We have gotten into a habit. I used to do cakes for my daughter's birthday and mine, which was April 10. She always wanted a fun-fetti cake and icing. Then one Christmas, I tried a fake tiramisu and it has become a quick tradition.
Dawn asked me to do one for her birthday so I agreed. I think she forgot about it. How surprised she was when I brought the frosted delight into Red Lobster and put on the table in front of my wonderful family.
My husband had called ahead to see if we could bring in outside food. They were so gracious. Our waiter volunteered to put it in the frig while we ate our dinner. Then, when the time came, he brought out bowls, spoons and even a serving spoon of sorts to help us. That was going above and beyond the call of duty and we thanked and tipped him well for his kindness.
It was a beautiful 82 degrees. We were surrounded before and after by cold, wet, yucky weather. How I rejoiced that our time was special. As this was a Sunday, I had a chance to relax, and do two of my favorite things, sleep and read. And in the evening I had a wonderful surprise, a whole list of birthday greetings from my Facebook friends. That little touch made my day. As for presents, I got sports clothes, an Amazon gift card, and season 1and 2 of Monk, a show that I like very much and even relate to in a few funny ways.
On your next birthday, I hope you have a great tradition, new or old, wonderful weather, friends and family near, greetings from those far away and a few gifts that remind you of the giver.