Sunday, December 13, 2009

Today Is My 56th Birthday!

We celebrated my birthday all weekend. I started opening my presents on Saturday. Gerard had wrapped up four presents for me and they were sitting in our living room for several days before my birthday. When I got up Saturday morning, I was thrilled and surprised to see one more added to the group--a Bosu Training Ball which I really wanted. It also came with four DVD's demonstrating all the different exercises one can do with it. I'm looking forward to working this into my weekly routine--it's fun and makes the exercises a bit more challenging. I figured instead of going to the gym, I'd just workout with FIT TV and some exercise equipment at home because it seems I never really want to go to the gym. I like it once I'm there, but I think I'll save the $12 a month. I pumped it up right away and then went out to breakfast at Hometown Buffet.

In the afternoon I opened a Cribbs Browns jersey which was a surprise. Gerard was very smart, getting my the extra large youth size which was less money than the adult and fits perfectly! He knew Cribbs is my favorite Browns player now too. In the evening I got some warm soft slippers that I wanted because my old ones had holes in the bottom.

Today I opened my last two presents: a wireless 5-day Forecaaster alarm clock and Malley's carmallow, my favorite! Looks like I can wear my Browns Jersey to exercise on my Balsu ball to work of the calories I'll be packing on from the Carmallow. Then put on my comfy new slippers to relax in the evening and checkout the forecast; The temperature is updated every 15 minutes and even gives the temperature it feels like taking the wind and humidity into consideration!

My Sunday School class sang "Happy Birthday" to me and one of the boys even brought me a little gift--Christmas scented dish washing soap that I gave to Gerard since he's the one who does the dishes.

I am enjoying my birthday and finishing up my chocolate cake with white frosting today. Our church choir is giving a Christmas concert at the Parmatown Mall today at 4:00 so I look forward to going to support them. They'll also be singing at Southpark Mall at 5:30. This is the first year they are doing this. Normally they give a concert at the church.

I'm so glad I'm finally over my cold.

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tahtimbo said...

Happy Birthday! That is really great Gerard to do that for you. It's a great idea that I would like to steal sometime. I hope you have a great birthday!!

Kathy said...

Happy birthday, Karen! Boy, Gerard is a real catch. The man knows how to treat a lady, doesn't he? And how cool is it that your birthdays are back-to-back?!

The Author said...

Happy, happy birthday Karen!!! Gerard is so fantastic and I think it's so cool your birthdays are so close to each other's and then Christmas too.
P.S. - I LOVE my Bosu ball. I've had it about 4 years and I never get tired of it. You can use it for so many things.
Happy birthday again!!!!!

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday to you! You got some cool presents!

Sandee said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Karen,
Happy Birthday to you. :)

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and I wish you many, many more!

Mike Golch said...

Karen,Happy Birthday!

Homestay Mama said...

Happy. Happy, Happy Birthday, Karen!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Stopping by from SITS.

Jude said...

So glad you're feeling better and you had such a great birthday celebration, take care.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Thanks for all your good wishes!

Kathy & Mountain Woman: Gerard is a good catch and I'm definitely keeping him! I like that our birthday's are only 10 days apart too. Lots of celebrating in December for us!

I look forward to exercising with my Bosu ball. I am surprised at how many different exercises there are for it. I told Gerard he can use it too!

The Bumbles said...

Happy Birthday Karen - and heartfelt wishes for many more healthy ones ahead of you.

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