When I got home last night, my mom was there cooking up steaks for dinner and had a generic grocery store cake with pink roses and sparkle thingies on it. My brother, nephews and sister were there waiting for me. The nephews were excited about the cake I think or maybe just excited because kids do that...get excited.
We had dinner and then they drew around the cake and my sister put a ton of candles on it. I was like... "Lisa, the cake's not big enough for THAT many candles."
They sang an off-key Happy Birthday, which I pretended to direct and the nephews didn't blow out my candles! It was the first spit free cake we've had in years. I could have used the help though...it took me two tries to get all the candles out...
My brother John handed me a gym bag and said, "I didn't wrap it, SherBears."
I took the bag and said, "Wow...a bag of dope! How cool!"
He said, "I don't have THAT kind of money. And I want the bag back."
So I slowly unzipped it and looked inside...no dope but...butt...buuuutttt there was a CD...and I squealed like a teeny bopper over the Beatles...
"A BAYCITY ROLLERS CD...OMG!" I squeaked again..
and again. "THE BAYCITY ROLLERS. I LOVED THEM WHEN I WAS IN THE 9th GRADE!"
To my sister I said, "Look... a Bay City Roller CD." I waved it around and then stopped to drool over it.
She said, "Do you remember that poster you had on your closet door? It was a picture of one of the Bay City Roller guys and all he had on was a looooooong plaid scarf and nothing else. That was the FIRST DARING thing that happened at THAT house." (She was referring to our childhood house which was dominated by my stepfather during the teen years).
I laughed...and realized I had forgotten about that. So we looked over the CD until we figured out which one it was. I wonder what I did with that poster..hmmm...
anyway...Mom comes over and wants to hold the CD. I had to inspect her hands and nails to make sure they were clean. My brother pointed out that the CD was still in its protective wrapper...we all know how protective wrappers can fail!
William the oldest nephew said, "I don't know them. I know Alvin & the Chipmunks."
Brother John pipes in, "They sound just like them."
I ignored that comment and went on to open my cards from my sister and mom, both contained money...a good thing.
Now I can go buy some plaid.
This morning my brother greeted me with a Happy Birthday and wished me a good day. I said, "Well, it should be. Remember last year was the first year I went backwards...so instead of being 46, I'm 43 instead."
He said, "How's that working for you, Sherrie?"
I said, "Not that great but I'm gonna keep trying. It may take a backwards wind down to 36 before I start feeling the effects."
But it was a good day in all..