Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Today Is Lisa's Birthday

Today is Lisa's birthday. Middle of the week. Nearly every inch of the counter is covered with bags of Bodacious Biscuit Love. Lisa will be restocking our displays and delivering biscuits to a couple of animal shelters. On. Her. Birthday. I was on the verge of feeling like the world's shittiest wife.

My saving grace was that I had made her homemade birthday cinnamon rolls on the overnight. Her breakfast. 

Wednesdays are always busy with biscuit stuff. I apologized at least a dozen times today.

"Stop apologizing. This is what we do. Today is no different. I get to spend the evening with my incredible wife and kids. That's all I need or want for my birthday."

This is one of the many reasons why I married this woman.

Between packaging biscuits and getting everything all situated, I whipped up two gigantic homemade peanut butter cupcakes with a peanut butter buttercream frosting. Lisa had no idea. The kids sat on the floor and licked peanut butter off the spoon helped. I'm continuously amazed at their ability to know when I'm making a decadent pup and human friendly dessert.

While the cupcakes were baking, I stuffed $20 into an envelope with a handwritten note of instructions...

1. Decide what you want. Your choices are lobster roll, fried clam dinner or scallop dinner.

2. Call Hank's Dairy Bar. You have the number in your phone. Order what you want. 

3. Pick up your dinner on the way home. Use take out/ pick up window so you don't have to wait in line.

4. Come home and enjoy while I kick your ass at SkipBo. I will not let you win just because it's your birthday.

5. I am all set for dinner. Gonna enjoy my yummy leftover stuffed zucchini and beans.

The back of the sealed envelope read...

Open at your last stop before heading home.

A surprise birthday dinner. Gigantic homemade cupcakes. A few games of SkipBo. Family time. Maybe a movie while the 5 of us snuggled on the sofa. That's typically how we spend our birthdays. We're simple people. We don't purchase elaborate gifts or find pleasure dining at pricey venues.

Lisa enjoyed her scallop dinner and ended up kicking my ass in cards. The five of us shared a cupcake. Although there wasn't enough time to watch a movie, we enjoyed lots of playtime with the kids on the floor.

During bedtime routine, Lisa expressed her gratitude for an amazing birthday. The kids gave her extra juicy birthday kisses.

Life. Is. Good.

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