Wednesday, February 4, 2009

One Year Older and What Do You Get?

I'll give you one guess what yesterday was...


Well maybe two guesses are appropriate here...

Notice little glittery things in my ears...


Yep! It was my 18th birthday! Ha Ha...Only kidding.

I had a great day. My husband brought me the first bouquet of red roses and some twinkling ear rings. I got spoiled buy the second floral arrangement from my Mom.

I want to say: Thank You Mike. I love you!

Mom-Your flowers are beautiful. I love you!

We celebrated an adult dinner on Monday night (birthday eve) at my friends house and had a great feast and a surprise chocolate cake!

Thanks Rose for a great meal and company!

It was a great birthday for me. In the morning I took the kids to a nearby trail. I jogged pushing Ella in the stroller and Wyatt rode his "Major Damage-Magma" bike. We cruised down the paved path adjacent one of the major creeks in our region. The riparian vegetation is tall and there is a developed under story so many native birds and animals can be seen.

Wildlife is abundant in this area. While we were on our trek "we" spotted a golden eagle flying about 300 feet away from us, it's hulking wings look like they go on forever. It flew over us and went to perch in the sycamore trees lining the creek channel.

Next we watched a coyote make it's way through the grasslands and meander along the paved trail near the creek. Sitting still in the shadow of a tree we spied on the coyote for about four minutes and whispered about what he was doing.

Also, we spotted a doe and a yearling fawn grazing in the grasslands adjacent to the trail. I observed many of my woodland friends flittering in the tree tops, dashing here and there, and looking for food.

All in all, we traveled by our own motors about 4 miles and Wyatt biked the whole way without any trouble. It made me proud!

It was a splendid day no matter how you slice it.

I woke up today and looked out the window and was like WTF!!!! I called Mike immediately and he explained.


Can you say Uh-Oh!

Ooops. My dear and loving husband left for work this morning at about 3 a.m. With a cloak of darkness covering the earth he did not see the automatic gates closing while he was waiting to enter the road way and voila! Instant pretzel. This is what happens when the gate closes on your trailer and you drive away. Artistic, modern, forward thinking art work if you ask me.

BTW. Brother-in-law, Jeff, called Suzi in hysterics over this incident, so at least somebody got some enjoyment out of this disaster...

Guess who gets to drive down to buy a new gate...ME.


Just one more day in my simple little life...

16 Comments for OSL:

Michele said...

Happy, happy birthday. The flowers are lovely!! Hope you had a great day.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

WTF! Why didn't you let me in on when your birthday was?! What kind of bloggy friend am I, that I have to wish you a Happy Birthday the day after?
Well, I am glad you had a great day and that you scored on some sparkly! That always eases the pain of getting older, right?
Hey, you should really fix that gate. It looks pretty bad...heehee

Suzi said...

The joys of trucking hubbies! Glad you had a wonderful birthday even if I didn't get you anything. Take it back, made you some beeritas....always a good end to any day.

ga.farmwoman said...

Happy Birthday Julia,
The flowers are beautiful.
The morning walk with the children sounds like the perfect way to spend your birthday.
I love how you describe it too. I feel like I took the same walk.
Look on the bright side, at least you didn't get a new gate for your birthday. lol..
Have a great day.
pam

Amanda said...

Happy belated birthday, ours are only 3 days apart!

That gate does look very modern art-ish now!

Yaya said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a good one!

Hula's Secret Blog said...

OMG-that gate!!!!!!

The Mind of a Mom said...

happy Happy Birthday to you!
Oh my gosh that gate, had it been me I would so have not have fessed up. I would have made hubby believe it was Ninjas! LoL

Kebi Cedawna said...

Happy Birthday!
Thanks for leaving me the sweet comment about my quilts. I'm with you, quilts are just too expensive for me to buy too. I learned how to quilt using the Quilt in a Day books at some quilting classes. Eleanor Burns' techniques are so simple and make the whole process pretty quick. Anyone who is savvy with a sewing machine can definitely make one of her quilts.
You ought to give it a try, I bet you'd do great! :)

kjamama said...

Happy Birthday!!!! It sounds like you had a wonderful day, and what gorgeous flowers!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to you my friend. Must be nice to be eighteen. I celebrate my 29th every year now. LOL! OMG, your poor gate. That's something my sleepy eyed hubby would do.

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday!! Was the gate a birthday gift too??? LOL

Tink said...

Happy Birthday, The The bling looks fabulous. He did good.

Nicole said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! Lovely flowers :) Your husband's gate debacle reminds me of the time a few months ago when I backed into my husband's truck--oopsie daisy! I wish I could blame it on the dark :) Take good care!

Life Ramblings said...

Happy Birthday Julia! sounds like you're having so much fun. Many happy returns of the day.

EL said...

Happy Belated Birthday Julia!! The flowers were beautiful - and the gate, Ahhhh a little birthday surprise for ya huh? Have fun buying a replacement!