Way back in February, Mark took me out for a lovely Valentine’s dinner at Baton Rouge. During dinner, I would occasionally wave and smile at the bouncy baby in the booth next to ours. After dinner however, the mum decided that it was entirely appropriate to change the baby’s shitty diaper at the table…three feet from where we were still enjoying our dinner. I wasn’t too amused. If they ever invite us to dinner at their house, I promise not to wipe my ass at the table.
After the diaper trauma, while we were having coffee and dessert, Mark presented me with the lovely tennis bracelet above. Mark even bought the pink box and rose confetti himself to make the gift extra festive (hard to believe this is the same guy who did this). I gave Mark the most recent Green Day cd, American Idiot.
A couple of weeks later, I was having a particularly shitty week at work. Out of the blue, two friends randomly gave/sent me some nice pressies. Kim, aka the Book Goddess, presented me with Sue Grafton’s latest book, R is for Ricochet and a few days later, arriving by courier was the extended version of The Fellowship of the Ring dvd, complete with miniature versions of the Argonoths and a LOTR calendar. The LOTR loot was courtesy of my friend Rob, who is SOMEONE IMPORTANT in the book industry.
Birthday time! The first of the birthday loot was this gorgeous bouquet of flowers that Cara dropped off on my birthday.
Later that day, Mark picked up onion bahjees, butter chicken and naan bread from our favourite Indian restaurant, Ganges. After eating my scrumptious birthday dinner, Mark presented me with my fabulous gifties: a gorgeous new purse, (I seem to have gotten over my dislike of purses) two pairs of David and Goliath socks, (It’s All About Me and Chicks Rule designs) a Jack Johnson cd that I didn’t even know I wanted, (that Mark sure is clever) and finally the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind dvd.
The following week at our twice-monthly McKibbins quiz night, Kim presented me with Boris Akunin’s, The Turkish Gambit and the special collector’s edition dvd Roman Holiday.
Unrelated to any events this year are these two pieces of jewellery were made by my brother, a jewellery maker and sculptor. The first piece is a sterling silver cone necklace and the second is a sterling silver ring stamped with I Believe in Milko. When my brother and I were little, we misheard the Hot Chocolate lyric, I believe in miracles as, I believe in Milko. This ring commemorates this silliness from our childhood.
On March 19, we went to the Yulblog 5th Anniversary Party where
our stalking finally paid off we finally met up with her and him. After chatting with a few other people, notably, Mellow Kitty, Blork, Jonas Parker and Lightspeedchick, Kowy, Shatnerian, Mark and I headed across the street for a bite to eat. We made it home just in time to watch the second F1 race of the season at 2 am.
The following weekend (Easter) we had Kowy and Shatnerian over for dinner and a movie and a good time was had by all. At least that’s what our guests said after we gave them large amounts of money.
The next day, Mark again showed off his culinary skills and put together a lovely Easter lunch for my grandmother, aunt, two cousins, step-dad and friend-of-the-family, Sarah. My mum was off in Vancouver visiting with my brother, sister-in-law and scrumptiously delicious nephew, Simon.
My mum has just arrived back from Vancouver and we will soon be having a belated family birthday celebration for me, a 30th wedding anniversary party for my mum and step-dad and Mark and I will then be attending a surprise birthday do for my dad’s 72nd birthday.
After all these celebrations, and typing out this blog entry, I’m exhausted!
Happy weekend everyone.