And how did I celebrate? Well, we actually celebrated as a family on Sunday. You know…pizza, chocolate cake. So yesterday was rather quiet as the guys were busy with the wheat harvest, doctoring cattle, etc. But I spent the day answering the phone. And emails. Which was good because past experience has taught me that the day will go fast so just answer the phone!
Big Boss breezed through with his birthday greetings as he grabbed food and ran. Seriously. He was in a hurry. But he did slow down long enough for me to sweet talk him into helping me move a chest of drawers. Then my mother called, my aunt called, my brother called…our mechanic called and sang to me…my brother-in-law called, a high school friend called, grands and Lucy called, a cyber buddy called…heck I even got a card from the insurance man and my chiropractor. I am special.
But the biggest surprises of the day were this…
This was the lunch our 3 cowboys brought me! Can you believe it? They went to the local cafe, got me a cheeseburger, fries and Diet Pepsi and delivered it to me. Am I lucky or what? Personalized containers!
And then later, this….
The second picture shows the surprise I found outside my south door around 7 when I was going to the garage for something. WHAT? Another birthday present?!! How neat is that? UPS delivered it and I didn’t even hear them drive up. Cool. Wonder what is in it? Wait. That’s not my name on the tag. It’s for my brother-in-law and it says “Non-Hazardous” Ok. Now, I’m worried.
” Hello? Brother-in-law? I have this thing at my house with your name on it. I’m guessing this is not my birthday present? But heck if I know what it is!?”
I hear laughter on the other end. “NO! That’s bull….hang on…are you ready?….semen. The regular UPS guy must be on vacation and the new guy doesn’t know the difference between our houses.” I turn white, green, my jaw drops, and I utter, “EWWWWWW!” “Hurry up and come get this. QUICK!” Definitely NOT a present for me.
Welcome to my world where you find bull semen on your back porch, lunch on the front porch and snakes and other critters on your west porch.
PS And a random act of kindness happened…someone VOLUNTEERED to mow our Lodge grass. Too cool!!