Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birthday

The good news is that my heart is in great shape.  The bad news is that to find that out I spent $160 on a heart monitor that I didn't really need.  It's not returnable.  The only useful bit is the wrist part that doubles as a digital watch.  I've been meaning to get a legible timepiece to put on my bureau.  This heart monitor is my new, very expensive digital clock.

My resentment at the heart monitor softened this morning when it did something very thoughtful: it remembered my birthday.


Isn't that cute?  It got me a digital cake.  Even more thoughtful is that this cake does not contain anything that I'm allergic to.  It also contains no calories.  It is almost the perfect cake.  If it were tasty it would be perfect, but sadly when I licked the watch face it was bland.  Oh well, as they say you can't have your cake and eat it too.

I took the day off work for my birthday.  Sort of.  It might be more accurate to say that I haven't been to work since last week.  My Art In the Park adventure turned out to be too much, and even though I knew my temperature was up I defiantly went out for dinner with my parents that night, thus almost fainting into my bibimbap  and sealing my fate of more downtime.  I am supposed to be a smart person but sometimes I think I'll never learn.

I mentally disciplined myself, and didn't even think of leaving the house for the next two days.  I went out for a baby-steps walk close to home this afternoon, for 20 minutes, and have shown admirable restraint by resisting Ken's offer to take me out for a special birthday dinner.  I am in that dangerous zone in which I feel well enough to say yes to outings that sound fun and harmless, but am still fragile enough to get knocked back onto my butt.  I did drop a hint that I would be very pleased if Ken felt like bringing me home some yummy take-out.  

Ken has already more than done his husbandly birthday duty by cleaning the house, AND gifting me with two beautiful pairs of pearl drop earrings: one plain white, and the other pinkish with little diamonds.  They are stunning.  I am wearing the white ones, with my pyjamas.

13 comments:

Jameil said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Also pearls & pjs are an EXQUISITE combo!! :) I hope your day only grows better and ditto to your year!

Pixiebaby said...

Happy Birthday Spark!! I am so happy to hear that your heart checked out okay. That is wonderful news...even if you did wind up with a really expensive digital clock. On the bright side...I cannot remember the last time...oh wait NEVER...that my clock got me a cake and wished me a happy birthday. That's pretty cool :)I hope that this is a wonderful year for you my friend.

Pixiebaby said...

Spark I have a request...can you please check your links when you get time. I finally found the links to subscribe and also the one for the RSS feed. Neither of them are working properly. No hurry...just wanted you to know that there's a problem and I really really want to sign up so that I don't miss posts like I did this time. :)

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Wishing you the happiest of happy birthdays!!!!

G said...

Happy B-day young lady!

Sparkling Red said...

Thanks Jameil! I'm expecting Bill Cunningham to come storming in here any moment now, demanding to take my picture.

Thanks Pixiebaby! I just checked those links and they worked fine for me. Maybe it was a temporary glitch. The RSS feed URL is: feed://sparklingred.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
and the Twitter feed is:
http://twitter.com/#!/sparklingred

Thanks Ron!

And G!
I am pretty happy, for reals. :-)

LL Cool Joe said...

Happy Birthday Spark!!! Ice cake! :D

Well done to Ken for looking after you so well too!

LL Cool Joe said...

I meant "nice" cake! It's alter here in the UK.. I'm going to bed!

LL Cool Joe said...

Damn. late! I mean late! And no I'm not drunk!

DarcsFalcon said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope your day is wonderful and filled with yummy take-home treats. :) That's the best kind, dinner in the jammies, and I think the pearls and pj's combo is tres chic! Do they match your necklace?

Have a wonderful day, Spark. My wish for you is health, wealth, and happiness. All the best! *hugs*

Jenski said...

Happy, happy birthday! Hope you have some wonderful take-out to go with your pearls.

Lynn said...

Happy birthday! What a nice husband you have.

Granny Annie said...

Happy Birthday to you!