Today is my birthday and to celebrate we joined my mom and her husband at their cabin in northern Wisconsin. We went up yesterday and stayed overnight. Justin didn’t sleep well–possibly because he kept getting cold, but other than that, we had an excellent time. Justin played in a little inflatable wading pool that had a little slide (with a cushion at the bottom so he didn’t just hit the ground) and had an absolute blast. He loves playing with water so this was a real treat for him. He also tried his hand at a little croquet–need to work a bit on his skills there, but he didn’t use the mallot as a weapon, so I’m counting it as a success.
I received a lovely package from C on Saturday with some homemade jam (I think she may have made it herself) and what I originally assumed to be some chocolates. I don’t know why I thought that but I did and I set them aside to enjoy tonight. Surprise! There was a lovely locket on a beautiful necklace and some fun lip gloss. Never assume, my friends.
My mother gave me two shirts from a neat store that her friend owns. DH was a little frustrated. He’s kind of screwed up the past few “holidays” in small ways–mostly through a lack of communication. Apparently, he ordered my gift a week and a half ago–a record for him, I assure you–and it was supposed to be delivered last Thursday. On Wednesday, he received an email stating that the company was unable to fulfill the order and they were canceling it. He decided on something different and ordered it through Amazon I think, but it won’t be here until next week. The card he bought for me from Justin got lost in the car/luggage during the trip to the cabin. I’m cutting him some slack because he did make it very clear that this was my birthday weekend and he really catered to my every wish. I chose where we ate, the fact that we went to the cabin, and how long we stayed. He also really took charge of Justin so I could get some knitting done. So I’m not upset with him at all. He really did make an effort this time.
A few friends called and all my siblings called, so I’m feeling pretty good. I took Justin for a long walk to Caribou to collect my free birthday beverage–and the weather was perfect. It was a nice birthday–I had a really great day!
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