I had a nice birthday.
I woke up in the morning to two cards on the table - one address to "Mama" and one to "My Best Friend". Inside each one was a new charm to go on my Pandora bracelet. So he came through after all. Of course I got all teary and went and hugged and kissed Ruby and thanked her for her thoughtfulness, and she of course had no idea what the hell was going on and looked at me like I had lost my mind. I then phoned Steve and work and thanked him.
When I got to work there was a box of Timbits sitting by the coffee machine. No, they were not there for the purpose of my birthday, but it was a score to have a couple of them with my morning coffee.
My good friend M left a bouquet of flowers and a box of East Indian sweets at my doorstep (despite threats of egging my house).
My grandma phoned.
My mom came and picked Ruby up after work and took her overnight.
Steve and I went out for dinner - just the two of us. It was nice. He made me laugh a few times which hasn't happened for a while. After dinner we thought we'd try out the casino for something fun/different to do. We wandered around that place for a good half an hour, totally unsure of what the hell to do. Ended up sitting down at a slot machine and losing $20 in a matter of 20 seconds - maybe faster. And then we were freaked out and tried to leave but got lost and couldn't find the doors. Total dorks.
Home early, in bed by 9. But it was nice.
I kept making a big show of appreciation to Steve for making my birthday nice. I like to make a big fuss when he does good. And what do you know, he's already thinking about Mother's Day.
And now today? Steve is at work and Ruby is at Grandmas house.
I HAVE THE WHOLE DAY TO MYSELF!
For some reason I hadn't even thought about this and I'm not really sure what to do with myself. Oh I have a million things I could do, it's just that my time is up at 3pm PST today and I need to carefully choose how to spend my time as to allow for maximum enjoyment.
So if you'll excuse me now, I have a newspaper to read, and scrambled eggs to make/eat without someone hanging off my pant leg or someone else stealing the sports section.
Good day to you all.