Today is Sunshine’s 40th birthday. Sorry…let me correct myself: her 30-tenth birthday. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been going insane trying to make it memorable for her.
I mean, I’ve been working on a couple of projects for a couple of months now. Nothing crazy, but definitely sentimental and things I’m hoping she loves because they were made with time, care, and love. I’ve never been good with buying lavish gifts, but I think I’ve got a knack for finding things that actually MEAN something (I once spent a solid couple of weeks making a “relationship scrapbook” for her, which she ended up loving).
Much to her surprise, I took today off of work. I played it up all morning as I showered, got dressed, and drove her into the office. The surprise came when I didn’t park the car and, instead, stopped in front of the building to let her out.
“Sorry…but I’ve got plans today!!”
I’ve got a few errands to run. I’ve got a house to prepare. I’ve got a meal to organize. I’ve got things to do that are time-consuming and simply couldn’t be done if I hadn’t taken the day off of work.
This also means that I get to pick up the girls from school (they’re with us tonight, too, which is pretty awesome for one’s thirty-10th birthday). They’ll be able to come back to the house with me and assist with the final preparations.
What I am hoping from all of this is that she appreciates the little things tonight when all is said and done. I’m hoping she sees that I haven’t just been putting her birthday on the backburner, but instead have been working on this for awhile.
I guess I’ll find out later. In the meantime, please make Sunshine feel like a million bucks by wishing her a happy THIRTY-TENTH birthday!! If you could, I would appreciate anybody using Twitter to forward birthday wishes to use the hashtag #ThirtyTenth, just so we can track all of the responses.
If you’re not a Twitter person, check her out on Facebook and use the same hashtag.
Hopefully, at the end of the day, Sunshine will have a fantastic birthday and one that she’ll remember for awhile.