This weekend turned out really special. We celebrated my birthday (which is actually tomorrow) with a family gathering. We had great food and wine. A decadent chocolate cake and a lot of love. Maggie also came, which made it more special.
My sister and brother-in-law were there too, which was so important to me. My sister has been there all my life and celebrated every special moment with me. As each year goes by, I love and value her more and more. And I know I’ve been very lucky to have a sister like her.
Wizard went overboard, getting me a watch that he searched and searched for and finally had a small jeweler in town order for me. I’m just stunned at how hard he tried. And he got me a handbag by a designer I like, which is so cool. I wouldn’t buy it for myself and he knows it. He was so worried I wouldn’t like the gifts, but he chose them and so I love them. I really don’t know how he found the time and energy to do all this while we’re dealing with all the house stuff. Honestly, until he told me we were having this family gathering, I was surprised. I’d had no clue he was working on it.
I did have one little story though. I came home from some errand one day, and he abruptly hung up the phone. I asked what was going on, and he said, “Oh it’s one of my racing friends bugging me about going to that track I don’t like. He won’t give up.” I was like, “Oh, yeah, that can be annoying.” It turned out he’d been talking to one of our daughters-in-law who was arranging a lot of the gathering. He told me later, he sort of panicked when I came home sooner than expected, LOL. Generally Wizard isn’t a good liar, but I just accepted what he said. My birthday didn’t really cross my mind.
The kids gave me a beautiful necklace that I will cherish forever. When I first opened the box, I was so stunned and overwhelmed I closed the box. But then I looked again and the tears started…sigh. How did the tough woman who raised three sons become this weeping sap??? Just asking, LOL! I love this necklace, but my sons, daughters-in-law and Turbo are my very heart.
It was a very special birthday.
How was your weekend?