So here’s what happened, now that the blog is working again
Monday December 15th 2014, 6:42 pm
Filed under: Family,Food,Friends

I should have been clued in when a certain someone started working on organizing and clearing his electronics projects from the kitchen table.

I should have been clued in when Michelle came over, got out a clean tablecloth, and harassed her dad gently for not having the table ready to put it on there yet, but then, I’d been encouraging the same step forward myself, so, hey.

My birthday was over and done with, a good day enjoyed much and that was that for the year.

Not to them it wasn’t. Lee called it a flash mob surprise birthday party and that’s precisely what it was. Chocolate cake from The Prolific Oven, a goofy headband-hat thing put on my head first thing, ice cream, Martinelli’s apple soda, dairy-free cookies for Michelle, the co-conspirators had thought of everything.

Phyllis (Lee’s wife) had already doorbell-ditched flowers a few days before, which was birthday surprise enough. The lilies in that arrangement were in full bloom and the heavenly scent totally covered over the stopped-up sink behind us that thankfully wasn’t too bad yet. There’s still a towel kept on the floor because the icemaker on the fridge still has that slight and random leak.

My daughter, niece, husband, and they and a lot of other friends were in on the whole thing and Christmas season busyness or not, they totally pulled it off.

When Richard got up this morning the ganached cake in the fridge was a little smaller and there was a slice waiting at his place on the beautifully clean table on top of a second fresh cloth, last night’s having been put to its appointed use. “Somebody loves me!” he crowed in delight.

Yes, honey. Someone sure does.

(Yes there are pictures. I had been outside chasing after escaping styrofoam peanuts from unpacking the mango tree before it got any worse (and STAY in that bag!)  I’m sure there was a spiderweb or five and I had not so much as brushed my hair out yet. No you can’t see.)

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Oh yay! Happy, happy birthday! What a wonderful surprise, even with spider webs!

Comment by DebbieR 12.15.14 @ 7:34 pm

Yay for birthdays and for surprise parties especially when there’s the beautiful scent of lilies.

Comment by RobinM 12.15.14 @ 10:54 pm

Oh, how great – and the images of home repairs to come just made the whole thing more homey and real to me. Happy day!

Comment by twinsetellen 12.16.14 @ 6:45 pm

So glad you were so well celebrated! Thank you for sharing some of it with us. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 12.16.14 @ 8:11 pm

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