Friday, December 14, 2007

Happy Birthday to Us!


Today is my birthday! It is also my husband's birthday! (See, it was destiny) Actually, it is also my sister-in-law's birthday. My other sister-in-law's birthday is Sunday. With four of us all together we'll just have one big party at his parent's house, and one at my parent's house.

However, today I had a great birthday breakfast with my two ESL students. They took me to W'ville and we ate at one of those restaurants where senior citizens tend to gather. Which means, of course, that the atmosphere was clean and peaceful, the food was filling and delicious, and the prices were reasonable, if not stunningly low.

Actually, these two ladies have been my friends a lot longer than they've been my students, so we had a lot of fun, and spoke Spanish the whole time, despite telling each other that we would speak English and call this our class time.

The culture is so different, and it takes a bit of getting used to. They're very generous, and love to buy things for me. (Especially clothes) However, because of our different background, our tastes...err...differ drastically. They both struggle with weight issues (one is the mother of three and the other of four) so they tend to buy me the kinds of things they would wear if they were my size. It can be very interesting, and I've had to learn tact in Spanish, which is much more difficult that just vocabulary in Spanish.

I took my camera along this morning, but, as per usual, never actually brought it out to use it, so I have no pictures of our little excursion. After eating, we went to Supercuts so one of them could get a trim, and then we went to the local thrift store to do a little shopping. I narrowly avoided receiving a pink, faux fur cape as another birthday gift, but I convinced them that I would only be able to wear it a few times, so it wasn't worth the high price. ($5 is pretty high for a thrift store)

When I got home, A had worked hard and cleaned the kitchen for me. Poor guy hasn't had a lot of excitement yet for his birthday. I didn't even get him a present because we had agreed not to get each other birthday and Christmas presents this year. (We got a computer instead). He was a stinker, though, and bought me the BBC's Planet Earth series, which, by the by, is very interesting and very well made. He also bought me some Christmas presents, so I now need to come up with something for him. I think I know what it will be already, but I don't have much time to get it before Christmas is upon us.

8 comments:

aftergrace said...

Men are hard to buy for, hmm..how about a pink, faux fur cape? lol
Actually wii Madden 08 is pretty good.

aftergrace said...

Oops, I totally spaced out telling you and A Happy Birthday, sorry.
I hope you both have a wonderful day! C'Auntie J

Qtpies7 said...

Happy birthday!
Donnie and I said we weren't buying Christmas presents for each other, either. We put money down on a couples weekend in January. But I bet he'll buy me something anyways. So, I'm on the lookout for something for him.

Attolia said...

Happy Birthday to you both! :)

Tendrils said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!

Have a fabulous day!

Darla said...

Wow, four December babies in one family! Happy birthday to all of you!

I gave my husband the Planet Earth series for his birthday--obviously, it's a very clever birthday gift. :)

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Tre never told me that you guys shared the same birthday! Happy birthday...

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Tre never told me that you guys shared the same birthday! Happy birthday...