seemed frivolous to me). Each time he's done it, it's been a huge surprise and lots of fun. This year he asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I told him nothing...don't buy me anything, I can't think of anything. And I really meant it!

So, the card on the flowers read:

"These are not for your birthday"

and that's it!

He knows me so well.


Katie said...

Mr Rix did a great job with the card. That was very sweet!!

Miryam (mama o' the matrices) said...

excellent! Hooray for the guy, and a happy birthday to you.