Wednesday, September 17, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Yes, It was my birthday yesterday!!

My sweet husband took 2 days off work and we left Sunday night for the coast, visiting our friends in Hillsboro first.

The weather at the coast was perfect the first day, and it was so much fun just hanging out together, and getting away from all the daily responsibilities of life.
Of course we can't go anywhere unless I check out gift shops and second hand stores.
So we came back with some good 'loot', and another look at what crazy prices other stores are charging!

We had breakfast with the nicest fellow Tuesday morning at our motel. He joined us at our table, (well, actually we joined him at his), and he didn't seem to mind sharing it with us at all.
Scott thought I should write about him.

All the time we were there he just sat quietly as Scott and I talked. I know he was glad we were there because he smiled the whole time. As a matter of fact, he was smiling when we sat down, and never stopped, even after we got up and left him sitting there alone again.
He was dressed a little odd, but we try not to ever judge a book by it's cover.
He had kind of raggedy pants on, with patches on them (normal by some standards today). He wore a hat, and his hair was pretty scraggly too. But he just seemed so glad we sat at his table.
Scott said we should take his picture, so I will put it on the blog next time.

Our trip home was uneventful, and the whole 2 1/2 days were a wonderful gift from him. (I also got some new leather gloves to replace the ones I lost last year, and a rain check for a dinner out). Thanks hon.

To all of you who are joining me at 60 this year, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Love being 60, and feeling 35. We have so much to be grateful for.

Have a super day, and remember to keep smiling. =0)) And be a good listener like our new friend.


4 comments:

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Barb!(late, sorry) So what was the ragedy guy smiling about? You didn't say.

Barb said...

Maggie,
Thanks for posting a comment, and for the birthday wishes.
You have probably read today's post, so you will know it was a joke, and all Scott's idea!!
(Also, if you ever sat and lsitened to me talk, you would know why anyone would smile, or sometimes even laugh and shake their head. =0)) Love you!!

Barb said...

Maggie,
Thanks for posting a comment, and for the birthday wishes.
You have probably read today's post, so you will know it was a joke, and all Scott's idea!!
(Also, if you ever sat and lsitened to me talk, you would know why anyone would smile, or sometimes even laugh and shake their head. =0)) Love you!!

Barb said...

Maggie,
Thanks for posting a comment, and for the birthday wishes.
You have probably read today's post, so you will know it was a joke, and all Scott's idea!!
(Also, if you ever sat and lsitened to me talk, you would know why anyone would smile, or sometimes even laugh and shake their head. =0)) Love you!!