Regardless of the situation, no matter how hopeless the outcome may be, I will never quit, and I will never back down. I have become the wolf.

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My family is constantly proving to me that they are amazing


My husband and the kids pulled off a surprise party for my 50th Birthday on Saturday.  There must have been 50-75 people here, hanging out, talking, eating, kids in the pool, laughing and just having an all around good time.  Aunts and uncles I haven’t seen for a year were here and a lot of Joes family (my adopted family).  I haven’t laughed that much in years.  I love all of these people so much.  I’m so lucky to have been assimilated into such a wonderful family.  The kids did so much to help Joe set everything up and tear it all down.  I didn’t have to do anything but enjoy myself.  And enjoy I did.  I caught up with everyone and just talked and played with the kids and got so many hugs.  (the bestest part)  I was so worn out that I slept till 3:30 this afternoon. 

My little Oscar got so much love from everyone.  The adults think the’s so well-behaved and the kids just Love him cause he’ll sit there for hours to be petted.  He has an ability to make even the most hyper child sit quietly and pet him gently.  They just stare into his big brown eyes and are spellbound.

I’m off to snooze in the chair with a good book and a cuddly dog.   What could be better?

Ever throw a party…..


And it absolutely Rocked!

And a HUGE shout out to everyone who came and helped and made me feel special (and not the short bus kind either). You guys really made me feel part of a family not just part of the family.

Now that the secret is out, we threw a surprise 60th birthday party for my husband yesterday. For the longest time I wasn’t sure if I could handle a party but I’ve been feeling pretty good lately, so early in the week I put the word out that it was on and OMG, everyone I called, took over. It was wonderful. The house was packed with friends and family. We all worked so hard to surprise him. Thanks M and C for helping with the deception, I owe you guys big time. He had no clue till they pulled in the driveway.

I went to bed so tired, but it was the best kind of tired. Hugs abounded and the fairies were out in abundance. Every time I turned around, things were done. I love my fairies. When the last person left, and I looked around, all was clean, put away, stored till next party. Dishes washed, garbage out. It looked like I’d had 2 people over instead of over 40. I Love you my friends.

It felt kind of odd being treated as a sick person in your own home, but every time I tried to do something, I would be physically, painfully reminded that I am a sick person (I refuse to use the word invalid. ‘Cause invalid and invalid are spelled the same, they don’t mean the same) and the task would be taken out of my hands with a loving rejoinder to go sit and talk. I’ve never done that at a party before. I’m always the one running around making sure every thing was done. What a blessing to be able to relax.

I also put the word out that I want my home ringing with laughter this summer. I want the pool to be used, and the yard to ring with laughter. Last time I was ill was the same year the pool collapsed. So not only was I dealing with chemo and radiation. I had a huge mud hole in my backyard for four months. Not a time for friends and laughter. Besides, If there are people, there will be food, and I will eat. And anything to take my mind off of life……..

So, if you didn’t get the word, here it is. Come on over. Bring the kids, your suits, towels, pool toys, sunscreen and whatever you want to drink and come on over. I can’t guarantee brilliant conversation, but I can promise laughter and hugs and a place to hang out. And if you’re from out-of-town, call and I’ll have a room ready. If it’s a good day, we’ll even go sightseeing (or at least to the dog park 🙂 )

It’s gonna be another good day today. Early dinner with my baby, then Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks at JLA. I can’t wait. Then Joe has Mon. off to recover from the concert.

I off to bed again. Need to rest up for tonight.

Huggs to you all. Have a blessed day.

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