Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!


Good Morning Company Girls!


Well, today is my sixtieth birthday...yes, I'm really old! I actually don't feel that old...I was saying to one of my daughter's, just a bit ago that when I was younger, I thought 60 was really old! Well, now it really doesn't seem so.....although my eyes did betray me in the shower yesterday....


you see, when we went to San Antonio the guests shampoos and lotions were from Bath and Beyond...really nice Orange Ginger....so, of course, cause you are suppose to bring these little bottles home with you...that's what Oprah says.... I did...now the shampoo and body lotions are in these tiny brown bottles and the shampoo is in a clear one...I noticed just before I got in the shower that the conditioner one that I had been using was almost gone so I went to my travel bag and grab another bottle. After shampooing I put the conditioner on...well, it just didn't seem to go on the same way as before...it made me think...did I get the body lotion...I squinted at the bottle and couldn't see a darn thing...my glasses were on the vanity so I reached out of the shower, put them on..and lo and behold, yes, I had just put body lotion on my hair!! Good grief! So then I had to rewash my hair and go without conditioner...I guess that's what you'd call a senior moment!


So, fortunately today is hubby's alternate Friday off...he's made plans...anybody that knows my hubby knows that he delights in making plans to surprise me....so..because he had a few points left to get to the gold level for a hotel chain(Marriott)..he decided, with my suggestion, to book a hotel room for tonight at Niagara Falls! He also planned that we'd slip across the border to Joannes in Buffalo....Joannes isn't in Canada....to look at quilt fabric...he said that maybe I could buy a little....then he's made dinner reservations at some restaurant in Buffalo...I have no idea where..he wont tell me.....then we come back to Niagara Falls in Canada for the night...tomorrow, I'm not sure what he's got cooked up..but....he says he doesn't want to bring me home to the kids til he absolutely has to....you know it's been a rough couple of weeks with the kids...I really do need a break....so, that's it! Sounds pretty nice, eh? He's a pretty good hubby...I think I'll keep him..for at least another 37 years I hope!....oh....wait a minute...that would make me 97...good grief...I don't want to live to that old!


On Sunday, our children's program, of which eldest daughter and I co-ordinate, will be doing their Operation Christmas Child shoe box packing! It will be a full morning to be sure!..


so..that's my weekend...at least, I hope...that's what is planned, Lord willing, as my grandfather used to say.....what are your plans?

6 comments:

janicejohnson said...

Three words: WHAT A GUY!!
I've just finished my current magazine assignments (I'm a regular freelancer) and plan to work on some of my "own" writing over the weekend. And maybe a quick visit to the craft store...

joyceandnorm said...

Happy birthday to you!! What a sweet husband you have. Enjoy your weekend!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Happy Birthday to you! You look great and I pray that you had an amazing day.

One More Equals Four said...

Happy Birthday...a day late! Sorry, took me awhile to get here! :) I hope you have an amazing weekend and a great celebration...I must admit that I am slightly jealous of the idea of a weekend with no kiddos...I will just live vicariously through you...I know you need this time!

Auntie Lauren said...

I love you with all my heart. You are my mom not from birth but from day eight and that means the world to me. You are my everything. Now that I have moved out and been on my own for years I can appreciate the mother you have been towards me and the mother I want to become myself. I adore you and think you have done your best with every child who has entered your house. You were called to love childed, and We love you for that. I admire you in so many ways that I you will never understand( because You are not adopted). You told me my biological mother had passed and I knew you were meant to be my mother instead. Now that I am older and I see what has now passed, I am sorry for every pain I may have caused you when I was a pre-teen ( Teen - young adult ). I never meant anything personal buy It. I was mad at a million other things going on. You were that person for me. The one to bring me up, tell me good from bad, Wrong from right. You are my mom, hands down, bar none. That person who whipped my bum and cuddled me when I had bad anxiety. Who told me to respect my elders and don't give up.
You are my friend and mom when you're 60,70, 80,90 you will be my mother my real mom, my good friend. Your beautiful and modest and honest. Please know you are an amazing woman of god and an amazing wife and mother- Grand Mother and so on. Ryan and I love you to death and were are thankful for all the love and support you have given to us through the years.

Love
Lauren

secondofwett said...

Wow Lauren! Thank you so much...YOU will never know how much your words mean to me....when you were a baby I would always sing you are my sunshine, my only sunshine...please don't take my sunshine away....and ya, there were some difficult times, let's face it, really hard times, but we got thru them....the Lord placed you in our family and in our hearts..we will always love you.