Sunday, January 09, 2011

Happy Birthday

Birthday Boy at breakfast
Originally uploaded by suzipaw
M turned 40 today. I'm hoping it was a good day for him. And a good weekend. I know it's a milestone and I should have thrown him a party, but well...I have a hard time socializing with people en masse and frankly he really shouldn't have married a crowd-hating introvert if he wanted parties. I figure I have ten years to work up the energy to have a party for his big Five-Oh. But wait, I'll be nearly 60...forget it!

Last night we went over to a friend's house for dinner--I suspect they were pretty shocked that there was no party and had us over to compensate. They have two lovely daughters, one of whom sang as part of the evening's entertainment, as well as a large, affectionate dog and five cats, two of whom took up post prandial residence on our laps. How I miss daily feline affection.

Today we had a very tasty brunch where the waitresses sang "Happy Birthday" and several other patrons wished him same on our way out. We raced go-karts and played mini-golf and air hockey. We took a quick motorcycle ride through the late afternoon chill, admiring the countryside of Bennett Valley and Crane Canyon. And we just got back from a most excellent and gut-busting dinner at Stark's steakhouse where every course was Just. So. Good. Even the cheesecake at the end almost rivaled Mom's, which is saying quite a bit.

Any while it's not a milestone, Happy Birthday, Jay! I hope to see you in just a couple of weeks, dear brother.


At 6:23 AM, January 10, 2011, Blogger bren said...

'People hater' just doesn't seem to fit you, my dear.

At 6:24 AM, January 10, 2011, Blogger bren said...

Great cheesecake photo.

At 8:46 AM, January 10, 2011, Blogger suzanne said...

You're right, Mom. I edited the post a bit. :)


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