After the receiving of my present, we went to the Farmers Market with Ben and Bill where I bought a lot of concord grapes. They are very, very delicious.
From there we walked home and bummed around for awhile. I knitted the beginning of a bear arm while Martin did some work. Then he was taking me to lunch at O'Charley's at 12:30 for my birthday meal together....
TOGETHER AND WITH ALL OF MY FRIENDS!! That sneaky devil had secretly called all my friends and planned a little lunch party for me! When we pulled in the parking lot he said, "I hope you don't mind, but I invited some other people along to lunch." I asked who he'd invited, and the list included pretty much all my favorite non-family people in town AND EMILY who just happened to BE in town this weekend! What luck!! Those silly friends of mine brought presents and cards and it was a really fun lunch!
I'm telling you, that Matt Spencer is one of a kind. He not only brought for us THE best diaper bag on the planet, but also a bottle of Urine Gone (as seen on TV!) which eliminates urine odors and stains, and works for pets AND people!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! How great is that?
And my good friend Alison is now engaged and her ring is soooooo shiny and pretty. I hope she doesn't mind me spreading the word, but the story is pretty darn cute. Her manfriend (now her fee-yawn-say) was her math teacher some years ago (four years ago?) at Purdue. That's how they met, but they didn't start dating until some time after that--like two years or something, when they just happened to re-meet each other. So anyway, their engagement was sort of pushed off for reasons unbeknownst (is that how you spell that?) to Alison, and as it turns out, he'd had her engagement ring specially made for her at a jeweler's, and what should've been a 3 week wait turned into a 9 week wait for it to be done!!! But it's sooooooooooooooo pretty with filigree and a gorgeous diamond and teensy butterflies on the part under the diamond. It's really, really adorable and perfect for her. So anyway, the place he proposed was the classroom where he had taught her in math all those years before. ISN'T THAT CUTE?!?
And Charles Neulieb was there too, which is always a treat, and loads of other great people. SUPER FUN. Martin is so good to me!
And I got an E-card today from our insurance man! He's such a nice old guy.
Boy, chocolate milk is so good. Not that I'm drinking any right now... I'm just thinking about it and how delicious it is.
Okay, I have to leave the room now because Martin is lifting weights and I'm afraid he's going to kill himself and I don't want to be in here to watch him die. And I won't be able to help him if something happens because when I'm sitting in this particular chair it takes me awhile to get out of it.
Tonight we'll be having a family barfday dinner--ROAST BEEF AND BROWN GRAVY!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! My favorite meal ever!!! Birthdays are so good.