Saturday, October 14, 2006

Simple Things

A few weeks ago I posted my birthday/anniversary wish list, mostly for my husband's sake. I have to say, so far he is coming through pretty good. Today he sent me an email saying we'll take a drive on Saturday if the weather warrants. It may seem silly but that's about my favorite thing to do on my birthday! Partly because when we're home, he's either got his nose in a book, studying for an upcoming test or working on a homework project. Or vegging in front of the TV (he's a self-proclaimed news junkie!) which he deserves full well after all the studying.

Anyways I really like when we just go for a drive. I don't care where it is. I even like getting lost. And I sleep better in his truck than about anywhere else, so there's always that bonus truck nap on the way home. I knew Mike was the one for me when he put up with my compulsive vehicle napping early on in our dating.

Speaking of getting lost though, tonight we found ourselves in our least favorite place (I'll give you a hint, it ends in "mart" and is "wall-to-wall" people). We started out looking for a wallet for Mike, since he lost his MAC card somewhere out of his old dilapidated one. You know how those trips go. You suddenly think of a hundred things you need (well we really were out of shampoo and a few other basics). Anyways, I have this little fear of getting lost, especially in big places like malls and super-center stores. So when he says "wait here a minute," I do just that. Isn't it usually husbands who lose their wives on shopping trips? Well, it's not that way here. I will wait ten - fifteen - twenty minutes in the same exact spot ,for fear of him not finding me. That happened twice tonight, while he went in search of a restroom and shopped for who knows what! At one point I decided a proper and fitting punishment for him losing me would be putting another item in the cart every five minutes I waited. I waited and waited and waited. Happy Birthday to me! Hehe!

Clarifying for Barb, yes, today's my b-day!

9 comments:

Barb said...

OK, are you saying today is your birthday? I'm confused, but I think that's what you're saying, right? I even went back and read your wish list post again and can't see a date anywhere. If it is, well HAPPY BIRTHDAY! If it's not, I feel dumb.

I know exactly what you mean about that "mart" store. I hate it. And I hate getting separated from Rob when we're in there. We actually considered buying walkie talkies. In the end we agreed that we'll both wear watches and agree on a time to meet in the books department. That works for us.

I can't wait to hear how many of those things on your wish list come true for you. The bread recipe book sounds wonderful. So be sure to let us know.

And if today isn't your birthday, when is it? I'm confused. Sigh....

gail said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a wonderful day and fun on your drive! Saw your list; that's a good one!
Have a fun day.

Katrina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Hope it is/was terrific! And I'm so glad that Mike did a good job - of course, I'm not surprised, because you've got yourself a good guy, there.

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday (again, because I did wish you one yesterday, too).

I don't suppose you wore the dress to Walmart, but did you get some tiramasu?

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

I have that same fear! Seriously. When we got anywhere as a group I sort of freak out that we're all going to get separated and somebody get lost. So if you ever find out the name of it let me know. I'm with you - a drive is a perfect way to spend a birthday, hope you had a great one today. It was a gorgeous fall day, sunny and the colors are almost in their glory. I'm so darned tickled to be able to come to your site and not get bumped off. Hug Katrina for that for me!

Kathleen Marie said...

Happy Birthday to you and I love your blog makeover! It is beautiful!

I truly believe all WalMarts, Targets, ... should be blown to smithereens!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh, happy Belated Birthday! Sounds fun, except for the exasperating Walmart part. I'd at least pull to go to Target rather than Walmart on my birthday :)

Hope you're still celebrating and still enjoying it!!!

Islandsparrow said...

Happy Birthday - I like your plan - I'm hoping my husband will lose me in the store too.

Susanne said...

How on earth did I miss this post?! Well Happy Belated Birthday to you! I hope you had a wonderful day!