Monday, December 19, 2005

Birthday Surprise!

Yesterday was a strange series of events...but it finally all made sense about 7:00 last night. 1)It began after lunch at the church, when Morgan was conversing with Mom about the vegetable tray - trying to figure out how Mom could take it home since we were going to the nursing homes to give out cards and sing. I thought, "Why do we need a vegetable tray?" But...I figured Mom had her reasons. Didn't ask any questions. 2)Then, after visiting the nursing homes, Mom needed to go by Winn-Dixie. When she brought the bags to the van, they contained Milo's sweet tea, two two-liter cokes, and chili making stuff. I looked at the drinks and thought, "What event does Mom need Milo's sweet tea for? And the cokes, too?" Because, we never buy tea - we make it. And we never buy liter cokes - we get the cans. But, once again, I figured Mom had her reasons. I may have pointed out these things, but I don't think I got a response. 3)As we were getting ready to leave home and go to the night church service, I asked Mom, "why did you make chili?" (Because Sunday night is Perico's night.) She didn't answer. I thought, well maybe it's for later, or maybe she just wanted us home tonight.

Basically, I was clueless. Until, they announced my surprise birthday party/get-together at the end of services! Ding-ding!! Now it all made sense. It was quite lovely. Delicious chili, yummy strawberry cake, and cheesecake that I haven't tasted yet! I was surrounded by friends and family, truly blessed. Thanks ya'll. It was one of my best birthdays.

*Just to note, though: My birthday is the 22nd, not the 18th. :-)


Elyow'eynay said...


I loved being a part of the whole shin dig. I especially love the espionage involved with keeping the party all a secret. Its so much fun when it comes off without a hitch and the person is completely clueless. (Hint Hint: if anyone wants to through me a suprise birthday party I will be expecting it around June 23rd this summer.)

Queen Shenaynay said...

Owl woman! Another December girl! Aren't we just the BEST?

Happy happy!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Laura! May the good Lord bless you with many, many more birthdays shared with good friends and family.

toesthattwinkle said...

Happy birthday Laura!!! (it's the 22nd today)!!!!and Merry Christmas!!!!

Gracie said...

Happy Birthday! See you at our meeting!

(Lydia P.)

Sweet P said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like a lovely celebration for a lovely sort of person!

beatrice said...

(from Winnie the Pooh, th books, of course)

Owl of the Desert said...

Awww...thanks ya'll! I love you guys!!

And, Queen...Totally! December birthdays rock! :-)