Another birthday come and gone. But 59?! That's an old person. And I don't feel old most of the time - only when I've spent the day cleaning, or gardening, or walking, or... well, you get the idea!
But I had a wonderful birthday. First, I was surprised at work with a bouquet of flowers from my sweetie. And all day long the kindergarteners hugged me and said "Happy birthday, Mrs. Marquis". Andrew, Tad, and Eric were here for dinner - my favorite, spaghetti and meatballs that Rick made and cheesecake for dessert. Andrew gave me a sweet almond bush for the garden, Eric gave me chocolates, and Justin called from DC and we had a good, long chat. (I'm really missing my oldest. We'll see him in May.)
I told Rick not to buy me anything for my birthday. I had just gone to a rubberstamp convention a week ago and bought many presents for myself:) So I wasn't expecting anything and then he brought out this:
A very cool vintage stamping set that he picked up at his favorite salvage place. I love it! The font is great and in a very good size. There is a label inside the cover of a local business that has been here forever. That makes it even more special. I'm not sure where I will display it yet, but I know I will get a lot of use out of it.
And now for the announcement. Alison didn't come for my birthday dinner because she was sick - with morning sickness! Yes, we are getting another grandbaby! We are so excited and happy for them. She is due the end of August. But Alison is having a hard time with this pregnancy. The baby is fine, but she is just not feeling well - headaches and very tired. Please send good thoughts their way!