My husband and daughters spoiled me! The morning started off with me playing the kitten while hubby made me breakfast - a delicious omelet with ham, onion, and cheese. The girls and I went to church. When we returned home, I was surprised that hubby didn't have something yummy cooking for lunch. He mentioned he needed to go to one more store and told the girls to keep their shoes on. I assumed he was going to take a couple of them to the store with him and bring home something to whip up for lunch. What a special treat to find out that he was taking us out for lunch! We went to my favorite Asian buffet where they serve some special treats on Sundays, I found out. (Typically we go there during the week.) I was able to try mussels and frog legs. The coconut shrimp was delicious!
On the way home, hubby stopped at a store and came out with a HUGE balloon shaped as the number 40. He had been teasing me for over a month that his birthday present to me was going to be a balloon - just one balloon. Oh, with a fun size Snickers bar attached (which he added to the balloon when we got home). Most of the afternoon I was able to just lay around and be lazy. It was great! After a delicious dinner of steaks on the grill, sweet potatoes, and garlic potatoes (for the kids), we had present time. I had told my husband that the kitten and all of her stuff was my gift and I needed nothing else. Of course he didn't listen.
Since most of my wardrobe consists of jeans and t-shirts (I'm at home full-time, working part-time at the YMCA's drop-in nursery), he bought me two pairs of slacks to help build up my wardrobe when I start substitute teaching this fall. My older two had helped sort for our church's rummage sale, so they were able to pre-shop a bit while helping. The oldest bought me a round throw pillow that has a cat's face on it because of the new kitten. The second one got me a skein of yarn and some wooden knitting needles. I don't have any wooden needles so I was excited about them. The youngest two made me birthday cards which is always a special gift. (The middle one was camping with her Girl Scout troop and came home Sunday afternoon - present enough for me!)
We had German chocolate cake with coconut pecan frosting. My favorite! (Yes, I bought it and said, "This is the cake I want." hehe) After cake and ice cream, we sat around and watched TV. I was thankful that my blood sugar levels were behaving for the festivities. Yes, a little high, but better than I was expecting. As I blew out the candles, I wished for two things. That seemed fair since I had two candles, a 4 and a 0. I know you're not supposed to tell, but I'm going to need help with these wishes.
- A life-time of happiness for my children
- A cure for diabetes