08 January 2009

Day One Hundred Eleven.

Happy Birthday to me!

Today Jason sent me flowers and a card with a balloon attached to the top. The flowers were beautiful and the balloon said "You're So Special." When I went to leave work and put my bouquet in the car the balloon flew off. I slammed the door and went running for it but I knew it was too late. I watched it slide across the street and into the loading dock area of a factory. I jumped in my car and drove over when it looked to have tangled itself on a post. At this point my brother (who also works where I do) noticed what was going on. When I got across the street and jumped back out the balloon took off. I was devastated as it went above and over the building. I looked in my rear view mirror and I saw my brother drive past. When I went behind the factory he passed me again and said "It is over here now!" As I went to turn around I saw the balloon float back over and by a loading dock that was closing. I was hoping it wouldn't float in there, but I had no way to get to it. Neal came back around the corner and I said "It is over here." He threw the truck in park, jumped out, went over a snow bank, and took off for the loading dock. When he got close he jumped and grabbed the balloon. He came running back with it in one hand while chanting, "I got it! I got it!" My brother knew how devastated I would be if I didn't get the balloon back. Damn thing caused a lot of trouble, but we have laughed about it all night. :)

I had a great day with my friends and family. One of my coworkers made me a cake and they gave me "java dollars" to the coffee place in town. I also received the flowers from Jason today at work along with that special balloon. It by far made my whole day when I saw it sitting on my desk. I spent the evening with family for dinner and cake. I was also so thrilled to have many phone calls all day and be able to catch up with some of my friends. It was nice at the amount of great friends and family members I have who remembered today was my day. Goodness I love January 8th!


d.a.r. said...

Happy birthday!!!!

J.L.S. said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm so glad you got the balloon back!

Carissa said...

Happy birthday! That was so nice of your brother to save the balloon. As you were telling the story I could just see it in my head. So funny.

Kristen said...

I am so glad that you got the balloon back. I would have been heart broken if it had floated away! I'm glad you had such a great birthday!

jlc said...

Happy belated Birthday sweetie!!!

8 is my favorite number I wish I had that date. haha. So glad you got presents from the hubbs. :)

rebecca said...

Aww, happy birthday darlin'!! :) Yay for the balloon save! Lol!

8 is also my favorite number!

I was born 8/8/80 and I turned 8 on 8/8/88. Pretty rad, right?