Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Surprise



So I had a birthday.  The perpetual problem of having a birthday so close to Christmas is that it's a big hassle for everyone.  People are busy preparing for Christmas, attending Christmas parties etc.  If I plan a birthday function it's a hassle, so this year I planned nothing but a quiet weekend with The Old Flame.

He managed to surprise me with a gift.  A Tupperware mystery box of goodies.  I'm difficult to surprise, mostly because I tend to buy myself what I want and need, and also because TOF and  I went to Sydney recently to buy each other's gifts, so I thought I knew what I was getting.  I didn't, he surprised me and it was lovely.

The day held a surprise garage sale around the corner, a surprise visit to some friends, a surprise purchase of cute underwear at reasonable prices in a chain store (something I've never managed before - the benefits of significant weight loss) and yesterday, a surprise cake from my colleagues.  I thought I'd hidden my birthday from my friends at work, forgetting that some of them are also my friends on Facebook. 

Jill made a delicious cake which we shared yesterday afternoon.

11 comments:

Donna Lee said...

Happy Birthday! (although by now it' a belated wish)

I love a good surprise and it sounds like you got a few good ones.

twitchy fingers said...

Happy Day!

Olivia said...

belated happy birthday wishes! Sounds like a lovely day, really. What more could one wish for?

2paw said...

Happy birthday!!There's nothing better than a wonderful surprise present!!

Priscilla said...

Happy Birthday from me, too! It sounds like the perfect day.

Petunia said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday - I'm aware of the birthday/Christmas issues; my daughter was born on the 17th, will be 29 on Thursday, and has complained about the date every year since she was about 8 years old!

LynS said...

Belated happy birthday. Sounds like an ideal birthday to me - real surprises, friends, cake, not too much fuss. Lovely.

Grand Purl Baa said...

You're back! Hellooooo! Happeeee Birfday!

If you can come out so can I. I quite like ironing too. You know that ad on tele for 106 Classic FM? A beautiful young(ish) woman is ironing a white linen shirt, oh so luxuriously to the sounds Mozart. Oddly that ad makes me want to iron, rather than listen to 106.

TinkingBell said...

Happy birthday - and I love how the world of tupperware has so many uses - surprises and turtles!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Happy belated B'day. Wishing you a year of knitting, tupperware and many more nice surprises.

Lynne said...

A very belated happy birthday! It sounds like you had a lovely day.