Today was my birthday, and it was great. Rophone is good at making me feel special--he just knows me so well. We started out the morning with some chocolate muffin (I restrained myself and only ate half!) with fresh peaches and raspberries. I felt a little less guilty about the muffin because of the fresh fruit (you know, the whole canceling each other out thing).
After breakfast, I relaxed, did more to get ready for the trip, made indoor s'mores with the girls while the boys ran errands, etc. Then, just before lunch, it was present time. I was shocked at what I got, but not so much that I'll insist it gets taken back or anything.
Rophone got me a new bike...with shocks! My current bicycle is a vintage Specialized Hard Rock Sport, circa 1991. It weighs a ton...and no shocks. I also received a bike trailer to haul the boys in (and new helmets for them, too--I know it's crazy, but their heads seem to grow along with their bodies!). We went for a quick spin around the neighborhood before lunch and had a great time. Rophone knows how frustrated I have been that all of my chosen fitness options don't seem to be an option these days, so he got me the bike to help alleviate the fitness frustration. Thanks, hon!
Here is the bike:
The coolest cake ever:
I had a great birthday! Thanks to all of you who sent or gave me good birthday wishes--they worked!