I didn't know what to get him, so I did one of my favorite things -- a grab bag. I got a gift bag and filled it with little things: a bag of almonds, bath gel, his favorite Axe shave cream, a sticky roller to get all the white cat hair off of his black trousers, a new covered drinking cup in the shape of a soda bottle and a Hershey bar. I stuck his birthday card in there too. He loved it.
He said he wanted French toast for breakfast, so that's what I made for him.
I am still in a great deal of pain from helping to clean the church on Thursday. So it was a rather low key day. Joe wanted to go to the cemetery to put flowers on his mother's and twin brother's graves. So we made sure we did that. I know it's hard for Joe to have his birthday without his twin John.
|Joe at his mom's grave|
|Joe at his brother's grave|
|Putting flowers on John's grave|
|I always like looking at this tree root.|
Walt had a doctor's appointment so they took off one way and we went the other to go to the bank and deposit a check. Then it was home. We were both tired.
When we got home, we laid down and were talking but we both fell asleep. I slept for three hours and when I woke up I felt much better although I'm still in quite a bit of pain. This arthritis is terrible and don't let anyone tell you it isn't. I'm so glad I retired because I don't think I could continue working at this point.
I got up but Joe continued sleeping. So I decided to make him a cake. Well, I wanted to make him a dessert of any kind but when I went looking in the pantry I found a mix I had bought that makes a 6 inch round cake. I mixed it up, baked it, iced it and called him when it was ready. It was so cute and tasted so good.
Although it had been a beautiful sunny day up around 80* by sunset it had clouded over. I hope this doesn't mean a rainy weekend. I have things I want to do.
Joe just told me that he had a "perfect day." And that's what really counts, isn't it? It is in my opinion.
Have a good night, everyone!