Saturday, March 16, 2013

My 40th Birthday!

Lordy, Lordy look who is 40!!
 Here we are the Sunday before my birthday at TGIF, my favorite spot!

 Awww, what a cute kid!

I had an awesome few days this week.
First, on Wednesday, I received a bouquet of flowers from my Womb Buddy.  I was so touched!  It really made my day.
Then on Thursday I had a lunch date with the medical director.  When we got to the restaurant there were 10 of my co-workers there for a surprise party!  How did they ever know?  Was it the fact that I kept saying almost every day, "I hope someone plans a surprise party for me"?  Hmmm...
I was really honored to have so many people come and celebrate with me.  My boss went to a bakery and had little cheesecake cupcakes made for me that she passed out after lunch.  What a treat!
When I got home that day I had a card from my grandmother.  In the card she included a photo of her from when she was eight and a portrait of her mother and father.  Could things get any better??
I was flying high.  My girlfriend from HS, Emily, sent me a musical card of Indiana Jones that cracked me up.  She and I would go and see the Indy movies together.

Friday, the day of my birthday I went to work for a few hours to give my co-workers a chance to wish me a happy birthday!  
Two CNAs from one of the buildings tip-toed up to my office door shortly after I arrived.  I heard them whispering, "She can't be here already!" They couldn't believe I was in already for the day.  I was  shoo-ed out off my office so they could decorate it.  They put up 4 birthday posters in my office and took a cookie.
As I went to building 5 to pick up an individual there was another poster on the outside of the door of the stairwell....with a tiara attached!
When I walked in she was standing there next to my guy wishing me a happy birthday.
I was whisked into the bathroom to put on the tiara while unknown to me one the CNA's went to the next apartment holding a balloon and some muffins for the resident and me to eat!
Aaron, one of the housekeepers talks to me frequently about the yummy food he makes, specifically, his fried chicken.  Throughout the week I kept saying, "mmmm! I'd love to have some of that fried chicken!"  Thursday he asked, "wing or thigh?" I responded, "breast".
Sure enough, Friday morning, I got a hot piece (breast) of fried chicken for my birthday!
He probably starts work around 4-5 am and he told me he made the fried chicken that morning.  Wow!
I tell you it was the best fried chicken I think I ever had!

I passed out almost 15 dozen cookies in the morning and received many birthday wishes along the way.  It was a great way to spend the morning!
Then Joel and I spent the rest of the day together.  We started off by going to the Sow's Ear in Verona for coffee/soda and to play Scrabble.  We had a grand time except for the really loud annoying women who didn't know how not to shout their conversation.
After about 2 hours we left and went to Joann Fabrics so I could get some thread and flannel.
Then we stopped at Half-priced books before going to The Prime Quarter.
The above photo is of Joel grilling our steaks.

And here we are together at our table.  Awww, aren't we cute?

Here I am with my cake with 40 candles. EGADS!

My Womb Buddy sent me flowers!

A friend on Ravelry sent me some flannel to make this baby blanket!

Here's a close up (below)

Here's another I made with some fabric I bought at Joann's.  I am contemplating putting it up for sale on Etsy.