Happy Barfday to MEEEE!!!! Martin was so excited to give me my birthday present, I thought he was going to wake me up at 4:30. I came downstairs this morning to see a bunch of stuff stuck in a toaster. It was a new toaster--ours broke a few months ago and it's not something I've cared too much about replacing, but having one will definitely be a good thing, since I usually forget about the toasts I make in the oven and have wasted LOAVES of bread by burning them to bits. Anyway.... in the toaster slots were three new CDs, all Eels, our current kick, a strip of lottery tickets and two envelopes, one that said "open this LAST." Happy birthday, happy birthday, and in the last card were a pair of hoop earrings from Von's (!!!) and written out road directions. There was also a little wad of money and a note that said, "the money is for our breakfast and lunch." I had no idea what the road directions were, but as it turns out, he's had this day as vacation since he made his request in the summer and he's taking us to the Indiana Dunes today!!! I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So Martin gets major points today for all aspects of birthday present giving. Cuteness factor, surprise, and general awesomeness of the gift. Go Martin! It's going to be a fabulous birthday! Time to shower and get the girls ready so we can skeedaddle.