Thursday, May 25, 2006

It's My Birthday, It's My Birthday, Go ShellyP, It's My Birthday!!

Today has been chock full of surprises. I've gotten well wishes from so many people that I would not have expected to hear from. I even got an email from Mocha's mom which dang near made me cry considering I've never heard from anyone on my father's side of the family on my birthday before.

My Sid came and told me happy birthday first thing this morning, which, of course, made my day. My husband had a Cadbury Fruit N Nut chocolate bar hidden in the car. I got phone calls and emails. It was nice.

At work I was treated royally. SP baked cranberry scones with love and brought them in for me and everyone else to enjoy. The lunch location was up to me so I chose Grand Lux Cafe (I swear I was gonna get the pancakes) but with a 45-60 min wait we opted for Cheesecake Factory at the last minute. They were able to take us (a party of 11) right away, which was great. (Unfortunately we lost three people in the transition - they didn't check their messages in time to find out the change of plans.) I had a full-sized portion of the Louisiana Chicken Pasta which, of course, I couldn't finish. But, true to form, my gluttonous co-workers forced me to order dessert. I chose the key lime cheesecake. As a matter of fact, all except one person ate dessert. After lunch I came back to a shiny apple on my desk (no, get your mind out the gutter - I was not playing teacher) and a bit later there was a card.

Maybe I'm getting old and sentimental but these seemingly little things mean a lot. I'm such a sap!

11 comments:

mocha_grl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUZ!!!!!!!!!
Glad your day was so nice...I'm a sucka for the cheesecake factory anyday.

Little things do mean a lot and I'm gald you had so many of them on your special day

benthebald said...

Getting old? Yes. Sentimental? Yeah, right!! You're pregnant. Your emotions are all topsy-turvy, silly.

princessdominique said...

I feel like the lost sheep. I missed it. BOO! Happy Belated. Hope you get a new pair of shoes!

SP said...

Happy Birthday, Girl. I'm glad you liked the Scones. Hey, we didn't have to twist your arm that hard for you to order a desert! And don't forget, Tuesday you'll be getting Pecan brownies to help prolong the B-day celebration! Have fun in Albany!

chele said...

Happy Birthday. You're not a sap -- you're human! Glad you had a great time.

Aziza said...

Have Very, Very, Very Happy Birthday!!!... :)

Jdid said...

happy belated birthday. glad you had fun on your day.

The Gig said...

I'm glad your birtday turned out to be so wonderful. You deserve it. I guess it's alright that you pigged out a little. At least your unborn baby got a feast also. he, he, he

Sounds like you are well liked and that has a lot to do with you.

Brotha Buck said...

So sorry I missed your birthday. I hope you had a great one, Shelly!

Proactiff said...

Happy birthday 2ya! Hey, lady! I can't believe your day has rolled around -- again. Man time flies. I decided to hop on here and "blurk." And to my surprise your annual Orlando trip has come and gone. . . And you are IN A FAMILY WAY! Ohmygosh! You've been busy. Me too (but babies aren't popping up out'a me no mo'!). It's fun hearing about other's though. I wish you would have contacted me. My cell number hasn't changed, however, so many other things have. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I am still alive. School's out here and I'm taking a much needed summer break after my recent six month stint back in the classroom. Whew. I'll return, in the fall. I doubt seriously that I'll be online, but it's nice to know that some of you are still going strong. The most I do "a lot" of is text messaging. It's taking everything for me to NOT abbreviate as I leave this comment =). Take care.

Hugs,
Tiff in Orlando.

Shawn said...

How did I miss your day and this post? My apologies.

Happy Belated Birthday.

Grand Lux...you know that's my spot.