Well, the last for January 09, anyway...
Yesterday I had a "surprise" birthday party. The surprise was that my Mom, sister and BIL showed up at my house about 1 pm ready to have the get-together that had to be cancelled last Sunday. But we hadn't talked to each other all week and I didn't know they were coming. In fact, I was having a pretty rotten week due to several things I won't go into right now (lucky you!). So the house wasn't cleaned, the table was covered with papers and other odds and ends and I didn't have anything ready for them to eat (the previous Sunday I had cooked a lasagna).
But I threw something together, we thawed out the frozen birthday cake and we had a blast playing Pythonopoly after lunch, presents and cake. We laughed and shouted and really had fun! Well, who wouldn't saying things like, "QUEST, QUEST!!!" "WHAT is your favorite colour?" "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!" All said in a silly almost-English accent.
The only real drawback was, since we didn't know they were coming, Jerry missed most of the day because he was off playing table tennis.
I've decided to officially change my birthday to Feb. 1 from now on and skip January - which is a rotten month.
So - I'm having my birthday on the same day as Joan - if you didn't wish her a happy birthday before, go over there and send her belated greetings today :) and see her lovely forsythia bush in bloom and her snowdrop wc sketch in her sketchbook :) Spring seems to be coming to her part of the world much sooner than mine...
Oh, and HAPPY GROUNDHOG'S DAY!!!!