... for a very important date! Here it is, two days past my birthday, and I've yet to share a word about it! Thanks to my family and all my wonderful friends, especially those on the internet, it was a truly lovely day. I received cards, emails, and phone calls, all of which touched my heart and made me feel like I was being wrapped in a big, warm, loving hug.
To be honest, I must admit I was most amazed by what my beloved husband did for me. I know I tend to take him for granted, and sometimes I forget just how much he really cares about me, and how much he GETS the things I like and am interested in. Not only has he been doing all my share of cooking and shopping for this past week (I'm supposed to keep my weight off of my foot so my toe will begin to heal) but this fantastic man secretly ordered a special cake for my special day!
He knows how much I love the ocean and sea life. He knows that one of the joys of my life is being able to walk along the shore and all the treasures I find there. He KNOWS I am a choco-holic. Still, I was totally blown away when he brought this beauty to our dining table for dessert.
Just in case you were wondering, that is a four-layer, chocolate cake, with chocolate icing. Oh, and the yellow 'thing' in the center? I knew what is was right away, it's a jelly-fish!!! Isn't that awesome?!!?
Does this man love me, or what?
I just have to share this little side story concerning this cake. When my beloved went to the bakery to order it, and asked for the jelly-fish, the woman apparently didn't know how, or what, a jelly-fish was. He took her to the SpongeBob SquarePants birthday cake, pointed to Squidward, and informed her that that was a jelly-fish. When he told me, I just laughed!
I spent the day crocheting and looking at patterns. It's been quite rainy and cool here so I haven't gone outside to take any photo's of my recent projects, but I promise, there will be some soon.
I've been a bit distracted by all the reports of the massive earthquake and following tsunami in Japan, along with the nuclear threat they're facing, too. All these disasters around the world have given me more to think and pray about. I know sometimes I get all wrapped up in my own little problems, but this just makes me see how trivial my difficulties are, and how truly fortunate I am.
I wish you all a warm, wonderful weekend, and thank you so much for making the world a more beautiful place to live!