Happy Birthday Dear

My wife had a birthday party today. She said it was the best birthday party she’s had since she was five years old. When I asked her why she thought that was, she said “Because it was on my own terms.” I’m glad to have done my part to help her pull it off. I have to admit it was a pretty impressive party.

The meal was salad with homemade dressing, spinach lasagna, garlic bread and cupcakes with an icing rose on each one. In attendance were her mama, daddy, brother, sister, brother-in-law, nephew, our daughter, and a couple of close friends. It was pretty amazing that we got eleven adults into our small living room.

Everyone enjoyed the food and company. The house was beautifully decorated and all cleaned up. This was no easy feat considering we have two dogs that like to strew their toys throughout the apartment.

Afterwards, we both nodded off for a short nap on the couch. Then we had a quiet Sunday afternoon watching documentaries on BBC Four. The evening is being topped off by a tour of the top nominees for the British Restoration of the Year award. They have been busy restoring landmark architectural specimens that had fallen into egregious disrepair.

Another weekend has come and gone. They pass by quicker all the time. I’m going to have to get serious about making my bucket list. Else there won’t be time to get it all done. My birthday is the end of June. I hope it is as well planned and executed as my wife’s was.

Sweet dreams, don’t forget to tell the ones you love that you love them, and most important of all, be kind.