I got out of there a lot quicker than I had anticipated. Since I hadn't eaten breakfast, I went home, got something to eat, and then headed for Shop Rite to get the cards and cake for work.
Neither of the birthday girls like cake except for carrot cake. Carrot cake? I HATE carrot cake. BUT I found ONE cake. Yes, there was just one cake left in the entire store. I grabbed it before anyone else could. I needed that carrot cake! Since there were two birthdays (and by now I was running late) I just had them write "Happy Birthday" and left off the names and trying to get them to spell them right. It worked. I grabbed two "from the group" cards that fortunately were entirely appropriate for each of them. I had a choice of three cards and one was masculine so it was good that the other two fit them just right.
I ran out of the store and picked up Diane R. exactly on time. We got to work just as our boss was walking up the sidewalk. Whew!
Around 3:00 p.m. we did the birthday celebrations. It seems we always get together around 3:00, just before all the kids come pouring in after school. I didn't really get a good picture of the cake, but here are a few I did take to show you. I couldn't get Diane B. to turn around to show her face so you just see the back of her.
|The birthday girls: Diane B. and Clarissa|
|Jerry's not really going to slash anyone with that knife. He's asking who wants to cut the cake.|
|Another shot of the birthday girls.|
On the agenda for today: Cleaning the living room this morning, working on the book I'm editing and doing a load of wash. This afternoon we will spend at the V.A. Hospital for Joe's consultation. Tonight is Bible Study at church. BUT I bought the cookies for tonight (little heart Valentines) instead of making them so I saved myself some time and work there. It's always a busy day in our house.