Today was K’s birthday. He turned the big 30! I just knew I had to do something special for him so that he would feel that it was a little more special than years past. The picture above is of the card I gave him 😉 Fitting coming from someone who is clearly obsessed about cats, right? 🙂 He laughed pretty hard. I even had Chester sign the inside:
If that doesn’t show you how much of a dork I am, then I don’t know what will. I’m kind of at that age now where I just don’t give a crap what other people think about me 🙂 It was more for laughs anyway. I surprised him with a little cake as well. Unfortunately, the awesome gift I got him hasn’t arrived yet! This day was almost perfect, but it will must be an extended birthday I guess 🙂 I would tell you what it is, but he reads my blog!
This week I worked on setting up a surprise birthday party for him. Let me tell you, this wasn’t easy! Not because he’s difficult to surprise. That’s not it at all. He’s actually very easy to surprise and he reacts SO well. Hours later, he says he was still in shock 😉 No, the problem lies with me. I make great surprises when I succeed at them, but I have a terrible habit of spilling the beans too soon! Especially with K. I love to surprise him, but he somehow manages to get it out of me. My sister is the same way. I always end up giving in and let the cat out of the bag.
Well, I was determined this week to NOT give in. I invited all of his friends and colleagues via an email invite, which believe it or not is quite successful with the college crowd because everyone uses email. Many of the people I invited were out of town because it is a holiday weekend and I figured that, but some of our closest friends and his advisor made it. I made a reservation at the neatest little local restaurant I’ve ever been to. If I’m not mistaken, all of the food is local and organic and VERY delicious. It’s called Farm, which is fitting because they get most of their produce from local farms.
Holding back that secret all week was killing me! I felt that the stress would just simply disappear if I could only blurt out that I was throwing a surprise party for him. Finally Saturday came and 7:30 rolled around and we started heading out the door. Even though I’ve had an unsettled stomach all day, I finally made it. Luckily I got him moving! I didn’t think he was wanting to go, but I got dressed up and he followed suit.
As we started leaving, of course, the one night we ever go out it started to rain, but we made it to the restaurant before it poured. Here’s what it looks like:
We walked in and I instantly loved the place. I mean, it’s decorated with awesome antiques and cute, rustic farm equipment. I walked to the front desk and said that I had a reservation for Megan. She walked me to a table where our friends and his colleagues were waiting. He was confused at first, but then in total shock. It was so adorable 🙂 We had a few shared entrees. I got my favorite gin and tonic and K got an absolutely nuclear bloody Mary. It was fun 🙂
Now we are home, taking it easy and it’s pouring outside. I sitting here on the couch with my laptop, wrapped in a blanket and sipping peppermint tea. It’s been a pretty good day, stress and all 🙂 I’m glad I did it because it’s important to remember that not everything in life is about my needs and comfort.
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