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Birthday Evening - cellophane
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renniekins
Birthday Evening
Yesterday I went to work, the first day after my little Amherst vacation, and I was very tired. Not a great way to start my birthday. Nobody at work had noticed that it was my birthday, and I didn't feel like pushing people to make a big deal of it. I did decide that eating my lunch alone at my desk would be a bit too depressing, so I joined a couple of guys who were already going to the deli for lunch. I didn't mention why I wanted to go out for lunch though, and nobody asked.

Fortunately I had my wonderful LJ friends saying nice things to me all day, which definitely provided some much-needed cheer! I also received 2 e-cards.

After work, I had synchro tryouts. I arrived there and my sister gave me a hug, wishing me a happy birthday. Then almost everybody on the team said happy birthday to me during the hour, so that was pretty cool. After skating my sister took me to a restaurant for a dish of ice cream. The waiter put a sparkler in it for me, and it was yummy. Then she had to rush off to a dance practice of some sort, and I drove home.

Driving home I felt okay. Not sad, not happy, just kinda "there". My throat was starting to hurt, and I worried that I was coming down with another cold. I was tired, and I was very chilly from skating followed by ice cream. I knew C had asked if our friend Sh could come over and make dinner for us. I'd said that should work, and I'd be home from skating after 8pm. I was looking forward to a nice dinner, but I was wondering if I'd have a moment to lie down before having to be social.

When I climbed my porch steps, C was already there, and he opened the door for me. He gave me a big hug and said "happy birthday". The house smelled deliciously wonderful, soft cello music was playing, and candles were lit in the livingroom. My tiredness fell off my shoulders like a discarded coat. As I came in, I saw my diningroom table was covered by a fancy lace tablecloth, two places were set, some silver dishes sat atop it, and two red tapered candles were burning in silver candleholders. A large yellow-flowered mum sat in the center.

C served us up a delicious homemade meal of salad, potatoes, greenbeans, and cornish game hens with mandarin oranges. There was even a fabulous little chocolate mousse cake afterward. It turned out to be a really lovely evening, relaxed, peaceful, and stress-free. Precisely what I needed. Even more nice because it was so unexpected.

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behindthefool From: behindthefool Date: June 3rd, 2003 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely thing to do, I'm so jealous! I absolutely love surprises just because you know that someone loves you and thinks about you enough to spend some time thinking about what would make you happy. And that just makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

Shame it never happens to me lol!

Glad you had a good birthday in the end :o)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 3rd, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, yes, it was very nice. And so thoughtful!
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: June 3rd, 2003 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)
How romantic!! That must have felt wonderful. And the food sounds so delicious!

(C, you smoooooth guy you...way to go!)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 3rd, 2003 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, yes, yes, on all counts! Sh is a wonderful cook, and C found the perfect cake.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: June 3rd, 2003 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Darn, he'd didn't get you the pony.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 3rd, 2003 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)
'tis okay, if I had a pony I wouldn't be able to fit my car in my garage anyway.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: June 3rd, 2003 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re:

I emailed him to see if he could rent you one, didn't think you want all the hassle of actually owning one.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 3rd, 2003 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I see! Well it's okay, he did a great job on his own. I had a good birthday.
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