Sunday, November 23, 2008

Day 23 Huge Success and Unconscious Mutterings

Yesterday was Robert's 60th birthday. We have never made a big deal of his birthdays. It is usually just a "Happy Birthday" the morning of and maybe a cake and small present with the evening meal. Or we would go out to eat.

This year needed something more special. I mean 60 is some sort of mile stone isn't it? When asked what he wanted to do about it several weeks ago he stated that going to Hunan's with *the group* would be fun. So that is what I set out to make happen.

It was a little rocky at first. When I mentioned it to a couple of our group members --- this is not an official club, just the people we hang with at Church --- they weren't sure they would be around. I fretted a little, but kept at it. Thinking all the time that the one thing he wanted I wouldn't be able to give him.

But on Wednesday last week everyone said they could go and Bro. Mike had reserved the bus for us to use to travel together -- Hunan's is about 60 miles from here but so worth the drive for. I called and made the arrangements with the restaurant on Thursday for a group of 14 and yesterday evening we met together at five in the parking lot.

Funny how a group of 50 and 60 year old people become like 14 and 15 year olds when you put them on a bus. We talked loud, we laughed, we saw something sail through the air but nobody did it, and the bus driver wouldn't stop for ice cream.

The food and conversation at the restaurant was great. Everyone had a wonderful meal with lots of left overs. Then we rode home. The only down thing was the Tech/OU ballgame. YIKES!!

You say :: I think

  1. Spit it out :: just say it

  2. Shadow :: a tall skinny me

  3. Database :: brain

  4. Expression :: *the look* or just something to say

  5. Boss :: tell what to do

  6. Baby :: makes three

  7. Mystic :: magical

  8. Kate :: and Ally (isn't that an old TV show?)

  9. Boobies :: breast

  10. Raid :: plunder


Losing Myself said...

Glad you were able to get all together and had a good time.

NoBS said...

I used to love Kate and Ally!

Julie said...

The older I get, the more I realize grown ups are mostly a myth.

Sounds like you had a great time.

MommyWizdom said...

Hmn... I like your answers very much... Kate and Ally sounds vaguely familiar... :-)

I hope you have a great week!

Momisodes said...

Happy Birthday to Robert!
So glad you had a chance to make it a special day for his 60th birthday. You are so sweet! A bus ride sounds like a blast :)

Vixen said...

Happy birthday, 60 is a good mile stone. I am glad your plans worked out so well.

Hootin' Anni said...

A very belated Happy 60th birthday!!!! How fun to have such a group to celebrate with the birthday guy. How fun, how fun!!!!

And your mutterings, tho I'm very late this week getting around to all, was super. I do LOVE plunder for the 'raid'.

Happy day to you Patsy.