Saturday, December 12, 2009

Gerard is 57 Now—Happy Birthday!

Gerard’s birthday was on the third but he took off work Monday to celebrate and just have a long weekend and relaxing day. I took off too and surprised him but I still had my stupid cold. We had lunch at Hometown Buffet, did a little shopping, he went to the gym, I blogged and visited one of my Cancer doctors to get a prescription for the five-year pill I have to start taking January 1. I never had to wait long at all there so Gerard came with me. Wouldn’t you know, that was the day I had to wait--we were there 45 minutes!

I gave Gerard five gifts which he spread out by opening one a day from his birthday to Monday when he took off work. I got him the Snuggie he’s been wanting. It’s just a blanket with sleeves. Every time the commercial came on he’d tell me how he wanted one. He was happy to get that and has used it every night since.

He was also both surprised and pleased with the box of “Oh Yeah” protein bars—this was his big surprise. I got him a pair of jeans because all but the one pair he has is too big on him now. I still couldn’t find any 29 length ones though. I was lucky to find the 29W30L size!

He had picked out some new L.L. Bean shoes that he liked so I gave him those too. They are waterproof so better for walking in the snow than tennis shoes.

He discovered what the one was from Abby because she blogged about it ahead and he read it so saved it until last! (I Feel Like Such A Bad Doggie) He wanted to make sure we did got the holiday photo of her this year. We would have liked to get the cats in it too, but getting Manny into the carrier is almost impossible and even if we could get the cats to go, neither of them like being picked up. Spunky will tolerate it but Manny just screeches and twists and turns and breaks away in about 2-5 seconds.

He is looking forward to turning 60 in just three years so he can qualify for Hometown Buffet's Sr. discount. Also retirement is just five years away now--the countdown has begun!

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The Author said...

Happy, happy Birthday Gerard! I love your presents and now you have Christmas coming too! Karen, I hope your cold is feeling better.

Being retired is great because you can turn your attention towards pursuing your interests.

Happy, happy birthday again!

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Gerard,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Have a terrific day. :)

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday, Gerard!

Jude said...

Happy Birthday Gerard Yeah 57!

I'm not far behind and what great presents your Karen and your Abby got you. Enjoy all your time off.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Gerard! Great idea to open a gift each day. I call the month of my birthday my birthday month.

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday Gerard!

Melissa said...

How fun to spread your presents out like that! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Helene said...

Happy birthday Gerard!!! Looks like you made out like a bandit with the gifts this year!

Mike Golch said...

Gerald,Happy Birthday you.I hope that you blessed with many more!

Homestay Mama said...

Hey Gerard--your still a kid! Happy birthday from the old retired lady who's already on Medicare! :-)

Gerard Zemek said...

Thanks for all the nice birthday wishes! I really liked being off work on Monday! What's even better than my birthday though is Karen's birthday because I LOVE surprising her, can't wait!!

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