Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Another Year Older



Yesterday was my birthday. I had a wonderful surprise when the doorbell rang early in the morning: there on the doorstep was a florist, a lovely man holding a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. I almost never get flowers! I thanked him and went to the kitchen, searching for the card on the way. I'd assumed they were from Marble Man, but lo and behold, this was not so. "Happy birthday from W & J", Marble Man's brother and sister-in-law. How lovely! Peonies, lilies, foxgloves, and roses - all my top faves. They smell heavenly and I'm sure I'll get many days of enjoyment from them being near. Thank you so much!

Since we don't go out to eat anymore, we celebrated this past weekend so Marble Man could make a scrumptious dinner for me on Saturday (Wiener schnitzel, roasted veggies and sweet potatoes, with an apple cranberry-galette for dessert). Wowie, zowie, it was amazing. I'm so lucky I married someone who likes to cook (and eat!).

All this care and attention has me thinking about how lucky I am in general. I have a nice home, a job I love, and a man who cares enough to make every day special. I've had to make many choices in my life, some really smart, some questionable, even downright poor. But my lucky choice of husband set the tone for the rest of my life. I am ever grateful for the way the stars aligned on that particularly magical night we met. Thank you, Marble Man, for making every day a celebration.

1 comment:

s said...

Katie, I love your rotating pix and your writing. Save the sourdough recipe for our next visit. One of us still eats bread. Love, Mom