Sunday, August 1, 2010

Best...Birthday...EVER!!! Best of all - a (Re-) Proposal!!!

I may have had a nicer birthday in days past, but I'm getting old.  So if I did, and I don't remember, please forgive me for thinking that this birthday trumps them all.  Big Steve (Stiva to me) outdid himself and provided the nicest day ever that I can remember in recent history.  And it didn't involve any work on my part, which is the best part of all!!! A real day off.

I woke up this morning to the fact that it was a day off from work, after a wonderfully cool night (good sleeping weather, friends!).  A gentle stretch from me at some wee small hour, and a dear "happy birthday Mar" from Big Steve.  That set the tone for the entire day.

So I finally wake up and take the dogs out and such, and I'm checking my email and Big Steve says "Don't you even want your presents?"  He may as well have asked me "Does you know who do you know what in the woods".  LOL!

So...crack of dawn, and I am graced with the following:
  1. Two (count em) friendly nightgowns.  I can't even describe them to you.  Very sweet, very demure, definitely feminine, and very VERY comfortable.  Does this man know me or WHAT???
  2. A Soldier's Angel Recruiter tank top -- OMG it's awesome!!!  Sleeveless, pink, says "Angel Recruiter" on the front and the back, and also on the back, the Soldiers Angel Logo, "Support Our Troops" and "Ask Me About My Hero".  I just wish I could wear it to work!!!!!
  3. Now onto a wonderful device -- a Mixmaster to make my life easier when making Soldier Cookies -- or bread (but I'm gluten free) or CHRISTMAS COOKIES (for soldier cookies).  It's a really high energy mixer!  Maybe this is the year that I won't blow out my hand mixer when working on holiday baking!!!
Last but not least -- Stiva took me to Tanglewood to hear the Boston Symphony -- Sibelius, Elgar & Mussorgsky.  It was wonderful.  We sat on the lawn, and baked a bit, but the sun and clouds were about equal, and it turned out to be a perfect afternoon.  We brought a blanket and a picnic lunch.  The music just washed over us.  We smooched a bit.  It was W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L. 

At the very end of the day, Big Steve actually got down on his knees, and proposed (in his own way) by asking me if I would continue to be married to him.  OMG -- Can words express how much I love this man?

I don't remember a better birthday ever.  If you think I had a much better birthday in the past, maybe I did, and I truly do apologize for not remembering.  It's just that I'm basking in the wonder of today.  In my eyes, it was perfect!

I'll leave you with this.  I'm not one to idolize performers, but this is enchanting, and worth listening to!

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