Tuesday, June 05, 2007

HE KNOWS ME



So Saturday was my birthday. 42. Lovely day. Up early for pressies with the kids before they were whisked off to Palmerston North for the weekend with my sister, J. (A weekend without kids!) D and I had a leisurely yum cha at Grand Century in Tory Street, Wellington. A wee shop at Moore Wilson's Fresh. A quiet afternoon reading. Five sets of kind friends and family popped in and others phoned. Some lovely pressies. Thoroughly spoilt. And a friend's 40th birthday party in the evening. A fabulous day.

And then there was this.


A surprise birthday present from D. I don't usually share personal stuff on my blog but this touched me. Every year I always know what I am getting from D. Very seldom a surprise. But this year it was. A surprise. I like surprises.

The day before my birthday I made a start on my Fat Little Art Book swaps. I decided that I would use words as my 'art'. Remember the theme is "It's my birthday and I'll party if I want to". For one of the art pages I wrote this:

"For my birthday I do not want a new handbag or a fancy ring or, heaven forbid, a new car. I am not materialistic.

For my birthday I want to sneak away with you to a hotel for the night. Or eat fabulous food. Or get a massage. Or do something. Just sing to me. I am hedonistic."

D didn't see this. But for my birthday he gave me a voucher. For a night in a hotel. And dinner. "To be redeemed with loving life partner." He was worried I might use it for a girls weekend! No need. I wouldn't. I want to share it with him. He knows me. I'll keep him.






12 comments:

Angela said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Oh, how sweet. You must be 'soul mates' for him to know you so well. Have a nice night when you do redeem your voucher!

Janine said...

another grand centuray fan here!! flowers are lovely and that voucher is fabbo!! So pleased you had a great birthday weekend!

Lara said...

wow! such a sweetie! sounds like a fantastic birthday weekend!

Kirsty said...

Happy Birthday :)
Sounds like you had a fab day.

Penny said...

Happy birthday Mel! See you didn't have to worry about the pressie after all ;-) He's a keeper alright.

scrapgeek said...

Maybe I should show this to my beloved... Happy Birthday :)

Tracy said...

What a man! Happy Birthday Mel :)

Delys said...

Im really impressed D!
lovely flowers and great choice by D!
Happy 42 to you!!! yeah righ shut up you say?

karen said...

Aww Mel. Happy Birthday. Love that D knows you so well :)

MichelleTW said...

Belated happy birthday. Dhs are so hot when they get it right :) LOL

Yvette said...

I was going back through the comments on my blog and came and checked out yours and I see this post. A very happy belated b'day!!! There are plenty of men that should take a leaf our of you darlings book!

~Zeetra~ said...

Hi mel,

Sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was a good one, sure sounds divine to me.

When are you planning your night away? Im very envious...

Catch up with you soon.

Zee