My lovely blog readers! I owe you some articles I have not been writing as I wait for pictures… so here comes number one: MY BIRTHDAY!!!
I was highly suspicious that there was a party: early in the month, I had suggested that I wanted to throw a party.
“No, no, no, we are on top of it.”
The weekend before my birthday, a friend comes over when I am Skyping with my parents
“Don’t worry, we have big things planned.”
But then the deception begins. They convince me there is no party. I spend my birthday getting the sweetest cards, being sung to everywhere, and generally having a great day.
“But why aren’t you having a party tonight?”
“Why aren’t the students throwing you a party?”
Finally, Shirley says, “You need to do something for your birthday. I am taking you out for dinner. Pick you up at 7:30.”
It is 7:30.
It is 8:00.
It is 8:30.
It is 8:45. “Maybe I should get in the shower.”
The phone rings “Sorry, be there in 10 minutes!”
Bear in mind, the compound gates lock at 9:00. Lights out is 10:00.
At 9:20, she arrives.
“We have to stop and pick up my husband, he is joining us.”
“Oh come inside, meet the new puppies.”
A Birthday I Will Never Forget!